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Anonymous
June 4, 2005 3:26:02 PM

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My operating system is XP Prof. The status bar showing when I clicked on an
jpg or gif image would automatically show the dimensions of that image. THe
other day I added a number of new programs, unrelated to status bar as far as
I could tell, but now when I click on an image, the status bar gives me type
of image, size in kb, and date modified, but NOT dimension. Dimension and
type are the only pieces of information I want. How do I change the
information listed in the status bar?
I want it to show dimensions, again. Thank you.

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Anonymous
June 4, 2005 7:45:38 PM

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In Windows Explorer, view, choose details.

--
Mary Sauer MSFT MVP
http://office.microsoft.com/
http://msauer.mvps.org/
news://msnews.microsoft.com
"Ms Max" <MsMax@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D 766EBF3-828C-4ACB-8B63-C3D272970841@microsoft.com...
> My operating system is XP Prof. The status bar showing when I clicked on an
> jpg or gif image would automatically show the dimensions of that image. THe
> other day I added a number of new programs, unrelated to status bar as far as
> I could tell, but now when I click on an image, the status bar gives me type
> of image, size in kb, and date modified, but NOT dimension. Dimension and
> type are the only pieces of information I want. How do I change the
> information listed in the status bar?
> I want it to show dimensions, again. Thank you.
>
Anonymous
June 5, 2005 8:17:01 PM

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Dear Mary,
The "View" function doesn't make any difference as far as what shows down in
the 'status bar'. I can view a highlighted jpg or gif image, for instance in
thumbnail, icon, detail or list view, and the information in the status bar
remain the same. In my case, ANY view option still shows me type of file,
size of file (kb) and date modified down in the status bar. I used to have it
showing dimensions and type and I wanted to know how I could get that info
back. Thank you, anyway.

Ms. Max

"Mary Sauer" wrote:

> In Windows Explorer, view, choose details.
>
> --
> Mary Sauer MSFT MVP
> http://office.microsoft.com/
> http://msauer.mvps.org/
> news://msnews.microsoft.com
> "Ms Max" <MsMax@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D 766EBF3-828C-4ACB-8B63-C3D272970841@microsoft.com...
> > My operating system is XP Prof. The status bar showing when I clicked on an
> > jpg or gif image would automatically show the dimensions of that image. THe
> > other day I added a number of new programs, unrelated to status bar as far as
> > I could tell, but now when I click on an image, the status bar gives me type
> > of image, size in kb, and date modified, but NOT dimension. Dimension and
> > type are the only pieces of information I want. How do I change the
> > information listed in the status bar?
> > I want it to show dimensions, again. Thank you.
> >
>
>
>
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Anonymous
June 6, 2005 5:34:58 PM

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On Sun, 5 Jun 2005 16:17:01 -0700, Ms Max wrote:

> Dear Mary,
> The "View" function doesn't make any difference as far as what shows down in
> the 'status bar'. I can view a highlighted jpg or gif image, for instance in
> thumbnail, icon, detail or list view, and the information in the status bar
> remain the same. In my case, ANY view option still shows me type of file,
> size of file (kb) and date modified down in the status bar. I used to have it
> showing dimensions and type and I wanted to know how I could get that info
> back. Thank you, anyway.

I don't remember XP ever doing this in the Status bar. The information can
be displayed in the "common task pane" or, if allowed, in tooltips that
appear when you hover your mouse over a file.

Folder Options> General: place check in box for "Show common tasks in
folders." If common tasks is still not visible (seeing the directory tree
in left pane instead), click the Folders button in the Standard toolbar.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
June 7, 2005 8:53:29 AM

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The status bar shows the tooltip. If the status bar has changed then so has the tooltip. The tooltip normally comes from
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image
infotip=



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=================================================
"Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message news:o FLMPZsaFHA.1660@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> On Sun, 5 Jun 2005 16:17:01 -0700, Ms Max wrote:
>
> > Dear Mary,
> > The "View" function doesn't make any difference as far as what shows down in
> > the 'status bar'. I can view a highlighted jpg or gif image, for instance in
> > thumbnail, icon, detail or list view, and the information in the status bar
> > remain the same. In my case, ANY view option still shows me type of file,
> > size of file (kb) and date modified down in the status bar. I used to have it
> > showing dimensions and type and I wanted to know how I could get that info
> > back. Thank you, anyway.
>
> I don't remember XP ever doing this in the Status bar. The information can
> be displayed in the "common task pane" or, if allowed, in tooltips that
> appear when you hover your mouse over a file.
>
> Folder Options> General: place check in box for "Show common tasks in
> folders." If common tasks is still not visible (seeing the directory tree
> in left pane instead), click the Folders button in the Standard toolbar.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
June 7, 2005 8:53:30 AM

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On Tue, 7 Jun 2005 04:53:29 +1000, David Candy wrote:

> The status bar shows the tooltip. If the status bar has changed then so has the tooltip. The tooltip normally comes from
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image
> infotip=

You're right. Thanks for pointing that out David. Good grief, I'm so
accustomed to getting the info other ways that I forgot (or never noticed)
that the info was in status bar too.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
June 7, 2005 3:32:16 PM

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Dear David,
YES, what shows in the status bar DOES also end up showing in the tool tip,
I found that out after a while. You mention that the tooltip is normally in
HKEY...etc. I'm sure that is correct, but I am a neophyte as far as anything
to do with the registry and/or changing anything there. The registry scares
the begeebies out of me because I don't understand my way around and for
neophytes that's a good way to respect the registry. So, is there some
"safe" way for me to change the info displayed in the status bar/tooltip?
Right now it shows type, date modified and size. I want it to show dimension,
type and size.
I tried a Restore just now back to May 27 and then May 8th, too, but
whatever causes the status bar info to change isn't getting restored from
either of my trials.

Thank you for understanding what I was trying to explain in my
less-than-tech-speak way. If a registry change is needed, could you walk me
through it?

