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Jan
30
comment Does anyone know why my XP system displays weird login behaviour?
Next time this happens, try pressing your ctrl, alt, and shift keys one at a time (press, hold for a second, and release). Perhaps the state of one of the keys (most likely alt) is 'stuck' and causing you to type keyboard shortcuts instead of letters. Can't say I know how to fix it if this is the problem though...
Jan
30
comment Saitek Cyborg v7 keyboard muting with backspace button?
Have you tried it on a different computer? The keyboard could somehow be defective and sending the 'mute' keycode, in which case bringing it to another computer will show the same problem, or you could have some gummed up keyboard software installed on your PC.
Jan
29
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Jan
21
comment Running both Windows 8 and Windows XP on the same computer
You can, in fact, install XP Mode on Windows 8. lifehacker.com/5965889/…
Jan
21
comment How to get ∴ on a keyboard?
This symbol is Unicode +2234, but not all programs accept Unicode input by default. It also gets more complicated because the symbol is not in all fonts. If you check out the Character Map (Start->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->Character Map) you can see that Arial does not contain U+2234 (symbols are sorted by unicode number) but Cambria Math does have it.
Jan
21
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Jan
21
accepted Which .NET Framework install files do I use to have support for everything?
Jan
21
accepted Can I create an Infrastructure access point from built-in WiFi (as opposed to Ad-Hoc) on Windows XP?
Jan
19
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Jan
18
comment Excel 2010 shows different cell fill colors depending on Windows Appearance Settings
Here's what I mean: i.imgur.com/nUKr3j5.png
Jan
18
comment Excel 2010 shows different cell fill colors depending on Windows Appearance Settings
If you set the colours using the "theme colour" picker (the nice little grid of boxes when you chose a colour) the left column is based on your window colour, and then shaded in different levels. You need to explicitly pick white by clicking "more colours" and using the picker. This is confusing behaviour because the sample colour says "white", not "your window colour"... I changed my window colour to red and the first column is all shades of red and it explicitly says "red" in the tooltip.
Jan
18
answered Excel 2010 shows different cell fill colors depending on Windows Appearance Settings
Jan
18
answered Multiple Windows 8 Pro installs with one key
Nov
28
comment How to turn a 3D chart into something watchable on a 3D television?
You need a graphics card that can output 3D (like the already-mentioned NVIDIA and 3D vision) and then a program that displays your data in a hardware-accelerated 3D viewport (similar to a video game). Processing (processing.org) might help you out in this regard.
Nov
28
answered WPF apps suddenly blurry
Nov
28
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Nov
28
comment Windows XP shut down window very slow to appear
None of these fixes are for the shutdown DIALOG taking a long time to show up, these are all for fixing the actual shutdown PROCESS, after the dialog has appeared and you have chosen to actually shut the computer down.
Jun
5
answered Advise on sony notebook graphic card/monitor/bios fault
Jun
5
answered Why did a cancelled factory recovery on my laptop leave the hard drive corrupted?
Feb
27
comment LG DVD Player not able to see Nero Media Home 4
Are you running firewall software on your PC (the Windows one included)? It might be blocking the DNLA traffic they need to communicate. Try turning it off temporarily and giving it another shot.