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Microsoft launches Snip for Windows, turning screenshots into "show-and-tell"

Q: Microsoft launches Snip for Windows, turning screenshots into "show-and-tell"

Screenshots are a very handy way to show someone what you can see on your display, but on their own, they only tell part of the story. When you share that screenshot, the chances are you'll still have to explain its relevance - but Microsoft is aiming to streamline this whole process with a new tool from its Office team.



Microsoft Snip is available now as a beta release - and given that this is preview software, you should expect to encounter bugs and issues with it along the way.

Source: Microsoft Snip via The Verge

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A: Microsoft launches Snip for Windows, turning screenshots into "show-and-tell"

Snip (Preview) is inspired by the theme of current Windows 10. I am running on Windows 8.1, the default actions are to run on start, and replace the PrintScreen function. It does not affect Alt+PrtScr.

The toolbar sits at the top center of the screen, and drops down with a mouse hover. You can Take a Snip, Open Whiteboard, or Camera, with a smaller icon to access the Library.

There is also an icon in the system tray, with similar options and an Exit. As shown below, I used the Print Screen button which allows for an snip of the screen, with window-detection. A zoomed bubble appears for better accuracy, as such:




Right-click from system tray

Spoiler





Settings for Microsoft Snip (Preview).
New Whiteboard


Spoiler





Toggle the title commands on/off using [...].




Capture of Firefox using window-detection.
New Photo


Spoiler





Select an attached webcam to take a screen capture.

This appeared after closing the New Photo, as my webcam is disabled.



No noticeable drag on performance.



Microsoft Snip is still Preview/BETA.

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*** SEE SCREENSHOTS ***

Hi,

i don't know why but in Micsoft Word or Excel or Outlook the user information is incorrect
this is the section when opening any office application for the first time and you sign in...

Click "File" then "Account"
this is where we see "User Information"

i used to see my pic thier but now its empty...
on the web my profile pic is ok..
this just started happening....

*** SEE SCREENSHOTS ***
 

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Howdy everybody!
When I hit the Windows & Print Screen keys, it is supposed to generate a picture of my Desktop into a Folder, within Pictures, labelled “Screenshots.”
But there is no such "ScreenShots" folder there!
What should I do? If I simply create a new folder, and label it “Screenshots,” will do that do the trick?  Or is there a more complicated fix?
Your help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Howdy everybody! I have a new XPS 8910 with Windows 10.  When I hit the Windows & Print Screen keys, it is supposed to generate a picture of my Desktop into a Folder, within Pictures, labelled “Screenshots.” But there is no such "ScreenShots" folder there! What should I do? If I simply create a new folder, and label it “Screenshots,” will do that do the trick? Or is there a more complicated fix? Your help would be appreciated. Thanks!

A:No "ScreenShots" Folder in Pictures To Hold " Print Screen" Images!

Is it just saving the screenshots somewhere else or is it just not taking screenshots at all? Don't know about your specific system, but on my Win 10 lappy, the screen blinks (dims) when the screenshot is taken.  
Did you look in all the subfolders in Pictures to see if Screenshots folder is buried in one of them?
Win 10 also has a Snipping Tool which will allow you to put a box around the part of the screen you want to capture and then you can save it wherever you want. Maybe that's easier, and you can pin the Snipping Tool to the Start menu so it's easy to find.

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Hi all

Ill cut to the chase.

What I am asking is someway of turning the Entire Windows Desktop/Screen "Black and White" not simply High Contrast.

I am one of those unfortunate ones, like many, that suffer from quite severe migraines from time to time. Couple this with frequent headaches, sometimes daily. This obviously isnt helped by the fact that my hobby and career are both in IT. I have tried every possible solution to alleviate the headaches. Lay off certain foods, make sure to have a balanced diet. Turn off any strong lighting around my computer screen, remove any strong colours from the desktop etc......

Windows XP / Vista have tried to address this issue with the accessibility wizard, where you can select the High Contrast Options to take any strong colours off the screen. Unfortunately this still doesnt get rid of everything.

When you make any major changes or "logoff" in XP/Vista, the screen fades to "black and white" for a short period. If you know what I am on about, thats the effect I am after.

More than likely a black and white layer is laid over the desktop to create this effect, unfortunately you would not be able to access anything underneath.

I need a fully functional XP machine in complete black and white.

