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Changed account name not changing in file system

  1. #11


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    Win 8.1 Pro x64


    Thank you and for your great help. One of the true benefits of the internet. I'm almost done, except for tidying up the contents of some folders and app settings. One question I have is about the height of the taskbar. To me, it's a fair amount taller than in Win 7, so much right now that both the time and date are showing, as well as the icons on the left being much larger than I need. See the screenshot. Note that I use an XP-style Quick Launch bar right center; in Win 7 the taskbar there was just a bit taller than the icons. I don't see a way to adjust down it manually. Is there one?

    Taskbar screenshot:
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  2. #12


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    64-bit Windows 10


    From looking at your screenshot, the taskbar appears to be normal and the same size as Windows 7.

    Here's a comparison screenshot between W7 and W8 taskbars. I have Windows 7 running in a VM on my left monitor, and Windows 8 on the middle monitor. They look the same to me.

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    If you like, you could select to use small or large icons for pinned apps on the taskbar.

    Taskbar - Use Small or Large Icons - Windows 7 Forums

    You could also increase or decrease the level of the taskbar, but it appears you are already at the lowest height level.

    Taskbar - Resize - Windows 7 Forums
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  3. #13


    Posts : 216
    Win 8.1 Pro x64


    Good morning, Brink. Mine in 7 is different (see shot) and I just realized why. In taskbar properties, small icons was checked there and not in 8. That problem solved.

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    While we're at it, with the new user acct all the file thumbnails in Explorer dialogue boxes have been stock, rather than specific (screenshot). What controls that? Thanks,

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  4. #14


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news.

    I noticed the icon is not for the default programs (Photos or Windows Photo Viewer) used to display images with. What program do you have set as the default program for these images? It may not support thumbnail previews.

    Normally, you could use an option in the tutorial below to turn thumbnail previews on or off. This depends on if the default program you set supports thumbnail previews or not.

    Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums
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  5. #15


    Posts : 216
    Win 8.1 Pro x64


    I've got jpg association set to Paint.net, but changing to Paint doesn't make a difference. It doesn't seem to be icons vs. thumbnails, but something else. I'll have to check Win 7 again. Btw, is it normal that a dual boot with Win 7 primary uses a DOS screen and then goes to the user's choice, while with Win 8 primary it goes to an 8-style screen and then if 7 is chosen the computer reboots?

    Follow up: I'm a details kind of guy, so I hadn't noticed it in Win 7. That icons instead of thumbnails box has to be unchecked and icons rather than details chosen in dialogue boxes to see images specific to the files.
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  6. #16


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    64-bit Windows 10


    I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 216
    Win 8.1 Pro x64


    Back again. On that Win 8 taskbar screenshot above, there are three app icons on the left, to which I added two more later. Just now, as I was installing another app, all five turned blank and report that the associated item has been moved, renamed or deleted. Second time today for one of them. The toolbar was locked. What might be going on? I never saw this in Win 7. Thanks,

    Follow up: I now have an idea how this occurred but don't fully understand it. On the Win 8 taskbar, over on the far right of the Quick Launch group, is a yellow Explorer folder called User Pinned. That folder includes the five items over there on the far left. I had deleted that icon before this occurred, thus no doubt that's how they all when blank. What I don't understand is where that folder came from, i.e., is it something peculair to Win 8, since I never saw anything like it in Win 7, as you can see from my screenshot.
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  8. #18


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Yeah, it sounds like you deleted the source of the pinned apps causing them to no longer work. I always find it best to pin directly from the .exe file.
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