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Windows 7: Viewing folder thumbnails like in XP?

15 Nov 2010   #21
robitabu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'll do that in a few days, I'm working on making it less "brutal" in its approach ... it's not refined in any way, it's just a rough one, but it works and makes my life easyer :-)


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15 Nov 2010   #22
sstavross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

OK friend! Whenever you are ready... I'll be waiting!
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17 Nov 2010   #23
robitabu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Don't want to sound rude, but ... friend?!?!!! Do we know each other?

I'm guessing you're mediterranean, that would explain your "friendly" attitude ... well, I'm mediterranean too, but believe me when I'm saying I'm not friend to so many people I start forgetting about their names. There's a lot of confusion about friendship on the net ... f@cking f@cebook!!!
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17 Nov 2010   #24
sstavross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robitabu View Post
I'm guessing you're mediterranean,
You are right, I am from Greece. And you are right too, about "friends" and "friendship" on internet. But I couldn't express my "thanks' to you more kindly, that's why I used the word "friend". It was kindly used, not literally. Believe me, I understand you in this very well! (Just for the record, I don't have a facebook page). Where are you from?
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17 Nov 2010   #25
robitabu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok sstavross, I really didn't mention to be rude, I'm glad you got it right. I'm just fed off with all those "friend" thing around the net, it's way too much misused. I was used to take friendship seriously, now the Internet is selling it out like fried chips!

Anyway, I'm from Italy, and I'll post the script soon ... promised :-)
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18 Nov 2010   #26
robitabu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Btw, are you familiar with Bash too? I'm wondering if people here are confortable with that ... it's not broadly used in Windows, although it's a very powerful alternative to the classic DOS shell.
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18 Nov 2010   #27
sstavross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

No. To be honest it is the first time I heard about it in your previous posts...
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18 Nov 2010   #28
robitabu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok, I anticipate you something about Bash before you dig into it yourself, using Bash may be frustrating at first if you have zero experience in a Linux environment, since Bash has been used primarly on Linux for years.

Nonetheless there's a project that ported a lot of GNU utils to the Windows environment, it's called Cygwin ( Cygwin Information and Installation ). I will not write down any guide to Cygwin, there's a website for that. Let's say that Cygwin is a kind of Win32 porting of a bunch of GNU utils (and a lot more!), bash included.

Bash is command line shell, you can see Bash as an "improved" version of he DOS command line shell. If you are not familiar with the DOS shell you'll feel unconfortable with Bash too.

Since I hate DOS (really, I hate it) and I'm more confortable with Bash, I tend to use Bash in Windows for scripting. I'm not a bash programmer at all, let's be clear, I don't do that for a job and I'm not pretending my script are going to be used in a production environment, but I get my things done, it's easy, it's consistent and there's a huge amount of docs around. And more importantly it works in a Windows environment pretty well thanks to Cygwin :-)

I'd suggest you take a look at Cygwin first; it's not that fancy stuff you will expect from a typical Windows product, with glassy icons or whatever custom themes, forget it. It's fairly basic, linear, somehow geek, but believe me when I say it's powerfull!!!!
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24 Nov 2010   #29
sstavross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

I took a look at Cygwin. It sounds "greek" to me! I know a little DOS, but now, with 2 children and one on the way I don't have much time to study! But I'll try.
What about your script? Is it ready for posting?
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26 Nov 2010   #30
quantum112

What do you think?
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Am I missing something here?

Navigate to your music folder, then
following snips show the steps.
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Yes, you're missing a lot, apparently. Not everyone's a moron who doesn't know how to do the most basic things in Windows and their problems can't be solved by typical "production-line" responses.

How about you people actually -read- the problem for a change instead of just trying to jack your post count up? How about; the "MS" way of doing things doesn't cut it for everyone? Windows 7 is full of nasty problems, it's just that the average users don't see it, and were we not forced to use it because it's the latest, we sure as heck would not.

That said, I do hope you guys manage to figure a relatively easy way of getting this to work, I absolutely hate how my album folders look right now but I'm not too keen on messing around with scripts and the like unless they're painless.

MS just needs to drop this entire freaking kernel and take a look at what made Windows XP good and build upon that, an XP 2 if you will. As I see it now 7 is nothing but a repainted Vista with more good things taken out (relative to XP) than were actually added.

I guess after around 2 years by the time users have found a way to bring all the good things from XP into Windows 7 it will actually be a useable OS, however I don't see why we should be the ones repairing what they should have done in the first place, especially when you consider how much their product costs. If I have to recode half of my OS just to get it to work how I want it to (hacking .msstyles to remove ClearType, etc.) then I shouldn't be paying MS for it in the first place.
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