On old CRT monitors you were able to remove the colour, making the screen B&W, but with alot of LCD screens this function is not available.

If anyone has any ideas, you would be helping so many people.

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A:Turning the Windows Desktop completely "Black and White" not just "High Contrast"

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What I found under Windows 7, when you use the "Show Desktop" feature (I prefer the ? Win + D shortcut) and then bring all windows back by using it again, some windows behave as if they're glued to the front of the z-order. What this means is, say, I have windows
A B and C open, with focus on A, hit ? Win +D twice, and now it may happen that if I then want to switch to B or C, either by Alt+Tab or by selecting them on the taskbar, the taskbar shows the highlight, but A stays visible (and usable, it's not just a rendering
issue) in the foreground.

Imagine the following situations, all three windows cascading and overlapping:

A (focus)
B
C

-> ? Win + D

Desktop (focus)

-> ? Win + D

A (focus)
B
C

-> click C on taskbar

A
C (focus)
B

-> click B on taskbar

A
B (focus)
C

And so on. Focus means actual input focus, i.e. in second situation, any keyboard typing is sent to window B while window A is in the foreground.

It does not matter what kind of application; in my current case an instance of Outlook and an instance of Explorer is stuck, while a second instance of Explorer and an instance of Firefox behave normally. This should show that this problem can occur even between
multiple instances of the same application, and that there are no fancy applications involved that like to pretend they are the most important program and internally force "always on top".

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I am trying to activate several re-loaded machines for an air-gaped system (no access to the internet). When I open the Windows activation screen the option "Show me other ways to active" is grayed out. Furthermore, if I use the CLI command, SLUI
4, to select a phone number, the drop down menu under "Click the nearest location:" is grayed out as well.

I have verified the services: Telephony, Remote Access Connection Manager, Routing and Remote Access, and all their dependencies are set to auto and running. I have also attempted running SLUI 4 as administrator. 
Any ideas?

A:Windows Activation: "Show me other ways to activate" grayed out, "Click the nearest location:" menu grayed out.

Hi?
I am supposing you are attempting to use Volume Activation License such as KMS key, as I know f you don't have access to a KMS Server, this option won't work for these machines. I?d suggest call the Microsoft Volume License Service Center and explain your
situation to them.
https://www.microsoft.com/licensing/servicecenter/Help/Contact.aspx
If you are not using Volume Activation License, you might need to enter/change the Product Key by using slui 3.
For Activation and registration information of a Microsoft product, our resources would be limited and we suggest you contact with product Activation Center
Microsoft Volume Licensing Activation Centers worldwide telephone numbers
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/existing-customer/activation-centers.aspx
Get Help Activating Microsoft Windows
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/950929
And you could also found your phone number for your region from %systemroot% \System32\sppui\ phone.inf
Regards,
D. WuPlease remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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When we press s on keyboard we get snip and sketch tool and i cant type letter s which is very annoying,
please let me know how can i disable this ? already i have uninstalled still problem persists

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Hi guys,

as most of you will be aware with the show desktop feature in the windows, which in the system tray on bottom right of your screen.

I need a tweak or registry edit to make it do "Win + M" Minimize all Windows, instead of "Win + D" show desktop.

Reason is it hides my gadgets and docks, while Win + M keep those on the desktop and just minimizes the windows.

any help would be really appreciated.

Thanks, and sorry mods if i posted my first post in the wrong section. please move it to right section.

Regards,
Summer.

A:Windows 8.1 "Show Desktop" to "Win + M" from "Win + D"

Welcome to the Forums.

You could post a request here:
Post New Requests Here - DonationCoder.com

Please read the rules before posting.

The Mod on that forum and others there use AutoHotkey as well as other programming tools. But ahk should be suited to the task. If someone knows an existing freeware that already does it, they will suggest it. Your request sounds like the type of thing they would take on if there's no existing freeware.

Edit: Donations are voluntary. Nobody on DonationCoder twists your arm even if they write a small custom utility for you.

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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I am running Windows 10 Professional 64 bit. Whenever I set the option "Turn off the display" to "Never", it reverts back to the default "15 minutes". This is under the "High Performance" profile. I have never, since Windows 3.11, ever had a setting change itself back. I have tried to change it and restart. It will either revert upon restart or shortly after. It will revert back even if I do not restart.

