Serious "issue" with Tweak UI for Windows XP!!

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

I just discovered a serious "issue" with Tweak UI for Windows XP!!

I tried to change the icon for a new Desktop folder I created to another
icon which I thought more appropriate. Windows instead displays one for this
folder altogether different than the one I selected! This is a problem by
itself but when I tried to use Tweak UI to "repair" the folder icon I
discovered that it not only did not help the icon but as an extra added
"bonus" it totally reorganized ALL my Desktop icons in alphabetical order on
the left of the screen!!!

I spent a LOT of time over a LONG period of time getting all those "just
right" and this VERY STUPID program (a Microsoft concoction of course!)
screws them ALL up in the blink of an eye without as much as a warning!!!

Another GEM of a reason for Microsoft to have some serious competition from
somewhere, only God knows where!

--

DWK
Simi Valley, CA
USA
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    DWK

    On the 'repair icons' screen, it quite clearly states:

    Warning: Repairing icons may cause icons to lose any custom positions.

    And instead of taking shots at MS when you are so clearly to blame, you
    might find your time better spent repositioning your icons..

    --
    Mike Hall
    MVP - Windows Shell/user

    http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


    "D. W. K." <removethisdwkcpbd@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:eZFKGwiGFHA.2636@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >I just discovered a serious "issue" with Tweak UI for Windows XP!!
    >
    > I tried to change the icon for a new Desktop folder I created to another
    > icon which I thought more appropriate. Windows instead displays one for
    > this folder altogether different than the one I selected! This is a
    > problem by itself but when I tried to use Tweak UI to "repair" the folder
    > icon I discovered that it not only did not help the icon but as an extra
    > added "bonus" it totally reorganized ALL my Desktop icons in alphabetical
    > order on the left of the screen!!!
    >
    > I spent a LOT of time over a LONG period of time getting all those "just
    > right" and this VERY STUPID program (a Microsoft concoction of course!)
    > screws them ALL up in the blink of an eye without as much as a warning!!!
    >
    > Another GEM of a reason for Microsoft to have some serious competition
    > from somewhere, only God knows where!
    >
    > --
    >
    > DWK
    > Simi Valley, CA
    > USA
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Mike! Mike! Mike!

    You CLEARLY must work for Microsoft!!! You CANNOT seriously think that
    Microsoft is not to blame here! Everyone in the world knows that Microsoft
    is populated by screwups! They deserve the "shots" for this and other gems
    such as WIA interface (ARRRRRG!), OE6 folder column idiocy, OE6 no print
    preview, "critical updates" that suddenly cause ones computer to henceforth
    refuse to power down!! I could go on but, what's the point!!!

    Please note... there was NO WARNING of any kind that this icon
    re-positioning would happen!!! I don't know where you think that warning
    you indicate came from but is certainly is NOT from Tweak UI!!! ):O|

    I posted this *WARNING* in the event that someone else might see it BEFORE
    they try to use Tweak UI to do this sort of thing! I have since reorganized
    my Desktop (again), thank you very much, but it is a lot of work and I
    should not have had to do it!

    DWK

    "Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
    news:uu1Hi5iGFHA.3648@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > DWK
    >
    > On the 'repair icons' screen, it quite clearly states:
    >
    > Warning: Repairing icons may cause icons to lose any custom positions.
    >
    > And instead of taking shots at MS when you are so clearly to blame, you
    > might find your time better spent repositioning your icons..
    >
    > --
    > Mike Hall
    > MVP - Windows Shell/user
    >
    > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "D. W. K." <removethisdwkcpbd@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:eZFKGwiGFHA.2636@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >>I just discovered a serious "issue" with Tweak UI for Windows XP!!
    >>
    >> I tried to change the icon for a new Desktop folder I created to another
    >> icon which I thought more appropriate. Windows instead displays one for
    >> this folder altogether different than the one I selected! This is a
    >> problem by itself but when I tried to use Tweak UI to "repair" the
    >> folder icon I discovered that it not only did not help the icon but as an
    >> extra added "bonus" it totally reorganized ALL my Desktop icons in
    >> alphabetical order on the left of the screen!!!
    >>
    >> I spent a LOT of time over a LONG period of time getting all those "just
    >> right" and this VERY STUPID program (a Microsoft concoction of course!)
    >> screws them ALL up in the blink of an eye without as much as a warning!!!
    >>
    >> Another GEM of a reason for Microsoft to have some serious competition
    >> from somewhere, only God knows where!
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> DWK
    >> Simi Valley, CA
    >> USA
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Tweak UI for Windows XP.. version 2.10.0.0.. repair screen.. it is quite
    obvious..