Thank you,
Ms. Max

"David Candy" wrote:

> The status bar shows the tooltip. If the status bar has changed then so has the tooltip. The tooltip normally comes from
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image
> infotip=
>
>
>
> --
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.htm...
> =================================================
> "Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message news:o FLMPZsaFHA.1660@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > On Sun, 5 Jun 2005 16:17:01 -0700, Ms Max wrote:
> >
> > > Dear Mary,
> > > The "View" function doesn't make any difference as far as what shows down in
> > > the 'status bar'. I can view a highlighted jpg or gif image, for instance in
> > > thumbnail, icon, detail or list view, and the information in the status bar
> > > remain the same. In my case, ANY view option still shows me type of file,
> > > size of file (kb) and date modified down in the status bar. I used to have it
> > > showing dimensions and type and I wanted to know how I could get that info
> > > back. Thank you, anyway.
> >
> > I don't remember XP ever doing this in the Status bar. The information can
> > be displayed in the "common task pane" or, if allowed, in tooltips that
> > appear when you hover your mouse over a file.
> >
> > Folder Options> General: place check in box for "Show common tasks in
> > folders." If common tasks is still not visible (seeing the directory tree
> > in left pane instead), click the Folders button in the Standard toolbar.
> >
> > --
> > Sharon F
> > MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
>
>
Anonymous
June 7, 2005 3:38:03 PM

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Hi, Sharon,
I'm glad you got to read David's reply, too. I use the status bar a lot
because I copy all kinds of pictures and clipart and when I rename a file I
always include the size because clipart and thumbnails and animations all
vary so wildly in size and when I go looking through my folders it's
convenient for me to instantly see a file size in the file name. If I haven't
confused you totally, as I go to rename a file I've just pasted into a
folder, as I type I can look at the status bar and it shows me what the jpg
or gif size is so I can type it all in one movement without having to have
remembered what it was from the cut/paste procedure. Having that function of
the status bar get changed to info I didn't need has been a pain, and I'm
very grateful for the help.

Thanks. Ms. Max (geekette-wannabe) :^)

"Sharon F" wrote:

> On Tue, 7 Jun 2005 04:53:29 +1000, David Candy wrote:
>
> > The status bar shows the tooltip. If the status bar has changed then so has the tooltip. The tooltip normally comes from
> > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image
> > infotip=
>
> You're right. Thanks for pointing that out David. Good grief, I'm so
> accustomed to getting the info other ways that I forgot (or never noticed)
> that the info was in status bar too.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
>
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 3:52:42 AM

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"Ms Max" <MsMax@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D 766EBF3-828C-4ACB-8B63-C3D272970841@microsoft.com...
> My operating system is XP Prof. The status bar showing when I clicked on
> an
> jpg or gif image would automatically show the dimensions of that image.
> THe
> other day I added a number of new programs, unrelated to status bar as far
> as
> I could tell, but now when I click on an image, the status bar gives me
> type
> of image, size in kb, and date modified, but NOT dimension. Dimension and
> type are the only pieces of information I want. How do I change the
> information listed in the status bar?
> I want it to show dimensions, again. Thank you.
>

Ms Max,

A program you installed unregistered the default shell image viewer.
From the start menu run "regsvr32 shimgvw.dll" without quotes

Mr. Max
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 8:55:04 AM

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The first thing to do is check that registry value. Type Regedit in Start Run and it's like browsing folders.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image
infotip=

And then some more
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.jpg
@=
infotip=
PerceivedType=

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\<whatever the @ equaled above>
infotip=


It's a inheritance system. Nearly anything overrides the default settings.

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"Ms Max" <MsMax@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:CF65DAE7-E02D-4600-8DDA-A10B4E63A827@microsoft.com...
> Dear David,
> YES, what shows in the status bar DOES also end up showing in the tool tip,
> I found that out after a while. You mention that the tooltip is normally in
> HKEY...etc. I'm sure that is correct, but I am a neophyte as far as anything
> to do with the registry and/or changing anything there. The registry scares
> the begeebies out of me because I don't understand my way around and for
> neophytes that's a good way to respect the registry. So, is there some
> "safe" way for me to change the info displayed in the status bar/tooltip?
> Right now it shows type, date modified and size. I want it to show dimension,
> type and size.
> I tried a Restore just now back to May 27 and then May 8th, too, but
> whatever causes the status bar info to change isn't getting restored from
> either of my trials.
>
> Thank you for understanding what I was trying to explain in my
> less-than-tech-speak way. If a registry change is needed, could you walk me
> through it?
>
> Thank you,
> Ms. Max
>
> "David Candy" wrote:
>
> > The status bar shows the tooltip. If the status bar has changed then so has the tooltip. The tooltip normally comes from
> > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image
> > infotip=
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.htm...
> > =================================================
> > "Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message news:o FLMPZsaFHA.1660@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > > On Sun, 5 Jun 2005 16:17:01 -0700, Ms Max wrote:
> > >
> > > > Dear Mary,
> > > > The "View" function doesn't make any difference as far as what shows down in
> > > > the 'status bar'. I can view a highlighted jpg or gif image, for instance in
> > > > thumbnail, icon, detail or list view, and the information in the status bar
> > > > remain the same. In my case, ANY view option still shows me type of file,
> > > > size of file (kb) and date modified down in the status bar. I used to have it
> > > > showing dimensions and type and I wanted to know how I could get that info
> > > > back. Thank you, anyway.
> > >
> > > I don't remember XP ever doing this in the Status bar. The information can
> > > be displayed in the "common task pane" or, if allowed, in tooltips that
> > > appear when you hover your mouse over a file.
> > >
> > > Folder Options> General: place check in box for "Show common tasks in
> > > folders." If common tasks is still not visible (seeing the directory tree
> > > in left pane instead), click the Folders button in the Standard toolbar.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Sharon F
> > > MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
> >
> >
Anonymous
June 9, 2005 5:14:29 PM

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Run these two commands. From Start, Run and type:

regsvr32 /i shell32 (Borrowed this gem from David Candy)
regsvr32 /i shimgvw

The first one restore the props, and the second will fix the perceived type.

