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21 Mar 2011   #1511
polycue

Windows 7 Professional x64 x86 VISTA XP 98SE 95 3.x
 
 

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I've elevated Notepad permissions Attachment 144813 but when I use Filenote... in "program files" I am still required to navigate to the relevant folder.

FileNotes Windows Tagger does not have this problem and seems to be the better choice.
Hmmm...it works for me with elevated permissions on another machine.

Whatever, try the file I just uploaded first. Much more comfortable and less dangerous.

If you don't like it you can still use the other one.

Regards...Mike Connor
I may have elevated the wrong notepad.exe (notepad.exe appears in several
location in Window directory) but on further reflection Notepad is more likely to be
highjacked and if microsoft would have deemed it safe it would have given it the
required elevation. In view of this I think that FileNotes Windows Tagger is more
efficient, works in any folder and is safer.


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21 Mar 2011   #1512
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

You can elevate anything with this;

Add "Run as Administrator" to Any File Type in Windows 7 or Vista - How-To Geek

If you are happy with what you have then that's fine.

Regards...Mike Connor
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24 Mar 2011   #1513
youllbelost

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

Found this awesome software.

With storage disk coming in Tera bytes, softwares like this will come handy.
Disk Space Fan

Helps a lot in deleting unnecessary/unorganized data.

YBL
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24 Mar 2011   #1514
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
7Folder 1.3

Here's another small hotkey utility I wrote. It's called 7Folder.
It's for Windows Seven only.

There's a hotkey in Windows Seven, Control-Shift-n, which creates a New Folder if you press it in an Explorer folder window or on the desktop. I don't like 3 key combos so I wrote this to allow me to just press F7 function key as in FreeCommander.

Here's a link to my hotkey page:

http://www.favessoft.com/hotkeys.html

Just scroll down or search for 7Folder download link.

I don't know if it's an issue with Windows Seven SP1 or something else, but I am getting feedback that the class name for the Desktop is now not guaranteed to be Progman as it has been for years. It's Progman on my machine. The reason it's important is because the 7Folder hotkey is only active when Explorer or the Desktop is the active window. This prevents the function key from being stolen from an editor or other program that uses it. I'm hearing that some instances of Windows Seven have WorkerW as the Desktop class name.

Rather than chase around MS changes I'm including the source code and custom icon in the download. If you wish to change the class name for the Desktop or remove the Desktop altogether from the DesktopGroup in which the hotkey is active, you can change the source and compile it yourself using AutoHotKey free software.

In any case, it works fine as written on my Windows Seven machine.

The Control-Shift-n hotkey only works in Windows Seven. Therefore on program start it checks the Windows Version. Anything less than 6.1 it will produce an error dialog and quit.

It calls _EmptyWorkingSet() to reduce memory usage while sitting in the Task Tray.

7Folder is free for you to use at your own risk. I hope you enjoy pressing a Function key to get a new folder instead of Control-Shift-n.

See Readme.txt for instructions to change the hotkey.

OTOH if you are a mouse person you probably don't care anyway.
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25 Mar 2011   #1515
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Indeed, "progman" wont work as expected on my machine. (Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1 ), and I have to use an older version of Autohotkey for my scripts. Bit of a pain.............

Regards....Mike Connor
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25 Mar 2011   #1516
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Indeed, "progman" wont work as expected on my machine. (Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1 ), and I have to use an older version of Autohotkey for my scripts. Bit of a pain.............

Regards....Mike Connor
Edit: I uploaded v. 1.4. Instead of looking for Progman class name, it looks for Program Manager window title. Please download and see if it works. It works on my system but I don't have the "WorkerW" class name to test it.
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25 Mar 2011   #1517
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

ADDICTIVETIPS >>> Clean Clutter And Remove Hijacking Programs With SlimCleaner

Dear Brianzion,
A nice tool overall! Thank you!

Regards,
Sreedhav
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26 Mar 2011   #1518
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Indeed, "progman" wont work as expected on my machine. (Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1 ), and I have to use an older version of Autohotkey for my scripts. Bit of a pain.............

Regards....Mike Connor
Edit: I uploaded v. 1.4. Instead of looking for Progman class name, it looks for Program Manager window title. Please download and see if it works. It works on my system but I don't have the "WorkerW" class name to test it.
Thanks! It doesn't work on my machine, but there are also other reasons for that, (mainly extensive customisation of Explorer).

Regards....Mike Connor
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26 Mar 2011   #1519
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

For those using a lot of keyboard shortcuts, Shortcut Key Explorer scans your computer for global keyboard shortcuts (excluding Windows native ones). Double click a shortcut on the resulting list let's you edit it. Very practical for those like me who have a lot of self created key combos for various purposes.

Free download: RJL Software - Software - Utility - Shortcut Key Explorer - Download

Kari
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26 Mar 2011   #1520
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Kari. Shortcut Key Explorer added to the list.
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