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MMI Tuning in Win98

By sean.s.rothe ·
Hi folks,
My personal machines are all Windows, but I have always worked on UNIX/X-Windows based platforms. One of the advantages of X is that you can customize the MMI (Man Machine Interface) to behave the way you want it to.

I suspect thatthere may be (perhaps undocumented, perhaps limited) ways of doing some MMI tuning in Windows

What I'd really like to tune:

1) When a Windows dialog box (like a Schedule+ alarm) pops up, it grabs the input "focus". If I am power typing a word doc or e-mail at the time, I end up losing some edits, and potentially dismissing the dialog without getting to read it.

X allows you to specify that new windows dont grab input focus. Any ideas on getting Windows (or Schedule+) to play nicely ?
2) Customized Mouse Menus
X also allows you to specify what things show up on pop-up windows when you mouse click. I know that Windows lets you add stuff to the "Send To" folder.

Can someone tell me if I have a program "foo" that takes a command line parm, how to

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by markchen In reply to MMI Tuning in Win98

I am not sure is this will help, but the best windows customiser is Winboost 2000 Gold. You can download form http://www.magellass.com It has many features and tips on how to fine tune many features that Microstoft does not tell you.


Good Luck

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by sean.s.rothe In reply to MMI Tuning in Win98

Thanks, I dont think it will solve all my problems, but its a step in the right direction.

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