    Some of your other points are entirely subjective, and while they may bother
    you, to others it is 'no problem'..

    Also, you are not obliged to use Windows or any components of Windows if you
    do not like them..

    For my part, I have XP and a variety of other apps, MS and others, that run
    perfectly well and do all that I require of them.. there are plenty more out
    there who feel the same way as I do..


    --
    Mike Hall
    MVP - Windows Shell/user

    http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


    "D. W. K." <removethisdwkcpbd@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:uBoIOOjGFHA.3648@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > Mike! Mike! Mike!
    >
    > You CLEARLY must work for Microsoft!!! You CANNOT seriously think that
    > Microsoft is not to blame here! Everyone in the world knows that Microsoft
    > is populated by screwups! They deserve the "shots" for this and other gems
    > such as WIA interface (ARRRRRG!), OE6 folder column idiocy, OE6 no print
    > preview, "critical updates" that suddenly cause ones computer to
    > henceforth
    > refuse to power down!! I could go on but, what's the point!!!
    >
    > Please note... there was NO WARNING of any kind that this icon
    > re-positioning would happen!!! I don't know where you think that warning
    > you indicate came from but is certainly is NOT from Tweak UI!!! ):O|
    >
    > I posted this *WARNING* in the event that someone else might see it BEFORE
    > they try to use Tweak UI to do this sort of thing! I have since
    > reorganized
    > my Desktop (again), thank you very much, but it is a lot of work and I
    > should not have had to do it!
    >
    > DWK
    >
    > "Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
    > news:uu1Hi5iGFHA.3648@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >> DWK
    >>
    >> On the 'repair icons' screen, it quite clearly states:
    >>
    >> Warning: Repairing icons may cause icons to lose any custom positions.
    >>
    >> And instead of taking shots at MS when you are so clearly to blame, you
    >> might find your time better spent repositioning your icons..
    >>
    >> --
    >> Mike Hall
    >> MVP - Windows Shell/user
    >>
    >> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "D. W. K." <removethisdwkcpbd@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:eZFKGwiGFHA.2636@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >>>I just discovered a serious "issue" with Tweak UI for Windows XP!!
    >>>
    >>> I tried to change the icon for a new Desktop folder I created to another
    >>> icon which I thought more appropriate. Windows instead displays one for
    >>> this folder altogether different than the one I selected! This is a
    >>> problem by itself but when I tried to use Tweak UI to "repair" the
    >>> folder icon I discovered that it not only did not help the icon but as
    >>> an extra added "bonus" it totally reorganized ALL my Desktop icons in
    >>> alphabetical order on the left of the screen!!!
    >>>
    >>> I spent a LOT of time over a LONG period of time getting all those "just
    >>> right" and this VERY STUPID program (a Microsoft concoction of course!)
    >>> screws them ALL up in the blink of an eye without as much as a
    >>> warning!!!
    >>>
    >>> Another GEM of a reason for Microsoft to have some serious competition
    >>> from somewhere, only God knows where!
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>>
    >>> DWK
    >>> Simi Valley, CA
    >>> USA
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    In news:uBoIOOjGFHA.3648@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
    D. W. K. <removethisdwkcpbd@yahoo.com> had this to say:


    > Mike! Mike! Mike!

    Mike isn't a Softie... That being said hasn't it occurred to you that
    changing the computer from it's recommended settings by the manufacturer is
    likely to cause problems and that it's a potentially damaging thing? This
    software clearly stated, when you downloaded it, that it was unsupported as
    well. People use "tweak" applications and then rant because of the results
    (or in your case post a "warning" for other people when it's already stated
    that it's not supported and thus may not be of benefit to you. Using
    tweaking software can have, and often does, undesirable results. End of
    story. It's an ingrained part of tweaking and taking it out on an MVP or
    Microsoft doesn't do you any good, instead... Don't push that button again.

