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Add-remove folders of left-side of “Save As”, Notepad++; other applications?

I'm in Win 7. In Notepad++, I have the following in my save-as dialog: I would like to change this list! I would like to remove: 1. "Recent Places", which doesn't work at all, 2. ...
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Inconsistent taskbar tooltip UI

I have several programs - for example iTunes and Git Extensions - that have what appears to be custom UI that displays when I hover their icon in the taskbar. For iTunes it's just the play/pause ...
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Drag/Drop solution for changing folder icons in Win7

I have a library of icons that I regularly use and it needs to be more readily actionable within the Win 7 Os than the normal "Right Click/Properties/Change Icon/Choose Folder/Scroll/Choose Icon/Click ...
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Windows File Manager Like on Mac: Displaying Several Folders Hierarchically at Once + Combining Best of Both Worlds (User Experience)

I am doing some work with template files which are found in various folders on the system, all falling under a common ancestor directory, but not always within the same parent directory. I am looking ...
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453 views

How to execute simple python script by double-clicking in Windows7?

Im a newbie in python and i know that this question been asked for a lot of times but i want to be a bit more specific. So, my system is Win7, python ver.3.3 and im using PyQt 4.10.1 to create a ...
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How to prevent an app from minimizing (Windows 7)

Is there a way, on Windows 7, to prevent a specific application from minimizing to the task bar & the system tray, even if the application itself doesn't support this feature? Please note: I mean ...
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How to get customizable right click menu for Windows 7 desktop?

99 percent of a time I am using some flavor of Unix on my desktop with Fluxbox as window manager of choice. I want to make remaining 1 percent I spent on Windows as painless a possible. I really love ...
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2answers
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How to remove the User picture from Login and Lock screen?

Can I remove the User picture entirely from the login screen & lock screen in Windows 7?
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1answer
572 views

Windows 7 Start Menu: classic-like (no 3rd-party software)

I want my Start Menu to look like the old classic ones (without the use of third-party software, if possible). These are all the steps I've taken so far: Computer Properties → Advanced system ...
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Change Windows scroll bar dragging behavior on Windows 7

Though it is (as things often are) more complicated than this, assume for the purposes of this question that I am a new Windows user, coming from the Mac. I am trying to get certain Windows behaviors ...
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2answers
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Metrotwit does not display User Interface

I'm having trouble with MetroTwit on Windows 7 x64. The application installed fine, and also shows up in the process list in Task Manager, but does not display any UI whatsoever. There are no firewall ...
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2answers
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Is there something like Unity Lens for Windows? [closed]

In Ubuntu you can easily look for apps and files by just writing it. The search function on the Start menu on the other hand is really slow and not as versatile. Is there an alternative?
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444 views

How to disable hot tracking UI feature in Windows 7?

Is it possible to disable hot tracking in tree- and listview controls in Windows 7? I guess this is related to the Aero theme, but I don't want to switch to Classic. I would like to have Aero without ...
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2answers
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Show window on multiple Desktops

What I want to do: I usually log in with multiple accounts simultaniously. Say, I have my personal account and my work account and I leave my personal user logged in while I'm working. However I'd ...
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1answer
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Any way to place the Menu Bar in Win7's Windows Explorer above the Address Bar?

Pretty much what the question says. I want to put the menu bar above the navigation/address bar (contains the back and forward buttons, etc) just so that I have a consistent user experience in the ...
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3answers
103 views

Can you enable additional functionality for “Run Command” under Windows 7?

I want to have: checkbox "run as administrator" program name completion command history in Win+R dialog under Windows 7. Is it possible such customization without any external tools. like ...
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1answer
44 views

Gathering Application Information.

I am looking for an application that will allow the user to gather information about a targeted application. For example, I want to generate a list of UI component ID's for an application. To ...
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0answers
103 views

Skype (and other applications) are missing images

As you can see in this image, my Skype login screen misses a background image. It should look like this image: Who knows how I can fix this? P.S. I found this post: Link but unfortunately this ...
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1answer
143 views

Firefox, move Web Console window?

Using Windows 7, if you select Position, Window for the Firefox Web Console, it pops out as a window. This window cannot be moved. Any way to fix this?
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1answer
2k views

How to remove animation of maximizing/minimizing windows in Win 7?

Since today, and maybe due to the latest Windows update, my system has an animation which slowly maximize (or minimize) the window until it completes (takes like 3 secs or a bit more on my machine). ...
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1answer
736 views

Is it possible to change the UI color of a single program in Windows 7?

I know it's possible to set the global UI colors in Windows 7 via the system preferences. But is it possible to set a different UI color scheme just for one program? I am asking, because I'm using ...
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1answer
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How do you interpret the taskbar icon in windows 7 for Network connection?