--
Ramesh Srinivasan
MS-MVP, Windows Shell

Windows XP Troubleshooting
http://www.winhelponline.com

"Ms Max" <MsMax@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:CF65DAE7-E02D-4600-8DDA-A10B4E63A827@microsoft.com...
> Dear David,
> YES, what shows in the status bar DOES also end up showing in the tool
> tip,
> I found that out after a while. You mention that the tooltip is normally
> in
> HKEY...etc. I'm sure that is correct, but I am a neophyte as far as
> anything
> to do with the registry and/or changing anything there. The registry
> scares
> the begeebies out of me because I don't understand my way around and for
> neophytes that's a good way to respect the registry. So, is there some
> "safe" way for me to change the info displayed in the status bar/tooltip?
> Right now it shows type, date modified and size. I want it to show
> dimension,
> type and size.
> I tried a Restore just now back to May 27 and then May 8th, too, but
> whatever causes the status bar info to change isn't getting restored from
> either of my trials.
>
> Thank you for understanding what I was trying to explain in my
> less-than-tech-speak way. If a registry change is needed, could you walk
> me
> through it?
>
> Thank you,
> Ms. Max
>
> "David Candy" wrote:
>
>> The status bar shows the tooltip. If the status bar has changed then so
>> has the tooltip. The tooltip normally comes from
>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image
>> infotip=
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.htm...
>> =================================================
>> "Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:o FLMPZsaFHA.1660@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> > On Sun, 5 Jun 2005 16:17:01 -0700, Ms Max wrote:
>> >
>> > > Dear Mary,
>> > > The "View" function doesn't make any difference as far as what shows
>> > > down in
>> > > the 'status bar'. I can view a highlighted jpg or gif image, for
>> > > instance in
>> > > thumbnail, icon, detail or list view, and the information in the
>> > > status bar
>> > > remain the same. In my case, ANY view option still shows me type of
>> > > file,
>> > > size of file (kb) and date modified down in the status bar. I used to
>> > > have it
>> > > showing dimensions and type and I wanted to know how I could get that
>> > > info
>> > > back. Thank you, anyway.
>> >
>> > I don't remember XP ever doing this in the Status bar. The information
>> > can
>> > be displayed in the "common task pane" or, if allowed, in tooltips that
>> > appear when you hover your mouse over a file.
>> >
>> > Folder Options> General: place check in box for "Show common tasks in
>> > folders." If common tasks is still not visible (seeing the directory
>> > tree
>> > in left pane instead), click the Folders button in the Standard
>> > toolbar.
>> >
>> > --
>> > Sharon F
>> > MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
>>
>>
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 1:37:15 PM

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Okay, David,
So I type Regedit in Start/Run. And assuming I find
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\imageinfotip=...

then what do I do?

I've never gone into the registry before; it's a language unto itself.

It's perfectly fine for you to assume I don't know the FIRST thing
about anything involving the registry. I'm less than a first-grader on
her first day of class.

The info I want showing in the tooltip and status bar is most likely to
be whatever was default initially, since I was happy with the info I was
originally getting, before whatever-overrode-the-default went and changed it.

what I want the tooltip and status bar to show is: dimensions of the file
image, type of file, and size of file.

I don't know what program I installed that caused this entry to change, but I
have been systomaitcally uninstalling every program I added in the past 2
weeks, and still, the entry in tooltips and status bar gives me the altered
info
of type, date modified, and size, which is info I don't need.

p.s. sorry it's taken me a few days to get back to you. I really appreciate
your time
and thank you for your forebearance.) Smile. Ms. Max




"David Candy" wrote:

> The first thing to do is check that registry value. Type Regedit in Start Run and it's like browsing folders.
>
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image
> infotip=
>
> And then some more
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.jpg
> @=
> infotip=
> PerceivedType=
>
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\<whatever the @ equaled above>
> infotip=
>
>
> It's a inheritance system. Nearly anything overrides the default settings.
>
> --
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.htm...
> =================================================
> "Ms Max" <MsMax@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:CF65DAE7-E02D-4600-8DDA-A10B4E63A827@microsoft.com...
> > Dear David,
> > YES, what shows in the status bar DOES also end up showing in the tool tip,
> > I found that out after a while. You mention that the tooltip is normally in
> > HKEY...etc. I'm sure that is correct, but I am a neophyte as far as anything
> > to do with the registry and/or changing anything there. The registry scares
> > the begeebies out of me because I don't understand my way around and for
> > neophytes that's a good way to respect the registry. So, is there some
> > "safe" way for me to change the info displayed in the status bar/tooltip?
> > Right now it shows type, date modified and size. I want it to show dimension,
> > type and size.
> > I tried a Restore just now back to May 27 and then May 8th, too, but
> > whatever causes the status bar info to change isn't getting restored from
> > either of my trials.
> >
> > Thank you for understanding what I was trying to explain in my
> > less-than-tech-speak way. If a registry change is needed, could you walk me
> > through it?
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Ms. Max
> >
> > "David Candy" wrote:
> >
> > > The status bar shows the tooltip. If the status bar has changed then so has the tooltip. The tooltip normally comes from
> > > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image
> > > infotip=
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.htm...
> > > =================================================
> > > "Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message news:o FLMPZsaFHA.1660@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > > > On Sun, 5 Jun 2005 16:17:01 -0700, Ms Max wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Dear Mary,
> > > > > The "View" function doesn't make any difference as far as what shows down in
> > > > > the 'status bar'. I can view a highlighted jpg or gif image, for instance in
> > > > > thumbnail, icon, detail or list view, and the information in the status bar
> > > > > remain the same. In my case, ANY view option still shows me type of file,
> > > > > size of file (kb) and date modified down in the status bar. I used to have it
> > > > > showing dimensions and type and I wanted to know how I could get that info
> > > > > back. Thank you, anyway.
> > > >
> > > > I don't remember XP ever doing this in the Status bar. The information can
> > > > be displayed in the "common task pane" or, if allowed, in tooltips that
> > > > appear when you hover your mouse over a file.
> > > >
> > > > Folder Options> General: place check in box for "Show common tasks in
> > > > folders." If common tasks is still not visible (seeing the directory tree
> > > > in left pane instead), click the Folders button in the Standard toolbar.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Sharon F
> > > > MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
> > >
> > >
>
>
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 2:09:16 PM

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Dear Ramesh, and Candy, too,

This direction you write seems easy enough. Just one question -- do I type
each regsvr32 in a separate RUN command, or do I type them back to back in
one step?

