You could probably get user manuals on a DVD in a 5,280 page format covering
some of the basics.
MS looking for manual writers with systems over 32GB of RAM memory to manage
the next generation of manuals.
Yeah, I hate it too but feeling old is natural at your age. Nobody wants to
use the laptop after a 2 hour shit session on the toilet where most of the
learning is done.
"Lee Michaels" wrote in message
It has always been my theory that software geeks are socially maladjusted
individuals who can't get laid. So they write this nightmarish software to
make normal people's lives a living hell. As a geek revenge thing.
The killfile thing I mention above came about not because I figured it out
from a killfile or newsgroup perspective. I kept getting e-mails with SPAM
in the header. And often they were from friends. I even got the SPAM
designation from e-mails I sent to myself from another computer. It was
disconcerting to get important e-mail with the SPAM designation.
Particularly if I archived them.
When I came across that Junk E-mail thing, it all made sense. I looked up
kilfiles, etc in help. Nothing. Apparently nobody at MS knows about or
acknowledges the existence of killfiles. It probably would cut into sales of
Bing advertising. I found it as a side note in a forum messages somewhere.
The message was referring to the difference between Vista and Windows7 for
killfiling. Nothing on the subject was available from Microsoft.
The same with the paint program. There was no menu choice. It pops up if
you search for it. There are a number of programs I can't get to in W7. So
I attach them to the task bar. There are a number of functions that I can't
access in the menus. I was able to find them and add the function as an
This whole idea that you have hidden function is absurd. Why should you
hide functions in the program? What purpose does it serve? It just pisses
people off. I read someplace that some poor little whiners were upset that
the operating system was "too complicated". No MS brags about that many
functions are hidden. The make it sound like a good thing. If it is so
good, why don't they mention it in the help files? Or make it easier to find
the hidden functions? Why can't I find it our from MS themselves?
I know that I am a dinosaur. I remember manuals. Remember those books that
came with the software. I not only read those things, but I bought
additional manuals. Often much better than the MS manuals. There I go
showing my age again. I actually can and do READ!
<hanging my head in shame>
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