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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Godmode on: July 29, 2014, 05:09:55 PM
I guess if you are frenetically tweaking it can save navigating to the links.  Windows likes to hide them with every flavor change it seems.  It is good if you can remember the hotkeys.  Like Winkey Pause still brings up a window with System Protection on it, same as Vista/W7.

I just checked the properties page for the shortcut in that zip file with the All tasks list.
The clsid number is shown there and identical to the number in Godmode. Same place, 252 shortcuts to applets you might look for to change a HDD, partition, change network settings, resolution......... ad infinitum.
and that Win 7 shortcut works in Win8.1.1.
No typing, no links........... click on Godmode or that All Tasks List and you are presented with 252 applets to pick from, all nicely grouped by topic.
It's a no brainer for me....... YMMV!
 Grin
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Godmode on: July 29, 2014, 04:23:31 PM
I can't find a screen shot of what the shortcut brings up.  In any case it will just be links maybe in muliple columns instead of one.  I'm sure in the registry it's al clsid stuff.

I downloaded that zip and it opens the same page that GodMode does.                             
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Godmode on: July 29, 2014, 04:21:00 PM
This just seems redundant to me, unless it gives you access to things not normally accessible even through administrative interfaces.

winkey+r, type compmgmt.msc

I personally like msconfig and compmgmt, but you can access just about any builtin utility the system has through the run command.
I think you get more and all in one list.
Run takes several clicks to load and and the others require typing.
GodMode is on the desktop with one click to anything you want.
Godmode takes no space, no effort, no typing, it's free, so easy to implement and my question is "why not???"
You might find it a very handy tool. I'll take all of those that I can get.
YMMV

 Wink
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Godmode on: July 29, 2014, 04:10:46 PM
Afaik it's the same.  The tutorial title says All Tasks (God Mode.)  I haven't tried the one you posted.  I have seen a God Mode with a rectangular window with multiple columns.  Is that how yours looks?
The original by Ed Bott and the zip file with the shortcut to All Tasks appear identical.
I haven't done a FC but they look the same to me?
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Godmode on: July 29, 2014, 03:21:32 PM
Ahh, new toys!

Thanks

I checked that page at Win7 Tutorials and downloaded the reg page and the zip file for All Tasks.
Most interesting developments.....
the numbers in the reg file aren't the same as the number (CLSID) in Ed Botts Godmode yet they purport to go to the same place.
The zip file contains a shortcut to the same list of files as Godmode...
All Tasks and  Godmode seem to be the same place. One is a shortcut and the other the CLSID thingy.
Godmode originally, I think?, applied to Win7.
I'm running it on Win732, Win7 64, and Win8.1.1........... works great.. an indispensable tool!
If I had to make a WAG, I'd have to say that all roads lead to Rome. If you want the access to those applets any will get it for you.
I've got more checking to do and comparisons to make but take one, any one, they go to the same place???

Thanks, I love new toys  cheesy
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Godmode on: July 29, 2014, 10:57:31 AM
Thanks, that MSDN page answered the question about breaking the code....

"There are two ways to define file system folders as junction points. The simplest approach is to create a folder in the appropriate location and append a period to the folder's name, followed by the string form of the CLSID of your extension. Only the folder name will be visible in Windows Explorer. The following example creates a junction point with a display name of MyFolder."

And Brandon clears up the mystery?? Is he the same Brandon that was part of Lockergnome 7 or 8 years ago? He has come a long ways! Brandon thought the idea was "silly".
Ed Bott doesn't agree as he outlines here...............
http://www.zdnet.com/blog...-windows-7-shortcuts/1615
I agree with Ed and hope the shortcuts keep coming. I'm a two-finger typist so typing something into search to get to the control panel or anywhere else seems to be the long way home. I'm agin it!  cheesy
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Godmode on: July 28, 2014, 08:39:55 PM
That link works fine but there are YouTubes in the sidebar you shouldn't watch. Girls with gun.... packing a Derringer..Wow!
Big guns, little guns,...................... dangerous stuff!

 cheesy
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Godmode on: July 28, 2014, 08:14:28 PM
Searching that GodMode number in Google turned up a YouTube.......
I don't know if this link will copy??... not my thang!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvNP36Je0dg
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Godmode on: July 28, 2014, 07:34:51 PM
Drop that number into Google and you'll receive more info than you ever wanted to know..........
almost a million hits.

gotta break the code  Thmbsup
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Godmode on: July 28, 2014, 07:26:07 PM
Certainly interesting, but I thought "God mode" had been around since Win 98?  Wonder where I learned that?  huh 

Obviously not from Wikipedia:
Quote
The Windows Master Control Panel shortcut, labeled All Tasks and also called Windows God Mode by bloggers and All Tasks folder by at least one Microsoft developer,[1] is a short-cut to access various control settings in Windows Vista and later operating systems.