    Galen
    --

    "My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me
    the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am
    in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial
    stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for
    mental exaltation." -- Sherlock Holmes
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    >You CLEARLY must work for Microsoft!!!

    Mike Hall is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional and has been recognised such for immense
    online/offline community effort. Microsoft MVPs are NOT employees of Microsoft. You can find more
    info about Microsoft MVPs at:

    http://www.microsoft.com/mvp

    --

    Anando
    Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
    http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
    http://www.mvps.org

    Folder customizations
    http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku

    Protect your PC!
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect


    "D. W. K." <removethisdwkcpbd@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:uBoIOOjGFHA.3648@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > Mike! Mike! Mike!
    >
    > You CLEARLY must work for Microsoft!!! You CANNOT seriously think that
    > Microsoft is not to blame here! Everyone in the world knows that Microsoft
    > is populated by screwups! They deserve the "shots" for this and other gems
    > such as WIA interface (ARRRRRG!), OE6 folder column idiocy, OE6 no print
    > preview, "critical updates" that suddenly cause ones computer to henceforth
    > refuse to power down!! I could go on but, what's the point!!!
    >
    > Please note... there was NO WARNING of any kind that this icon
    > re-positioning would happen!!! I don't know where you think that warning
    > you indicate came from but is certainly is NOT from Tweak UI!!! ):O|
    >
    > I posted this *WARNING* in the event that someone else might see it BEFORE
    > they try to use Tweak UI to do this sort of thing! I have since reorganized
    > my Desktop (again), thank you very much, but it is a lot of work and I
    > should not have had to do it!
    >
    > DWK
    >
    > "Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
    > news:uu1Hi5iGFHA.3648@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >> DWK
    >>
    >> On the 'repair icons' screen, it quite clearly states:
    >>
    >> Warning: Repairing icons may cause icons to lose any custom positions.
    >>
    >> And instead of taking shots at MS when you are so clearly to blame, you might find your time
    >> better spent repositioning your icons..
    >>
    >> --
    >> Mike Hall
    >> MVP - Windows Shell/user
    >>
    >> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "D. W. K." <removethisdwkcpbd@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:eZFKGwiGFHA.2636@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >>>I just discovered a serious "issue" with Tweak UI for Windows XP!!
    >>>
    >>> I tried to change the icon for a new Desktop folder I created to another icon which I thought
    >>> more appropriate. Windows instead displays one for this folder altogether different than the one
    >>> I selected! This is a problem by itself but when I tried to use Tweak UI to "repair" the folder
    >>> icon I discovered that it not only did not help the icon but as an extra added "bonus" it
    >>> totally reorganized ALL my Desktop icons in alphabetical order on the left of the screen!!!
    >>>
    >>> I spent a LOT of time over a LONG period of time getting all those "just right" and this VERY
    >>> STUPID program (a Microsoft concoction of course!) screws them ALL up in the blink of an eye
    >>> without as much as a warning!!!
    >>>
    >>> Another GEM of a reason for Microsoft to have some serious competition from somewhere, only God
    >>> knows where!
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>>
    >>> DWK
    >>> Simi Valley, CA
    >>> USA
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    1. Where did you select the new icon from? Shell32 or ......

    2. The description clearly reads:

    Rebuilds all Explorer icons and removes unused Explorer icons from memory.

    Rebuild icons when you find that Explorer is displaying the wrong icon fro a
    program or shortcut.

    Warning: Repairing icons may cause icons to lose any custom positions.

    3. Which part didn't you read? That said, how did MS mess up YOUR desktop,
    when you are the one who tried changing the default folder icon, which is
    native to XP. Speaking of native to XP, TUI isn't. That took a separate
    download which YOU did do. Lastly, TUI was not written by MS but by Raymond
    Chen (nor supported by MS).