Thank you, both, again. I feel like kneeling down and kissing your pairs of
feet. I'm really really REALLY grateful. The default property of the
tooltip/status bar, though seemingly minor, is a feature I use and rely on SO
often that having it missing is like finding one's water supply dried up.
Until you don't have something you've become accustomed to, you don't
appreciate it.

In any case, one more time, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for all your time and help.
and I'll be waiting to receive your answer on which way to input the RUN
commands.
In your debt, Ms. Max

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> Run these two commands. From Start, Run and type:
>
> regsvr32 /i shell32 (Borrowed this gem from David Candy)
> regsvr32 /i shimgvw
>
> The first one restore the props, and the second will fix the perceived type.
>
> --
> Ramesh Srinivasan
> MS-MVP, Windows Shell
>
> Windows XP Troubleshooting
> http://www.winhelponline.com
>
> "Ms Max" <MsMax@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:CF65DAE7-E02D-4600-8DDA-A10B4E63A827@microsoft.com...
> > Dear David,
> > YES, what shows in the status bar DOES also end up showing in the tool
> > tip,
> > I found that out after a while. You mention that the tooltip is normally
> > in
> > HKEY...etc. I'm sure that is correct, but I am a neophyte as far as
> > anything
> > to do with the registry and/or changing anything there. The registry
> > scares
> > the begeebies out of me because I don't understand my way around and for
> > neophytes that's a good way to respect the registry. So, is there some
> > "safe" way for me to change the info displayed in the status bar/tooltip?
> > Right now it shows type, date modified and size. I want it to show
> > dimension,
> > type and size.
> > I tried a Restore just now back to May 27 and then May 8th, too, but
> > whatever causes the status bar info to change isn't getting restored from
> > either of my trials.
> >
> > Thank you for understanding what I was trying to explain in my
> > less-than-tech-speak way. If a registry change is needed, could you walk
> > me
> > through it?
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Ms. Max
> >
> > "David Candy" wrote:
> >
> >> The status bar shows the tooltip. If the status bar has changed then so
> >> has the tooltip. The tooltip normally comes from
> >> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image
> >> infotip=
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >> http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.htm...
> >> =================================================
> >> "Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
> >> news:o FLMPZsaFHA.1660@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> > On Sun, 5 Jun 2005 16:17:01 -0700, Ms Max wrote:
> >> >
> >> > > Dear Mary,
> >> > > The "View" function doesn't make any difference as far as what shows
> >> > > down in
> >> > > the 'status bar'. I can view a highlighted jpg or gif image, for
> >> > > instance in
> >> > > thumbnail, icon, detail or list view, and the information in the
> >> > > status bar
> >> > > remain the same. In my case, ANY view option still shows me type of
> >> > > file,
> >> > > size of file (kb) and date modified down in the status bar. I used to
> >> > > have it
> >> > > showing dimensions and type and I wanted to know how I could get that
> >> > > info
> >> > > back. Thank you, anyway.
> >> >
> >> > I don't remember XP ever doing this in the Status bar. The information
> >> > can
> >> > be displayed in the "common task pane" or, if allowed, in tooltips that
> >> > appear when you hover your mouse over a file.
> >> >
> >> > Folder Options> General: place check in box for "Show common tasks in
> >> > folders." If common tasks is still not visible (seeing the directory
> >> > tree
> >> > in left pane instead), click the Folders button in the Standard
> >> > toolbar.
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > Sharon F
> >> > MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
> >>
> >>
>
>
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 7:06:29 AM

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If you can find a photo in My Pictures you can follow my instructions. While it's describing different things the metaphores are the same - folder looking thingys (keys) and file looking thingys (named values and the default unnamed value).
So
My Comp is like HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
My Docs is like SystemFileAssociations
My Pictures is like image
photo.jpg is like infotip

