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comment How can I programmatically get a list of open tabs from Firefox?
Also, I would be interested in seeing such a tool if you ever release it - I tend to have hundreds of tabs open :P
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answered How can I programmatically get a list of open tabs from Firefox?
Apr
24
comment What diagnostics are available for a General Protection Fault from an old Windows program?
Without access to the original source code, you're basically reverse-engineering it. Unless you have a lot of time, you're out of luck - a high-level operation like joining two tables could easily be thousands of assembly instructions. You'd be better off restoring from backup and/or contacting the original author.
Apr
23
revised Does the JPEG file format support RGB data?
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Apr
23
comment Does the JPEG file format support RGB data?
@AlexMazzariol Quite apart from OpenGL: some things (CPUs, programs, protocols, specs) use little-endian, some use big-endian. It just happens that the Device Independent Bitmap format uses little-endian, and is the typical in-memory representation of uncompressed image data is normally a DIB. This was actually before OpenGL 1.0 was released - while the two may be related, OpenGL is probably not the cause.
Apr
23
answered Does the JPEG file format support RGB data?
Apr
21
comment How to limit a process to a single CPU core?
@JoelCoehoorn > Thread affinity forces a thread to run on a specific subset of processors. - you seem to be referring to what that article says is a thread ideal processor.
Apr
20
revised How do I get Windows to re-attach a USB device without having to plug it in again?
The Windows version doesn't really matter; this Q and its As also apply to XP and 8.
Apr
17
revised Show hidden icons button out of place
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Apr
17
revised How can I search a file by its name and partial path?
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Apr
17
comment Show hidden icons button out of place
Huh. I just went through every installed update and also the entire list of non-security updates from 2014. Nothing seems to indicate a fix for relevant scaling/DPI/icon/taskbar issues. It must have snuck in along with something else.
Apr
17
answered Where can I find a list of recent updates from Microsoft?
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Apr
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comment Why does laptop's battery drain only when I am playing Minecraft?
That laptop actually has a HM86, which is more 2.7 W max (TDP is only for full load) - main difference being it's a mobile chipset. Similarly, HDDs only draw their max rated current (commonly 2 A) at spin-up, not constantly - that's why it's specified as a peak load. Still, the CPU and GPU would make up most of the load.
Apr
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comment Monitor each action a process try to make
technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645
Mar
31
comment Stuffing copper wire into laptop charger cable?
Just to clarify: "overheating" sounds fairly harmless, but it can lead to melting insulation and fire. Fire is bad, ok?
Mar
31
revised Does scandisk/CHKDSK produce a log file when running before login?
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Mar
31
comment Does scandisk/CHKDSK produce a log file when running before login?
Note: ScanDisk is specifically the utility for Windows 9x and MS-DOS, and does not support NTFS drives. Anything on newer versions of Windows (we do not speak of ME) use CHKDSK only. I have edited your question to reflect this correction.
Mar
31
comment How to skip particular update
This is directly implied by the Win10 download page: > Windows Update will be set to automatically install important updates as they become available. You won’t be able to turn off automatic updates in Windows 10 Technical Preview. -- the assumption is that skipping updates is tied to this and is disabled specifically for the preview.