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N88TR

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#1 12 years ago

I've been working with my semi-new Alienware laptop with XP [I don't know if it's the 'home' or 'professional' version] and there are a few things I'd like to change, to make it feel more like my far more beloved OS, win2000. These are things I'd like to get rid of:

1. In the Start menu, I don't want to see the My Documents folder

2. When I insert a CD, the auto-play dialoge box pops up and gives me selections of what I want to do with the disc.

3. Make Firefox my default browser, instead of having IE pop up unannouced when it's displaying some information I didn't specifically request.

4. When I open up any media file besides movies, that the default windows viewer doesn't take over. I always have to "open with" to get at the program I want it to use, Irfanviewer.

How can I permanently associate those files with Irfanviewer? I did so when I first installed the program, but everytime I power up, XP seems to forget I made the association.

Thanks.




gamer105

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#2 12 years ago

Captain AmerikaI've been working with my semi-new Alienware laptop with XP [I don't know if it's the 'home' or 'professional' version] and there are a few things I'd like to change, to make it feel more like my far more beloved OS, win2000. These are things I'd like to get rid of:

1. In the Start menu, I don't want to see the My Documents folder

2. When I insert a CD, the auto-play dialoge box pops up and gives me selections of what I want to do with the disc.

3. Make Firefox my default browser, instead of having IE pop up unannouced when it's displaying some information I didn't specifically request.

4. When I open up any media file besides movies, that the default windows viewer doesn't take over. I always have to "open with" to get at the program I want it to use, Irfanviewer.

How can I permanently associate those files with Irfanviewer? I did so when I first installed the program, but everytime I power up, XP seems to forget I made the association.

Thanks.

1. right click and remove it from start menu. Better instructions: Open start menu find it and remove it with the right click.

2. No idea

3. Go to control panel in start menu and when it comes up switch it to the classic view and go into folder options go to file types and change the web extensions you want to firefox instead of IE (internet explores should die) But i think when you open firefox and go to options under tools there is something that lets you switch it.

4. Same thing as 3.




Zrix

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#3 12 years ago

I dont have the english version of XP, so im not sure about all the names, bu hopefully you will get it anyway.

Captain Amerika 1. In the Start menu, I don't want to see the My Documents folder Right click the Start-button -> properties, select classic start menu. 2. When I insert a CD, the auto-play dialoge box pops up and gives me selections of what I want to do with the disc. Go to My Computer, right click the cd drive -> properties -> auto-play, choose "do nothing" 3. Make Firefox my default browser, instead of having IE pop up unannouced when it's displaying some information I didn't specifically request. Under the control panel in the start meny you have something called "standard programs" or similar. From there you can expand some lists in which you can select default programs. 4. When I open up any media file besides movies, that the default windows viewer doesn't take over. I always have to "open with" to get at the program I want it to use, Irfanviewer. How can I permanently associate those files with Irfanviewer? I did so when I first installed the program, but everytime I power up, XP seems to forget I made the association. Right click the file and click properties. Click "Open With" and browse to your desired program. Thanks.

Edit; too late :/




mentalmagic

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#4 12 years ago

Actually to remove it from the start menu. Right click on a blank are in the start menu, like under 'run'. Select properties, go to the Start menu tab, click customize. Go to the Advanced tab. Under Start menu Items. Scroll down to My documents and select 'don't display this item'.