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Forum: General Discussion 28 Apr 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2,332
Posted By LowStrung
Well, it has an optional feature which I like...

Well, it has an optional feature which I like called "Custom Copy". This is a complete substitute for the corresponding W7 copy, move and replace dialog, as well as the standard progress window....
Forum: General Discussion 26 Apr 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2,332
Posted By LowStrung
I use XYplorer (the free edition) as my default...

I use XYplorer (the free edition) as my default file manager. Deletions bring up the standard Windows Explorer delete confirmation. If I try to delete a read-only file, I'm asked to confirm it, but...
Forum: General Discussion 26 Apr 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2,332
Posted By LowStrung
I'm glad some of the old DOS functionality still...

I'm glad some of the old DOS functionality still exists, because I write lots of batch files. One of them selectively cleans up after programs that don't clean up after themselves. The disk cleanup...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Apr 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2,332
Posted By LowStrung
One thing that the attribute does accomplish,...

One thing that the attribute does accomplish, however, is that the files usually can't be overwritten by the Save command when they've been modified in editing software, such as image or text...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Apr 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2,332
Posted By LowStrung
Question about read-only attribute

I don't use the recycle bin, but have set the read-only attribute for a few of my files, hoping to protect them from accidental deletion. Windows 7 always allows me to delete them anyway, whereas...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 11 Feb 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 3,246
Posted By LowStrung
As I've already mentioned, my copyright notices...

As I've already mentioned, my copyright notices are simply a deterrent, and some honest people will respect them. In one instance I approached the webmaster of a site on which one of their members...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 10 Feb 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 3,246
Posted By LowStrung
Thanks. I just tried MediaMonkey, installing it...

Thanks. I just tried MediaMonkey, installing it with the "portable" option. I was able to enter copyright info, however, the program is pretty complicated and way more than I need (built-in player,...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 10 Feb 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 3,246
Posted By LowStrung
Barman58: Yes, I can see MS doing that in...

Barman58: Yes, I can see MS doing that in sympathy with the music industry. In my case, I'm not actually in that industry or even a professional musician, though I've taught guitar for a living in...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 10 Feb 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 3,246
Posted By LowStrung
Thanks, lehnerus2000. I use SMPlayer (front end...

Thanks, lehnerus2000. I use SMPlayer (front end for MPlayer), which doesn't have that feature, but I still don't understand why the field can't be edited in Windows Explorer's properties dialog,...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 09 Feb 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 3,246
Posted By LowStrung
Why can't I add a copyright tag for my own music files?

I'm running Windows 7 Starter edition. In the properties dialogs for MP3 files, some of the fields can be changed or filled in, but never the copyright field, even though the MP3 files were created...
Forum: General Discussion 25 May 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,768
Posted By LowStrung
Maybe I didn't describe the issue clearly enough....

Maybe I didn't describe the issue clearly enough. In many cases, images are essential to the web pages I've downloaded, and are included as illustrations. For example, on my hard drive I have an...
Forum: General Discussion 23 May 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,768
Posted By LowStrung
How can I unblock HTML file images in the preview pane?

Windows Explorer blocks all images in HTML pages when I view them in the preview pane, claiming it's for security reasons. Those files are stored locally on my hard drive. I'm viewing them while...
Forum: General Discussion 07 Dec 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 13,578
Posted By LowStrung
@bobafetthotmail...

@bobafetthotmail (https://www.sevenforums.com/member.php?u=236262):
Here I go again replying to a really old post, but I just wanted to stop by and thank you for recommending that AutoHotKey script....
Forum: Customization 26 Nov 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,553
Posted By LowStrung
Thank you, Jerry. I've been a regular Windows...

Thank you, Jerry. I've been a regular Windows user since the early days of version 3.1, and a DOS user before that, so I already knew about hidden and system files, but that has nothing to do with...
Forum: Customization 25 Nov 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,553
Posted By LowStrung
I hope there's a way, because when properly...

I hope there's a way, because when properly organized, the start menu can be a lot handier as a program launcher than the desktop, since it can be popped up over existing windows, even if they're in...
Forum: Customization 25 Nov 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,553
Posted By LowStrung
How can I keep the start menu open?

Is there a way to keep the start menu from closing after clicking or editing a shortcut? I often want to do several things in succession from the All Programs list, but am faced with having to...
Forum: Customization 01 Jun 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 962
Posted By LowStrung
Thanks for the Optimizing link. Lots of good...

Thanks for the Optimizing link. Lots of good pointers there, some of which I had already used. Transparency is one I needn't worry about, because it's not available in this Windows version, thank...
Forum: Customization 01 Jun 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 962
Posted By LowStrung
@ICIT2LOL: Thanks, and don't worry about the...

@ICIT2LOL: Thanks, and don't worry about the delay; I've seen much longer ones in forum discussions. ;)

This is actually the way my icons were treated even when the computer was brand-new right...
Forum: Customization 29 May 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 962
Posted By LowStrung
How to stop icons of selected shortcuts from being dimmed?

I'm using the Windows Classic theme in Win7 Starter. By default, Windows always dims the desktop icon of a shortcut when it is selected, whether it's a transparent icon or not. Is there a way to...
Forum: Customization 26 May 2015
Replies: 31
Views: 22,481
Posted By LowStrung
Just out of curiosity, where did you find...

Just out of curiosity, where did you find grpcnvrt.exe? It doesn't show up anywhere in my Windows 7 system folders, although ntvdm.exe does.
Forum: General Discussion 23 May 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 13,578
Posted By LowStrung
Rescuing your desktop icon layout from mouse wheel actions

My apologies for replying to such an old thread, but I recently discovered another approach for backing up and restoring the positions of desktop icons. This utility has the rather odd name of SMIR,...
Forum: Customization 20 May 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,104
Posted By LowStrung
What's missing in Windows 7's folder...

What's missing in Windows 7's folder customization list is a specific folder type for compressed folders. I have successfully set General Items to details view with my preferred layout: Name, Date...
Forum: Customization 20 May 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,104
Posted By LowStrung
Yes, I know, and I already have Bandizip -- don't...

Yes, I know, and I already have Bandizip -- don't care for 7-Zip, which I've also used at times -- but sometimes I would like to use the compressed folders approach, because it allows me to copy and...
Forum: Customization 20 May 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,104
Posted By LowStrung
How can I customize compressed folders in Windows 7 Explorer?

I would like to permanently adjust the widths of some columns in Windows compressed folders and hide some others, but globally, not just for one particular Zip file. The customize option doesn't show...
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