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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"?
Apr
12
comment “building blocks.dotx is locked for editing” - what does this mean?
I also searched on just the filename, and the filename plus 'locked', and also a few searches like 'what is "building blocks.dotx"', but in all these I found nothing but troubleshooting pages for unrelated Word-specific problems or similar results to the above. Trying the search you suggested on google just gives me this question, then two pages of dupe threads all about someone called "Judity Swazey", none of which seem to have answers.
Apr
12
comment “building blocks.dotx is locked for editing” - what does this mean?
I used Bing (maybe that's where I went wrong) and got precisely 13 results: some inconclusive forum threads relating to Quickbooks, a Microsoft support thread with nothing but an MS guy suggesting a different forum, a couple of unanswered or unrelated threads (e.g. people hitting the error while trying to do X in Word, and being suggested Word-specific workarounds), and a whole load of duplicates of the above I didn't open
Apr
7
comment How to allow access to only specific IPs with Parallels VZ built-in firewall?
If this is a serverfault.com question feel free to migrate it, but the impression I get is those guys flame any questions about anything with a UI.
Jan
16
comment Attach HTML as text in Outlook for Mac (2011)?
Just spotted one more weakness with the above: it seems to convert % widths to pixel widths based on what I assume is a Gmail default width. Not yet found any fix, will keep looking...
Oct
16
comment How much information can websites get about your browser/PC?
These days (2012), when a modern browser allows this, it's treated as a serious security vulnerability. For example, a beta (?) release of Firefox 16 was pulled recently when the developers realised they were vulnerable to this exploit. This was considered a serious enough near-miss to be a news story: bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19909106
Oct
4
comment Attach HTML as text in Outlook for Mac (2011)?
I can confirm that in mail.app I can select-all copy a HTML file in a browser and paste into an email, same as Outlook for Mac. But I can't test if it embeds or hotlinks the images. Can't see any info, source code etc of email image to find out. Various threads (e.g.) suggest that it hotlinks them, same as Outlook, and there doesn't seem to be any way to replace the original hotlinked image with an embedded image without distorting the code... Might try Thunderbird......
Oct
4
comment Attach HTML as text in Outlook for Mac (2011)?
I tried those steps and various others with no success - it seems to be something to do with the workplace network I'm using. I'm no expert but from what I've read it sounds like the necessary ports are blocked :( If importing HTML into mail.app emails definitely works, might fight with the network further, but it seems like it would be a struggle here as this network seems to be purposefully set up to not support anything except Outlook.
Oct
4
comment Attach HTML as text in Outlook for Mac (2011)?
Thanks for the suggestion, unfortunately I can't get access to my email account in mail.app to try it out - presumably it's set up for outlook and exchange servers. I've also tried all my free webmail accounts and they don't work either. Do you know any sources of free email accounts that work with mail.app? It's a work Mac, not my personal property, so I don't have a personal apple email address.
Sep
10
comment Easiest way to find out if user has either Windows 7 or Vista (through telephone support)?
If you mouseover the Win7 'Show Desktop' button and the 'peek' "Woah everything's turned into outlines" thing is disabled, it still shows a tooltip saying "Show Desktop".
Jul
31
comment Shortcut for moving window between monitors in Mac OS
Some alternative options, all of which also cost around $14... stackoverflow.com/questions/4706987/…
Jun
25
comment Green flickering pixels that move with black images
Sounds likely: my setup also involves an excess of basic quality cabling. If a fix worked for you I imagine it might work for me: I'm not in a position to test (long story) but this sounds right. I'm surprised since digital signals are by definition binary, but I guess the problem is essentially binary...
Apr
3
comment Green flickering pixels that move with black images
Sounds like a good theory. It's an old laptop running a hefty HD screen and a VGA screen at the same time - could it be a symptom of overloaded video RAM?
Jan
7
comment Make PDF tables able to be copied into Excel? (InDesign)
This sounds great - I hadn't come across this feature before. Will investigate!