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Windows 7 newbies with questions...

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Phillip Pi, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Phillip Pi

    Phillip Pi Flightless Bird

    Hello!

    I started to use Dell OEM's 64-bit Windows 7 HP system as my production
    machine since my old XP Pro. SP2 box was too slow and doing weird things.

    I am still not fully used to Windows 7. I have a few newbie questions:
    1. Is there a freeware to make my windows go into shade/roll (up and
    down)? I used to use WinShade and WinRoll, but they don't work too well
    in v7.
    2. How can I sort my Start Menu to show FOLDERS first and then the
    shortcuts? All the shortcuts are shown first and then the groups,
    alphabetically. I don't like this new change. I couldn't find any
    options to fix this.
    3. Is there a bug with program icons (generic application icon) being
    missing? I noticed them in Start Menu and taskbar, I see a few missing
    icons. Icons do exist and work.
    4. I like the aero effects, but the borders and shadows are too thick.
    How can I make them thinner? I couldn't find a way to change it. I find
    the appearance for colors and text changes, but couldn't change the
    border thickness size.
    5. What happened to edit.com, a text editor, in cmd.exe? Is there a
    replacement?
    6. Does Windows 7 have a support tool like XP? I loved its tools it had
    like bindiff.exe.

    I might have more questions later on. I think these are enough for now.
    Thank you in advance. :)
    --
    Phillip Pi
    Senior Software Quality Assurance Analyst
    Partner Engineering/Internet Service Provider/Symantec Online Services,
    Consumer Business Unit
    Symantec Corporation
    www.symantec.com
    -----------------------------------------------------
    Email: phillip_pi@symantec.comSYMC (remove SYMC to reply by e-mail)
    -----------------------------------------------------
    Please do NOT e-mail me for technical support. DISCLAIMER: The views
    expressed in this posting are mine, and do not necessarily reflect the
    views of my employer. Thank you.
     
  2. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "Phillip Pi" <phillip_pi@symantec.comSYMC> wrote in message
    news:a5KdnZIqo65SwdvWnZ2dnUVZ_sudnZ2d@earthlink.com...
    > Hello!
    >
    > I started to use Dell OEM's 64-bit Windows 7 HP system as my production machine since my old XP
    > Pro. SP2 box was too slow and doing weird things.
    >
    > I am still not fully used to Windows 7. I have a few newbie questions:
    > 1. Is there a freeware to make my windows go into shade/roll (up and down)? I used to use WinShade
    > and WinRoll, but they don't work too well in v7.
    > 2. How can I sort my Start Menu to show FOLDERS first and then the shortcuts? All the shortcuts
    > are shown first and then the groups, alphabetically. I don't like this new change. I couldn't find
    > any options to fix this.
    > 3. Is there a bug with program icons (generic application icon) being missing? I noticed them in
    > Start Menu and taskbar, I see a few missing icons. Icons do exist and work.
    > 4. I like the aero effects, but the borders and shadows are too thick. How can I make them
    > thinner? I couldn't find a way to change it. I find the appearance for colors and text changes,
    > but couldn't change the border thickness size.
    > 5. What happened to edit.com, a text editor, in cmd.exe? Is there a replacement?
    > 6. Does Windows 7 have a support tool like XP? I loved its tools it had like bindiff.exe.
    >
    > I might have more questions later on. I think these are enough for now. Thank you in advance. :)
    > --
    > Phillip Pi



    You need to learn how to ask a question in a newsgroup.
    You will get more focused answers if you ask one question
    per post, not a several questions in one post.
     