A:Power Option for "Turning off display" remains at "15 minutes"

That sounds like my problem - I leave the computer for an hour and it is shut down (I think sleep mode). I just need to hit the power button and it comes on to where it was when I left - but 2 of my USB devices are lost so I have to restart the computer anyway.

I changed all the power settings to NEVER. But his doesn't seem to make any difference......

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Hi all,

I'm puzzling this one. In the folder options when I choose 'view' the radio button to show the hidden files is missing. I've already checked the registry at the HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/Advanced/Hidden

and everything seems ok (value for 'Type' is 'group' etc.). Using the XP tweak (Kelly's corner #155) shows the hidden files, but the button still missing.

Another thing that I encountered with was that from the start menu the "Help and Support" not working. Again, the registry seems fine, and the process is activated (started). This came up when I tried to use system restore option - with no success.

Virus scan didn't find alerts of any kind

To make a long story short- below is the log file of HiJackThis. Please review it and reply if you see something to be concerned with for repairing my computer.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:36:54, on 21-Dec-08
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
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A:missing "show hidden files" button + "Help and Support" not working from start menu

Ok I found the answer (after quite a lot searching), as follows:

1. for the 'Hidden files' radio button - I used methods 1 and 2 from here-
http://www.technize.com/2007/05/13/s...s-not-working/

2. for the helpcenter I just reinstalled it as described here -
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/rebuildhelp.htm
note that the file 'dataspec.xml' is needed to be available for this, and it can't be done directly from the XP CD. The thing that worked for me was to insert the XP CD, and use the file that in my computer (C:\) and afterwards another file on the CD.

Again, all this happened with no virus detection, so I believe that there is no infection. However, if someone has remarks on the HiJackThis log I've put, feel free to add them.

Have a nice day,

Fitch.

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The hard drive is a Western Digital 320 GB that I've had plugged into this computer before (and worked). Then i got a virus and had to do a recovery of windows.

Ever since then I can't get windows to recognize/show it in my computer. I just "disabled" and "enabled" it in device manager to no effect. I have a C, D, and E drive which are: two partitions on the hard drive, and then the CD drive (respectively).

So i'm stuck, not sure where to proceed since it's obviously not the hard drive itself, I use it on my xbox all the time. What next?

A:External Hard Drive doesn't show up in "my computer" but does in "device manager"

Does it show in Disk Management ? ?
Right clik My Computer...select Manage...then Disk Management.
Find the drive...right clik it and select Properties.
Report back with your findings.

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I right clicked on the Taskbar and checked Quick Launch and hit the Apply button. This put the Quick Launch toolbar on the Taskbar with the Show Desktop and Internet Explorer icons. I deleted them and now I can't duplicate this action. I can get the Internet Explorer icon back. But I can't get the Show Desktop icon back.

Does anyone know how to get the Show Desktop icon back on the Quick Launch toolbar.

Thanks,

royeo
 

A:How to get the "Show Desktop" icon back the "Quick Launch" toolbar

Go here http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm and go down to where it says 'Restore Show Desktop Icon'. Download the exe and run it.
 

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Hey everyone,
        I am trying to get the REST queries to work with the sharepoint end points instead of graph end points. I first created an app with relevant permissions and have given it the admin consent. Then I am hitting the https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com/oauth2/token?Content-Type=application/x-www-form-urlencoded end
point with https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com as resource. I am then using the access token retrieved to give the rest call to https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/_api/v2.0/drives/b!3indYSbqZ0-hVSPnCgIZy-2xDMh7jH9AuQnEzJMc6TEfQoSJvJT-R6tT0lFBQiPr/root/delta
but it is failing with "error":{"code":"generalException","message":"General exception while processing"}}. The REST response code is 401 Unauthorized. I have filed a Microsoft support ticket but they
have asked me to post on these forms. Can someone please help me with this? I am not able to move forward because the error is pretty generic and doesn't give any additional details.
Thanks,
Sai Kiran Katuri.

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".


Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":




The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:




I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:




Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:





I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

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A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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We used to have "stereo mix" option that enabled streaming audio recording without having to have the audio playing through the speakers. How do I do that now? What replaces that capability? Who makes my sound card? Why is that not readily available somewhere in Dell land? I can't believe forum searching found pretty much nothing on this.

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I use XP Pro....
I keep my audio files in folders. And I don't know why every now and then when I open these folders all the files show in "Tile mode". I hate that and always convert them all to "List mode". But in a few days they go back to all showing in "Tile mode" again.

