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Microsoft's longest used function

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The title says its all.

The function that is the most longest in Windows.

Double click in the left high corner (dont do it now, it closes the program).

Its first appeared in Windows 1 and still works in Server 2008.
So from 1985 to 2008 (23 years in use).
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Post by WinPC »

I've got three other functions that have always been around:
The Arrow
The Double Click
The Window

And of course, the icon!

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Post by RichardG867 »

Almost there, WinPC. The icon is only shown in title bar since Chicago.

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RichardGatinho wrote:Almost there, WinPC. The icon is only shown in title bar since Chicago.
I didn't mean in the title bar, I meant "icon" as in a "Program Icon" or something like that. In Windows 1.0x if you minimized a Window, it would appear as an icon.

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Post by ppc_digger »

WinPC wrote:
RichardGatinho wrote:Almost there, WinPC. The icon is only shown in title bar since Chicago.
I didn't mean in the title bar, I meant "icon" as in a "Program Icon" or something like that. In Windows 1.0x if you minimized a Window, it would appear as an icon.
Icons (as we know them today) first appeared on the Xerox Star, in 1981.

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Post by ddrmaxromance »

WRONG!

CONTROL-ALT-DELETE FOR THE WIN!

haha, I'm kidding, but one thing to take note is how the title bar as changed over the year. For example, the icon wasn't introduced until Chicago builds, thus, you double clicked this weird box with a - line in it to close the window. From there, the title of the window was ALWAYS centered, much like how Mac OS has been since 1984. In my opinion, I liked it centered either way. Finally, the X button wasn't introduced until Chicago to close your windows faster via single click, instead of the double.
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Post by Tootles »

The bootscreen, and the about box:)

<ALT> + <SPACE> brings up the system menu.

<ALT> + [letter] brings up its corresponding letter.
Have a day.

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Alt + F4

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Post by Rob Jansen »

IceMan09 wrote:Alt + F4
haha, , nice, not seen that kind of answer yet.

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I once surprised my friend by closing windows using this method....
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F8 - (in MS-DOS) start a interactive boot, or (in Windows 95 and later builds) show the boot menu.

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Post by asiekierka »

Power on. They stole it, of course!

ORIGINAL function that always was in Windows, is the Cursor. But that was stolen too! How unoriginal of MS!

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Post by Ensign Joe »

One of the oldest "features" that is still present in Vista that dates back to the roots of NT 3.1 is the "Install fonts" dialog...
Just go to the Fonts folder (e.g. C:\windows\fonts), select File (in Vista you have to tap the Alt-Key) and choose "Install font" and you're presented a oldfashioned window that doesn't even support the Desktop structure or network sharings

But wait, just noticed: in Longhorn this was REPLACED! (the final Vista has the oldfashioned again...)

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The uppest is XP Prof Sp2, in the middle there's Longhorn 4074 and at the bottom Vista final

LOL!

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Crashing.

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