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March 1, 2010 at 1:56 am in reply to: AIM 7.1 & Windows 7: Minimizing/closing AIM stays on taskbar! #176725
@Dayvidpriddy 246748 wrote:
So if I pin the open instance of AIM and remove the favorite on my taskbar, what will happen once I close out AIM? I still want to have a favorite link for AIM on my taskbar, I just don't want it double opening when I'm using the program.
If you pin a running instance of AIM, you should be able to click that pinned icon when AIM isn't running, and it will start AIM. The newly-pinned icon should act and work the same as your old one. I'm not really sure what you're asking about a favorite link.February 28, 2010 at 6:44 pm in reply to: AIM 7.1 & Windows 7: Minimizing/closing AIM stays on taskbar! #176724
To work around the duplicate problem, pin the running instance of AIM, and remove the one you had previously pinned.
As for sticking around in the taskbar, that's the interaction model for Windows 7, the notification area is considered for different things. The idea is that ‘since the app is running, it should be in your taskbar.'
Control Panel -> System -> Advanced tab -> Performance Settings -> check “Show window contents while dragging” ?
@RabidKitten 246282 wrote:
Hey, Jake. Sup, dawg? And other ghetto vernacular.
respect killa Jake, yo. 😉
I got the iPhone a month after launch, and then the 3G at launch. Overall the iPhone is definitely a good device, and up until recently it has clearly been the best phone on the market.
The mobile landscape isn't as it was in 2007 anymore though, Android 2.0 is polished and intuitive. The Motorola Droid is a fantastic device, Google's Nexus One running Android 2.1 is a pretty big deal.
Palm's WebOS on the Pre and Pixi is pretty decent, albeit slow on the Pixi.
Windows Mobile 7 is supposedly debuting in February, likely a huge upgrade over the current Windows Mobile 6 software and devices. Low-end Windows Mobile 7 phones will be running some of the fastest hardware you can get today.
Apple usually announces products around this time of year. The Apple Tablet is rumored, along with big iPhone OS4 updates. OS4 may be a large update, and it's unknown whether it will be fully compatible with the 3G/3GS generation.
I would definitely wait for more of this story to unfold before buying a new phone (and that's what I'm doing, since I'd like to get rid of my iPhone 3G)
– More apps than any other mobile platform.
– Web Browsing is fantastic
– Very intuitive
– With OS3 it has most of the features it lacked in OS 1/2 (Copy/Paste, MMS)
– Simple, lacks a lot of customization without jailbreak
– Jailbreak + add-ons will certainly lower the battery life, so you'll want to be very choosy about whether you use themes, or other extensions.
– Apple restricts app store apps that would be useful. (They really control the environment)
Overall the iPhone is good, although mine always seem to start falling apart after the warranty runs out.January 12, 2010 at 1:05 am in reply to: Copying (graphics) between emails and also between OE & WORD #176527
@Sebastian42 245756 wrote:
For you to see the image, do you just reverse the process and rename ‘txt' to 'eml' ?
Yes. But remember that a file can have any extensions. Nothing stops you from reaming a .jpg to .txt. Naming it .eml tells Outlook Express to open the file assuming it uses a certain format which allows for graphics to be stored in the message.
This whole thing is a technical can of worms, so I'll try not to over-explain. 🙂January 11, 2010 at 10:06 am in reply to: Copying (graphics) between emails and also between OE & WORD #176526
@Sebastian42 245747 wrote:
These days my email is with Gmail (that is web based, isn't it ?), so I am already there (?).
And since emails are indelible from Gmail, I could always go back and open in Webmail the one I want to copy from and have the copy facility ????
Yes, right-click on the image in Gmail in select ‘Save image as…' or similar.Quote:<> Before I try it, I have get my head around the idea that an email with graphics can be converted (renamed) to .txt, but leave the graphics intact !!!! ????
After all, my discussion is not about copying text, but about copying graphics elements.
Graphics may be saved as text using various encoding systems that will turn image data into more verbose text data. The most common for this task is called Base64 encoding. The other option is that the images are actually URLs to images hosted on the internet.January 10, 2010 at 9:38 pm in reply to: Copying (graphics) between emails and also between OE & WORD #176525Quote:<> for a number of reasons I would be reluctant to do that. That is not the kind of work-around I am prepared to consider.
What I should have indicated, is that you can likely use a web-based mail client in tandem with Outlook Express. Just about every ISP or mail service provides webmail access which won't disrupt your ability to download and store messages in Outlook Express. (Just in case you've got something you really want to save and are unable to with OE)Quote:I have an email example I COULD send, but its extension (eml) is not valid according to the Rules of Attachments. So I await if you have a work around for THAT.
Actually .eml files should be completely text. You can rename it to .txt and upload or attach it that way.January 8, 2010 at 11:58 pm in reply to: Copying (graphics) between emails and also between OE & WORD #176524
The concept that you're dealing with is OLE, or Object Linking and Embedding. This technology has been around since Win95, and is a core part of data exchange between applications on Windows. Any time that you drag an object between locations (e.g. files, directories, images, text), or even copy it to the clipboard, OLE is involved.
OLE is a complex system even for developers, so I'll try to simplify how it works and why you're seeing unexpected behavior. When some content is put on the clipboard, a type is specified by the application that the data came from. Having a ‘type' is really important, because otherwise it would be tough to determine what you've actually got in the clipboard. When pasting into an application, the type is queried and data extracted.
But what happens if the type that the copying-application put on the clipboard isn't supported by the pasting-application? A fall-back type can be used. (This can be seen when pasting content from Word into Notepad – just the text will remain)
Hopefully that explains why data isn't copied perfectly between applications. Copying and pasting between Outlook Express windows should not be a lossy operation, but in my own quick tests – content is not preserved exactly as it should be, losing certain visual style attributes.
It seems to me that you should always be able to copy the image out of the email simply by dragging it directly into a new message, or directly into Word. Mixing graphics with text may not succeed. The other option is to ditch Outlook Express for Windows Mail, or a web-based mail client. Dragging from the browser will certainly succeed.
If you think this analysis is incorrect, please provide more detailed information and reproduction steps.January 8, 2010 at 1:56 am in reply to: Copying (graphics) between emails and also between OE & WORD #176523
Probably. I think I would just ask and see who responds.
@moovguy16 245637 wrote:
I downloaded the shell extension viewer but have no idea what I'm looking for here…sorry I'm not really an expert with this stuff. Any chance you can walk me through what I should be looking for?
Shell extensions are modules that are loaded into Explorer which offer extended functionality that isn't provided by Windows out of the box.
Some common shell extensions would include right-click menu items for things like WinRAR, Adobe Acrobat, but also things like the iTunes mini-player deskband
Many of the shell extensions that you'll see in ShellExView are going to be produced by Microsoft. I do not think the behavior is caused by any Microsoft shell extensions, so you can click the ‘Microsoft' column header and sort the list such that all the non-Microsoft extensions are grouped together.
I would probably start by disabling all the ones that aren't published by Microsoft, just to see if one of them is causing the problem.
I would guess that some shell extension is preventing the normal explorer behavior. Explorer may be starting and crashing immediately. I would try disabling shell extensions to determine which one may be the culprit.
A quick search turned up this application: ShellExView – Shell Extension Manager For Windows