|Not my day is it. |
First I'm accused of being a joker, then a joker accuses me of being careless.
You thought I said
Reading between the (interminable) lines, I am guessing you actually mean browser downloads (i.e.: IE). You could have stated that at the very first, in one line. Neither "Windows", nor "XP" download files, except for Updates.
Nice jab with interminable. Actually I find IE too dangerous to use, better seamonkey or firefox
Next you ramble about ????
"Save target as.." becomes a "Save as...", dialogue box showing where it will download, but gives you the option to change the save-location.and even the name of the file you are downloading. "It's hard work." HUH???
Don't see what you are trying to get across but it sounds good.
Your last shot
I agree with an earlier responder. re.:"8 years into XP, maybe after 3 re-installations induced by hostile virus, the folders within folders become triplicated as each knew startup name is invented by XP." is a sure indication you are not paying attention, and not following "best practice" procedures, which, by now, one would expect should have become evident.
Well, that really floored me, sounds a bit like my old army sergeant telling us to believe that electrons are blue., protons are red ... why... because I said so.
I scanned all of this reply looking for something useful, alas not to be.
But for what it's worth. Normally when you download a prg, it comes in two flavours, OOps I've overlooked that it is seamonkey who downloads and not oneself. Sorry
Flavour one, an .exe
You tickle it with a shampoo, just in case it aint what it is supposed to be. E.g install 5spice and it spews its guts all over the place. Then you have to look for those nice little demo circuits... where??'
You can also download a zip, which can hold an installation program. Well you should really shampoo the zip before opening it.
I think I vaguely saw that in the reply from the last 'responder'... such a quaint word....it was said that you are offered a choice of where to dump the contents.
Many programs work fine if you let them pick their own installation nest. If you become impatient , redirect them to a place of your choice, then they start bitching that they can't find myneeded.dll.
So as I said in the beginning, best let them do their thing and
either make a link to the business part of the program that has just installed itself.
or locate all the bits and pieces one by one and list them for a program like COA then of course offer the reunited flock a brand new home
Many times they refuse to be relocated, but it is worth a try.
Just in case you think I'm mad do a google search, sorry
key into Google. " Simple bike computer"
You should see a picture of me on my bike with my dogs
It will give you an idea of my universe.
Many thanks to you all, it has been fun, but really as I feel we are getting nowhere, maybe best to shut down this rather unproductive chat.
I mean I think that as you think I'm clueless... pearls before swine etc