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    sysfader (XP Pro)

    In Windows XP Pro what is "sysfader" and what would cause it not to respond?

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    Re: sysfader (XP Pro)

    Sysfader is an extremely difficult thing to find out about!

    The best answer I can come up with is this from Winnetmag.com:

    Sysfader is a function exported from BrowseUI.dll and is used to give the fade effect on the start menu. Try changing this to scroll as follows:

    Control Panel -> Display -> Effects tab -> Visual effects -> change the effect from 'Fade' to 'Scroll'

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    Re: sysfader (XP Pro)

    Thanks. Do you know if I just uncheck the box altogether if it would hurt any other operation on the machine? I don't really know what good that effect does or even what it does. I can't see any difference. Could this be because I always setup my machines with the "Classic" view?
    H Lewton

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    Re: sysfader (XP Pro)

    If it is anything like the effect it has on W2K I would uncheck it altogether - when I click on a menu I want it to open, not fade in or scroll.

    As far as I can see it is just some cosmetic effect which can only slow life down.

    After selecting/deselecting did you click on apply? If it is making no difference you may have a corrupt file somewhere, but in all honesty I would say you are better off without it.

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    Re: sysfader (XP Pro)

    Yes, I did select "apply" Thanks for your help, I'm just going to do away with it altogether. I never did see any of those effects even when the machine was brand new. Well that's not entirely true, they were there the first time I turned the machine on but once I set it up using the "classic view" and displaying "Windows Explorer" the way I wanted most all those fancy time consuming things seemed to be gone. I did also do a lot of tweaking to get the "desktop" to appear the way I wanted.

    Thanks again.
    H Lewton

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