Windows 7 – is it ‘King’ material? In my opinion..

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The news is that Windows 7 will skip from Beta 1 to RC very soon. The beta testers have been sending in reports to the MS Beta team as the rate of one every fifteen seconds. So, is Windows 7 working well? It certainly should be by the time that the RC is released. However, […]

Windows 7 questions..

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If you hover the mouse over the Internet Explorer icon in the Start Menu, a flip out menu appears.. If you hover the mouse over the Microsoft Word 2007 icon in the Start Menu, a flip out menu appears.. Start Menu flip-outs are possible.. If you attach a folder to the Start Menu and hover […]

This is my Windows 7 Start Menu..

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.. but the list of programs shown is not definitive yet. Some of the entries exist because I am trying them out on behalf of some of my local clients. So far, there are twenty eight icons showing and the icon size is set to ‘small’. They have to be small otherwise I could only […]

Annoying problems..

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Yeah, yeah.. so the weasel word for problems these days is ‘challenges’ and, in fairness, it is not too far off of the mark in that many of the problems encountered ‘challenge’ one’s sanity. Challenge #1 Why is it that windows do not hold their set position, and why is it that when you set […]

Say your goodbye’s..

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.. and don’t look back because it is not allowed. You will move forward. You will adopt new ways to work even though the new ways do not make it easier for you. They are trying to make it easier for you, and you must see and agree to that. The alternative? In time, there […]

48 Hours later..

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and I had six hundred and four hits on my ‘Windows 7 Quick Launch’ piece. I have had this many and more hits on other pieces which have appeared in this blog, but never is such a short time. This tells me that at least six hundred and four people wanted to find out how […]

Windows 7 so far..

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I do like it and it works very well on my aging computer, but I have to say this.. Regarding the removal of some features which I and many more see as ‘ease of use’, I am seeing  the present response as ‘take it or leave it’, a response which has brought nothing but bad […]

Windows 7 Quick Launch..

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is hidden!! Right click in the taskbar -> Toolbars -> New Toolbar… Now search in C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ for the folder "Quick Launch" Then un-pin everything from the superbar .. but not anymore..

Features and Functions.. Operating Systems

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First question.. Do you use the  XP or Vista Quick Launch bar? If you do and you are intending to migrate to Windows 7 at the earliest convenience, I would suggest that you find some other way to organise your program icons. The Quick Launch bar will not be included in Windows 7, and there […]

nVidia custom resolutions..

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This is a useful feature if you have a monitor like a Dell P990 (Trinitron CRT). The trick is to go into Control Panel > nVidia Control Panel and head down to ‘Manage custom resolutions’ For the Dell P990, 1280 x 960 works well because it is an 18” monitor, not 19”. So you just […]

Windows 7 Beta..

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I have installed the 32bit version because the scanner does not have 64bit drivers available. If I can’t get the scanner recognised, I will install the 64bit version of Windows 7. Twenty minutes install from start to finish. It picked up ALL of my hardware except for the Canon Lide 30. It found my network […]

Snappy start-up = no features

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I did something recently that I have never done before. I used the ‘disable’ function in WinPatrol to eliminate some start-up items. For the most part, they were the ones which auto start but don’t show in the notification area, so I would lose nothing, yes? NO! I knew that the problem wasn’t related to […]

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