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Windows 7: I have a bunch of questions

28 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
I have a bunch of questions

I'm using the Pro 64 bit version.

1) On my music/media folders I can't arrange the files the way I want it; they just snap in place. Is there a custom setting in there?

2) Sometimes when I play a video, the taskbar switches color to match the video. How do I make it to constantly match my wallpaper?

3) Is there a way to bring the Show Desktop to the left side?

4) What's a good program to create shortcuts? I used WinKey before this, but it's not supported in Windows 7.

5) I can't seem to change the icon for my mp3s. I chose Foobar to open them, but I can only get the icon I want to display if I set them to open with WMP.

Thanks.

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28 Oct 2009   #2

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello Chaoz,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

1) They have removed the no sort choice, so you can no longer arrange them in any order you like. There are several choices though.

2) Haven't heard of this yet. Maybe someone else has a thought.

3) No

4) You can easily create a new shortcut by rt. click choose new and shortcut. Browse to the location of the target, Next, Give it a name, Finish. To give it a different icon, right click the new shortcut/properties/Change icon. Browse to the icon you wish to use select it, press OK.

5) Haven't used Foobar, but sounds like it is not picking up the icons properly. Do you have the latest version? You could try running in Compatibility mode, but I don't know that it will help. Info here if needed: Compatibility Mode

Hope this helps,

Gary
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28 Oct 2009   #3

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

On item 2, I think what you are referring to is like I have experienced with a couple of programs. Apparently, some programs will disable the Deskop Windows Manager Sessions Manager in services. It should return to normal once the program causing it is closed. However, I did have a problem with it not being restored with QT Player, and I had to use the Aero Theme Troubleshooter to fix it.
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28 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Man, so many things we can't do now.

#4, I tried that but it only works if I put the shortcut on the desktop. I want to be able to use keyboard shortcuts anywhere.

#5, Tried it but it doesn't work.
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28 Oct 2009   #5

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Make the shortcut on the desktop, then cut/paste it to where you want it.
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28 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Make the shortcut on the desktop, then cut/paste it to where you want it.
That's the point, I don't want it on my desktop. I don't want it to be seen by others if you catch my drift.
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28 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote:
#4, I tried that but it only works if I put the shortcut on the desktop. I want to be able to use keyboard shortcuts anywhere.
I put the shortcuts in the Start Menu and assign a hotkey to each shortcut. This has worked for me since Windows 95, and it still works for Windows 7.

I have no icons on my desktop. I assign a shortcut key to every single program on my computer, and I memorized all of them.

It's a lot faster than clicking stuff on the desktop, and my desktop is not cluttered.
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28 Oct 2009   #8

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chaoz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Make the shortcut on the desktop, then cut/paste it to where you want it.
That's the point, I don't want it on my desktop. I don't want it to be seen by others if you catch my drift.
Perhaps I don't understand the paranoia or security, but the shortcut would only be on the desktop for a few seconds while you made and moved them. Just make sure no one is looking over your shoulder.
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28 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chaoz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Make the shortcut on the desktop, then cut/paste it to where you want it.
That's the point, I don't want it on my desktop. I don't want it to be seen by others if you catch my drift.
Perhaps I don't understand the paranoia or security, but the shortcut would only be on the desktop for a few seconds while you made and moved them. Just make sure no one is looking over your shoulder.
The shortcut has to stay on the desktop to use the shortcut key. Or maybe I'm doing it wrong.
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28 Oct 2009   #10

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I have not actually tried using a keyboard shortcut yet, so I could be wrong, but with my Logitech keyboard, using the SetPoint driver, I can navigate to any file at any location to set a hotkey. Perhaps you are speaking of something else...I'm not sure. Of course, the number of hotkeys available are somewhat limited.
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