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Add feature to Win95 ?

by augustdroge / February 24, 2004 12:29 PM PST


Is there a way of adding to Win95, the feature of Win98 & later versions of Windows of being able to left mouse click on taskbar buttons of programs currently running on computer to minimize/maximize them?

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Re:Add feature to Win95 ?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2004 9:43 PM PST
In reply to: Add feature to Win95 ?

I'll write yes. The OS in question could be extended at you see when you install the latest IE. But in no uncertain words, I can't test to see what it will take to install such a feature.

You'll have to try what IE adds as well as research with because there are no more 95' boxes to play with here.


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The latest IE ..
by Kees Bakker / February 24, 2004 10:12 PM PST

for Windows 95 is IE5.5 SP2; IE6 doesn't work on Windows 95. You can't get it from Microsoft anymore, but elsewhere on the net it's still available.
I'll have a look tonight when at home, because it's exactly what I got there: Win 95 OSR2 + IE5.5 SP2.
I'll let you know, so better wait before downloading those 80 Mb.

It's a totally new feature for me (minimizing and maximizing with a right click in the taskbar, even on Win 98 and XP), so I can't tell you right now.


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Re:The latest IE. -> For Windows 95 this presents a problem.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2004 10:55 PM PST
In reply to: The latest IE ..

When the leak occured of Microsoft source code, it lead to a discovery in versions prior to IE 6 about an EXPLOIT using a BITMAP.

As such, I'd see if you can install some other browser and avoid using IE until the machine moved on. Mozilla is my choice, you can make yours.

Read the discussion about this at


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As for me ..
by Kees Bakker / February 24, 2004 11:19 PM PST


My Win 95 PC is a little bit more than 6 years old, has 32 Mb RAM, and can be extended to 48 Mb maximum, if and only if I can find the right type 32 Mb RAM somewhere second-hand (new is no longer available).

I tried Mozilla Firebird and the hard disk rattles so much more then with IE it just didn't seem feasible, even without an antivirus-program running, which is a risk already.
It might be time for a new machine. But as long as it works, I don't know ...

Thanks for the advice, however. It might help August more than it helps me.


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For you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 25, 2004 12:28 AM PST
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Imagine my i200mmx with 64M or more memory (can't remember it since it's been how long since I booted it) in some micro bookshelf box that can take SDRAM and has ethernet, modem and all that, but nobody will steal it.

Imagine there are a few other browser choices at


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Sims 32 or 72 and . .
by Cursorcowboy / February 25, 2004 1:18 AM PST
In reply to: As for me ..

where in the "world" are you?

There are two types of memory modules that are used. A Single In-Line Memory Module (SIMM) consists of a printed circuit board with a single row of contact points (i.e. the part of the module that goes into the socket to establish contact with the main computer board) and a number of DRAM chips. The number and type of DRAM chips on the module determines the capacity of the module. There are two types of SIMMs: 30-pin and 72-pin. The 30-pin SIMMs are used on computers whose CPU transmit data 8 bits at a time. The 72-pin SIMMs are used on computers which transmit data in groups of 32 bits.

With the advent of the Pentium processor, which transmits data in 64-bit chunks, it became necessary to install 72-pin SIMMs in pairs. To eliminate this roadblock, the Dual In-Line Memory Module (DIMM) was developed. DIMMs differ from SIMMs in that they have contact points on both sides of the board. DIMMs are 168-pin memory modules.

Bill Gaston

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Old, but not so old.
by Kees Bakker / February 25, 2004 4:33 AM PST
In reply to: Sims 32 or 72 and . .

Compaq Presario 2240 (dec 1997). Needs a 32 MB SDRAM 66 Mhz 100-pin DIMM memory module. Additional specs: EDO, non-buffered, non-parity, 3.3V. Part-number 260661-821. This comes from a former Compaq-site.

100 pin is curious, searching for alternatives I get the strong impression it should be 168 indeed.

Kingston says: no more memory modules KTC-P4800/32 for Presario 2240. But I found an alternative (refurbished, $19.99), and something on our local '' (which is equivalent to ebay). I think I'll buy it. Will make a big difference, I think. Thanks a lot for your information. This discussion finally pushed me forward doing it.


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NT -- Okay. Not so old as me but a ''Compaq Presario'', can't help.
by Cursorcowboy / February 25, 2004 8:06 AM PST
In reply to: Old, but not so old.


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Re:Re:Add feature to Win95 ?
by Kees Bakker / February 25, 2004 4:38 AM PST

Indeed, Windows 95 OSR2 combined with IE5.5SP2 does have the right click on taskbar icon feature to minimize/maximize/move.

As Bob indicated, you can get the program from It's 80 Mb. Don't forget to download the latest (nov 2003, I think) cumulative security patch from


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