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Anonymous
March 18, 2005 12:36:36 AM

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(I saw no likely clues when i googled:
drag toolbar faster respond registry milliseconds)

i like to drag URLs from address/location bar in browser down to taskbar, and up to desktop or or something else in the taskbar.
i'd like the minimize and other Windows' actions (in response to dragging) to happen faster.

TIA...
Anonymous
March 18, 2005 4:31:49 AM

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MsOsWin@anon.com wrote:
> (I saw no likely clues when i googled: drag toolbar faster respond
> registry milliseconds)
>
> i like to drag URLs from address/location bar in browser down to
> taskbar, and up to desktop or or something else in the taskbar. i'd
> like the minimize and other Windows' actions (in response to
> dragging) to happen faster.
>
> TIA...
>

What?


Rick
Anonymous
March 18, 2005 4:31:50 AM

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I *think* s/he is talking about when you drag something to a taskbar
button, the window pertaining to that button doesn't respond quickly
enough to suit him/her. Simple example: Open two folders in Windows
Explorer--two windows, different folders. Maximize both. Create a test
file in the top window (right-click>New>Text Document.) Now drag a file
from the top window to the taskbar button for the other window. Hover
for a moment if necessary, and the window pertaining to that button is
brought to focus, and you can then drop the file there. (Or use
right-click/drag and you'll get the drop choices.)

As far as I know, there isn't any built-in delay to that function. On my
system, the delay can be almost infinitesimal or it can take a
significant couple of beats to respond. Probably has more to do with
performance specs of the system and what you're dragging from and where
to, than anything else. On the other hand, when you drag to the Start
button, it takes substantially longer to respond. Whether that's a
special case that *does* have a delay hard-coded in, or it simply takes
longer to go jump through that particular hoop, I don't know. I suspect
it's the latter.

Not sure what OP is talking about when dragging to the Desktop is
involved, since I find no way of doing that unless the Desktop is
already at least partly visible.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm

"Rick T" <plinnane3REMOVE@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
news:eEIaNQ4KFHA.2136@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> MsOsWin@anon.com wrote:
> > (I saw no likely clues when i googled: drag toolbar faster respond
> > registry milliseconds)
> >
> > i like to drag URLs from address/location bar in browser down to
> > taskbar, and up to desktop or or something else in the taskbar. i'd
> > like the minimize and other Windows' actions (in response to
> > dragging) to happen faster.
> >
> > TIA...
> >
>
> What?
>
>
> Rick
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Anonymous
March 18, 2005 8:13:42 AM

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Gary S. Terhune wrote:
> I *think* s/he is talking about when you drag something to a taskbar
> button, the window pertaining to that button doesn't respond quickly
> enough to suit him/her. Simple example: Open two folders in Windows
> Explorer--two windows, different folders. Maximize both. Create a test
> file in the top window (right-click>New>Text Document.) Now drag a file
> from the top window to the taskbar button for the other window. Hover
> for a moment if necessary, and the window pertaining to that button is
> brought to focus, and you can then drop the file there. (Or use
> right-click/drag and you'll get the drop choices.)
>
> As far as I know, there isn't any built-in delay to that function. On my
> system, the delay can be almost infinitesimal or it can take a
> significant couple of beats to respond. Probably has more to do with
> performance specs of the system and what you're dragging from and where
> to, than anything else. On the other hand, when you drag to the Start
> button, it takes substantially longer to respond. Whether that's a
> special case that *does* have a delay hard-coded in, or it simply takes
> longer to go jump through that particular hoop, I don't know. I suspect
> it's the latter.
>
> Not sure what OP is talking about when dragging to the Desktop is
> involved, since I find no way of doing that unless the Desktop is
> already at least partly visible.
>

ahh... I've always used small windows for that sortof thing.

Rick
Anonymous
March 18, 2005 9:19:57 PM

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What you seek may be at one of these sites. if anywhere...

........Start.....of quote of Glee.....
Most of these *should* work:

100 Registry Hacks -
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ActiveWindows - Windows Registry -
http://www.activewin.com/tips/reg/index.shtml

Dave W (reg hacks) -
http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~flibble/index.html

Win95 Registry Shrinking -
http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~flibble/regsmall.html

Guenter Born Reg page -
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Guenter_Born/
http://www.borncity.de/

John Woram's Home Page -
http://www.woram.com/

RegEdit: Windows Registry Guide -
http://www.regedit.com/
http://www.winguides.com/

Windows Registry Forums -
http://www.regedit.com/cgi-bin/wwwthreads/wwwthreads.pl

Registry Tips-Cerelli -
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/registry_tips.htm
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/app_info/regedit.htm

Registry -Henri Le Boeuf -
http://www.colba.net/~hlebo49/registry.htm

Win95 Annoyances (Registry) -
http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/registry

Chapter 31 Win98 Registry -
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/Win98/Reskit/Part6/wrk...

Valuable registry hacks -
http://www.geocities.com/~budallen/regtips.html
http://wintrouble.net/test/

....glen
........End.........

PLEASE do not inform Glee that I have posted this! Some may not be
current. Naturally, have your virus checker up-to-date in it's defs,
too, if THAT'S what he was worried about!


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
<MsOsWin@anon.com> wrote in message
news:Xns961CDC37ED829MsOsWinAnon@207.46.248.16...
| (I saw no likely clues when i googled:
| drag toolbar faster respond registry milliseconds)
|
| i like to drag URLs from address/location bar in browser down to
taskbar, and up to desktop or or something else in the taskbar.
| i'd like the minimize and other Windows' actions (in response to
dragging) to happen faster.
|
| TIA...
|
!