Windows seven(78 posts)
the concepts about windows seven is not yet final. paul thurrot's site (i don't know how to spell) shows windows seven a sanpshot but it looks like 100% vista.
just like vista, seven is offered in versions.
to have a glance on seven, go to deviantart then search windows seven.
Scott: Oui, oui! Je suis un drôle de type. Lately, just about any large software package, inluding OSes, are released early and with bugs. We are all beta testers in that sense.
BTT, when is Windows 7 supposed to ship? What's a good bet on when it will *actually* ship?
One of the Redmond minions leaked '09 but IMO 2010 is a more reasonable target. And who would be surprised if that gets pushed into 2011 or beyond. XP will be on SP6 by then ;)
FYI, we were lucky enough to beta test Windows OneCare and they did send us a free 1 year sub. As part of the Windows Feedback Program (they installed 'spyware' for 3 months), we were able to secure 1 copy of Vista Ultimate and 1 copy of Ultimate Orafice.
If I see any of these types of giveaways, I'll be sure to post them here.
Scott, do I take it that your prediction of XP SP6 means you think that the June cutoff date for XP will be pushed out as well?
Here's one I bet you haven't heard before: "Beam me up, Scotty" Ha ha, how clever and original!
Well, I was kidding about XP SP6, but hey, ya never know with MS. Products are delayed, extended, amended ad nausea.
With the probability of having to integrate some or all of Yahoo, priorities will be like triage.
@xenomex. You wont get it exactly like jacks this way (I think)
Enter "control.color" (without quotes) into a run box
You will find "Icon Spacing" in the drop down menu that starts with "Desktop"
Then you have to rename all the icons with (Alt+255 for the first one. Alt+255 Alt+255 for the second one. and so on))
@aleeve i use both windows blinds(for the theme) and object dock plus(desktop docks). and yes i do play a little bit of fear and cs and every now and then i play half life
@scott actually i have three i have the two normal docks then i have the other one that is a tabbed dock and you can have as many docks as you want in object dock plus it's pretty sweet
@lighthouse the thing you said doesn't give you the same effect as jack's - as you said
Aleeve, the size is fine - else it's hard to see details. If you want to resize it, you have to do it before you post it. If it's Photobucket, just double click on the image and then it will give you the option above the image. But don't make it too puny.
Edit: You tricked me, but it's no smaller
Photobucket probably did change the size. For checking post it once without changing the size - you will see the difference. You can always scrap it after the experiment. Full size will probably go to the right edge of the screen.
I am not a big fan of Icon clutter on the desktop - I only retain Icons on items that I am currently working on plus the Icon repository and the bin. I rather enjoy a nice picture and place the Icons into AppLauncher, Quick Launch and Links.
I use a simple scheme:
- All the "system programs" like Spybot, Process Explorer, Command Prompt, etc. I put into Quick Launch
- All programs and folders I use all the time like HTG, Opera, AOL, Documents, Word, etc. I put into AppLauncher
- All programs that I use from time to time like Movie Maker, Paint, Media Center I put into Start
- All websites I want to have handy I put into LINKS
- Things I am currently testing out or reading I keep on the desktop.
This way I know where things are and I do not have too much clutter in one place.
Isn't Klingon from another world? - Now what is so difficult to type "cool" instead of "kwl" or "thumbs up" instead of only thumbs. Then everybody would understand - including those of us who grew up with other languages than English. It is difficult enough to navigate in a foreign language (English) all day long. And you have to be careful, because there are some friends that look up every word in Wikipedia and persue you if you did not use it in the right context. And then there are some others that just pull your leg.
Just thought I'd throw my screen shot in too. I use XP, not vista. I too do not like clutter. I have my Rocket Dock and that's about it. I have the desktop toolbar on my taskbar so that i can get to my shortcuts easily.
By indisent at 2008-05-21
The Rocket Dock hides when i don't mouse over it. I just made it show for the picture.
LOL! You know the screenshot that i posted...it's supposed to be tidy and uncluttered...
if you saw it before, you would think "BLIMEY" its like a very very dense RainForest"
But i seriously need everything in the desktop.
but maybe it's cos i'm 14 :P
i have QuickLaunch, but i just dont like windows side bar...i can't bear it, the first thing i do when i boot up is exit sidebar, don't wanna use up any CPU even though my RAM is 2.0 GB :P
Great Launchy! i have just downloaded it now, very very cool.
Oo, i miss all the icons :
I filled the Quick Launch, it feels like Long Launch now LOL.
BTW, does anyone know the name of the "Windows Side Bad" in the MSConfig Startup settings?
i'm not sure which one to choose.
EDIT by User :
I found a helpful link : https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/disable-windows-sidebar-in-vista/
xenomex, why don't you enable Quick Launch. Right click on the taskbar > Toolbars > check Quick Launch. This way all the program icons will disappear behind 2 chevrons (>>). If you click the chevrons, the icons with the program names will reappear.
Regarding the sidebar: in All Programs > Accessories you will find it and can start it from there. Then go to the top of the sidebar and click on the + to find the different options (gadgets). Note, there are a lot more on-line (on the bottom right of the sidebar options window).
PS: the sidebar is great. Especially the AppLauncher and the meters.
I don't understand why you guys use Launchy. I need to check it out. From what i gather though, it seems you don't really need it. I have all my icons hidden and i have the desktop toolbar on my taskbar. Just click the chevron and up pops a menu with all of my desktop icons. Am i missing something with the Launchy thing?
By indisent at 2008-05-22
With Rocket Dock and my desktop toolbar on the taskbar, what else do i need?
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