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Re: Wierd Screen retention issues Since installing Avast
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2009, 03:07:30 PM »
There was never any implication on my part about your experience (as I don't know what it is), but of the bloody stupid default setting by MS that doesn't nothing but confuse when the user whoever that might be when they 'don't know' what MS considers to be known extensions.

MS aren't really 'doing no harm' as you say as what harm is done by displaying the file extension, none, as the file name is displayed in the explorer view but not the file extension, so you end up with a bunch of file names (some the same) with no extension displayed, which only serves to confuse. There is some mileage for hiding system files from the novice user to avoid possible deletion, etc. but not hiding file extensions of known types IMHO.

I have never used Apple computers since that is the case, no OS X experience as they fear the damage releasing OS X would do to their otherwise hardware sales. No Mac, No OS X (legally) ;D
« Last Edit: July 25, 2009, 03:11:44 PM by DavidR »
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Re: Wierd Screen retention issues Since installing Avast
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2009, 05:34:23 PM »
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You seem to forget that the majority of the people who use a computer simply do so by using various Applications.
They never look at the actual files etc. To them an .exe or .com file mean absolutely nothing. Neither do .ini files.
This is one of the reasons why we get so many questions in here which to us seem basic but to them are overwhelming.
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Re: Wierd Screen retention issues Since installing Avast
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2009, 05:46:53 PM »
I don't forget they never look at the actual files, but when they do have to; like when told find a file name and they can't see the file name we ask them to find because there is no file type displayed it cause confusion.

I really see no purpose in MS setting this option by default, as I keep banging on 'known to whom' when it comes to don't display known file types, certainly not to your average user.
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Re: Wierd Screen retention issues Since installing Avast
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2009, 11:11:51 AM »
There was never any implication on my part about your experience (as I don't know what it is)
Neither have I idea why J23 wrote it since there is no mention about the experience of J23 in this thread except his/her own post.  We can only post what can possibly help.  Although I don't know why the OP needed to tell what he told, I take it that he/she solved his/her problem.