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Windows 7: circle spinning drives me nuts

16 Aug 2010   #1
ucm

XP Pro SP3 || Windows 7
 
 
circle spinning drives me nuts

Hi there!

I'm new to the forums; i just got Windows 7 this weekend and so far I totaly love it

I have changed the cursors both busy and waiting to other cursors that dont use that crazy green circle.

but..

when windows is on the log in screen it plays the circle as well as on the log off screen when installing updates.

How can I change or remove the green spinning circle icons from these places?


p.s.
I remember from back in the day that Internet Explorer would let you change it's icons to a custom icon like aol or compuserve ( wow the memories ); how can we change the spinning circle icon in the IE 8 tabs to something else? ( like the ie6 windows waving flag maybe? )

Many Thanks in advance!


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16 Aug 2010   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

ucm,

Welcome to SevenForums.

That spinning dodaddy simply indicates that Win 7 is busy.

I really like the "spinner" and always wait for same to disappear before continuing.
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16 Aug 2010   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

UCM,
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16 Aug 2010   #4
ucm

XP Pro SP3 || Windows 7
 
 

It does look rather nice and pretty but ( please don't think bad of me ) when it spins it gives me a headache

I have no idea why I get a headache but it quickly turns into a migrane. That's the reason why I couldn't use Vista...

I have no idea why i get the headaches from it spinning but if i could even just have it not spin then that would also work too.


Oh sorry about the specs; i'll go update that now
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16 Aug 2010   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for spec update. Excellent.

Presently, the only solution I know is to look away when the spinner starts. Wish i had another solution. Let's hope that someone else knows how to replace the spinner, although I'm not optimistic.
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16 Aug 2010   #6

MAC OS X v10.4.10
 
 

you can adjust your system for best performance and this will get rid of the spinning-circle...however it won't for IE...

start > control panel > all control panel items > performance information and tools > advanced tools > adjust the appearance and performance of windows > select 'Adjust for best performance'
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16 Aug 2010   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

UCM,

I don't know about your experience with the draconian action of selecting "best performance", but I still have the spinning circle.
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16 Aug 2010   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ucm View Post
Hi there!

I'm new to the forums; i just got Windows 7 this weekend and so far I totaly love it

I have changed the cursors both busy and waiting to other cursors that dont use that crazy green circle.

but..

when windows is on the log in screen it plays the circle as well as on the log off screen when installing updates.

How can I change or remove the green spinning circle icons from these places?


p.s.
I remember from back in the day that Internet Explorer would let you change it's icons to a custom icon like aol or compuserve ( wow the memories ); how can we change the spinning circle icon in the IE 8 tabs to something else? ( like the ie6 windows waving flag maybe? )

Many Thanks in advance!
In the personalize window select change mouse pointers,

circle spinning drives me nuts-personalize.jpg

In the next window choose browse,

Name:  busy.JPG
Views: 31
Size:  42.9 KB

Change to something else,

Name:  cursors.JPG
Views: 34
Size:  63.3 KB


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16 Aug 2010   #9

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I thought she was talking about the other times you see the spinner rather than the ones you can control from there.

Could be that this is what she was looking for.

I don't use the standard scheme anyway so for the normal busy I don't have the spinner.

Thanks for pointing out the obvious. As stated, this could be precisely what she means.
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16 Aug 2010   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
I thought she was talking about the other times you see the spinner rather than the ones you can control from there.

Could be that this is what she was looking for.

I don't use the standard scheme anyway so for the normal busy I don't have the spinner.

Thanks for pointing out the obvious. As stated, this could be precisely what she means.
Actually after re-reading the post I'm not sure either, I guess we'll see.
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