Is there a way to make all the contents of folders Always show in "List mode"?
 

A:Make folder contents always show as "List" not "Tiles"?

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Running Windows 7 Professional and Office 365 Professional which included Skype for Business. When I installed Office 365 Pro the other day everything was working just fine. This morning I updated iTunes and rebooted. Skype for Business no long loads now. I get the "Microsoft Lync has stopped working" with the usual two options to check online for solutions or close the program.

--------------------------------------------------

Problem details:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: lync.exe
Application Version: 15.0.4727.1001
Application Timestamp: 555afc75
Fault Module Name: KERNELBASE.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7601.18409
Fault Module Timestamp: 53159a86
Exception Code: e06d7363
Exception Offset: 0000c42d
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
LCID: 1033

Read our privacy statement online:
go.microsoft.com/.../

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt

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What I've tried: -I already tried rebooting again, didn't work
-I ran sfc.exe /scannow and that found no errors.
-Ran CCLeaner Registry cleaner to see if it found anything broken related
-Ran the quick repair for Office 365, nothing...
-Ran the full repair for Office 365, nothing...
I'm at a lost here. One thing I ... Read more

A:Skype for Business No longer launches; "Stopped Working"

No one has any suggestions?

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I am hoping that someone can help me with what may be a complex question.

I have a spreadsheet, similar to the demonstration file I have attached. In it, there are a range of columns. One set of columns (A - D), shows a list of numbers that are references to items in a store, and it also shows their location in the store, so it acts as a floor-plan. The next column (E) lists those items again to show the dollar amount that those items have produced in total sales (F).

So, what I'd like to do is to add a conditional formatting to show me the "cold" and "hot" spots on the floor-plan so I can see where sales are most concentrated. I would assume that this would be done with a colour scale (using the range of values in column F to work itself out)?

Either way, the figures in column F would change weekly, so the relevant cells in columns A - D would need to automatically change when they're matching cells in column E - F change.

I hope this makes sense, as it's difficult to explain, but any help that someone could provide would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Creating Cell "Cold" And "Hot" Spots Based On Values In Microsoft Excel 2007

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I got my dell few days ago. Installed it with Samsung EVO 850 SSD 500 Gb and Kingston 8GB PC3L - 12800 SODIMM.The Windows 10 Home OEM home is installed on HDD 1TB so I decided to use Samsung Data Migration software to clone the data to SSD. However, the OS crashed and decided to install a fresh Windows 10 Enterprise to SSD and deleted the previous OS on HDD using diskpart.Now after Installing Windows 10 Ent OS files. Every after BIOS run, I got BSOD errors "MEMORY MANAGEMENT" + "Page Fault it non paged area" + "IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL" 

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Hello

how can I delete "saved password" and "form data" of microsoft
edge manually ?!

after too much search in google ....

I trid to delete some value of the following registry address
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wek yb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\

also I tried to delete some files in the following folder
%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\

and finally I could not find the way ...!!!

please help !

A:delete "saved password" and "form data" from microsoft edge manually

Hi,
Welcome to the forums, go to settings (... dots from top right), click view Advanced settings and "Manage Saved Passwords".
HTH.

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In Word and Excel, when you type "2000", the program automatically changes it to "2001". I have tried changing the regional date system to .../yyyy, with no avail. I have many workstations, and this is the only one with the problem. I also tried re-installing the program, but nothing seems to work.
 

A:Microsoft Office changing year "2000" to "2001"

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Hello.
My Windows 7 can show network share via IP Address but via name it show empty folder. How can I solve it?

Thank you.

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Hi,
for some strange reason I can't seem to check the "Show hidden files and folders" option, every time I do so it reverts back to "Do not show hidden files and folders".

Has anyone had the same problem. This feels so stupid. Please help me. Thanks.
 

A:Checking the "Show hidden files and folders" option in Windows XP

Hi and welcome, are you applying the change? Not just X'ing out and closing the box?
 

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I am opening "My Computer" shortcut from the desktop, in the taskbar, the pinned "shows desktop" is getting highlighted. I restarted and stuff, still the same. Does anyone know why?

A:When I click Windows Explorer, it shows on "show desktop" shortcut

Hello, in the right side of the Win7 taskbar is a built-in show desktop shortcut. Just wondering why you have a pinned one?
Attachment 154719
Delete the pinned show desktop shortcut. Hope this helps.

