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answered Why does Windows/Microsoft Updates always take such a long time to detect available updates?
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comment Can I disable this Windows (XP) Security Warning?
Excellent answer, thanks! Particularly since you've saved me the bother of having to think too much about whether (and to what extent) I might want to bypass the default security measures. So far I'm only really concerned with downloaded *.zip files from that one subtitle site (my aging father can no longer watch movies without subtitles, and a surprising number of the older titles in his dvd collection don't have them). I've just added it to my "Trusted sites" as above - everything now works exactly as I want, without compromising security elsewhere.
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accepted Can I disable this Windows (XP) Security Warning?
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comment Can I disable this Windows (XP) Security Warning?
@Rik: That's it! I'd need to think about it a bit before deciding whether I want to unilaterally disable the feature for all downloaded files (assuming that's even possible). But now I understand what's going on, it doesn't bother me so much. So although my actual question title asks about disabling, it turns out I'm pretty much satisfied with being given an explanation. If you'd post that comment as an answer, I'd be happy to accept it.
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comment Can I disable this Windows (XP) Security Warning?
@Doktoro: One of the few things I have downloaded is Google Chrome. I have to have IE because Windows Update refuses to use Chrome, but that's the only thing I normally use IE for. Windows File Explorer (which is what's involved here) doesn't seem to have any configurable security options.
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comment Can I disable this Windows (XP) Security Warning?
It's a bit messy because I still don't have many of the "utility" routines I used to use for capturing screenshots, etc. But I'll try to post something as an "answer" to avoid messing up my question text...
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asked Can I disable this Windows (XP) Security Warning?
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accepted Windows Explorer Default Open Location in Vista when using Start->RightClick
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comment Windows Explorer Default Open Location in Vista when using Start->RightClick
@techie007, Synetech: Okay, armed with the knowledge gained from comments and answers here, I've just spent another 1/2 hour seeing what else I could dig up through Google. Presumably you won't be surprised to learn that all the evidence indicates you guys are right - in practice, there's simply no way to do what I want, the way I wanted to do it. I confess I didn't know about the Win+E shortcut - if I had known, I wouldn't have been so preoccupied with trying to customise my existing method. Older and wiser, I shall start getting used to Win+E, thanks!
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comment Windows Explorer Default Open Location in Vista when using Start->RightClick
This all looks like "workarounds" to me. Per my comment to techie007 above, I don't want to use a different way of starting Explorer - I want to change how the one I do use works. I'd have thought the relevant MS programmer would have allowed for this through a registry setting, if nothing else.
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comment Windows Explorer Default Open Location in Vista when using Start->RightClick
@techie007: I understand that. But even though it might be a logical "default" for the action, surely that doesn't preclude the possibility of a custom override? I don't really want to know about other ways to invoke Explorer - I want to be able to customise the method I do use.
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asked Windows Explorer Default Open Location in Vista when using Start->RightClick
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comment Select “move window” from Win8 desktop taskbar
That's close enough for me, thanks! Armed with the knowledge that shift might be relevant, I've now found this excellent summary of shortcuts right here on superuser. I suppose questions like this are pretty basic, so it's no surprise no-one else has voted here - but can I reasonably assume they're not actually unwelcome?