tnx that works, hopefully its what was causing my minimization...
Here are my other biggest issues with win7:
1# Get the old style menu when you right click on an item in the taskbar? So if I right click on firefox I want to get a menu "close, maximuze, restore, etc). Right now im presented with stuff I wont EVER use (like "pin this program").
2# Taskbar: How do I stop items from sorting themselves? If I open a folder, I want it added to the right, not added beside the other folders.
3# Folders: How do I stop items from auto sorting themselves? This is especially annoying when you have a folder with MANY times and you arent sure what the name of the file you just copied over.
4# Folders: How do I disable the "left bar" in them and bring back folder "favorite" menu?
5# In XP each folder remembered the location it was open on your desktop. In win7 every folder uses a single value. So if I had a shortcut to a folder called "work" in XP and only open up work on my active window it would always open up in same location on my active desktop. On the other hand, if I had a shortcut to a folder called "Sanity" on my extended desktop, windows would open sanity in that window. But with win7 I lose my sanity because it will take the location of previous folder (and its up opening up in another monitor that has been closed, forcing me to get up out of my comfortable bed).
If you Right Click Task-bar Icon you get to see a "Jump List". This feature allows you to pin and unpin a program etc. to the Icon (But you cannot Restore, Minimize or Maximize the application directly as you were able to do in Vista or XP.
However, there is a simple trick to view and use these options:
Press Shift+Right Click on an icon to view the Restore, Minimize, Maximize and Close menu options.
Press Shift+Right Click on the grouped icons to view the Restore All, and Close All etc menu options.
Press Shift+Left Click or simply Middle Click on an icon to open up a new instance of that application.
Press CTRL+Shift Left Click to open an application as an administrator.
shift-right does work and will save me time, but it would be nice if it did this by default. I will never pin anything.... Its like Microsoft is forcing people to use what they think EVERYONE will like :\
Classic Explorer in Classic Shell seems interesting, but it did not resolve any of my folder issues There are some changes I do like in Win7 (granted its a short list), I just hate everything "new" and "improved" in win7 that makes my life harder
I dont understand how Microsoft could screw up so badly. After all the bashing they took, all the people they are losing to macs and Linux, and all the people who miss XP you would think they would make Win7 more customizable and user friendly. Instead we get "features" shoved down our throats.