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Dragged Items Off Screen


I have a program that has a search option within that program. I accidentally dragged the search box off the screen all the way and now i can't see it at all to drag it back. There is no option to restore, resize or maximize the search box. I've tried everything including changing the display resolution and orientation. Alt/tabbing sees the box, but as i stated before there's no way to resize, restore or maximize it to grab it and move it around.

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How To Pin Items?

Quick bar fail and thus need help with pinning to start menu okay, here's my frustration. I got windows 7 on my new pc 3 months ago and the first thing i did was google a guide to get quick bar back in some over complicated way since this function was removed and no new proper function to replace it was introduced (see below). (Quick bar was there and set up however it's bugged and keeps disappearing, even if it's saved to a theme.

This might be related to a bug with language bar. So i'm so sick and tired of having to set up and reset up quick bar, i decided to give the "superbar" a new shot. )So this decision was made 2 hours ago right, and i watched like a million guides and read the howto by windows and everything but it's simply not working, because windows insists on doing it its own way. See, this is exactly what you shouldn't code your os to do if you want something to be intuitive, because frankly to get everything working the way i want it was as counter-intuitive as i ever had a windows. I actually read guides to get the simplest of things done.

I always knew the ins and outs of windows versions up until but excluding vista and i never touched a guide. Nyway, with that rant over (yes, 2 hours), here's my issue. My quick bar always has the following four icons shown:firefox, my documents, my partition disk d, desktop. Now, i want these exact icons to be shown on my bar. Yes, i know there's a desktop button to the far right, but that's the issue, it's to the far right. Not fast enough, not good for carpal tunnel. Furthermore, just hovering over it gets this annoying pointless "view your desktop but you can't even click the shade of a window to go to it" feature.

I could find no shortcut that actually brings me to desktop. Windows+spacebar doesn't do that. The issue is i can pin firefox perfectly fine, but i cannot pin documents or whatever. Furthermore, i obviously lose all the quick access to less used software that would normally be here with quick bar under the arrow (please fix quick bar to be an easily configurable, non bugged feature), but i'm ready to lose time over that by having to access it by typing it all out in the search bar. I cannot add my documents or my disk because it adds it to 1 single icon, namely windows explorer, and i obviously don't wanna click 3 times to get something i want in 1 click. I haven't even tried pinning desktop yet because i can already sense windows will disagree. Please help me to either make quick search stay forever or fix the above issues with this pin thing. Am i missing something?

On a sidenote, if you'd simply just make "pin to startbar" the default for anything dragged to the start menu - even a frigging song -, and then allow people to drag it into a different icon like windows explorer, it would be more configurable, more intuitive like you want your windows to be, and i wouldn't have wasted 2 hours. Thank you so much for your time and effort and my apologies for my anger, but this is such a pointless waste of time to get a functionality back that always was there and always was configured in a matter of 1 minute.


Posted On: 2010-06-15 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-15 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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For example. Let's say i have 3 different ie windows open to different webpages. If i drag one of them in the taskbar, it doesn't do anything except drag all 3.
Is there a way to drag just one window to reorder it or is the reordering function useless?


Posted On: 2010-02-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-01 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Pc wore fully booted and icons are still missing.
I tried some trouble shooting, and after 2hr's of reading and clicking in win 7 i gave up.

I can't left click on desktop to multiple mark ether.

I cant find anything wrong, and nether can the troubleshooting program.

I have right clicked my desktop > personalize > change desktop items.
They're all marked in the box.
I have tried to end explorer.exe and boot it up again.
I tried to run backup image.

And nothing seems to help me.
Win 7 is installed on a 150 gb 7200 rpm hdd.
It's a clean hdd with only win 7 installed on it.

From my prospective i have to format c: and do a clean install.

I'll add a picture of my desktop.

http://img15. Imageshack. Us/img15/7619/desktopvj.png


Posted On: 2010-01-11 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Windows 7 pro x64

When i have the search window open (i use ctrl-f to launch it), it erratically but frequently ceases to allow me to open a file or email message from within the search window. This is usually accompanied by the preview pane ceasing to work. This is then usually followed by explorer crashing.

However, all of the above are somewhat inconsistent. They happen on a nearly daily basis, but in different permutations. Restarting will always resolve the issue, but only temporarily. It sometimes returns immediately, sometimes hours later.

I don't see this behavior on my other systems so perhaps it is a third party software issue. But i can't associate this with any obvious third party software interference.

Has anyone experienced and resolved a similar issue?

And, who can recommend a third party search utility that works well with windows 7 and specifically with outlook 2007? I am completely dependent on searching my email archives, previewing and then opening the messages from within the search window/utility.


Posted On: 2010-01-21 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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I guess i can't attach an image here so, here's a link to a screen shot of what i'm talking about:

http://i103. Photobucket.com/albums/m132/bug67/computer/unwantedsystrayitems.jpg

I had some other stray files that i was able to get rid of with regedit but, i for the life of me can't figure this one out. I hope i have this in the correct place. I'm sure there are files somewhere i need to delete which is why i chose this forum.


