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 PostPost subject: Unused/hidden dialogs in Chicago 58s        Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:34 pm 
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JaGoTu managed to get some unused/hidden dialogs found in Chicago build 58s to show up. Two are hidden in CABINET.EXE (window animation and minimized window options), one is in DESK.CPL (the appearance tab). It doesn't seem like there's much functionality in them, though. The test minimize animation does play, but the slider doesn't seem to affect it at all. Minimize options don't work and neither does the appearance tab, though it does reflect the currently active theme.

To enable this, you can download these two files and put them in your Chicago folder (DESK.CPL goes into the SYSTEM folder). The two dialogs inside CABINET.EXE appear as additional tabs in the Usability Test Options dialog, while the Appearance dialog replaces the Screensaver tab on the Desktop control panel applet.

The two window options dialogs are already gone by build 73f, suggesting they were either already on their way out in 58s, or the more likely scenario, they got ditched afterwards since window tiles were being phased out by then. The appearance tab persisted into 73f and g, but is still hidden there. The first build to reveal it appears to be 81, which got rid of the Colors control panel applet that previously served the same purpose.



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 PostPost subject: Re: Unused/hidden dialogs in Chicago 58s        Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:48 am 
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Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:10 am

Wow. Impressive how you figured this out.

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