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Windows 7: A few of questions if I may

12 Mar 2010   #1
votemarvel

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
A few of questions if I may

I've been given a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate through my Dad's work and I'm trying to work a few things out that are puzzling me.

There doesn't seem to be a way to keep Computer, Recycle Bin and C:\ as separate icons on the Toolbar, they all get lumped together under one called Explorer. Is there a way to keep them separate?

When I right click on an image and select the Edit command, I want Photoshop Elements to be the program opened but it seems this is not possible. I can change what opens when double clicking on a file but that isn't what I want to do.

Next is something that I think is down to Windows Snap. I want to have my programs full screen but not maximised so I can keep the transparency effect. In XP and Vista I could do this by dragging the program windows to the edges of the screen and then closing it. I try this is Windows 7 though and on reopening the program only takes up half the screen, is there a way to stop 7 from doing this.

Lastly is a matter of cleartype. while my monitor has a native resolution of 1680x1050, I like to run at 1280x800. However while in XP and Vista I can do this and still have text appear clearly, everything appears smudged in Windows 7 no matter how much I tinker with the cleartype. I take it I have no choice but to run at the native resolution and squint at the text.

Sorry that my first post is full of questions but while I accept that my problems are niggles, they are really affecting how I enjoy the operating system and I can feel my fingers itching for my copy of True Image to get XP back on.


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12 Mar 2010   #2
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by votemarvel View Post
When I right click on an image and select the Edit command, I want Photoshop Elements to be the program opened but it seems this is not possible. I can change what opens when double clicking on a file but that isn't what I want to do.
Hi votemarvel,

Maybe try this registry edit (of course back everything up first): How To Change The Edit Application In Windows

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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12 Mar 2010   #3
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by votemarvel View Post
I want to have my programs full screen but not maximised so I can keep the transparency effect. In XP and Vista I could do this by dragging the program windows to the edges of the screen and then closing it.
Hi.

In 7 it remains when maximized, so not sure why it isn't for you.
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12 Mar 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello votemarvel, welcome to Seven Forums!



Here's a tutorial that adresses the recycle bin/taskbar issue, at the link below.

Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar




Now to read the rest of your questions.
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12 Mar 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by votemarvel View Post
I want to have my programs full screen but not maximised so I can keep the transparency effect. In XP and Vista I could do this by dragging the program windows to the edges of the screen and then closing it.
Hi.

In 7 it remains when maximized, so not sure why it isn't for you.

It is for me too, that window was maxed.

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12 Mar 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have you looked at the monitor refresh rate to see if Windows 7 has changed it, it does on mine at install, it'll set my one monitor at 30 Hertz at every install.
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Lastly is a matter of cleartype. while my monitor has a native resolution of 1680x1050, I like to run at 1280x800. However while in XP and Vista I can do this and still have text appear clearly, everything appears smudged in Windows 7 no matter how much I tinker with the cleartype. I take it I have no choice but to run at the native resolution and squint at the text.
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