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  #31  
Old January 14th 19, 10:40 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_4_]
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Default 4th time, not the charm

In message , "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
writes:
In message , Paul
writes:
J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
In message , Paul
writes:
J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
In message , Paul
writes:
J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:

I've now removed the four standard Libraries (Documents, Music,
Pictures, and Videos), so I have "Libraries" under "Desktop" in
Explorer (just above "Homegroup"), with nothing in it. Ah, I
can't shift-delete it, and right-clicking has no Delete. (I
can't non-shift delete it either.)
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So, just another bit of clutter.

There's a way to change their visibility, if it's the
clutter that bothers you.


https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...-folder-add-re

navigation-pane.html

Paul
Thanks. I've done that, and will tell you if it has gone next
time I reboot.


I have, and it has indeed disappeared.

I still find it irritating that we have to get these arcane hex
strings from tipsites - I presume _they_ get them from leaks, as
I'm sure they can't just find them.

:-) That's what it probably says in the "program requirements"
section of the document they design to. "Use arcane hex strings
to program feature". They're likely just undocumented bit strings,
with a "boolean per field" kind of thing. If you set the value
to all-zero, Explorer "disappears into a singularity".

Paul
I didn't mean the hex value that we have to set - I understand bit
flags (though it's good that someone has worked out at least one of
the bits!); I meant the {argle-bargle-itsy-bitsy} string we have to
get inside to _get_ at the value we want to change. I could _just
about_ accept this sort of obfuscation where it involves commercial
software providers hiding where they put their anti-piracy
measures/flags/whatever, but I see _no_ justification for the
settings for Windows itself:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\ShellFolde
r
using such strings.


Agreed. That part of it is a bit too clever.

"A CLSID is a globally unique identifier that identifies a COM
class object"

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It could be globally unique and still human-readable. It doesn't need
to be a long hex string enclosed in curly brackets - one of thousands
such.

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  #32  
Old January 15th 19, 01:21 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
croy[_2_]
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Default 4th time, not the charm

On Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:11:30 +0000, "J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote:


It could be globally unique and still human-readable. It doesn't need to
be a long hex string enclosed in curly brackets - one of thousands such.


I think one trouble with making it a description instead of a unique Id is the same problem in
relational databases, where if you make a "key" field mean something, then you get pummeled by
folks wanting you to either change it, or correct it, or ?...

If it means *nothing* to a human, then you skate free and clear.

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  #33  
Old January 15th 19, 01:34 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
pyotr filipivich
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Default 4th time, not the charm

Paul on Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:15:11 -0500 typed
in alt.windows7.general the following:

This isn't in "libraries" this is on an external drive used for
backups.


Is the path a Junction, a Hard Link, a shortcut, or some
other kind of linkage ?


I do not know, nor, actually do I care. This is Yet More Window's
stupid "Cleverness". Just like it shows the directory name "Program
Files (x86)" and not "Program Files (x85)" as it was named when
created. (There was a reason for my giving it that name). Because
apparently, when you copy the directory "Program Files (x86)" to any
other directory, Windows, being so easily confused, has to put a name
it recognizes over what ever label is there. (I worry for these
people. How well, if at all, do they cope with anything outside the
Microsoft campus?)
I'm making a mass backup: copy C: to I: . First thing copied is
$Recycler. There are 5,419,831,296 bytes in this directory which is
"empty" (I know it is empty, I "emptied" the Recycle bin before
starting this.)
And checking Igor; I:\Backups is now a hidden system folder. Why?
Because Microsoft wants to "improve my computing experience." or some
such drivel. Because I copied a directory it considers "its precious"
and MS must hide it from the User.


First you have to identify what it is, to deal with it
correctly.

This is also a reason to not get too clever using the
"traps" the OS offers. Yes, you can link all sorts of
stuff together, but at your peril.


Microsoft seems to go out of its way to "improve the user's
experience" without any consideration for the actual user's
preferences. But I've been saying that since the last century. (I
cannot recall if I made any stops from Win 3.11 to XP.)
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  #34  
Old January 15th 19, 02:52 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_4_]
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Default 4th time, not the charm

In message , croy
writes:
On Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:11:30 +0000, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
wrote:


It could be globally unique and still human-readable. It doesn't need to
be a long hex string enclosed in curly brackets - one of thousands such.


I think one trouble with making it a description instead of a unique Id
is the same problem in
relational databases, where if you make a "key" field mean something,
then you get pummeled by
folks wanting you to either change it, or correct it, or ?...

If it means *nothing* to a human, then you skate free and clear.

OK, but make it something shorter. The CLSIDs are all the same looking,
and there are thousands of them.
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  #35  
Old January 15th 19, 03:54 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_4_]
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Default 4th time, not the charm

In message , Wolf K
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Many slider-style colour pickers not only display the colour as you
slide the pointer around, they also display the RGB numbers. Would be
nice if the FF background colour setting used these instead of hex.

More generally, Pantone and RAL are AFAIK the two most widely used
colour standards in industry. Eg, the odds are that your car's paint is
a RAL colour. Their systems are somewhat easier to use than hex numbers.

[]
A lot of browsers - including FF - will accept a range of common colours
- e. g. FONT COLOR=red - not just the very common ones like red,
yellow, black, and white, but I think getting on for 256 (or possibly
240) of them (things like lime and so on).
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