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After I switched from xp, I never wanted to see gray again. I have been disappointed.

A:"Official" post your RTM screenshots here!

Is this the real thing? The RTM one?

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Instructions on line tell me to open group policy what to do from there, however, when I try to open group policy, I get this:

MMC cannot open the file C:\Windows\system32\gpedit.msc

This may be because the file does not exist, is not an MMC console, or was created by a later version of MMC. This may also be because you do not have sufficient access rights to the file.

Help?
 

A:Disabling the "Show password" icon when logging into Windows

Is it Windows 8 Home, Pro, or Enterprise? Are you logged in as an Administrator? Is this computer on a domain?
 

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For some reason, when I start my computer, instead of loading Windows XP automatically, the screen stops and makes me choose which version of Windows to load. It gives me two options, and both of them say the same thing..."Windows XP Home Edition." I checked the hard drive and there is only one partition. Also, only one option will actually load Windows. The other option says something like "failed to load Windows XP" or something like that. My question is, is there a way to delete the option that doesn't work so Windows will load automatically?

A:Two "Windows XP Home Edition" Show When Starting Computer

Yes there is a way to delete the file.

You need to find the boot.ini file and make a backup of it in 'My Documents'. Then open the file with notepad and delete the line which needs to be deleted (the dodgy one) and save it. Boot your computer and check if its gone.

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Greetings,

I do not know why or how, but my mouse's middle button changed the way it opens the current opened windows:
instead of opening in an all screen pane, with all the windows which are opened disposed along the pane, it shows the "alt+tab" system.
I would like to know how do i get the all screen pane again, i like it a lot more.
I hope i've been clear enough.
Can someone assist me? Thanks.

A:Mouse Middle Button changed it's "show open windows" function

Hello Tomas, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What is the brand and model of your mouse? If we know which one you have, then someone with the same one will be able to help better.


For now, click on the Mouse icon in the Control Panel (icons view) to see if you may have a Settings type tab like in the screenshot below. This will vary depening on what brand you have, and if you installed the mouse's drivers/software.
I have a Logitech mouse, so I get this when I click on my SetPoint Settings tab. From here, I can change what the middle button function will be. This is brand specific though.
Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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While I know that the "show desktop" button that is by default on the far right of the taskbar does the job pretty well, it unfortunately does not play nicely with multiple monitor programs/rainmeter.

So I was wondering if it was possible to write a shortcut that does the same thing as manually minimising every window. (The difference being when you manually minimise all windows is that when you re-maximise a window, only that specific window opens. Upon re-maximising a window after clicking the "show desktop" button, EVERY window re-opens.)

I would be nice if I could minimise each desktop/monitor separately, but I'd be happy just with a feature to minimise all windows.

Any ideas?

A:A "show desktop" shortcut that actually minimises all windows?

I'm not sure this will work but it can't hurt.

Put the cursor on the screen of choice and use the Windows key and D.

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See the pic in Vista it was so easy to just turn them off. How do I do that in Windows 7 ?

Why would MS do that ? To this day I keep wondering why MS would remove that option ? What's the point ?

A:Why did MS remove "show windows previews (thumbnails)" ?

Hello Jordan,

You can use one of the options in the tutorial below to disable taskbar thumbnail previews.

Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Alright well I got Windows Vista home basic, and its activated and all fine. So on my taskbar, whenever i minimize stuff and a tab is there, and i put my mouse over it, no picture comes up. I didn't know why but now I just checked and i right-clicked on taskbar, went to properties, and i looked at the menu and the option for "Show Windows Previews (Thumbnails)" won't let me check it....why?

A:Can't check "Show Windows Previews (Thumbnails)"??

Originally Posted by ubapook


Alright well I got Windows Vista home basic, and its activated and all fine. So on my taskbar, whenever i minimize stuff and a tab is there, and i put my mouse over it, no picture comes up. I didn't know why but now I just checked and i right-clicked on taskbar, went to properties, and i looked at the menu and the option for "Show Windows Previews (Thumbnails)" won't let me check it....why?



