Family Roots
Making a Family Roots™ shortcut on your desktop - one that runs FR in a window.

If you haven't yet read the overview, please do so before continuing.

Lines in blue are the differences when using XP

Right click on a blank area of desktop

New

Shortcut

[command line=] c:\fr4\fr.exe [or whatever the path is]

[Type the location of the Item:] c:\fr4\fr.exe [or whatever the path is]

Next

[name of shortcut, I use FR4.4d]

[Type A name for this shortcut:, I use FR4.4d]

Next

Finish

Right click on resulting shortcut

Properties

Program tab

Put x in Close on exit box (may already be there)

Click on Choose Icon Change Iron - {note: the special FR icon won't work on a Windows7 machine)

[filename box=] c:\fr4\fricon.ico [or your path to icon]

[look for icons in this file] c:\fr4\fricon.ico [or your path to icon]

OK

(by the way, Vista won't show you the FR icon)

Screen tab

Under Usage pick Window

Click OK

Start FR via the new shortcut

Maximize (next to the X in upper right)

Exit FR - next time you start, it will be the maximized size