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  1. I mistakenly thought QTLite was a 'non Quicktime' alternative, but I see it still has that brand. So I've uninstalled it (in case it starts pestering me for updates, loose change, etc). I seem to have got rid of that odd entry by fiddling in various ways. And associated MOV with VLC for now. I'll try MPC shortly. One other associated issue is that initially d-clicking an MOV attempted to play IrfanView, with which it was associated (at IV installation time). But it promptly crashed. I do have the IV Quicktime plug-in, so that's puzzling. Any thoughts please? Mainly out of academic interest. IrfanView is great at most stuff (with image files) and I suspect I'm missing something that would make it equally good for video too. I've dropped the author an email. Sorry about the screenshot. For completeness, here it is: -- Terry, East Grinstead, UK
  2. After trying to add a new program QTLite (an alternative to QuickTime) to the Open With list for an MOV, instead of QTlite appearing in the list I have the strange entry shown in this screenshot: http://img88.imageshack.us/my.php?i...problem1nr9.jpg (I tried using it but not surprisingly nothing obvious happened.) Anyone a) Have any idea how this came about? B) Know how to get rid of it? After some googling I found this link http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=258860 but the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Explorer\FileExts\.MOV\OpenWithList doesn't have a Setup/Uninstall entry. c) How to achieve my original aim of adding QTlite to the OpenWith list? Thanks. -- Terry, East Grinstead, UK
  3. It's only a cosmetic issue but a sprinkling of the icons in the Start Menu (at various levels) are the 'standard yellow folder', instead of the proper one. I could change every one individually but that's tedious. Is there some way to fix the lot in one go please? -- Terry, East Grinstead, UK
  4. Thanks both, appreciate your help. -- Terry, East Grinstead, UK
  5. On my old PC (OEM supplied XP Home, 6 years old) I can run sfc /scannow with no CD. But on my new PC, from same OEM (MESH, UK), I am asked to insert the 'XP Pro SP 2 disk'. I only have the MESH Recovery CD and that didn't work until I made an identical copy of it and used that! So that's the first question: does that mean it's a flawed CD? If so, how can the copy apparently work? Anyway, after making an 'identical' copy (and verifying it in the process), it seems I can now run sfc. Very slowly. Darned if I can recall how I set it up 6 years ago to use the HD instead. Presumably I copied some/all files from the recovery CD to a folder on the HD? But which files, and to which folder? -- Terry, East Grinstead, UK
  6. Thanks, but how would that fairly complex step help? Anyway, the profile I'm using already is a new one. (I changed it because OEM supplier had called the original 'Admin', and I didn't like that.) Any other ideas anyone please? Is this behaviour the default? If so, I'd have thought most users would also want to change it? Getting thumbnails every time you try to Open or Save My Pictures is a real pain. -- Terry, East Grinstead, UK
  7. No one with any suggestions on how to do this please? -- Terry, East Grinstead, UK
  8. I have all my folders set to List View. But most applications insist on opening Save As > My Pictures (and Save As > My Videos) in Thumbnail view. As these folders contain scores of subfolders, that's never appropriate for me. Is it possible to change that behaviour for XP generally please? -- Terry, East Grinstead, UK
  9. I reckon I may have the solution a few minutes later. Bit obscure, but it seems that this particular site needs javascript enabled, and I had blocked it using a Firefox extension called NoScript. I'd already unblocked it for the BBC site. So presumably XP detected that this task hadn't been terminated properly? -- Terry, East Grinstead, UK
  10. I'm having various problems with setting up scheduled tasks on my new XP Pro PC, but I'll keep them to individual posts, One quirk that puzzles me is this r-click option to End Task. It's greyed out for all but one of my tasks. That simply runs Firefox with a link to a weather forecast. But it has Run permanently greyed. If I use End Task, that closes Firefox itself (badly, leaving it in Task Mgr). Yet for a similar task, to visit BBC News, the 'End Task' command remains greyed at all times. That's what I'd expect, as the task is presumably just equivalent to clicking a URL. So the concept of 'ending' that doesn't make sense. Anyone have any thoughts/insights please? -- Terry, East Grinstead, UK
  11. That was premature I cannot get the task to accept the password I used on the old PC! -- Terry, East Grinstead, UK
  12. Is there a neat way to transfer all my Scheduled Tasks from the old PC to the new please? Even if some further manual effort is necessary, this would be far better than starting from scratch and re-entering every definition I've accumulated over 6 years. --------- EDIT: OK, sorted thanks. Lots of work yet to be done, but the basic transfer can be achieved by copying across the added contents of C:\Windows\Tasks. -- Terry, East Grinstead, UK
  13. Sure -> TTT.zip Copy "ToolTipFix.exe" to your system32 directory, execute it and then import the ttfix.reg file. The program will then always start with Windows and run continously in the background, polling the tooltip windows periodically and bring them on top of the taskbar/system tray. The tool uses very little resources. Let me know how it works for you. Thanks. For last 24 hours or so my pop-up tooltips have been behaving. At the next occurrence of the problem I'll try your solution. -- Terry, East Grinstead, UK
  14. Really? This bug has been around for years now, also in Windows 2003 Server. About a year ago I got fed up waiting for a fix from MS and wrote a tool that fixes this for good (all the reg patches I tried did not work). Is it something you can share please? -- Terry, East Grinstead, UK
  15. Thanks. But on closer examination it seems that the pop-ups are also getting obscured by application windows too! -- Terry, East Grinstead, UK

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