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WIN7 Mysteries

1. Why is there a copy of "desktop.ini in the burn to disk directory every time I open it by placing a blank disk in the burner?
2. Why does the system crash every time I try to open Outlook after using Firefox, or of Firefox is still open?
3. Why does a sub-dir folder, when clicked on in the left hand listing of Windows Explorer, drop to the Bottom of the list, instead of rising to the top (Don't they want me to be able to READ it?)
4. Why were file folder commands hidden from the toolbar? (biggest mystery: new folder)
5. Why am I locked out of my own files even though I am the administrator? (Examples: \Users\Administrators [my personal favorite mystery...], Users\{computer's name} folder, C:\$Recycle.Bin, folders with 24 alpha-numeric characters for a name, \MSOcache, and on and on.

There's a lot more but let's start with these five.

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I hear you.

by seanferd In reply to Yes you have to TURN ON c ...

Actually, I've always found all the default Explorer settings in every version of Windows to be terribly annoying. Why bother calling it Explorer when defaults include not showing the Explore pane, the Explorer pane not showing folders, and the default action being Open and not Explore. Getting Explorer to stay in the view settings selected seems to take more than just re-opening Explorer once, as well. (Just a very short list.)

Yes - the cigarette lighter is in the trunk, and I'm a smoker.

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by Unkn0wn F0rces In reply to WIN7 Mysteries

How can you blame the operating system for issues between Outlook and Firefox? Seriously?
It's not that hard to press the alt key seriously....
You can do most of those commands by right clicking as well...
And UAC is a very good idea on Microsofts part...the intention is for you NOT to use your administrator account and use a standard user account and run programs as an administrator from said account. This prevents someone gaining complete control of your computer by limiting their access to your system.....

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by NickNielsen In reply to Srsly...

1. It's not hard. I wouldn't be a bit surprised to find that MS has part of the Outlook code embedded in the OS; it's already been done with IE.
2. I only press the Alt key frivolously...
3. Most <> All. And that wasn't his question.
4. That's all well and good, but why, then, do I still get the UAC prompts when I run as a user with admin privileges?

Seriously, can you explain to me why there is now a "super admin" account and why it's being compared to root in *nix? And why MS has made it impossible to fully administer your PC as a member of the admins group by transferring functions from the admins group to the "super" admin account?

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right on!

by deICERAY In reply to Frvlsly

Thank you; well said. And thanks for adding a couple more mysteries!

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by CharlieSpencer In reply to Frvlsly

"I wouldn't be a bit surprised to find that MS has part of the Outlook code embedded in the OS;"

Depends on if it's Outlook or Outlook Express. If it's Outlook, I doubt there's any code in the OS; it's sold as a separate app. If it's OE, there may be something left over but MS supposedly stripped the local e-mail client out of W7.

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it's easy

by deICERAY In reply to Srsly...

I just open my mouth and out spews the criticism; well, it's their program Outlook, and it doesn't happen if it's not open, so...
remember the unpublished motto of a certain OS manufacturer - ?The job ain?t done til Firefox won?t run?
As far as access goes - this is MY house, and no one has access unless they physically break in, so I say hands-off MS, it's my PC.

Seriously, you wouldn't mind having to turn two door knobs to open the bathroom door would you? Especially if one was labeled ALT.

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by deICERAY In reply to WIN7 Mysteries

1. During the transfer of files to the burn directory you get a lie from the system! I frequently backup image files to DVD in large quantities; so I'll be copying a couple of gigs to the burn window, and as soon as I start I get a window telling me there are "files waiting to be burned" - but that's not true, they haven't arrived yet! And, the dumb message won't go away! Close it, and it comes right back; ignore it, and it returns! Why? It's like like someone poking you on the shoulder repeatedly, saying, "You have air in your lungs ready to breathe."
There is a file to which I can find no reference on the web, and it's always running in the task manager list of apps: _nibButtonBar. What is that?

Thanks for all your detective work, mystery buffs!

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2. _nibButtonBar

by CharlieSpencer In reply to HERE'S TWO MORE!

Google it as

nib "Button Bar"

Sounds like a plug-in to me, possibly one for FF that's may also be causing your Outlook conflict. Try turning all your FF plug-ins off, reboot, and see if a) the _nibButtonBar process goes away and b) if Outlook behaves itself.

If this is the case, then it isn't a W7 mystery; it's not part of W7.

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by The 'G-Man.' In reply to WIN7 Mysteries

Windows 7 training have you had?

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same as real life

by deICERAY In reply to What

I continue to 'train' every day with 7, as I have from the day of its release. All day long. Every day. Just like real life. If you would like to sponsor me for a professional formal training engagement, I'd be interested; otherwise, real life everyday training is all I can afford.
Thanks for asking.

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