I'm on a company provided Windows 7 laptop. Here's what I know:
When using the "Windows Classic" Theme (right click on desktop>personalize>select "Windows Classic" theme), Windows Explorer does NOT hang/hourglass for ~30 seconds when accessing files/navigating folders. All clicks to save files, navigate through local and distributed files (our MyDocs folder is stored on the Company's distributed file system), etc., are immediately responsive.
When using ANY other theme, clicking on navigation of files (local and DFS, even when not connected to the company network) hangs for 10-30 seconds.
What gives? Do all of the themes (minus the "Classic" theme) have some sort of "network call" that look through My Docs (which is technically on the DFS/my company's servers, that has a 30 timeout if the network doesn't respond?)
Any ideas how to fix this (change a registry setting, ask the company IT team to make a change to a group policy setting, etc.)? What's so special about the "Windows Classic" theme? It's ugly, but it saves me 30 seconds every time I touch a file, open windows explorer, etc.
Thanks in advance!
posted by thankyoumuchly
on May 17, 2011 -
[Wordpress filter] I like the looks of www.rollingstone.com and I am trying to look for a theme that can get me there. [more inside]
posted by madeinitaly
on Apr 14, 2011 -
How do you change the appearance of the in-window chrome on gnome-terminal? Specifically, when you have multiple tabs open, there are a few extra pixels around the edge that I'd like to do away with. Is this thing configurable? Is there a different xterm app I could use on Easy Peasy 1.6 (based on Ubuntu Lucid) that has less chrome but still offers tabs? [more inside]
posted by Mars Saxman
on Dec 2, 2010 -
Can I put a manually updated home page in front of what WordPress generates, using the Thesis theme framework? [more inside]
posted by aaronetc
on Nov 30, 2010 -
I need a theme for a new Wordpress site I'm making about hot springs in Japan. I have a large Bento database of over 200 location with reviews, pictures, addresses, types of baths, and so on... I've found a way to automatically turn the CSV file that Bento makes into the pages I want... I just need a template to put those pages into. Something simple and more geared to hosting static pages rather than a blog. I've spent hours searching through all of these theme websites only to get confused in the 1,000s of choices. So I'm asking you, the MiFi community, to choose for me. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by sleepytako
on Nov 21, 2010 -
[Music recommendation filter] - Songs that convey a fresh start, a new beginning or a clean slate. [more inside]
posted by Kurichina
on Nov 3, 2010 -
I have the PSD, I have average knowledge of Photoshop, PHP, CSS & HTML and I have a Wordpress blog. What advice can you give me on making my blog look like the PSD? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago
on Sep 17, 2010 -
Please suggest ensemble films in which several separate storylines each explore various angles of the same theme, and some characters from different plotlines connect in unexpected ways. Love Actually
is a perfect example of what I'm looking for. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus
on Aug 20, 2010 -
I have fond childhood memories of the theme song from a 1980s nature show, but have been unable to find it anywhere on the internet. The main melody was played by a sort of synthesized oboe, with an odd synthesized rhythm of pops and clicks in the background, and the accompanying visuals were trippy, red-and-orange footage of various animals. I've recreated (badly) the main melody from the title sequence here
. Can anyone tell me what show this is from, and point me to a recording of the original tune? Thanks!
posted by luvcraft
on Jun 14, 2010 -
If you were to throw a British-themed party weekend for a 9, 6, and 4 year old – something both fun and (relatively) educational – what activities would come to mind? [more inside]
posted by allisonrae
on May 17, 2010 -
We need to come up with an appropriate theme for a fund raiser for a local environmental and water quality organization. There is a big dinner/ auction evening, and the theme needs to be environmantally relevant and lend itself to decorations and thematic illustrations in programs, etc.
We are stumped and decided to ask the mist creative group we know -- the Green!
posted by mmf
on Apr 1, 2010 -
I rent out stuff. My current website is a dated html-nightmare. What I want is a new, easy to maintain Wordpress-website. What I can't find is a template/theme that does the things I want it to do out-of-box. [more inside]
posted by Sourisnoire
on Mar 10, 2010 -
I need a subject or a theme. I'd like to read a wide range of books and discover lots of stuff. Last time I did, I was at the university, studying to get a degree in Comparative Literature. [more inside]
posted by nicolin
on Feb 24, 2010 -
Asking for a friend:
I saw a movie once, but I can remember neither the name nor the theme. At a guess I would say it was five to six years ago, but it was not in theater and so could have been a bit older. Toward the end of the movie, perhaps just before the credits and on into the credits, there was a song about a birthday. I don't remember if it was a character's birthday, but I believe it was. It was a sort of weird, sad, but upbeat tune. Possibly containing drug references. Not rap, more of an anti-folk feel (think Moldy Peaches) and a female singer. It was not Kimya Dawson's "Jest's Birthday". Wikipedia's list of non-canonical birthday songs does not produce anything familiar.
Find for me this song, Internet.
posted by rcs
on Feb 23, 2010 -
Where can I find simple, yet professional and elegant web template/ Wordpress theme for cleaning business? [more inside]
posted by zeikka
on Nov 8, 2009 -
For Halloween, I want to dress up as the opening credits sequence to some TV show. But which show? [more inside]
posted by painquale
on Oct 31, 2009 -
I need ideas for a Sci-Fi convention themed book club party I am hosting this weekend. [more inside]
posted by Lapin
on Sep 16, 2009 -
I am a college student living in a co-op (house with 38 people). I need to arrange a party; preferably a costume party. The themes I have come up with so far are: 1) Time Traveler's Ball 2) Alice in Wonderland 3)Mad Science Night
Question: What are good ideas for entertainment/activites for those themes? [more inside]
posted by Mayhembob
on Sep 9, 2009 -
I try to throw thematic parties once a month (budget: cheap) and was wondering what the best thematic party you've been to was, or what thematic party idea would be one you'd love to go to. [more inside]
posted by melodykramer
on Aug 14, 2009 -
I really like the theme used at wordpress.org. This is the theme that Wordpress the company uses. Can someone point to an exact replica or a theme that closely mimics the look of this site: http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
Thank in advance!!
posted by gocubbies
on Aug 9, 2009 -
Blackberry newbie filter: Can you ID the theme on the Curve shown on this review clip from Attack of the Show? [more inside]
posted by ishotjr
on Jun 26, 2009 -
the end of the Bob the Builder theme song has that heavy guitar riff "wind down" which reminds me of some tv show theme (like the drew cary show or WKRP) where some guy shouts: "I love you NEW YORK -or maybe detroit--what is that show?
posted by hardyboy
on Mar 29, 2009 -
I found a Wordpress theme the other night and didn't download it. Now I can't remember where I found it. In brief: the color of cardboard, crayon-ish drawings with at least one being a hot air balloon. [more inside]
posted by speeb
on Jan 23, 2009 -
I am having a going-away party for my friends and I need a theme/name! They're moving to China for a year and are brothers, in their 20s. I wanted to come up with something funny but I am blanking today....
posted by edrewes
on Jan 13, 2009 -
I am looking for a free or cheap wordpress theme that has an academic journal feel to it. The style I am looking for is best represented at this blog
. Typical things in the theme I really like is the line below the header with the little leaf on, that the first letter in a post is three lines high and in another color and that the page background has a slight off-white color. [more inside]
posted by ilike
on Jan 8, 2009 -