  3. JonC

    JonC Flightless Bird

    In article <KYGdnckh5Kwp_NvWnZ2dnUVZ8h-dnZ2d@giganews.com>,
    Here@Home.com says...
    >
    > "Phillip Pi" <phillip_pi@symantec.comSYMC> wrote in message
    > news:a5KdnZIqo65SwdvWnZ2dnUVZ_sudnZ2d@earthlink.com...
    > > Hello!
    > >
    > > I started to use Dell OEM's 64-bit Windows 7 HP system as my production machine since my old XP
    > > Pro. SP2 box was too slow and doing weird things.
    > >
    > > I am still not fully used to Windows 7. I have a few newbie questions:
    > > 1. Is there a freeware to make my windows go into shade/roll (up and down)? I used to use WinShade
    > > and WinRoll, but they don't work too well in v7.
    > > 2. How can I sort my Start Menu to show FOLDERS first and then the shortcuts? All the shortcuts
    > > are shown first and then the groups, alphabetically. I don't like this new change. I couldn't find
    > > any options to fix this.
    > > 3. Is there a bug with program icons (generic application icon) being missing? I noticed them in
    > > Start Menu and taskbar, I see a few missing icons. Icons do exist and work.
    > > 4. I like the aero effects, but the borders and shadows are too thick. How can I make them
    > > thinner? I couldn't find a way to change it. I find the appearance for colors and text changes,
    > > but couldn't change the border thickness size.
    > > 5. What happened to edit.com, a text editor, in cmd.exe? Is there a replacement?
    > > 6. Does Windows 7 have a support tool like XP? I loved its tools it had like bindiff.exe.
    > >
    > > I might have more questions later on. I think these are enough for now. Thank you in advance. :)
    > > --
    > > Phillip Pi

    >
    >
    > You need to learn how to ask a question in a newsgroup.
    > You will get more focused answers if you ask one question
    > per post, not a several questions in one post.
    >
    >
    >


    Try this for your every whim.

    http://www.howtogeek.com/tag/windows-7/
     
  4. Phillip Pi

    Phillip Pi Flightless Bird

    On 1/7/2010 2:35 PM PT, Dave-UK typed:

    >> I started to use Dell OEM's 64-bit Windows 7 HP system as my
    >> production machine since my old XP Pro. SP2 box was too slow and doing
    >> weird things.
    >>
    >> I am still not fully used to Windows 7. I have a few newbie questions:
    >> 1. Is there a freeware to make my windows go into shade/roll (up and
    >> down)? I used to use WinShade and WinRoll, but they don't work too
    >> well in v7.
    >> 2. How can I sort my Start Menu to show FOLDERS first and then the
    >> shortcuts? All the shortcuts are shown first and then the groups,
    >> alphabetically. I don't like this new change. I couldn't find any
    >> options to fix this.
    >> 3. Is there a bug with program icons (generic application icon) being
    >> missing? I noticed them in Start Menu and taskbar, I see a few missing
    >> icons. Icons do exist and work.
    >> 4. I like the aero effects, but the borders and shadows are too thick.
    >> How can I make them thinner? I couldn't find a way to change it. I
    >> find the appearance for colors and text changes, but couldn't change
    >> the border thickness size.
    >> 5. What happened to edit.com, a text editor, in cmd.exe? Is there a
    >> replacement?
    >> 6. Does Windows 7 have a support tool like XP? I loved its tools it
    >> had like bindiff.exe.
    >>
    >> I might have more questions later on. I think these are enough for
    >> now. Thank you in advance. :)

    >
    > You need to learn how to ask a question in a newsgroup.
    > You will get more focused answers if you ask one question
    > per post, not a several questions in one post.


    So posting ten or more threads is OK? I thought people hated that. I
    will do that later then.
    --
    Phillip Pi
    Senior Software Quality Assurance Analyst
    Partner Engineering/Internet Service Provider/Symantec Online Services,
    Consumer Business Unit
    Symantec Corporation
    www.symantec.com
    -----------------------------------------------------
    Email: phillip_pi@symantec.comSYMC (remove SYMC to reply by e-mail)
    -----------------------------------------------------
    Please do NOT e-mail me for technical support. DISCLAIMER: The views
    expressed in this posting are mine, and do not necessarily reflect the
    views of my employer. Thank you.
     

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