    4. Chill and worry about something that will matter in 90 years.

    5. Have a great day!

    --
    All the Best,
    Kelly (MS-MVP)

    Troubleshooting Windows XP
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


    "D. W. K." <removethisdwkcpbd@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:eZFKGwiGFHA.2636@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >I just discovered a serious "issue" with Tweak UI for Windows XP!!
    >
    > I tried to change the icon for a new Desktop folder I created to another
    > icon which I thought more appropriate. Windows instead displays one for
    > this folder altogether different than the one I selected! This is a
    > problem by itself but when I tried to use Tweak UI to "repair" the folder
    > icon I discovered that it not only did not help the icon but as an extra
    > added "bonus" it totally reorganized ALL my Desktop icons in alphabetical
    > order on the left of the screen!!!
    >
    > I spent a LOT of time over a LONG period of time getting all those "just
    > right" and this VERY STUPID program (a Microsoft concoction of course!)
    > screws them ALL up in the blink of an eye without as much as a warning!!!
    >
    > Another GEM of a reason for Microsoft to have some serious competition
    > from somewhere, only God knows where!
    >
    > --
    >
    > DWK
    > Simi Valley, CA
    > USA
    >
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    90 Years?
    I'll probably be worrying about where butterflies go when it rains :>)

    All the best,
    --
    George Aker aka SG
    Google is your friend www.google.com
    Anything else is just a search engine

    "Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:OfdtDikGFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > 1. Where did you select the new icon from? Shell32 or ......
    >
    > 2. The description clearly reads:
    >
    > Rebuilds all Explorer icons and removes unused Explorer icons from memory.
    >
    > Rebuild icons when you find that Explorer is displaying the wrong icon fro
    a
    > program or shortcut.
    >
    > Warning: Repairing icons may cause icons to lose any custom positions.
    >
    > 3. Which part didn't you read? That said, how did MS mess up YOUR
    desktop,
    > when you are the one who tried changing the default folder icon, which is
    > native to XP. Speaking of native to XP, TUI isn't. That took a separate
    > download which YOU did do. Lastly, TUI was not written by MS but by
    Raymond
    > Chen (nor supported by MS).
    >
    > 4. Chill and worry about something that will matter in 90 years.
    >
    > 5. Have a great day!
    >
    > --
    > All the Best,
    > Kelly (MS-MVP)
    >
    > Troubleshooting Windows XP
    > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
    >
    >
    > "D. W. K." <removethisdwkcpbd@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:eZFKGwiGFHA.2636@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > >I just discovered a serious "issue" with Tweak UI for Windows XP!!
    > >
    > > I tried to change the icon for a new Desktop folder I created to another
    > > icon which I thought more appropriate. Windows instead displays one for
    > > this folder altogether different than the one I selected! This is a
    > > problem by itself but when I tried to use Tweak UI to "repair" the
    folder
    > > icon I discovered that it not only did not help the icon but as an extra
    > > added "bonus" it totally reorganized ALL my Desktop icons in
    alphabetical
    > > order on the left of the screen!!!
    > >
    > > I spent a LOT of time over a LONG period of time getting all those "just
    > > right" and this VERY STUPID program (a Microsoft concoction of course!)
    > > screws them ALL up in the blink of an eye without as much as a
    warning!!!
    > >
    > > Another GEM of a reason for Microsoft to have some serious competition
    > > from somewhere, only God knows where!
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > > DWK
    > > Simi Valley, CA
    > > USA
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    "D. W. K." wrote in microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize:
    >Please note... there was NO WARNING of any kind that this icon
    >re-positioning would happen!!! I don't know where you think that warning
    >you indicate came from but is certainly is NOT from Tweak UI!!! ):O|

    I think you need to look again. Right there on the pane where you
    pick a shortcut overlay, it says that it's a system-wide setting
    and then says

    "WARNING: Changing the shortcut overlay may cause icons to lose any
    custom positions."

    And no, I don't work for the Evil Empire. But I do try to read
    what's on a screen before I click OK or Apply.

    --

    Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
    http://OakRoadSystems.com/
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    "Kelly" wrote in microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize:
    >Speaking of native to XP, TUI isn't. That took a separate
    >download which YOU did do. Lastly, TUI was not written by MS but by Raymond
    >Chen (nor supported by MS).

    I agree with those who have said there's a warning for rearranging
    icons and it's the OP's own fault that he ignored it.

    They would have done well to stop there and not bring up the
    "unsupported" red herring. For Microsoft to put the software on its
    site for download and then claim it's unsupported is just silly.