Do you have Vista Aero enabled? Live Thumbnails are available only when Aero is enabled:
Right-click anywhere on your desktop, and select PersonalizeClick "Window Color and Appearance"Click "Open classic appearance properties"Select "Windows Aero" in the Color Scheme. If it's not available, then your computer hardware does not support Aero.Click OKGo back into the Start Menu properties, and try enabling Live Preview Thumbnails again.But you are using Vista Home Basic, which if I remmber correctly, does not support Aero. You'll need to upgrade to Home Premium or Ultimate

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Hello There,



I am trying to activate the Client for NFS under the Control Panel but it does not show up as a feature. Where can I download it from please? Running Windows 7 Enterprise Edition. Please let me know if you need more info

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May I know is it possible to show domain user's "Display Name" instead of "User Logon Name" as owner in print queue? Our company's domain using generic "User Logon Name", i.e. 001, 002, 003 and so on, each "User Logon Name" will have personalized "Display Name", e.g. Mary, John etc., but a problem is when a print job printed by a user is hold in the print queue of a network printer, other users won't know who is it (the owner of the print job may shown as 001, 002 etc.) and so not able to ask that user to remove the print job. Any ideas? Thanks a lot!
 

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Hello There,
I did my homework! I did everything in the below Forum Solution but it did not work for me. I ran the exefix.reg tweak and it stated:

Cannot import C:\Documents and Settings|.....\exefix.reg. Not all data was successfully written to the registry. Some keys are open by the system or other processes.

Having to Open With... Every program
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/713060-solved-having-open-every-program.html
My Problems when launching different programs:

1 Add/Remove:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
Application not found

2 most EXE files: Open with dialog box

3 Opera: "application/x-msdownload"

4 Microsoft Office 2003: Application Not Found---- occurs with Office 2003 apps
 

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Yes. help pls.

Im getting Email, "E-mail Will Be Closed&#8207;&#8207;&#8207;", from "Microsoft account team".

The email says ""Different computers have logged into your mailbox account and multiple password errors have been entered.
We are hereby suspending your account; as it has been used for fraudulent purposes.

Click here to reconfirm your account information

Outlook 2014 member services""

IS it spam or something serious? This hotmail account of mine is 7-8 years old and precious to me....

(there is no green shield sign and in spam section there are 5-7 identical email. I log in to my hotmail account once in a week)

Thank you....
 

A:why i am getting "E-mail Will Be Closed" from "microsoft account team"

Do a Google on "E-mail Will Be Closed&#8207;&#8207;&#8207;" with quotes and you will see that it is a scam to get your account information.
 

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Hi all,

So I'm kind of stuck.. I currently have the problem where I am in an endless cycle of "loading files" -> "Windows Boot Manager" (see: How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 (The Easy Way)).
I have tried to load all of the options -- and none successfully load.
I also end up at a OneKey Recovery as well.. unfortunately, the laptop does not have initial backup or user backup images.
I have a Windows 8 CD for repairing purposes.. however, I cannot load the BIOS/UEFI to change the boot order to load the optical drives first. I have also tried to remove the CMOS battery to fix it.. did not work. .
Also - Windows Boot Manager:
Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] -- does not load properly (leads to OneKey Recovery) Safe Mode (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Networking (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Command Prompt (doesn't load - tries to boot and load all files onto partition that is too small.. can't change partition?)
Enable Boot Logging Enable Low-Resolution Video Debugging MOde Disable automatic restart on system failure Disable Driver Signature Enforcement Display Early Launch Anti-Malware Driver
Start Windows Normally
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Yeah, I'm getting lazy and have no time to look it up; so why the warning bar for "Show All Content" keep coming up on some web sites? Must have changed something along the way. Please have mercy on an old guy and suggest a cure.

A:Windows 7, 64-bit, IE11 "Show All Content"

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dustymars


Yeah, I'm getting lazy and have no time to look it up; so why the warning bar for "Show All Content" keep coming up on some web sites? Must have changed something along the way. Please have mercy on an old guy and suggest a cure.



Give this a try.

Show All Content - Microsoft Community

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Hi guys, I ask you a lot of help because I'm in trouble up to my neck. I try to be as detailed as possible.
I have a Packard Bell with initially installed Windows Vista Home Premium (I don't know if 32-bit or 64-bit). Over time I updated it to later versions, and in fact before the problem I normally had Windows 10.