So just try to follow them. If you can't say why.
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"Ms Max" <MsMax@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:37581E61-EA9B-4CF1-9DEE-71463696E8D3@microsoft.com...
> Okay, David,
> So I type Regedit in Start/Run. And assuming I find
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\imageinfotip=...
>
> then what do I do?
>
> I've never gone into the registry before; it's a language unto itself.
>
> It's perfectly fine for you to assume I don't know the FIRST thing
> about anything involving the registry. I'm less than a first-grader on
> her first day of class.
>
> The info I want showing in the tooltip and status bar is most likely to
> be whatever was default initially, since I was happy with the info I was
> originally getting, before whatever-overrode-the-default went and changed it.
>
> what I want the tooltip and status bar to show is: dimensions of the file
> image, type of file, and size of file.
>
> I don't know what program I installed that caused this entry to change, but I
> have been systomaitcally uninstalling every program I added in the past 2
> weeks, and still, the entry in tooltips and status bar gives me the altered
> info
> of type, date modified, and size, which is info I don't need.
>
> p.s. sorry it's taken me a few days to get back to you. I really appreciate
> your time
> and thank you for your forebearance.) Smile. Ms. Max
>
>
>
>
> "David Candy" wrote:
>
> > The first thing to do is check that registry value. Type Regedit in Start Run and it's like browsing folders.
> >
> > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image
> > infotip=
> >
> > And then some more
> > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.jpg
> > @=
> > infotip=
> > PerceivedType=
> >
> > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\<whatever the @ equaled above>
> > infotip=
> >
> >
> > It's a inheritance system. Nearly anything overrides the default settings.
> >
> > --
> > --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.htm...
> > =================================================
> > "Ms Max" <MsMax@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:CF65DAE7-E02D-4600-8DDA-A10B4E63A827@microsoft.com...
> > > Dear David,
> > > YES, what shows in the status bar DOES also end up showing in the tool tip,
> > > I found that out after a while. You mention that the tooltip is normally in
> > > HKEY...etc. I'm sure that is correct, but I am a neophyte as far as anything
> > > to do with the registry and/or changing anything there. The registry scares
> > > the begeebies out of me because I don't understand my way around and for
> > > neophytes that's a good way to respect the registry. So, is there some
> > > "safe" way for me to change the info displayed in the status bar/tooltip?
> > > Right now it shows type, date modified and size. I want it to show dimension,
> > > type and size.
> > > I tried a Restore just now back to May 27 and then May 8th, too, but
> > > whatever causes the status bar info to change isn't getting restored from
> > > either of my trials.
> > >
> > > Thank you for understanding what I was trying to explain in my
> > > less-than-tech-speak way. If a registry change is needed, could you walk me
> > > through it?
> > >
> > > Thank you,
> > > Ms. Max
> > >
> > > "David Candy" wrote:
> > >
> > > > The status bar shows the tooltip. If the status bar has changed then so has the tooltip. The tooltip normally comes from
> > > > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image
> > > > infotip=
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > > http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.htm...
> > > > =================================================
> > > > "Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message news:o FLMPZsaFHA.1660@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > > > > On Sun, 5 Jun 2005 16:17:01 -0700, Ms Max wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Dear Mary,
> > > > > > The "View" function doesn't make any difference as far as what shows down in
> > > > > > the 'status bar'. I can view a highlighted jpg or gif image, for instance in
> > > > > > thumbnail, icon, detail or list view, and the information in the status bar
> > > > > > remain the same. In my case, ANY view option still shows me type of file,
> > > > > > size of file (kb) and date modified down in the status bar. I used to have it
> > > > > > showing dimensions and type and I wanted to know how I could get that info
> > > > > > back. Thank you, anyway.
> > > > >
> > > > > I don't remember XP ever doing this in the Status bar. The information can
> > > > > be displayed in the "common task pane" or, if allowed, in tooltips that
> > > > > appear when you hover your mouse over a file.
> > > > >
> > > > > Folder Options> General: place check in box for "Show common tasks in
> > > > > folders." If common tasks is still not visible (seeing the directory tree
> > > > > in left pane instead), click the Folders button in the Standard toolbar.
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Sharon F
> > > > > MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
> > > >
> > > >
> >
> >
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 7:15:51 AM

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When you answer me I'll tell you what program. Stop uninstalling stuff. It won't necessarly fix the problem anyway and it's a lot of work when the fix is so simple. If I was sitting at your computer it would be fixed, and I would know how it occured, in under a minute without changing ANYTHING else on your computer.

Though I may need to know one more thing than I asked to identify the program.

Do this instead if you want to know why. Right click each of these keys and choose Export and make sure you do it as a reg file. Open the Reg file in Notepad (right click and choose Edit) and paste here.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.jpg
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\<whatever the Default Value equaled above for .jpg>
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpgfile

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"Ms Max" <MsMax@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:37581E61-EA9B-4CF1-9DEE-71463696E8D3@microsoft.com...
> Okay, David,
> So I type Regedit in Start/Run. And assuming I find
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\imageinfotip=...
>
> then what do I do?
>
> I've never gone into the registry before; it's a language unto itself.
>
> It's perfectly fine for you to assume I don't know the FIRST thing
> about anything involving the registry. I'm less than a first-grader on
> her first day of class.
>
> The info I want showing in the tooltip and status bar is most likely to
> be whatever was default initially, since I was happy with the info I was
> originally getting, before whatever-overrode-the-default went and changed it.
>
> what I want the tooltip and status bar to show is: dimensions of the file
> image, type of file, and size of file.
>
> I don't know what program I installed that caused this entry to change, but I
> have been systomaitcally uninstalling every program I added in the past 2
> weeks, and still, the entry in tooltips and status bar gives me the altered
> info
> of type, date modified, and size, which is info I don't need.
>
> p.s. sorry it's taken me a few days to get back to you. I really appreciate
> your time
> and thank you for your forebearance.) Smile. Ms. Max
>
>
>
>
> "David Candy" wrote:
>
> > The first thing to do is check that registry value. Type Regedit in Start Run and it's like browsing folders.
> >
> > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image
> > infotip=
> >
> > And then some more
> > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.jpg
> > @=
> > infotip=
> > PerceivedType=
> >
> > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\<whatever the @ equaled above>
> > infotip=
> >
> >
> > It's a inheritance system. Nearly anything overrides the default settings.
> >
> > --
> > --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.htm...
> > =================================================
> > "Ms Max" <MsMax@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:CF65DAE7-E02D-4600-8DDA-A10B4E63A827@microsoft.com...
> > > Dear David,
> > > YES, what shows in the status bar DOES also end up showing in the tool tip,
> > > I found that out after a while. You mention that the tooltip is normally in
> > > HKEY...etc. I'm sure that is correct, but I am a neophyte as far as anything
> > > to do with the registry and/or changing anything there. The registry scares
> > > the begeebies out of me because I don't understand my way around and for
> > > neophytes that's a good way to respect the registry. So, is there some
> > > "safe" way for me to change the info displayed in the status bar/tooltip?
> > > Right now it shows type, date modified and size. I want it to show dimension,
> > > type and size.
> > > I tried a Restore just now back to May 27 and then May 8th, too, but
> > > whatever causes the status bar info to change isn't getting restored from
> > > either of my trials.
> > >
> > > Thank you for understanding what I was trying to explain in my
> > > less-than-tech-speak way. If a registry change is needed, could you walk me
> > > through it?
> > >
> > > Thank you,
> > > Ms. Max
> > >
> > > "David Candy" wrote:
> > >
> > > > The status bar shows the tooltip. If the status bar has changed then so has the tooltip. The tooltip normally comes from
> > > > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image
> > > > infotip=
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > > http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.htm...
> > > > =================================================
> > > > "Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message news:o FLMPZsaFHA.1660@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > > > > On Sun, 5 Jun 2005 16:17:01 -0700, Ms Max wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Dear Mary,
> > > > > > The "View" function doesn't make any difference as far as what shows down in
> > > > > > the 'status bar'. I can view a highlighted jpg or gif image, for instance in
> > > > > > thumbnail, icon, detail or list view, and the information in the status bar
> > > > > > remain the same. In my case, ANY view option still shows me type of file,
> > > > > > size of file (kb) and date modified down in the status bar. I used to have it
> > > > > > showing dimensions and type and I wanted to know how I could get that info
> > > > > > back. Thank you, anyway.
> > > > >
> > > > > I don't remember XP ever doing this in the Status bar. The information can
> > > > > be displayed in the "common task pane" or, if allowed, in tooltips that
> > > > > appear when you hover your mouse over a file.
> > > > >
> > > > > Folder Options> General: place check in box for "Show common tasks in
> > > > > folders." If common tasks is still not visible (seeing the directory tree
> > > > > in left pane instead), click the Folders button in the Standard toolbar.
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Sharon F
> > > > > MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
> > > >
> > > >
> >
> >
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 7:21:01 AM

