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Windows 7: Pitaschio desktop enchancement help

27 Oct 2009   #1
rpger81

Win7 Professional 64
 
 
Pitaschio desktop enchancement help

Pitaschio is a program that does many desktop enhancements, but I only need it to do 1 thing and that's tile icons on desktop. However every time I load it it crashes explorer.exe and does nothing to my desktop even tho it stays in my task manager.

Here's a link to where I read about it, at the end it even says "Windows 7".

If anyone knows any other program that can tile desktop items for Win7 please let me know.

(I'm on 64bit Win7, maybe that's it? My first time ever using 64)


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02 Nov 2009   #2
WorkinOnIt

Windows 7
 
 

Hi, I have the same problem. I've been using Pitaschio in WinXP for quite awhile for the "activate window with mousewheel" feature which I now find hard to live without.

I find that loading Pitaschio and closing the configuration window both crash explorer.exe. Reopening explorer makes the Pitaschio system tray icon disappear but the application still works in the background.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
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21 Jan 2010   #3
aguelmann

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WorkinOnIt View Post
Hi, I have the same problem. I've been using Pitaschio in WinXP for quite awhile for the "activate window with mousewheel" feature which I now find hard to live without.

I find that loading Pitaschio and closing the configuration window both crash explorer.exe. Reopening explorer makes the Pitaschio system tray icon disappear but the application still works in the background.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
I used pitaschio exactly for the same reason...now I use WizMouse.
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22 Jan 2010   #4
V3xar

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600
 
 

Just a suggestion, but try running the program in compatibility mode for Vista and see if that sorts the problem out.

The page you linked to is dated July 2009 ie. before the final release of Windows 7. There made have been changes made that affect how the program runs.

Compatibility Mode[2]=Programs%20Features

Hope this helps.


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23 Jan 2010   #5
WorkinOnIt

Windows 7
 
 

I switched to a utility called KatMouse. It doesn't do everything Pitaschio did, but it takes care of mousewheel scrolling under the cursor without activating the window, which is what I really needed. Works great.

WizMouse looks good too. I might try it to see how it compares with KatMouse.

Regards
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23 Jan 2010   #6
Kane

Windows 7, Vista, XP
 
 

Run compatibility troubleshooter for Pitaschio. It will set it to run as Win XP SP2 and it works great. Most of the important functions I use are still there including the mouse wheel, transparency and top most adjustments. This is on Win7 32 bit I haven't tried it on 64 bit.
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24 Jan 2010   #7
aguelmann

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Didn't work for me in 64-bit, but WizMouse does work.
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