Posted On: 2010-01-29 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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I've already tried to delete/hide the recycle bin from the desktop and i've checked its properties several times, but i can't find out how to fix it. This problem was present from the very beginning, even before i had installed other applications.


Posted On: 2010-01-03 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Videos(1)
Wildlife

Why wildlife.

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Posted On: 2010-03-14 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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And all of my links are still there but they do not appear on the taskbar. I have tried opening a toolbar on the taskbar but to no avail. I really liked the pinned programs feature in windows 7 and now i can't use them. =( If anyone knows what is going on then please help.


Posted On: 2010-08-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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If i copy large media files (wmv or tif) from one velociraptor to the next, the files might copy quickly, but when i go to delete them, i get the message that files are being discovered, and that message can last for 30 to 60 seconds. The file delete process can become very, very long. Clearly others are having the same problem. Turning off file indexing had no effect. Nother note: i have acronis true image home installed, which may be causing some issues. Is there a solution to this problem?


Posted On: 2010-06-02 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Changing Settings Start Menu - All Items Are Gone

I was changing settings in the start menu properties and all the items are now gone. These are the items that were there initially. Not sure what i did but i probably will remove all the items anyway and populate the start menu with my own items. Wondering what i could have done so i won't do it again. 2) in the start menu properties i don't see settings to display internet explorer and windows live mail. Do i really need to search for windows live mail in order to pin it to the star menu?

Posted On: 2010-08-03 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

User Id And Recent Items Erase On Restart

After recent upgrade to windows 7 user id's for all favorites on internet and recent items in office erase at each computer startup or restart even though the retention box is checked to retain. Is their some box that needs to be checked or unchecked to retain them. Had no problem in vista, nor xp but only since install of upgrade to windows 7. Using lenovo computer with windows 7. Would appreciate you help to resolve or advise a to how to?

Posted On: 2010-04-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Programmatically Adding Items To Start Menu Does Not Work

Programatically adding items to start menu does not work in windows 7 while the same program works perfectly fine in vista/xp. Is there anything different to be done on win 7 for this to work? Any changes in win 7 that we need to keep in mind?

Posted On: 2009-12-05 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Missing Menu Items In Control Panel View

I have just done a windows 7 upgrade install on my wife’s hp pavilion dv9725 laptop. I upgraded my sony vaio laptop last year to w7. Both pcs now use w7 professional. If i open e.g.control panel >> personalization - on the vaio i have a line of menu options "file/edit/view/tools/help" just below the back/forward buttons and address bar and above the detail window

On the hp pc there is no line of these menu options!
Why aren't they there?
How can i get them back?


Posted On: 2010-03-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Favorites Doesn't Display Items In Folder

Every so often, for no reason i can determine, ie8 refuses to display the bookmarks inside one or more - but not all - of the folders under favorites. Usually it is a folder i have recently selected a bookmark from, but not always. To fix this, i need to log out of ie8 completely and then reopen it. I can also double-click on the folder name under favorites, which will open a display box and i can select the bookmark i want from there. Any idea what causes this problem and how to remedy it?

Posted On: 2010-02-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Bsod When Opening System Items, Device Manager, Msconfig

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1. I decide to upgrade to windows 7 pro from xp. My xp system has worked flawlessly for years. All hardware is working normally and is compatible with windows 7.

2. Windows 7 is installed on a freshly reformatted drive. Drivers and software are installed. All windows updates are applied. Everything is working perfectly and i can freely open device manager, any item in "system, " and msconfig etc. I have not attempted any 'tinkering' yet.

3. First bsod. I decide to edit pagefile.sys by turning off windows control and setting it to a custom size of 4096mb-4096mb. Windows immediately bsods. I restart and find that i can't access any of the windows system tools listed above and decide to reformat and start over (it was a new install and i had nothing to lose).

4. Windows 7 is installed as per step 3. I give pagefile.sys a wide berth and let windows handle it. I decide to perform some maintenance by disabling extraneous programs loading at startup using the program regseeker. I only disable unimportant things like adobe updating tools and the games platform steam etc. I open msconfig to confirm that the disabled startup programs have been disabled. Immediate bsod follows. I restart and find that opening "system" items, msconfig, and device manager all cause immediate bsod. In fact, i can't even right-click on my computer and select "manage" without causing a bsod.

All i can do at the moment is browse the internet and use other simple productivity programs. I can no longer 'tinker' without risking a bsod. I have tried using system restore to various earlier points. None work - i still experience the same symptoms. I have run memory tests on my memory.

I have not tried reseting my hardware because there is no reason to suspect they that have come loose (xp worked for years). I have not tried uninstalling and reinstalling hardware drivers, as i hope for someone to interpret my minidumps for me so that i can troubleshoot intelligently. I can provide said minidumps via the preferred method of anyone who can help.


Posted On: 2010-02-06 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-11 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-08 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I've managed to get "recent items" onto the start menu, but can't find a way of getting it into the file save & open dialogue.


Posted On: 2010-05-11 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Unable To Remove Startup Items "remove From This List"

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Posted On: 2010-05-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-29 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-29 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .