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restoring desktop to my computer tree

Somehow in one of those "my mouse has a mind of its own" moments, I managed to create a double "desktop" entry in the left side folder tree in "my computer" and now, after removing the duplicate (which said it was an empty folder) when I collapse it, it takes everything else below with it. It used to be its own entity and even after rolling the computer back, it continues. Any idea how I can make "desktop" stand on its own again with the rest of C: etc. as non attached folders? I'm running a Vista Media Center OS on an HP desktop.

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Mind of it's own....

In reply to: restoring desktop to my computer tree

LOL, I have had many of those mice!

I'm trying to recreate this Folder Tree in the left column of My Computer, but can't see how to do it. When I open My Computer it displays a list on the left on a blue background, with 3 headers, System tasks, Other Places, and Details. Then the right hand side, (the right hand pane), I have my Shared folders, Hard drives, and Removable drives, (Floppy, CD ROM, etc).

Is that what you see when you first open My Computer? If not, can you make a screen print, and post it at ImageShack and let us know the url web address?

You said you removed, (deleted?), the duplicate Windows folder, but then you said when you collapse it. Collapse what, the folder you deleted?

Mark

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desktop

In reply to: Mind of it's own....

image shack url is http://profile.imageshack.us/user/kh1015. The 2 images there are the what I see at first glance with My Computer and then once I click Desktop, how the other files are "absorbed" which was never the case before. "Collapse" refers to clicking on the remaining Desktop which is reflected in the images. Any guidance is appreciated.

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Sorry, I couldn't see it.

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That link took me to ImageShack, but I couldn't see either image you had posted, just blank thumbnail place holders.

My own My Computer looks like this;
http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/7352/myownmycomputervq0.jpg

That is what I see when I open my own My Computer from the Desktop icon. Does yours not open to the same/similar view?

Mark

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Now that's disturbing.

In reply to: you have to click the thumbnails

I can't get them to view in FF3.

I can in IE and SeaMonkey, but not FF3. I see I have some investigating to do. Thanks Jonah, Happy

I have also just realized that kh92882 is using Windows Vista. Since I don't, (I am still on XP), I must pass on this and apologize to kh92882 and hope someone else can help.

My apologies.

Mark

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Same issue here...

In reply to: Now that's disturbing.

I have not been able to view the Image Shack files... Firefox 3.

Glenn

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Hmmm. That's interesting.

In reply to: Same issue here...

I may have to raise this in the browser forum as a general question.

Mark

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I use ImageShack so little...

In reply to: Hmmm. That's interesting.

but best I recall once uploaded there are several links that can be copied and pasted... wondering if an incorrect link was furnished and pasted into the reply.

Just wondering out loud... have no basis for indicating this is the case.

Glenn

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you said "blank thumbnails"

In reply to: Hmmm. That's interesting.

but could you see the the orange frog in the

kh1015 (member since 2008-07-13) avatar/thumbnail?


jonah

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Yes, I can see that, but only in the OP's url, not yours.

In reply to: you said "blank thumbnails"

I notice that the url's are different, like Glenn30 suggested.

In the OP's post, as well as the two links you gave, the url is to a 'profile' page, but in the link I gave, the url is to the image.

I've done some more ImageShack images so you can see the pages I see when I click those links. I wonder if Glenn30 also sees the same as me.

http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/1948/jjimage01zt2.jpg - Your first link to ImageShack JJ

http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/9562/jjimage02su2.jpg - Your 2nd link

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/7641/khimageselectionpageor7.jpg - The page I see when I click kh92882's link. That is where I can see the avatar.

You notice all the url's in the images themselves are http://profile.imageshack?

Whereas the url of the image pages I have supplied are all direct to http://imgxxx.imageshack.us

Is that what is making a difference? What browser are you using Jonah?

Mark

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(NT) Mark, yes I see the same thing you see... Firefox 3.0 :(

In reply to: Yes, I can see that, but only in the OP's url, not yours.

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Hummm... I can get these images...

In reply to: Yes, I can see that, but only in the OP's url, not yours.

in a round about sort of way using Internet Explorer 7. First I get the thumbnails (or whatever) and a click on them reveals the image. This is not the way I am accustomed to sending and receiving images in ImageShack.

Still think the poster is not giving the usual link to view the image directly... could be wrong but that is what I am thinking.

Glenn

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i'm using FF2.0.0.11

In reply to: Yes, I can see that, but only in the OP's url, not yours.

the links i provided were after i clicked the thumbnails (actually clicked one, and that opened with a screenshot and also had the 'next' option

Glenn, if i use IE6, and click the original link, i get the 2 thumbnails and clicking one gives results the same as FF


jonah

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You need to upgrade to FF3,

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Then you won't be able to see them. Happy

I'm OK in IE7. One of the images displays in the main part of the window immediately, then when I click the thumbnail on the right, the other image displays. The thumbnails are also images straight away.

I'm satisfied it is not my own system as Glenn is getting the same problems. I suspect it is some bug in FF3. Or, I am also with Glenn that this is something unusual in the web site url. That 'profiles.imageshack ' is strange.

Mark

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Test using my way...

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Test seems to work... using FF3 :)

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after hosting and choosing the second URL (copy/paste) into the forums.

Glenn

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Your ImageShack image worked for me as well Glenn

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No problems with FF3 there for me. The image was just a blank/white page with your image at top/left.

Your url needs to be without the tags. The CNET Jive software doesn't recognize those tags. Also, the url does not use the = sign, just a space between the letters url and the link itself.

EG; (I used round brackets instead of square only to allow it to display properly in this post).

(URL=http://img530.imageshack.us/my.php?image=howardglennlawson624200hg8.jpg)http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/6826/howardglennlawson624200hg8.th.jpg(/URL)

Should be;

(URL http://img530.imageshack.us/my.php?image=howardglennlawson624200hg8.jpg)http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/6826/howardglennlawson624200hg8.th.jpg (/URL)

or http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/6826/howardglennlawson624200hg8.th.jpg

However, if you only want to post a link, then the link itself would work just as well of course without the url anchors. The (url)(/url) is best used when we want to display relative words instead of the link, eg;

(URL http://img530.imageshack.us/my.php?image=howardglennlawson624200hg8.jpg )(b)(u)Image Shack Link(/u)(/b)(/URL)

And that becomes;
Image Shack Link

Note the use of (b)(u)any word(/u)(/b) in square brackets also, to underline and make bold.

I have also noticed that URL does not work, but url does. Strange!

Mark

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