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One at a time.

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"Ms Max" <MsMax@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:E8A0E200-C550-4BF4-9CAF-144D5E001A89@microsoft.com...
> Dear Ramesh, and Candy, too,
>
> This direction you write seems easy enough. Just one question -- do I type
> each regsvr32 in a separate RUN command, or do I type them back to back in
> one step?
>
> Thank you, both, again. I feel like kneeling down and kissing your pairs of
> feet. I'm really really REALLY grateful. The default property of the
> tooltip/status bar, though seemingly minor, is a feature I use and rely on SO
> often that having it missing is like finding one's water supply dried up.
> Until you don't have something you've become accustomed to, you don't
> appreciate it.
>
> In any case, one more time, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for all your time and help.
> and I'll be waiting to receive your answer on which way to input the RUN
> commands.
> In your debt, Ms. Max
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
> > Run these two commands. From Start, Run and type:
> >
> > regsvr32 /i shell32 (Borrowed this gem from David Candy)
> > regsvr32 /i shimgvw
> >
> > The first one restore the props, and the second will fix the perceived type.
> >
> > --
> > Ramesh Srinivasan
> > MS-MVP, Windows Shell
> >
> > Windows XP Troubleshooting
> > http://www.winhelponline.com
> >
> > "Ms Max" <MsMax@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:CF65DAE7-E02D-4600-8DDA-A10B4E63A827@microsoft.com...
> > > Dear David,
> > > YES, what shows in the status bar DOES also end up showing in the tool
> > > tip,
> > > I found that out after a while. You mention that the tooltip is normally
> > > in
> > > HKEY...etc. I'm sure that is correct, but I am a neophyte as far as
> > > anything
> > > to do with the registry and/or changing anything there. The registry
> > > scares
> > > the begeebies out of me because I don't understand my way around and for
> > > neophytes that's a good way to respect the registry. So, is there some
> > > "safe" way for me to change the info displayed in the status bar/tooltip?
> > > Right now it shows type, date modified and size. I want it to show
> > > dimension,
> > > type and size.
> > > I tried a Restore just now back to May 27 and then May 8th, too, but
> > > whatever causes the status bar info to change isn't getting restored from
> > > either of my trials.
> > >
> > > Thank you for understanding what I was trying to explain in my
> > > less-than-tech-speak way. If a registry change is needed, could you walk
> > > me
> > > through it?
> > >
> > > Thank you,
> > > Ms. Max
> > >
> > > "David Candy" wrote:
> > >
> > >> The status bar shows the tooltip. If the status bar has changed then so
> > >> has the tooltip. The tooltip normally comes from
> > >> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image
> > >> infotip=
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > >> http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.htm...
> > >> =================================================
> > >> "Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
> > >> news:o FLMPZsaFHA.1660@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > >> > On Sun, 5 Jun 2005 16:17:01 -0700, Ms Max wrote:
> > >> >
> > >> > > Dear Mary,
> > >> > > The "View" function doesn't make any difference as far as what shows
> > >> > > down in
> > >> > > the 'status bar'. I can view a highlighted jpg or gif image, for
> > >> > > instance in
> > >> > > thumbnail, icon, detail or list view, and the information in the
> > >> > > status bar
> > >> > > remain the same. In my case, ANY view option still shows me type of
> > >> > > file,
> > >> > > size of file (kb) and date modified down in the status bar. I used to
> > >> > > have it
> > >> > > showing dimensions and type and I wanted to know how I could get that
> > >> > > info
> > >> > > back. Thank you, anyway.
> > >> >
> > >> > I don't remember XP ever doing this in the Status bar. The information
> > >> > can
> > >> > be displayed in the "common task pane" or, if allowed, in tooltips that
> > >> > appear when you hover your mouse over a file.
> > >> >
> > >> > Folder Options> General: place check in box for "Show common tasks in
> > >> > folders." If common tasks is still not visible (seeing the directory
> > >> > tree
> > >> > in left pane instead), click the Folders button in the Standard
> > >> > toolbar.
> > >> >
> > >> > --
> > >> > Sharon F
> > >> > MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> >
Anonymous
June 12, 2005 1:22:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Thank you, David!
I tried Ramesh's two lines (one of which he said he got from you),
one by one, and it WORKED. I have my status bar/tooltip back the way
it was. I'm so delighted! And SOOOOO grateful to you two.

* I'd give you my first-born (hee-hee) if I had one.

*(reference to the Rupelstilskin fairy tale story where the gnome
told
the princess he'd turn hay to gold if she gave him her
first-born).

Thank you so very much!

Have a great day and a great life.

