Updated power toys

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by zman, Jan 5, 2002.

  1. zman

    zman Guest

    These are so much more stable when using the Desktop manager and Audio player

    I havent tried the ISO burner out yet ....... does it burn any file extension or Just .iso ?
     
  2. Speed4Ever

    Speed4Ever Guest

    Where are they?
     
  3. zman

    zman Guest

    on the front page of this website in the menu on the left

    Free XP addons


    They are a new batch released by MS today ....

    remove the old ones , and do a custom install
     
  4. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I would love to know which one of these screws up Counter-strike et al.
     
  5. zman

    zman Guest

    are you sure its the powertoys causing the problem ?

    I have used every set released and have never had a problem with counterstrike...
     
  6. Speed4Ever

    Speed4Ever Guest

    Im currently having problems with the whole halflife series.

    When playing the game, the damned thing runs in the upper left hand corner, while the deskltop is shown in the rest of the monitor. I've tried like 3 different video drivers, and nothing changes. All I've changed is that i upgraded from CS 1.1 to 1.3.

    Is CS 1.3 the cause of this?

    Now I know why everyones b#tching about it...:mad:
     
  7. tronmaster

    tronmaster Guest

    How exactly does desktop manager works? And what's its purpose?

    Is it like Linux or something completely different?
     
  8. Speed4Ever

    Speed4Ever Guest

    Its pretty much like the Linux virtual Desktop.

    It gives you four separate desktops, you can share work in them, or keep them separate.

    I personally like it, cause I can kind of keep my work categorized, etc.

    It works pretty good.
     
  9. zman

    zman Guest

    tronmaster : yes its like linux KDE desktop, it gives you four desktops to work with .... this version seems pretty stable too...


    Geez guys it must be a hardware thing with Counterstrike, I have not had a problem on XP , i actually think it plays better
     
  10. Speed4Ever

    Speed4Ever Guest

    Well, I found out it wasnt Powertoys screwing up my CS, although the desktop did have something to do with it.

    After completely uninstalling Powertoys, StylesXP, and god knows what else, I finally figured out that it was the taskbar being located on the top of the desktop that did it. I moved it on the bottom again, and PRESTO!, fixed...:rolleyes:

    Anybody ever have this situation?
     
  11. AndyP

    AndyP OSNN Senior Addict

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    I find it very strange that there are so many people having troubles with cs and xp! I have been networking with friends for 5 days now, and still no error! What common errors are people getting in XP with cs?
     
  12. DerrickFlint

    DerrickFlint Guest

    In-Tray Audio Player

    Hey, is there a way to get the in-tray audio player to show album art for songs that weren't copied from CD in WMP? Its bugging me that I'm only getting thumbnails coming up for certain items.
     
  13. SiMwiT

    SiMwiT Guest

    I just downloaded the latest powertoys. I uninstalled the originals but i don't seem to get the shell player, backgroud changer, or iso burner. what's goin on?
     
  14. dotbatman

    dotbatman Guest

    for the iso burner, just right click on the *.iso file and choose "record to CD".
     
  15. SiMwiT

    SiMwiT Guest

    i realise that. but none of the new tools are installed at all. i installed the new powertoys (the ones at the left hand side of the root xp-erience.org site if you're wondering) after i had uninstalled the original ones. the new power toys do not appear in the custom install and they don't install when i full install it. does anyone know why this can by. (i tried installing the third party installations of these powertoys but only the iso burner worked. the shplayer and bgswitch where installed in my system folder but didn't appear to work since i don't get an audio option in my taskbar toolbars and there is new background switcher tab on my desktop properties)
     
  16. ColtSeavers

    ColtSeavers Guest

    Re: Counter Strike.

    I can't run it with ZoneAlarm - it lets me start a game, choose a side, but then instead of bringing the relevant menu to choose a skin, it goes into the map and allows me to look around - but not move!

    Stopping ZoneAlarm fixes this, but feeds my paranoia. :rolleyes:
     
  17. max

    max Guest

    There must be an UPDATE for the powertoys on the way

    i just went to the Powertoys homepage and got this

    (January 11, 2001 update) The PowerToys download is currently unavailable. Please check back on Friday, January 18 for the updated version of this download.



    wonder what they are adding :)