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Apr
22
comment Adobe's inability to support 4k HD
Which version is this option present in? Knowing Adobe it's probably in the latest version of CC only, right?
Apr
21
comment Adobe's inability to support 4k HD
I remember seeing lots of complaints about this on Adobe forums, but I don't remember seeing any solutions... I'd try browsing there.
Apr
16
comment Is there a way to set Excel up whereby trailing spaces are visible?
Ooh, nice! I love the conditional formatting idea. I tried it on a sheet that had been causing me problems and it worked perfectly! I've put a question on the design site asking is there any font where white-space or non-printing characters are visible, for proofing - if there is, I'll have the conditional format swap it in in place of the underlining
Apr
15
comment Is there a way to set Excel up whereby trailing spaces are visible?
Hmm, that's what I feared. If I was an Excel product designer, I'd add an option to have cells with no background colour slightly grey and then areas with text white, so you could see a white-on-grey block where there are trailing spaces
Mar
27
comment Sublime Text 2: how to force all files to open in a single window?
It's also possible @amphibient had user settings which were overriding these default settings.
Mar
9
comment How to judge if a laptop charger noise is a safe “hum” or a dangerous “crackle”?
I tried, but unfortunately there are other background noises throughout the building like extractor fans which make it hard to tell which sound is the charger. Also I'm hoping for a "what to look for" answer that is a useful reference for other people too, not just for my specific problem.
Mar
9
comment How to judge if a laptop charger noise is a safe “hum” or a dangerous “crackle”?
Not always, no. I've had it about a month or two and only noticed it in the last few days.
Mar
8
comment How to judge if a laptop charger noise is a safe “hum” or a dangerous “crackle”?
Before reaching for the "close as duplicate" button please note that I discuss and link to the existing questions on humming laptop chargers in the first sentence. Unlike those general questions, this asks how to distinguish dangerous sounds from safe ones
Mar
2
comment Are all Windows 8.1 machines compatible with Windows 8.1 Pro?
Yes, I know, I just want to make sure that corporate networking features like Domain Join and Remote Desktop don't require Bitlocker or Client Hyper-V (i.e. they don't have any specific hardware requirements). I suspect not, just want to be certain.
Mar
2
comment Are all Windows 8.1 machines compatible with Windows 8.1 Pro?
So is it true that none of the Pro features with their own system requirements listed in the question are necessary for a machine to access a Pro-only company network as a Windows 8.1 Pro machine?
Mar
2
comment Are all Windows 8.1 machines compatible with Windows 8.1 Pro?
Awesome, thanks, can you post that as a a full answer?
Jul
29
comment “Save as webpage, complete” problem?
Unfortunately Chrome and recent versions of Opera have the same problem. Apparently old versions of Opera (before version 9 I believe? Or 7?) could do this, but it seems to have been dropped.
Jul
29
comment “Save as webpage, complete” problem?
Nope, this is simply how the "Save page as > format" option is stored behind the scenes. 0 = web page only, 1 = web page complete, etc.
Jul
22
comment Is there any way to do a plain text regex find and replace with standard Windows software?
I saw regexr but couldn't find the "replace" option. Looking at it again, there's a massive bar at the bottom marked "substitution" - should do the job! Will try it
Jul
21
comment Renaming many files in Mac OS X, batch processing
+1 Nice. Couple of differences from regexs I'm used to: 1) use * instead of .* to get all. *? seems to work like non-greedy .*?. 2) for me, ^ and $ for start and end of string seemed to cause it to match nothing
Nov
21
comment Wiimote accelerometer input on Windows? (in 2013 - Glovepie alternative?)
Nice, looks much simpler, more usable and better documented than FreePIE - possible less flexible but definitely worth a try
Oct
27
comment Wiimote accelerometer input on Windows? (in 2013 - Glovepie alternative?)
Thanks! Useful to know that GlovePIE is still the most popular on Windows, and FreePIE seems like the best way to go long term - thanks for the tip!
Jul
8
comment How can I prevent Illustrator from crashing?
Also, I know it's a bit late now, but you might be interested in this bodge to make Illustrator sort-of have an autosave feature
Jul
8
comment How can I prevent Illustrator from crashing?
Adobe's own forums are best for this sort of thing. Search around what they've got already. This problem sounds familiar, I think I remember seeing that AI CS6 and CC have had loads of crashing problems related to reading fonts wrong - but I'm no tech support guy, ask the Adobe experts after reading existing threads.
Apr
12
comment “building blocks.dotx is locked for editing” - what does this mean?
Mystery downvoter: is two whole comments describing prior research really not enough? Do you really want questions to be padded with tedious long paragraphs of "I searched for X but only found Y"?