    Besides, unless you're a really huge corporate user, ALL Microsoft
    software is unsupported. If something goes wrong, you're on your
    own. If Microsoft supported its software there'd be no need for
    these forums, would there? :-)

    --

    Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
    http://OakRoadSystems.com/
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Wow, could I save you some time and perhaps another subject to worry about,
    George? :o)
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=where+butterflies+go+when+it+rains+&btnG=Google+Search

    --
    All the Best,
    Kelly (MS-MVP)

    Troubleshooting Windows XP
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


    "SG" <sorry@nomail.com> wrote in message
    news:OcbJ$GpGFHA.2924@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > 90 Years?
    > I'll probably be worrying about where butterflies go when it rains :>)
    >
    > All the best,
    > --
    > George Aker aka SG
    > Google is your friend www.google.com
    > Anything else is just a search engine
    >
    > "Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote in message
    > news:OfdtDikGFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> 1. Where did you select the new icon from? Shell32 or ......
    >>
    >> 2. The description clearly reads:
    >>
    >> Rebuilds all Explorer icons and removes unused Explorer icons from
    >> memory.
    >>
    >> Rebuild icons when you find that Explorer is displaying the wrong icon
    >> fro
    > a
    >> program or shortcut.
    >>
    >> Warning: Repairing icons may cause icons to lose any custom positions.
    >>
    >> 3. Which part didn't you read? That said, how did MS mess up YOUR
    > desktop,
    >> when you are the one who tried changing the default folder icon, which is
    >> native to XP. Speaking of native to XP, TUI isn't. That took a separate
    >> download which YOU did do. Lastly, TUI was not written by MS but by
    > Raymond
    >> Chen (nor supported by MS).
    >>
    >> 4. Chill and worry about something that will matter in 90 years.
    >>
    >> 5. Have a great day!
    >>
    >> --
    >> All the Best,
    >> Kelly (MS-MVP)
    >>
    >> Troubleshooting Windows XP
    >> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
    >>
    >>
    >> "D. W. K." <removethisdwkcpbd@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:eZFKGwiGFHA.2636@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >> >I just discovered a serious "issue" with Tweak UI for Windows XP!!
    >> >
    >> > I tried to change the icon for a new Desktop folder I created to
    >> > another
    >> > icon which I thought more appropriate. Windows instead displays one for
    >> > this folder altogether different than the one I selected! This is a
    >> > problem by itself but when I tried to use Tweak UI to "repair" the
    > folder
    >> > icon I discovered that it not only did not help the icon but as an
    >> > extra
    >> > added "bonus" it totally reorganized ALL my Desktop icons in
    > alphabetical
    >> > order on the left of the screen!!!
    >> >
    >> > I spent a LOT of time over a LONG period of time getting all those
    >> > "just
    >> > right" and this VERY STUPID program (a Microsoft concoction of course!)
    >> > screws them ALL up in the blink of an eye without as much as a
    > warning!!!
    >> >
    >> > Another GEM of a reason for Microsoft to have some serious competition
    >> > from somewhere, only God knows where!
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> >
    >> > DWK
    >> > Simi Valley, CA
    >> > USA
    >> >
    >> >
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  11. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Hi Stan,

    From my standpoint, if one is familiar with the system registry, then use
    it. If you are not and depend on third party tweakers, accept what you
    don't know and at least have the knowledge to comprehend (what or) how you
    are compromising your system in the long hall. Don't complain about it,
    after it is done.

    --
    All the Best,
    Kelly (MS-MVP)

    Troubleshooting Windows XP
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


    "Stan Brown" <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote in message
    news:387falF5jkv18U6@individual.net...
    > "Kelly" wrote in microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize:
    >>Speaking of native to XP, TUI isn't. That took a separate
    >>download which YOU did do. Lastly, TUI was not written by MS but by
    >>Raymond
    >>Chen (nor supported by MS).
    >
    > I agree with those who have said there's a warning for rearranging
    > icons and it's the OP's own fault that he ignored it.
    >
    > They would have done well to stop there and not bring up the
    > "unsupported" red herring. For Microsoft to put the software on its
    > site for download and then claim it's unsupported is just silly.
    >
    > Besides, unless you're a really huge corporate user, ALL Microsoft
    > software is unsupported. If something goes wrong, you're on your
    > own. If Microsoft supported its software there'd be no need for
    > these forums, would there? :-)
    >
    > --
    >
    > Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
    > http://OakRoadSystems.com/
  12. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 20:58:41 -0500, Stan Brown
    <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote:

    >I think you need to look again. Right there on the pane where you
    >pick a shortcut overlay, it says that it's a system-wide setting
    >and then says
    >
    >"WARNING: Changing the shortcut overlay may cause icons to lose any
    >custom positions."

