Annoyances

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Bill Condie, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. Bill Condie

    Bill Condie Guest

    MSCONFIG

    Vista doesn't remember that you've typed it once in the RUN window.

    And when you restart after changes (no prompt to do this), Vista
    (Defender?) blocks the window you have to click to not see the YOU HAVE MADE
    CHANGES message again.
     
    Bill Condie, Feb 12, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    What's the big deal? In XP it popped up the Msconfig splash screen and you
    had to check the box to not alert you. In Vista when Defender shows the
    message in the notification area, you right click, tell it to display the
    program and check the box on msconfig to not alert you. Yes it is a couple
    more clicks but it happens only on login after making changes in msconfig.
     
    Rock, Feb 12, 2007
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    Jon Guest

    You can still add the 'old style' run box to the start menu, via

    Right-click start > Properties > Customize > Check 'Run command'
     
    Jon, Feb 12, 2007
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  4. Bill Condie

    Frankster Guest

    Hmm... my Run windows does remember what I've typed. I just have to use the
    pull-down arrow. Granted, it doesn't use autocomplete as you type though.

    About your second point... making changes... sorry, I don't really
    understand what you mean here. Could you give an example?

    -Frank
     
    Frankster, Feb 12, 2007
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  5. Bill Condie

    Bill Condie Guest

    Of course it's not a big deal. It's a little deal.

    Read the other responses and learn something
     
    Bill Condie, Feb 12, 2007
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  6. Bill Condie

    Bill Condie Guest

    That's what I got already. I had done it through CONTROL PANEL>TASkBAR AND
    START MENU
     
    Bill Condie, Feb 12, 2007
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    Bill Condie Guest

    That IS strange. The pulldown arrow shows blank space, then when I type "M"
    web addresses pop up!

    Second point: You remember where you have to restart to make the changes on
    START?

    Then after Restart a window pops up saying you have made changes, check the
    box so's you don't have to see this again?

    I don't even get the first prompt to Restart.

    When I do, Vista blocks that window
     
    Bill Condie, Feb 12, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    I don't know what you mean now. In this installation msconfig is remembered
    in the run box. If it was the last item run then it appears there, if not
    typing ms shows the list with msconfig at the top.

    When making a change with msconfig, it always prompts for a restart on this
    system. So it's not a problem inherent with Vista, those are issues with
    your system.

    Read the other responses and learn what?
     
    Rock, Feb 12, 2007
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  9. Bill Condie

    Bill Condie Guest

    <<So it's not a problem inherent with Vista, those are issues with
    your system.

    Perhaps. You heard of such a thing before?

    http://billcondie.com/imgs/run.gif

    And how about Vista (Defender?) blocking the screen on restart?
     
    Bill Condie, Feb 12, 2007
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    Rock Guest


    Oh yes, I see what you mean there. Same thing here, if msconfig was not
    already in the run box when it's opened, typing the m results in a pop up
    lists pointing to an http location, but then adding an s will cause msconfig
    to show up at the top of the list. That could be a little buglet.

    On you second question about Defender "blocking the screen on restart", are
    we talking about the same thing?

    When changes are made in msconfig after a restart, an icon from defender
    shows up in the notification area saying some programs have been stopped
    from starting. If you right click and ask it to show the programs or allow
    to run (I don't remember the wording) then up pops the msconfig splash
    screen telling you that changes were made and it's in selective startup
    mode. From there check the box to not have it alert again, and it goes away
    (until the next time changes are made).

    Is that what you mean?

    If so then that's what I see and it's normal; msconfig is a program that
    requires admin privileges to run and so Defender stops it and gives that
    alert. There could be a way around that but if so I don't know what that
    is.
     
    Rock, Feb 12, 2007
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  11. Bill Condie

    Bill Condie Guest

    <<When changes are made in msconfig after a restart, an icon from defender
    shows up in the notification area saying some programs have been stopped
    from starting.

    Right, that's the one.

    Just another of the little changes from XP, I guess.

    Annoyances, I call 'em :)

    Here's another. I make web pages. Before they're even online I get a warning
    about opening them, IE7's Scripts and ActiveX thingie
     
    Bill Condie, Feb 12, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    I don't see the Defender issue as an annoyance, it's doing what it should
    do, to let me know a program needing admin privileges is trying to run at
    startup. It could be that the next time I boot the system I might have
    forgotten changes had been made in msconfig. Actually if it's been any
    amount of time, I always forget, so the warning is doing it's job.

    I don't do web pages so this I would be unfamiliar with.
     
    Rock, Feb 12, 2007
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  13. Bill Condie

    Bill Condie Guest

    <<I don't see the Defender issue as an annoyance, it's doing what it should
    do,

    Well, it didn't in XP.

    You like it, that's fine. I think it is stupid.
     
    Bill Condie, Feb 12, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    You mean it didn't in XP? Really? No kidding? Lol...it's a different
    security model. Nothing in XP warned when a program was doing things that
    required admin privileges unless it was in a limited user account in which
    case some things wouldn't work.

    I didn't say I liked it or didn't like it. I said for me it's not an
    annoyance. If you see it as stupid, so be it, then maybe turn off Defender,
    or hide the notification icon, or use some other anti-malware app.
     
    Rock, Feb 12, 2007
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  15. Bill Condie

    Bill Condie Guest

    Speaking of annoyances, having to scroll to the end to read your drivel is
    too much!

    Enjoy your security.
     
    Bill Condie, Feb 12, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    Lol, I did that just for you Bill, knowing how much you love it. Finally
    you interjected some humor in your uptight demeanor. Good for you.
     
    Rock, Feb 12, 2007
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    Jan Hyde Guest

    "Bill Condie" <>'s wild thoughts
    were released on Sun, 11 Feb 2007 21:55:17 -0500 bearing the
    following fruit:
    Hadn't noticed that but it's probably just as well. It
    always interesting to see what's in that particular history,
    particularly on servers.

    J

    Jan Hyde (VB MVP)
     
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    Frankster Guest

    Hmm.. okay, so I rebooted, and guess what I found. The Run window only
    "remembers" commands during that session. After a reboot my pulldown arrow
    is blank, once again. ! But if I put in a few commands, it does remember
    them. Untill, presumably, my next reboot. Also, like you, when I type M,
    now, I get weblinks... yep, strange.

    I'm pretty lost on the second point. I'll leave that to someone else. Maybe
    I haven't had enough coffee yet.

    -Frank
     
    Frankster, Feb 12, 2007
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