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Jul
4
revised Is it possible to change my computer's volume with my mouse?
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Jul
4
accepted How can you tell when the browser is retrieving from a cache?
Jul
4
comment What type of TCP connections are counted?
@artistoex Is there a tutorial for how to do that?
Jul
4
accepted Where does the “resize” handle in browser textboxes come from?
Jul
4
comment What is this extra data in the language HTTP header field?
I believe I had a Firefox addon that was causing this. When I manually monitored and "tampered" with the request headers to the site, I saw that my browser was requesting English, and that the site was returning English. But as soon as I browsed "normally" to the site, Chinese was back. After a couple times, the Chinese disappeared entirely, likely stemming from it being retrieved from browser cache. And the culprit (now gone), was likely an addon of either IP-lookup(s), or security related, like HTTPS Everywhere -- perhaps rerouting me through an IP address from another country.
Jul
4
accepted What is this extra data in the language HTTP header field?
Jul
4
comment Does Windows log programs that have been run/called?
Oops -- I was confusing Process Monitor with Process Explorer -- Process Explorer can see process start/running times without having been active (monitoring) when the respective program was first started. I thought it was Process Explorer you were talking about. Thanks.
Jul
4
asked How can I access unselectable text from windows?
Jul
4
asked Is it possible to know when you're “inside” a symlink?
Jul
4
comment How do I troubleshoot a Windows 7 freeze or slowness?
I know this is old, but does anyone have reference to the "inevitable" slowing down of Windows due to MFT structure (with the only cure being a reformat)? I don't understand how it would only be a "one way street", with the only solution being a complete wipe and reinstall. It was my understanding that the days of "annual" Windows reformats to keep things snappy went away with the XP-era.
Jul
4
asked Should USB controller drivers be updated?
Jul
3
asked When should page faults become a concern?
Jul
3
comment How does Windows categorize devices in “Device Manager”?
How about a pointer on the downvote reasoning?
Jul
3
revised How does Windows categorize devices in “Device Manager”?
Question refining
Jul
3
asked How does Windows categorize devices in “Device Manager”?
Jul
2
comment “Who” decides whether to use a webpage from cache or from the server?
@nhinkle That's why I put "who" in parentheses, but you're right, it is still confusing. I'll update.
Jul
1
comment “Who” decides whether to use a webpage from cache or from the server?
@Scandalist Thanks (I'm not the one that downvoted). I'm not behind a proxy server, however. I'm asking on a general "protocol"-type level. It's my newfound understanding that "someone" (browser/server/operating system/webpage) is making a decision on whether to load a respective page from local cache, or whether to request it fresh from the server (i.e. HTTP Error 304). It apparently happens on a behind-the-scenes, protocol level, with no active intervention required from the user. I'm trying to determine "who" is making this decision, and the methodology of such decision.
Jul
1
comment “Who” decides whether to use a webpage from cache or from the server?
Completely different questions, although within the same arena of subject -- How a user can see whether a particular page is a cached or live view, versus the inner workings/underpinnings of the technology/functionality -- Is the browser (typically) making such decision by doing a bit-by-bit comparison? Is the server monitoring IP/cookies/access times? Is the OS/server/browser surveying local memory/hard-drive cache? etc.
Jul
1
asked “Who” decides whether to use a webpage from cache or from the server?
Jul
1
comment How can you tell when the browser is retrieving from a cache?
Brilliant! Thanks.