    Stan, not wanting to get into a flame war over this and me coming in
    late, I looked at my version 2.00.1.0 of Tweak UI and it doesn't give
    that warning under the shortcut overlay section. Maybe there are
    earlier versions or later versions than the one that I have that
    did/do but mine surely doesn't.

    Regards,
    Ed
  13. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Ed wrote:
    > On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 20:58:41 -0500, Stan Brown
    > <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I think you need to look again. Right there on the pane where you
    >>pick a shortcut overlay, it says that it's a system-wide setting
    >>and then says
    >>
    >>"WARNING: Changing the shortcut overlay may cause icons to lose any
    >>custom positions."
    >
    >
    > Stan, not wanting to get into a flame war over this and me coming in
    > late, I looked at my version 2.00.1.0 of Tweak UI and it doesn't give
    > that warning under the shortcut overlay section. Maybe there are
    > earlier versions or later versions than the one that I have that
    > did/do but mine surely doesn't.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Ed
    I have to agree with Ed. I too have 2.00.1.0 of Tweak UI. No warning there. Not
    that I am defending DWK's rantings, but, before you chastise this person, you
    might want to check for yourselves.

    ching... 2 cents!
  14. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    "Ed" wrote in microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize:
    >On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 20:58:41 -0500, Stan Brown
    ><the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote:
    >
    >>I think you need to look again. Right there on the pane where you
    >>pick a shortcut overlay, it says that it's a system-wide setting
    >>and then says
    >>
    >>"WARNING: Changing the shortcut overlay may cause icons to lose any
    >>custom positions."
    >
    >Stan, not wanting to get into a flame war over this and me coming in
    >late, I looked at my version 2.00.1.0 of Tweak UI and it doesn't give
    >that warning under the shortcut overlay section. Maybe there are
    >earlier versions or later versions than the one that I have that
    >did/do but mine surely doesn't.

    Hmm -- that would account for why the OP adamantly maintained it
    wasn't there and Mike Hall as adamantly maintained that it was.

    Mike wrote:
    >Tweak UI for Windows XP.. version 2.10.0.0.. repair screen.. it is quite
    >obvious..
    which as you see is a different version from yours. (My version is
    the same as Mike's.)

    --

    Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
    http://OakRoadSystems.com/
  15. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 19:14:32 -0500, Stan Brown
    <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote:

    >which as you see is a different version from yours. (My version is
    >the same as Mike's.)

    Well then, I seem to have a earlier version than the one in question.
    However, my version has never repositioned the desktop icons during
    the specific operation. So the real funny thing here is the fact that
    they produced a newer version where they added that warning and which,
    in fact, does reposition the icons when the earlier version didn't
    reposition the icons and thus did not need the warning.

    Leads one to believe that newer is not necessarily better. Did
    someone say this thing is made by Microsoft?

    Regards,
    Ed
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    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

    for the latest version for XP..

    --
    Mike Hall
    MVP - Windows Shell/user

    http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


    "Ed" <none@none.net> wrote in message
    news:bnmv111akba3volg3sj29q3mbtq5ic6g2t@4ax.com...
    > On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 19:14:32 -0500, Stan Brown
    > <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote:
    >
    >>which as you see is a different version from yours. (My version is
    >>the same as Mike's.)
    >
    > Well then, I seem to have a earlier version than the one in question.
    > However, my version has never repositioned the desktop icons during
    > the specific operation. So the real funny thing here is the fact that
    > they produced a newer version where they added that warning and which,
    > in fact, does reposition the icons when the earlier version didn't
    > reposition the icons and thus did not need the warning.
    >
    > Leads one to believe that newer is not necessarily better. Did
    > someone say this thing is made by Microsoft?
    >
    > Regards,
    > Ed
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