Ms. Max

"David Candy" wrote:

> One at a time.
>
> --
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.htm...
> =================================================
> "Ms Max" <MsMax@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:E8A0E200-C550-4BF4-9CAF-144D5E001A89@microsoft.com...
> > Dear Ramesh, and Candy, too,
> >
> > This direction you write seems easy enough. Just one question -- do I type
> > each regsvr32 in a separate RUN command, or do I type them back to back in
> > one step?
> >
> > Thank you, both, again. I feel like kneeling down and kissing your pairs of
> > feet. I'm really really REALLY grateful. The default property of the
> > tooltip/status bar, though seemingly minor, is a feature I use and rely on SO
> > often that having it missing is like finding one's water supply dried up.
> > Until you don't have something you've become accustomed to, you don't
> > appreciate it.
> >
> > In any case, one more time, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for all your time and help.
> > and I'll be waiting to receive your answer on which way to input the RUN
> > commands.
> > In your debt, Ms. Max
> >
> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> >
> > > Run these two commands. From Start, Run and type:
> > >
> > > regsvr32 /i shell32 (Borrowed this gem from David Candy)
> > > regsvr32 /i shimgvw
> > >
> > > The first one restore the props, and the second will fix the perceived type.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Ramesh Srinivasan
> > > MS-MVP, Windows Shell
> > >
> > > Windows XP Troubleshooting
> > > http://www.winhelponline.com
> > >
> > > "Ms Max" <MsMax@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:CF65DAE7-E02D-4600-8DDA-A10B4E63A827@microsoft.com...
> > > > Dear David,
> > > > YES, what shows in the status bar DOES also end up showing in the tool
> > > > tip,
> > > > I found that out after a while. You mention that the tooltip is normally
> > > > in
> > > > HKEY...etc. I'm sure that is correct, but I am a neophyte as far as
> > > > anything
> > > > to do with the registry and/or changing anything there. The registry
> > > > scares
> > > > the begeebies out of me because I don't understand my way around and for
> > > > neophytes that's a good way to respect the registry. So, is there some
> > > > "safe" way for me to change the info displayed in the status bar/tooltip?
> > > > Right now it shows type, date modified and size. I want it to show
> > > > dimension,
> > > > type and size.
> > > > I tried a Restore just now back to May 27 and then May 8th, too, but
> > > > whatever causes the status bar info to change isn't getting restored from
> > > > either of my trials.
> > > >
> > > > Thank you for understanding what I was trying to explain in my
> > > > less-than-tech-speak way. If a registry change is needed, could you walk
> > > > me
> > > > through it?
> > > >
> > > > Thank you,
> > > > Ms. Max
> > > >
> > > > "David Candy" wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> The status bar shows the tooltip. If the status bar has changed then so
> > > >> has the tooltip. The tooltip normally comes from
> > > >> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image
> > > >> infotip=
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> --
> > > >> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > >> http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.htm...
> > > >> =================================================
> > > >> "Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
> > > >> news:o FLMPZsaFHA.1660@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > > >> > On Sun, 5 Jun 2005 16:17:01 -0700, Ms Max wrote:
> > > >> >
> > > >> > > Dear Mary,
> > > >> > > The "View" function doesn't make any difference as far as what shows
> > > >> > > down in
> > > >> > > the 'status bar'. I can view a highlighted jpg or gif image, for
> > > >> > > instance in
> > > >> > > thumbnail, icon, detail or list view, and the information in the
> > > >> > > status bar
> > > >> > > remain the same. In my case, ANY view option still shows me type of
> > > >> > > file,
> > > >> > > size of file (kb) and date modified down in the status bar. I used to
> > > >> > > have it
> > > >> > > showing dimensions and type and I wanted to know how I could get that
> > > >> > > info
> > > >> > > back. Thank you, anyway.
> > > >> >
> > > >> > I don't remember XP ever doing this in the Status bar. The information
> > > >> > can
> > > >> > be displayed in the "common task pane" or, if allowed, in tooltips that
> > > >> > appear when you hover your mouse over a file.
> > > >> >
> > > >> > Folder Options> General: place check in box for "Show common tasks in
> > > >> > folders." If common tasks is still not visible (seeing the directory
> > > >> > tree
> > > >> > in left pane instead), click the Folders button in the Standard
> > > >> > toolbar.
> > > >> >
> > > >> > --
> > > >> > Sharon F
> > > >> > MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > >
> > >
>
>
Anonymous
June 12, 2005 1:28:02 PM

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Thank you, again, Ramesh!
I Ran each command by itself, first one, then the other, and......
IT WORKED!!!!
I'm beside myself with delight!!!
Thank you, and Candy, SO SO MUCH.

p.s. are you just a 'regular' guy or do you specialize in programing, or
something?
I just can't get over that people who have useful computer answers help other
newbies out for the sheer kindness and love of it. Yep, there IS a God. Grin)

Thank you! Have a terrific day, and an ever more terrific life ahead.

Sincerely,
Ms. Max
Eugene, Oregon (by way of Zurich)

