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Windows 7: What don't you like about Windows 7?

08 May 2010   #1651
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
You are a champion!

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Hello Lehnerus,

It is possible to run a program at startup (either machine or user) in Admin mode without the UAC prompt by the use of the task scheduler. This would I think do what you want.

I'm sure that Shawn has written a tutorial for this (It's early here and my brain is in start-up mode so cannot find it at the moment ), if you check out the tutorial section I'm sure there is something there.

You could also use this method to start each of your programs with more control as to when they start (adding delays or conditions)

Hope this helps
Yep.

Task - Create to Run a Program at Startup and Log On
Thanks yet again Brink!

I'll check it out right now and add it to my "Help" bookmarks.


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08 May 2010   #1652
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome.
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28 May 2010   #1653
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Fonts Folder Weirdness

I discovered that Windows Explorer doesn't actually show you the files that are in your Fonts folder (on my PC anyway).
A couple of months ago I copied the extra fonts that I have in XP, to Windows 7 (files copied using FreeCommander).
Recently, I checked the Fonts folder (via the Control Panel) and I noticed that most of my fonts seemed to be missing.
I used Windows Explorer to check the folder, with the same result, then I opened the Command Prompt, did a "dir" on the folder and the "missing" fonts (plus some text files) were all listed!

Some programs were able to use the unlisted fonts, but others weren't (e.g. Word)!
I had to use the "install Font" procedure before Word would acknowledge their existence.

It seems that anything that isn't a font file, isn't detected by Windows Explorer.
This seems to indicate that malware could be installed in the Fonts folder and it would be invisible (if you tried to locate it using Windows Explorer).

This may just be a glitch on my PC.
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28 May 2010   #1654
kucing13

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Apathetic View Post
Not being able to manually arrange icons, has any1 figured out a way yet?
you can,right click and unchecked auto arrange
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28 May 2010   #1655
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

The long scroll all programs menu. I'd rather it expand horizontally like XP. A Guy
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28 May 2010   #1656
kucing13

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
The long scroll all programs menu. I'd rather it expand horizontally like XP. A Guy
i agree with you Guy. they intend to make it neat by not expanding but it makes me hard to scroll to find my program. I haven't try classic shell though
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28 May 2010   #1657
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

They are not hidden. When entering the Font folder an extension for explorer is used. It is a font viewer not a folder viewer when it enters this mode. Similar to the Game Explorer. People asked for a font manager built into Windows, well there you go. That is what it is.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I discovered that Windows Explorer doesn't actually show you the files that are in your Fonts folder (on my PC anyway).
A couple of months ago I copied the extra fonts that I have in XP, to Windows 7 (files copied using FreeCommander).
Recently, I checked the Fonts folder (via the Control Panel) and I noticed that most of my fonts seemed to be missing.
I used Windows Explorer to check the folder, with the same result, then I opened the Command Prompt, did a "dir" on the folder and the "missing" fonts (plus some text files) were all listed!

Some programs were able to use the unlisted fonts, but others weren't (e.g. Word)!
I had to use the "install Font" procedure before Word would acknowledge their existence.

It seems that anything that isn't a font file, isn't detected by Windows Explorer.
This seems to indicate that malware could be installed in the Fonts folder and it would be invisible (if you tried to locate it using Windows Explorer).

This may just be a glitch on my PC.
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28 May 2010   #1658
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Thanks logicearth

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
They are not hidden. When entering the Font folder an extension for explorer is used. It is a font viewer not a folder viewer when it enters this mode. Similar to the Game Explorer. People asked for a font manager built into Windows, well there you go. That is what it is.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I discovered that Windows Explorer doesn't actually show you the files that are in your Fonts folder (on my PC anyway).
A couple of months ago I copied the extra fonts that I have in XP, to Windows 7 (files copied using FreeCommander).
Recently, I checked the Fonts folder (via the Control Panel) and I noticed that most of my fonts seemed to be missing.
I used Windows Explorer to check the folder, with the same result, then I opened the Command Prompt, did a "dir" on the folder and the "missing" fonts (plus some text files) were all listed!

Some programs were able to use the unlisted fonts, but others weren't (e.g. Word)!
I had to use the "install Font" procedure before Word would acknowledge their existence.

It seems that anything that isn't a font file, isn't detected by Windows Explorer.
This seems to indicate that malware could be installed in the Fonts folder and it would be invisible (if you tried to locate it using Windows Explorer).

This may just be a glitch on my PC.
Thanks for that info logicearth.

I feel that Windows Explorer should show you the files that are present and the Control Panel should use the Font Manager.
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28 May 2010   #1659
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I discovered that Windows Explorer doesn't actually show you the files that are in your Fonts folder (on my PC anyway).
A couple of months ago I copied the extra fonts that I have in XP, to Windows 7 (files copied using FreeCommander).
You should not use anything other than "Windows Explorer" to copy fonts into the Fonts folder. Fonts have to be installed. Just copying them into the folder does not install them or make them available to every application.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Recently, I checked the Fonts folder (via the Control Panel) and I noticed that most of my fonts seemed to be missing.
I used Windows Explorer to check the folder, with the same result, then I opened the Command Prompt, did a "dir" on the folder and the "missing" fonts (plus some text files) were all listed!
This is normal. Fonts are protected so they don't get deleted and/or if they are not completely compatible they don't list in some places.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Some programs were able to use the unlisted fonts, but others weren't (e.g. Word)!
I had to use the "install Font" procedure before Word would acknowledge their existence.
This is why you need to use "Windows Explorer"
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28 May 2010   #1660
Brian6121990

Mac OS X Yosemite
 
 

What i really don't like about Windows 7 is that....its too simple LOL
It makes vista look like a turtle and XP for noobs. lol (No offense to XP fans)
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