TweakUI vs TweakVI

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by cqui3, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. cqui3

    cqui3 Guest

    TweakUi basic is a valuable utility.
    More elegant than TweakUI - but
    some of the functions of TweakUI
    are not available in TweakVI Basic.
    Although the latter is far more complete.

    My opinion is both should be installed.
     
    cqui3, Jan 18, 2009
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    TweakVi is a third-party tool designed for use in Vista.

    TweakUi is an XP powertoy designed by Microsoft and should not be used in a
    Vista system.
     
    Rick Rogers, Jan 18, 2009
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  3. Both are extremely good at doing what they were designed for; however you
    cannot install both on the same system. TweakUI is for Windows XP and will
    not install on Windows Vista. TweakVI, on the other hand, is only suitable
    for Vista.

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    John Barnett MVP, Jan 18, 2009
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  4. cqui3

    cqui3 Guest

    I keeep repeating that IT WORKS with Vista and Win7.
    TweakUi 1.33 that is.
    See my message with subject title "TweakUI vs TweakVI (IT WORKS) -
    which I reposted yesterday.
     
    cqui3, Jan 18, 2009
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    cqui3 Guest

    Correction.

    Message subject to look for is "Using TweakUI in Vista (IT WORKS)"
     
    cqui3, Jan 18, 2009
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    Stubbo of Oz Guest

    TweakUI 1.33 installed OK on my Vista. Whether it works properly is
    something else - I am about to find out!!
     
    Stubbo of Oz, Jan 18, 2009
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  7. cqui3

    Stubbo of Oz Guest

    Is there a technical reason why it should not be used with Vista? It
    instals OK
     
    Stubbo of Oz, Jan 18, 2009
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Not all the settings changes it has may work as intended. Some of the
    intended keys are now protected by sets of permissions.
     
    Rick Rogers, Jan 18, 2009
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    Stubbo of Oz Guest

    Thanks Rick
     
    Stubbo of Oz, Jan 18, 2009
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    TomV Guest

    TomV, Jan 19, 2009
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  11. I tried it, and it mucked up my desktop icons, by apparently taking
    one icon at random from the desktop and overlaying it in the bottom
    left corner of every icon on the desktop, where the shortcut arrow
    icon would usually be! They stayed that way even after I uninstalled
    it, and I had to edit the registry to return the desktop to normal.

    I used the one at majorgeeks.com that cqui3 posted a link for in
    message <>.

    Good luck, hope it works better for you.
     
    Eric Tiberius Duckman, Jan 19, 2009
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    cqui3 Guest

    "Eric Tiberius Duckman" <> a écrit dans le message
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    I tried it, and it mucked up my desktop icons, by apparently taking
    one icon at random from the desktop and overlaying it in the bottom
    left corner of every icon on the desktop, where the shortcut arrow
    icon would usually be! They stayed that way even after I uninstalled
    it, and I had to edit the registry to return the desktop to normal.

    I used the one at majorgeeks.com that cqui3 posted a link for in
    message <>.

    Good luck, hope it works better for you.
    --
    "...Amusing, yet not without a certain understated omniscience"


    It did work better for me. And I have been using it for months now -
    perhaps over a year. I wonder if your problem really came from
    TwekUI.
    At the time I recommended it in a Microsoft newsgroup several users
    found it worked well.
     
    cqui3, Jan 19, 2009
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  13. It would not work for me on a Dell Vostro 220 with Windows Vista Basic
    preinstalled. But then I am suspicious of Dell pre-installations.
     
    Walter Donavan, Jan 19, 2009
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  14. Now that I think about it, I did use something to eliminate the
    shortcut arrows from my desktop icons when I first got my pc, so maybe
    that caused my problem with TweakUI. I can't remember what it was,
    but it didn't involve any manual registry edits.
     
    Eric Tiberius Duckman, Jan 19, 2009
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    cqui3 Guest

    "Eric Tiberius Duckman" <> a écrit dans le message
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    Now that I think about it, I did use something to eliminate the
    shortcut arrows from my desktop icons when I first got my pc, so maybe
    that caused my problem with TweakUI. I can't remember what it was,
    but it didn't involve any manual registry edits.
    --

    It can be done with a small *.reg file or manually editing the registry.
    If TweakUi works well on your computer you should be able
    to restore the arrow, or restore/or suppress «shortcut» from the
    name of new shortcuts. That is after you reboot.
     
    cqui3, Jan 19, 2009
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    cqui3 Guest

    "Eric Tiberius Duckman" <> a écrit dans le message
    de
    Now that I think about it, I did use something to eliminate the
    shortcut arrows from my desktop icons when I first got my pc, so maybe
    that caused my problem with TweakUI. I can't remember what it was,
    but it didn't involve any manual registry edits.
    --

    It can be done with a small *.reg file or manually editing the registry.
    If TweakUi works well on your computer you should be able
    to restore the arrow, or restore/or suppress «shortcut» from the
    name of new shortcuts. That is after you reboot.
     
    cqui3, Jan 19, 2009
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