I really can't remember when I first started using it. I think Ed Bott was the original author but I'm not sure of that either.
I just dropped that number into Find in the registry. It's simply the addy for the control panel. I'd try some of the other numbers in the registry but how do you know what to look for??
ED...... is capitalized...........
ee...... not?
gotta break the code and see what we can find??? cheesy
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Godmode on: July 28, 2014, 06:51:46 PM
I'm curious here.....
Godmode post has 143 reads and yet nobody has reported installing or using it.

The access provided by Godmode is almost equal to the start menu. Indispensable if you use "Add/Remove, Network or Disk Management, etc..

I use it constantly and would hate to be without it. huh
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Seagate starts shipping 8TB hard drives, with 10TB and HAMR on the horizon on: July 28, 2014, 06:33:08 PM
I don't generate much that contributes to society or the world economy, that's worth saving??
I use Macrium Reflect once in awhile and if a crash occurs between images, meh, no big deal!
I know..... bad attitude, but I think I've only ever had to reinstall from an image once and that was because I was doing something stupid and fully expected to crash and burn.
If you're gainfully employed or contributing to mankind I fully understand your concern but I've never heard of Drobo, and really can't offer any sage advice for other solutions.  Sad
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Seagate starts shipping 8TB hard drives, with 10TB and HAMR on the horizon on: July 28, 2014, 06:10:46 PM
I'm afraid that's the prevailing attitude in some circles! There's no such thing as too many hard drives nor too much beer.
We all have our priorities.
We invited the local golf pro to the company picnic one year. The invitation said, it's potluck, bring something that you would ordinarily take to a picnic.
He shows up at the picnic with a quart of Old Bushmill's, and when the young lady manning the table where incomers were placing their contribution to the feast remarked "the invitation said "something you usually take to a picnic" his retort was "Old Bushmill's is the ONLY thing I take to a picnic!
We all have our priorities, can't fault us for that.  cheesy

14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Seagate starts shipping 8TB hard drives, with 10TB and HAMR on the horizon on: July 28, 2014, 02:41:40 PM
"Build it and they will come"
We can't wait for new toys and the sad part.....
we're probably throwing away more store space than we're using!
Look at the numbers of drives returned to manufacturers that are perfectly good. Bad format? whatever, and they go back.

When DBAN hit the street several years ago and appraised of the rate of returns on good drives, I started a little experiment.
I loaded DBAN on an old test machine and scrambled around here rounding up "pulled" drives. I found 21 drives, not including a couple of old MFM drives which I didn't clean, ratholed under the bench, in the bookshelf, out in the garage, etc., and "wiped" all 21. Of that 21, 19 were still serviceable. I posted my results and other guys had experienced the same results. I'm sweating a drive being almost full and I've got stacks of storage space.!

Technology bites again though, because the older drives are all IDE and motherboards with IDE headers are scarce.
Woe is me...... nobody loves me.... and my hands are cold.........
will my troubles never end?
 cheesy YMMV

15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Seagate starts shipping 8TB hard drives, with 10TB and HAMR on the horizon on: July 28, 2014, 12:05:04 PM
http://www.howtogeek.com/...hen-partitioning-a-drive/

Chris Hoffman at How-to-Geek is coming out with some answers on this topic.
Chris is a good head (except he's the guy using "lazyload"... not so good)
and I'm sure everything you need to know will come out of HTG as the technology progresses. Thmbsup


16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Seagate starts shipping 8TB hard drives, with 10TB and HAMR on the horizon on: July 28, 2014, 11:53:00 AM
http://www.extremetech.co...-and-hamr-on-the-horizon?

At last.....
Wait up people! Don't jump and order an 8tb drive as soon as Newegg lists it on the front page.
I read someplace on the internet that (and if it's on the internet it must be true) most of our current machines using BIOS and MBR will not boot to a drive over 2tb.

