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 PostPost subject: Microsoft's longest used function        Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:01 pm 
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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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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:05 pm 
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I've got three other functions that have always been around:
The Arrow
The Double Click
The Window

And of course, the icon! :P


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:18 am 
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Almost there, WinPC. The icon is only shown in title bar since Chicago.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:21 am 
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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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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:03 pm 
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WinPC wrote:
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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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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:49 am 
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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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Alt + F4


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IceMan09 wrote:
Alt + F4


haha, :D , nice, not seen that kind of answer yet.

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I once surprised my friend by closing windows using this method.... :P

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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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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:26 pm 
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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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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:40 pm 
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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

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Crashing. :evil:


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