One thing that annoys me to no end about Windows 7 is the status displayed by the network icon present in the taskbar. Often you can't identify what's making it have a grey color. It returns to normal ...
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1answer
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I cannot enter text into the “search programs and files” box on the start menu

I've just gotten a new computer with Windows 7 (same as the last computer - I'm generally familiar with it). Since I've gotten it, I have only rarely been able to type into the search box on the start ...
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1answer
326 views

Why is my task bar always displayed

I have "lock the task bar" unset and the task bar used to dissapear. It now appears to be always displayed. It is particularly annoying because if you take a window to the top of the screen it ...
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0answers
341 views

Setting the view of the toolbar to Large icons creates a gap in the Windows 7's taskbar

If you add a custom toolbar in the Windows 7 taksbar and set the toolbar view to Large Icons (and the icons in the toolbar are not set to Use small icons), the height of the taskbar unexpectedly ...
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1answer
782 views

Is there a way to get Windows 7-style docking in Mac OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 resize shortcuts to Mac OS X In Windows 7, if I drag a window to the far right or left of the screen, it will resize and reposition the window to take up half ...
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2answers
278 views

How long since last keyboard/mouse action?

I imagine an OS must keep track of when the last user input (keyboard or mouse use, for example) was, or of how long it's been since the last user input, in order to know when to run a screensaver. ...
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3answers
4k views

Change Internet Explorer's interface

I don't like Internet Explorer 8's default interface. Does IE8 on Windows 7 support any sort of user-created themes or skins?
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1answer
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Windows 7 network connection indicator does not change after connecting to network

I have recently installed Windows 7 on a computer and network connection indicator does not change after connecting to network. I do not know correct terms, so I posted pictures. When there is a ...
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460 views

Disk activity periodically high from temp files that look like “2FQgISac.exe.part” and are signed by MS

My computer is periodically bogged down by disk activity that I've tracked down to files of an usual type. The symptom is that my computer UI bogs down (mouse stutters, UI buttons lag, etc). While ...
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1answer
220 views

How to change the font in SmartSVN?

Using SmartSVN on my Windows machine, it is not honoring my Windows font preferences (neither font size or font face). They should be doing something like: void GetIconTitleFont(ref string fontName, ...
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1answer
625 views

Application menu dropdowns right-aligned in Windows 7

I've noticed in two of my Windows 7 installs (both 64-bit) that after the last couple of updates, most application menus seem to be right-aligned instead of left as if there's not enough room to ...
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3answers
110 views

Is there a way to indicate/show “runas” user or administrative rights in the titlebar of a window in windows7?

I sometimes start applications with elevated rights and forget to close them later because they are not distinguishable. Through something like an "Open File..." someone can easily abuse those apps if ...
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1answer
337 views

Typing filename in standard open file dialog (Windows 7) - file name suggestion

When you use standard windows open file dialog and start typing it puts files whose name starts with what you type to drop down list. But on another pc with same Windows 7 it also puts first of them ...
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1answer
248 views

Windows 7 forgets my default settings

I recently bought a new computer and Windows 7 Home Premium. I only have one small problem though. I have the option "Show Window Contents While Dragging" enabled, but everytime I restart the ...
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2answers
195 views

How do I change the color of this area of my Windows 7 windows?

I see this color everywhere in my Windows applications. I can't find anywhere that I set a color that is this disjointed with the rest of the color scheme (which is gray, not blue). How do I change ...
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1answer
2k views

Changing the interface language in Windows 7 Home Premium

A friend of mine has recently purchased a laptop in the U.S. that has Windows 7 Home Premium on it with an English interface. Not being a native English speaker, I'm trying to change the interface ...
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5answers
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Problems with screen in Windows 7? Graphics gets stuck [duplicate]

I'm having problems with graphics that get "stuck" in Windows 7, usually when selecting an item in a menu. See screenshot. It's removed if I change the resoultion of the screen. How can I fix this? ...
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2answers
705 views

How to disable this useless message in Windows 7?

Every time I click Network, I get a message in a pale yellow drop-down box that says, Network discovery and file sharing are turned off. Network computers and devices are not visible. Click to ...
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1answer
3k views

Can the GUI be scaled down in Windows 7?

In Windows 7 there is the ability to scale the GUI size up by going to Control Panel -> Personalize -> Set custom text size. However, there is no obvious way to set the zoom to anything below 100%. ...
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9answers
97k views

Menu select item stuck on screen after context or command menu has closed

Periodically when I select a menu command, the label or selected option gets "stuck" on screen and won't go away. I can close all open applications, including whichever one I was using when it got ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Make taskbar and title bar black when window is maximized (like in Vista)

Is there a way to make the taskbar and application title bar go blank when a window is maximized, like it was in Vista? I find it very distracting to see what's behind the maximized window (there is ...
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3answers
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Windows 7 UI annoyance: remove locked icon

How to remove the locked icon once a shared folder has been stopped from being shared?