Brief introduction: as you know, telematic lessons have started in the world at home. So I installed Microsoft Teams and so far everything is ok. I noticed, however, immediately that the fan of my old PC with more than 10 years of intense work was starting to fuel quickly. While I was thinking about how to solve, the inevitable happened: during a lesson the PC freeze in the screens, and after waiting 5-10 minutes I turned it off by the button. By re-accessing it, this screen appeared, as the title says:

"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have the disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: \ Boot \ BCD
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors. "

What I did: I searched on this and other sites but I was not able to juggle well. I understood that you need an installation CD, which I DO NOT ha... Read more

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Help! Each time hit " " key Redirect.ocx pops up. Launches aol.com and itunes. Using " "indo" "s Vista. HP Pavillion Media Center M8100N
 

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I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 via Parallels on my Macbook Pro.
I create a new VM and use the .ISO file and get the error: "Windows cannot find the microsoft software license terms. Make sure the installation sources are valid and restart the installation."
I found this question was answered here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/b1021d66-9774-4b5b-b50b-ad860c5ecc89/windows-8-enterprise-rtm-installation-error?forum=w8itproinstall
However, following the steps of the solution did not work for me. I created a blank VM and chose Windows 8.1. After this, it asks me to insert the installation disc. I cannot figure out how to use the .ISO as the source at this point. I tried copying and
pasting the path to the file and dragging the file to the VM, but no luck.
If there is a way I can install this without this error message or by somehow getting the path to the .ISO that'd be perfect.

A:"Windows cannot find the microsoft software license terms" Windows 8.1 Installation Error - Parallels

Hi,
According to your description, I would like to confirm if you have unchecked the Express installation box.
Be sure to uncheck 'Express Installation' when installing, otherwise Windows setup will fail with an error "cannot find license terms" and get stuck in a reboot cycle.
I suggest you refer to the following link to use Parallels Desktop to install Windows 8.1.
Using Parallels Desktop to install Windows and the dev tools on your Mac:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/jj945424.aspx
Regards,Kelvin hsu
TechNet Community Support

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My computer that had been running the Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium since early 2009 had become an appliance:  It worked every time it was turned on and it handled every network transaction that came through my DSL line.  I had set the "Windows
Update" program to check for updates periodically, every month or so, and then to inform me when ever any update was available.  I could tell when the "Windows Update" program had been checking for updates, as the CPU usage went up to 100
percent with the used memory amount "sawtoothed" up and down for about 15 to 20 minutes.   The "Windows Update" then would tell me about the available updates and it would ask whether it should load any of those. 

This  worked until about January 2016.  At that time, the "Windows Update" CPU usage would stay at 100 percent for more than an hour.  After that, it gradually got worse:  Around June 2016, it held the CPU at 100 percent usage
for about 14 hours.  In August 2016, the CPU is held at 100 percent usage by the "Windows Update" for more than 45 hours with no end in sight.  It did find some updates to load, but it would not load them as the CPU had no time to do that. 

"Windows Update" is currently holding the CPU at 100 percent load  this every time the machine is booted up until all of the updates are loaded and it can not do this as the C... Read more

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Hi

Is it possible to start the app without "Security Worning" window ("Cancel. Open, More Info" buttons)? If yes, how you can make changes then?

Is it possible to start the app without "Microsoft Access" window on the background?

Thanks,
Barbos
 

A:Solved: Access 2003 - To start the app w/o "Security Warning" and "Microsoft Access"

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Dear tech gods, please answer my humble prayer.

I'm currently running Windows XP SP2 on a Dell Inspiron D530S. Nearly four days ago, I began to get the following error message right after I started up my computer:

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
Program: C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
abnormal program termination
[okay]

(sometimes it says more, but that's the jist of it)

I've also gotten alerts saying that the following have crashed and need to close (and if I want to sent an error report to Dell):
dsca.exe
d13a.exe
windows explorer
launcher.exe (for Dell Documentation and Support Launcher)

It all started after my computer got the latest batch of updates (which included IE8). I was trying to connect a new modem. There was a Verizon disk involved as well. A day or two before the problem first arose, I would turn on the computer, click Firefox, and wait forever because the program wouldn't open.

I've tried everything I've read up on in threads of people with similar problems:

-Running a virus/spyware scan. I've run Norton and Dell several times and it usually doesn't turn up anything, and when it does (the last few times it says it's detected viruses/trojans/cookies much after I scanned) they get taken care of, I restart my system, and nothing changes.

-Restoring my system to a previous time when I didn't have this problem. I go through all the motions and restart my computer, but when it starts up again, it tells me t... Read more

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