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Windows 7: Let's get negative [2] - Windows 7 Minor annoyances

27 Sep 2010   #81
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Another Win7 desktop fault is it won't let you put a final icon on the far right hand side @ 1920x1080 with the screen fixed on "Align icons to grid"

It will however let items like clock/calendar etc fix to the far right hand edge.

The other thing is the icons above the bottom taskbar are too high above it and should be lowered a line (again with desktop set at "Align icons to grid"

Screen res. text is set @ larger(150%) in my case too!


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28 Sep 2010   #82
Ziggi

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
You can use an AppCompat database for it, or 3rd party applications (like WinLauncher). There's even an article here on sevenforums on how to make it a right-click menu option, for what it's worth. Google is your friend here, because there's many ways to skin this cat.
Hi,

As you may notice:

"The affinity changes you make to the current instance of an application or process are only temporary and not set permanently."

And this is the point! Actually, I would love to have an option to apply affinity / priority setting permanently to applications (shortcuts) in the same manner as it is right now with compatibility settings. Too often I recalled this issue only when the system had become unresponsive due to some application meddling with image processing or rendering.
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28 Sep 2010   #83
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Did you miss the part about using an AppCompat database shim? That is permanent, as are some of the other tricks you can use. If you do it *manually*, then yes, it's temporary. There are lots of options for making it permanent, this is just one of them.
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28 Sep 2010   #84
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neo101 View Post
Another Win7 desktop fault is it won't let you put a final icon on the far right hand side @ 1920x1080 with the screen fixed on "Align icons to grid"

It will however let items like clock/calendar etc fix to the far right hand edge.

The other thing is the icons above the bottom taskbar are too high above it and should be lowered a line (again with desktop set at "Align icons to grid"

Screen res. text is set @ larger(150%) in my case too!
The invisible icon grid (that determines where icons will be) would be set according to your icon size. If you go changing your DPI settings (like you have to 150%) then the display size of the icons and text on your screen will change.

At the end of the day, you would need to 'fine tune' the layout in any OS where you change icon sizes if you still want them to line up in a nice neat grid.

Try scrolling the mouse wheel one or two clicks on your desktop while holding the control key (CTRL), that'll resize the icons in small steps. Maybe then you'll find a size that's still easy to see and allows better use of your desktop space.
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28 Sep 2010   #85
mborner

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by s0c9 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mborner View Post
Desktop slideshow should work even while computer is sleeping. Or, at the very least, upon wakeup, it should realize that the specified time has elapsed, and should therefor, rotate to the next image in the slideshow folder.
Mine does !! Must be in your settings...
Well, it depends. I have mine set to change every 24 hours. If I put my PC to sleep at 6:00pm and don't wake it up again until 6:10pm the next day, the desktop photo will not change. Basically, if the PC is asleep during the time when it's supposed to change, it won't change upon wakeup. How hard would it be for Microsoft to wright code that says "I'm awake now but, hmmm....something is wrong. It appears that the owner wants me to change his desktop image every 24 hours and since 24 hours has passed since I went to sleep, I'll go ahead and change it for him, now that I'm awake".
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28 Sep 2010   #86
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have a 40 in. screen at 200 %, 1920/1080. This is what works for me. Make the icon on you desktop the way you want them. Two more times right click desktop and select refresh. My desktop stays that way until I change it again.
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28 Sep 2010   #87
s0c9

Win7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mborner View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by s0c9 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mborner View Post
Desktop slideshow should work even while computer is sleeping. Or, at the very least, upon wakeup, it should realize that the specified time has elapsed, and should therefor, rotate to the next image in the slideshow folder.
Mine does !! Must be in your settings...
Well, it depends. I have mine set to change every 24 hours. If I put my PC to sleep at 6:00pm and don't wake it up again until 6:10pm the next day, the desktop photo will not change. Basically, if the PC is asleep during the time when it's supposed to change, it won't change upon wakeup. How hard would it be for Microsoft to wright code that says "I'm awake now but, hmmm....something is wrong. It appears that the owner wants me to change his desktop image every 24 hours and since 24 hours has passed since I went to sleep, I'll go ahead and change it for him, now that I'm awake".
TRUE, so TRUE. I had not tested that as I never put my computer to sleep!! However, in the overall scheme of things "needing work" on Win7, I would guess that MS would consider 99.99% of other "fixes" to be ahead of this one. IOW - it's a really MINOR annoyance IMHO.
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29 Sep 2010   #88
frozenwombat

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

[QUOTE=ZaLiTH;983311]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neo101 View Post
Try scrolling the mouse wheel one or two clicks on your desktop while holding the control key (CTRL), that'll resize the icons in small steps. Maybe then you'll find a size that's still easy to see and allows better use of your desktop space.
Thanks for the tip!
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29 Sep 2010   #89
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZaLiTH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neo101 View Post
Another Win7 desktop fault is it won't let you put a final icon on the far right hand side @ 1920x1080 with the screen fixed on "Align icons to grid"

It will however let items like clock/calendar etc fix to the far right hand edge.

The other thing is the icons above the bottom taskbar are too high above it and should be lowered a line (again with desktop set at "Align icons to grid"

Screen res. text is set @ larger(150%) in my case too!
The invisible icon grid (that determines where icons will be) would be set according to your icon size. If you go changing your DPI settings (like you have to 150%) then the display size of the icons and text on your screen will change.

At the end of the day, you would need to 'fine tune' the layout in any OS where you change icon sizes if you still want them to line up in a nice neat grid.

Try scrolling the mouse wheel one or two clicks on your desktop while holding the control key (CTRL), that'll resize the icons in small steps. Maybe then you'll find a size that's still easy to see and allows better use of your desktop space.
Thanks for the ideas - but it doesn't work in my case!

Have 26" monitor @ 1920x1080 thru a receiver.
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30 Sep 2010   #90
madtownidiot

 

Pretty sure the presence of a trusted platform module, whether active or not, prevents installing a full retail version of 7 home premium in used laptops that are otherwise well above the recommended system requirements.. will know for sure by the end of the week.
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