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Old 10-07-2014, 01:11 AM
 
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Name me ONE thing you used to be able to do that you can't now.
Go up in the file structure.

Read on the bottom of the screen what files or programs are active.

Receive email.

Specify icon size and spacing.
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Old 10-07-2014, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Arrange the programs list any way I want.

I personally hated the XP method of just sticking things in seemingly random places on the start menu, and instantly liked the alphabetized start menu in Vista.


That said, you can turn this off:

Right click on the task bar and select properties.
Click the Start Menu Tab.
Click the Customize button.
Scroll down and find the "Sort All Programs menu by name", and uncheck it.

You'll be able to rearrange the All Programs menu.
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Old 10-07-2014, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Making some assumptions here, so feel free to clarify if I'm wrong on these.

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Go up in the file structure.
There are two ways here that 7 is different from XP.
One is the auto expanding of branches in the left sidebar as you browse in Windows Explorer (My Computer), and the other is the way the Address bar is shown up top.

By default MS left the auto expanding feature turned off, but you can enable the old behavior quite easily:
Open Windows Explorer.
Click on "Organize" (top left).
Select "Folder and Search Options"
Check the "Automatically expand to current folder" option.


The other change here can actually be a bit faster to use once you get used to it:
In the title bar, you now see each folder listed, with a triangle between them (instead of the actual path).
By clicking on any of the listed folders, you can navigate back up the path. This actually allows you to skip multiple levels up with one click. You can also expose the entire path by simply clicking in the address bar to the right of the list of folders.

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Read on the bottom of the screen what files or programs are active.
Assuming you are referring to the labels on the Taskbar/ Superbar icons:

This is an area where once you get used to it, the Superbar is far, far, superior to the old style Taskbar, but if you really want to see text with the icons, it's easy to change:

Right click on the Taskbar.
Select Properties.
In the drop down next to the "Taskbar buttons" change the option to: "Combine when taskbar is full", or "Never combine" .... both of these are XP style, depending upon what you had XP set to.

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Receive email.
Assuming here that you're referring to the missing Outlook Express.

MS replaced it with another tool, and didn't include it, but you can still receive email.

If you want an MS based product then you'll have to install Windows Essentials:
Windows Essentials: Other Programs - Microsoft Windows

Download that, and run the installer. On the first screen you'll be offered two options. Select the second one "Chose the programs you want to install", and then you'll be able to select "Mail" from the next screen (uncheck anything you don't want).

There are also other options like Thunderbird available for free.

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Specify icon size and spacing.
It's been a long time since I had it, but I'm pretty sure that even in XP you had to turn off the Auto Arrange feature for desktop icons.

The menu has been split in half for 7 ("View" and "Sort By" are separate now), but you actually have more options in 7 than you did in XP. It sounds like you need to adjust the automatic settings by right clicking on the desktop, and changing in the View and Sort By menus.
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Old 10-07-2014, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Thanks Skunky. Saved me all that typing.

Click the Desktop. Hold CRTL and roll your mouse wheel (to resize). Could it be easier?

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Old 10-07-2014, 05:45 PM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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Then why do you keep reading and posting in this thread buddy?? (If it bothers ya and all)

Good buddy Im glad it works for ya in both

98se is an amazing OS my friend
Dude, I thought I would update you after more observation time running Money 98 in XP.

It is slower and less responsive in XP - especially on one particular screen, where it bogs down and crawls at a snails pace in herky-jerky fashion when you attempt to scroll.

Haven't decided yet whether I'll live with it for the sake of convenience, but I'm leaning toward not. I've run it in W98SE for 15 years and no reason I can't for another 15.

'Course the explanation no doubt has something to do with extra processing steps necessary for compatibility, but I thought you might get a kick out of it nonetheless - that it does better in W98SE.

And, of course, I know it'll entertain our friends who love to point and laugh at our indifference to computing PC. And I don't mean personal computer.
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:02 PM
 
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Hmmmmmm Im sorry it doesnt run as well.......

If I were you I think I would keep running it in what I was
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Old 10-10-2014, 09:06 AM
 
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Thank you.

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Name me ONE thing you used to be able to do that you can't now.
Run Eudora

Go through a whole evening without crashing

Expand the taskbar to two or three stories high
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Old 10-10-2014, 12:44 PM
 
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I can extend it to 12 stories on 98se ... Is it the same on XP,2000??
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Old 10-10-2014, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Run Eudora

Go through a whole evening without crashing

Expand the taskbar to two or three stories high
Apparently you've never used 7 then? Because it can do all that.
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Old 10-10-2014, 02:57 PM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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I can extend it to 12 stories on 98se ... Is it the same on XP,2000??
14 on XP. Not that I've ever needed more than one.
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