Going to have to get familiar with GPT and UEFI on 64 bit machines before you put your memnoirs on a drive large enough to hold them. cheesy
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Kidney stones and Beer! on: July 27, 2014, 09:00:40 PM
Good luck with it!

I hadn't heard of kidney stones since my friend went through the experience about 40 years ago. When the blurb in WebMD indicated how big they can get I almost passed out. Wow!
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Godmode on: July 27, 2014, 08:35:54 PM
Anyone confused or can't get it working?

Maybe some help here.....

http://www.cnet.com/how-t...nding-windows-7s-godmode/
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Godmode on: July 27, 2014, 07:30:28 PM
Does everyone have a copy of Godmode?
it's almost as good as a start menu.............

Click create folder.

Name your sparkly, new folder this, "GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}" and press enter.

Blink as the folder changes form to look like the <a href="http:/

Open the folder and bask in all your godly, control panel-y power.



Use everything between the quotes but NOT the quotes for the folder name.
 smiley

I have it working in Win8.1.1, Win7Pro 64, Win7Pro 32 and I think it worked in XP

All the same numbers.
Evidently somebody was thinking........... how unusual??
You can put the folder on your desktop, on your root drive, or both.
Straight to the control panel, neat and sanitary!
Works anywhere and nothing is installed. These are just shortcuts to various applets in control panel.
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Kidney stones and Beer! on: July 27, 2014, 07:14:54 PM
C-4 would work!
Guess that's not recommended though............. that would be painful too!
 cheesy
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google Acquires Twitch for $1 Billion on: July 27, 2014, 02:16:35 PM
I read these numbers "billion"..........
then remember that it takes 100,000 light years for light to travel from one end of the Milky Way, our Milky Way, to the other end, go out and step on an ant, flex my muscles, yawn, and come back in and pour a cup of coffee. meh!! Cool
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does google have to be *everywhere*? on: July 27, 2014, 01:31:05 PM
I don't think Google is ALL bad!

Like for instance when I was trying to spell "alzimers".........
ahlsimers........
alhzimers...................

Google came up with alzheimers!
Game over  huh
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Kidney stones and Beer! on: July 27, 2014, 12:28:32 PM
We all appreciate what you guys are doing in an effort to stamp out kidney stones? Thanks again Grin

Kidney stones?
I don't have, nor have I ever had, to my knowledge, any stones.

I saw in the newsletter "pingpong ball size".....
friend in the past........ passing a couple of pingball balls??
hey wot!
it'll take C-4
led to Google.....
led to beer...
led to resident brewmasters...
they are happy to read the numbers...Kidney stones are on the way out!
end of story.
Sorry if I misled anyone.....hard to wrap my head around passing a couple of pingpong balls

 Sad
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Kidney stones and Beer! on: July 26, 2014, 06:28:59 PM
Edvard,

Thanks for your input here........ no salt and no spinach gives me some ammo. My doc took me off salt years ago because of high blood pressure. But the spinach, she's (I've got a female doctor) got that at the top of the list for my diet. Maybe with this for ammo I can't cut out the spinach.  Maybe not though.... she's into this you are what you eat bit, supplements, fish oil capsules, yecch. Some of those things aren't fit for human consumption, I don't think.
I'm thinking of changing doctors anyway. With all the chit-chat about colon problems and  prostate problems I chose a female doctor when I had to change the last time. Females usually have smaller hands and shorter fingers so it was a no-brainer for me. Keep as comfortable as possible was the name of the game and I thought I'd made a good choice.
Now I'm not so sure! Initially all these exams were part of an annual physical but then she started scheduling a prostate exam once a month. Now we're up to once a week!
I'm just not sure how much longer I can stand the gaffe??? embarassed

 Grin
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Kidney stones and Beer! on: July 26, 2014, 05:18:02 PM
When I read that newsletter and saw "pingpong ball size stones" my eyes popped, I remembered my friend, some cold sweats, lots of screaming, and I wondered what they had prescribed to make him pass his stones.
My imagination got there first and the only thing that came to mind was a quarter pound of Comp-C and a long fuse!
seems like a good time to get some facts.....?
Google turned up the bit about the beer and I thought the tenant brewmasters here would appreciate the ammunition when mama screamed "quit drinking that damned home brew, you're gonna get kidney stones". It's always nice to have an extra clip of ammo!
.. besides, it's always nice to share........ embarassed

 cheesy
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