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> Run these two commands. From Start, Run and type:
>
> regsvr32 /i shell32 (Borrowed this gem from David Candy)
> regsvr32 /i shimgvw
>
> The first one restore the props, and the second will fix the perceived type.
>
> --
> Ramesh Srinivasan
> MS-MVP, Windows Shell
>
> Windows XP Troubleshooting
> http://www.winhelponline.com
>
> "Ms Max" <MsMax@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:CF65DAE7-E02D-4600-8DDA-A10B4E63A827@microsoft.com...
> > Dear David,
> > YES, what shows in the status bar DOES also end up showing in the tool
> > tip,
> > I found that out after a while. You mention that the tooltip is normally
> > in
> > HKEY...etc. I'm sure that is correct, but I am a neophyte as far as
> > anything
> > to do with the registry and/or changing anything there. The registry
> > scares
> > the begeebies out of me because I don't understand my way around and for
> > neophytes that's a good way to respect the registry. So, is there some
> > "safe" way for me to change the info displayed in the status bar/tooltip?
> > Right now it shows type, date modified and size. I want it to show
> > dimension,
> > type and size.
> > I tried a Restore just now back to May 27 and then May 8th, too, but
> > whatever causes the status bar info to change isn't getting restored from
> > either of my trials.
> >
> > Thank you for understanding what I was trying to explain in my
> > less-than-tech-speak way. If a registry change is needed, could you walk
> > me
> > through it?
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Ms. Max
> >
> > "David Candy" wrote:
> >
> >> The status bar shows the tooltip. If the status bar has changed then so
> >> has the tooltip. The tooltip normally comes from
> >> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image
> >> infotip=
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >> http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.htm...
> >> =================================================
> >> "Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
> >> news:o FLMPZsaFHA.1660@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> > On Sun, 5 Jun 2005 16:17:01 -0700, Ms Max wrote:
> >> >
> >> > > Dear Mary,
> >> > > The "View" function doesn't make any difference as far as what shows
> >> > > down in
> >> > > the 'status bar'. I can view a highlighted jpg or gif image, for
> >> > > instance in
> >> > > thumbnail, icon, detail or list view, and the information in the
> >> > > status bar
> >> > > remain the same. In my case, ANY view option still shows me type of
> >> > > file,
> >> > > size of file (kb) and date modified down in the status bar. I used to
> >> > > have it
> >> > > showing dimensions and type and I wanted to know how I could get that
> >> > > info
> >> > > back. Thank you, anyway.
> >> >
> >> > I don't remember XP ever doing this in the Status bar. The information
> >> > can
> >> > be displayed in the "common task pane" or, if allowed, in tooltips that
> >> > appear when you hover your mouse over a file.
> >> >
> >> > Folder Options> General: place check in box for "Show common tasks in
> >> > folders." If common tasks is still not visible (seeing the directory
> >> > tree
> >> > in left pane instead), click the Folders button in the Standard
> >> > toolbar.
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > Sharon F
> >> > MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
> >>
> >>
>
>
Anonymous
June 13, 2005 10:59:15 AM

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You're very welcome Max. :-)

>> p.s. are you just a 'regular' guy or do you specialize in programing, or
something?

Yes, I'm a newsgroup regular (so is the David, who is the newsgroup for so
many years). I learnt so much from the Master.

--
Ramesh, MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User

Windows XP Troubleshooting
http://www.winhelponline.com

Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroup...

"Ms Max" <MsMax@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9D0EC458-4B27-4EBB-B535-8F5B7F4C2588@microsoft.com...
> Thank you, again, Ramesh!
> I Ran each command by itself, first one, then the other, and......
> IT WORKED!!!!
> I'm beside myself with delight!!!
> Thank you, and Candy, SO SO MUCH.
>
> p.s. are you just a 'regular' guy or do you specialize in programing, or
> something?
> I just can't get over that people who have useful computer answers help
> other
> newbies out for the sheer kindness and love of it. Yep, there IS a God.
> Grin)
>
> Thank you! Have a terrific day, and an ever more terrific life ahead.
>
> Sincerely,
> Ms. Max
> Eugene, Oregon (by way of Zurich)
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> Run these two commands. From Start, Run and type:
>>
>> regsvr32 /i shell32 (Borrowed this gem from David Candy)
>> regsvr32 /i shimgvw
>>
>> The first one restore the props, and the second will fix the perceived
>> type.
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh Srinivasan
>> MS-MVP, Windows Shell
>>
>> Windows XP Troubleshooting
>> http://www.winhelponline.com
>>
>> "Ms Max" <MsMax@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:CF65DAE7-E02D-4600-8DDA-A10B4E63A827@microsoft.com...
>> > Dear David,
>> > YES, what shows in the status bar DOES also end up showing in the tool
>> > tip,
>> > I found that out after a while. You mention that the tooltip is
>> > normally
>> > in
>> > HKEY...etc. I'm sure that is correct, but I am a neophyte as far as
>> > anything
>> > to do with the registry and/or changing anything there. The registry
>> > scares
>> > the begeebies out of me because I don't understand my way around and
>> > for
>> > neophytes that's a good way to respect the registry. So, is there
>> > some
>> > "safe" way for me to change the info displayed in the status
>> > bar/tooltip?
>> > Right now it shows type, date modified and size. I want it to show
>> > dimension,
>> > type and size.
>> > I tried a Restore just now back to May 27 and then May 8th, too, but
>> > whatever causes the status bar info to change isn't getting restored
>> > from
>> > either of my trials.
>> >
>> > Thank you for understanding what I was trying to explain in my
>> > less-than-tech-speak way. If a registry change is needed, could you
>> > walk
>> > me
>> > through it?
>> >
>> > Thank you,
>> > Ms. Max
>> >
>> > "David Candy" wrote:
>> >
>> >> The status bar shows the tooltip. If the status bar has changed then
>> >> so
>> >> has the tooltip. The tooltip normally comes from
>> >> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image
>> >> infotip=
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> >> http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.htm...
>> >> =================================================
>> >> "Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
>> >> news:o FLMPZsaFHA.1660@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> >> > On Sun, 5 Jun 2005 16:17:01 -0700, Ms Max wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> > > Dear Mary,
>> >> > > The "View" function doesn't make any difference as far as what
>> >> > > shows
>> >> > > down in
>> >> > > the 'status bar'. I can view a highlighted jpg or gif image, for
>> >> > > instance in
>> >> > > thumbnail, icon, detail or list view, and the information in the
>> >> > > status bar
>> >> > > remain the same. In my case, ANY view option still shows me type
>> >> > > of
>> >> > > file,
>> >> > > size of file (kb) and date modified down in the status bar. I used
>> >> > > to
>> >> > > have it
>> >> > > showing dimensions and type and I wanted to know how I could get
>> >> > > that
>> >> > > info
>> >> > > back. Thank you, anyway.
>> >> >
>> >> > I don't remember XP ever doing this in the Status bar. The
>> >> > information
>> >> > can
>> >> > be displayed in the "common task pane" or, if allowed, in tooltips
>> >> > that
>> >> > appear when you hover your mouse over a file.
>> >> >
>> >> > Folder Options> General: place check in box for "Show common tasks
>> >> > in
>> >> > folders." If common tasks is still not visible (seeing the directory
>> >> > tree
>> >> > in left pane instead), click the Folders button in the Standard
>> >> > toolbar.
>> >> >
>> >> > --
>> >> > Sharon F
>> >> > MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>