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May
28
comment Correct way to disable indexing in Windows 7
@endolith Great idea. I'm going to try this using Mehrdad's answer below + task scheduler. To start/stop a service via commandline (rather than merely changing its startup value), you can type "net stop WSearch" or "net start WSearch".
May
14
comment Disable firefox fullscreen warning with html5 stuff?
It would appear that the OP's username has become prophecy.
Apr
27
comment Would hardware-related GPU artifacts appear over remote desktop?
So what would be the technical explanation for artifacts contained in the display buffer -- could that rule out GPU hardware damage? Would it not say one way or another if it's the GPU vs. other hardware? I don't understand the technical knowhow of artifacting and where along the line it happens.
Apr
27
comment Would hardware-related GPU artifacts appear over remote desktop?
Interesting, thanks. And so if artifacts could be captured and saved in a software screenshot, what would the technical underpinnings of this be?
Apr
23
comment Would hardware-related GPU artifacts appear over remote desktop?
@Ramhound I'm not asking this for helping troubleshooting my card -- I'm asking for understanding of the general technical principle (if GPU artifacts could manifest over virtual displays). In hindsight, I should've left out the extraneous information that made it look like I was merely wanting help to diagnose.
Mar
24
comment How to find who's dropping the connection?
@DavidPostill I'm assuming these commands basically show which node along the line is causing the problem? But sometimes nodes don't respond to the trace, even though they're working correctly, right? How can you tell whether a node is simply not providing info for the trace vs. not working entirely (or dropping the connection/packet)?
Mar
24
comment How to find who's dropping the connection?
@JourneymanGeek Interesting, had never heard of pathping. I've used and tried tracert, however, the destination isn't reachable -- there are 10+ entries of "No response" up until the end.
Feb
21
comment How to stop programs from opening my browser?
But if the browser is still set as the system default browser, won't the OS still know where to find it?
Feb
17
comment How to diagnose unconnectable port from client side?
It's possible -- this is on a friend's machine. Is there any way to tell who/what is dropping/blocking the connection?
Feb
13
comment Adding sites to Internet Explorer 11 Compatibility View list
Wait, so are you confirming that compatibility view settings can be tweaked/changed in IE11 then?
Dec
29
comment Why does CTRL-click not open some links in a new tab?
Aha! Thanks. So I guess this means that the browser's status-bar display of the hovered-over URL displays the link "post-Javascript", but ctrl-clicking the link essentially executes as "pre-Javascript" (so to speak) -- does that sound right?
Dec
29
comment Why does CTRL-click not open some links in a new tab?
@imtheman Great point, however, it doesn't appear to be the case, at least in the examples I've seen. I know this because I always hover my mouse over the link beforehand to verify that it's showing a URL in the status bar. An example is here: nationaljournal.com/white-house/… In the lefthand column/bar, the links to other stories appear to be their own URLS, verified by even jumping to their location in the source, however, ctrl-clicking doesn't work, instead acting as if ctrl isn't being held.
Dec
5
comment How do you auto resize cells in Excel?
Is there a way to undo this besides using "undo" (CTRL-Z)?
Nov
17
comment Possible to know whether a DVI-connected monitor is on via software?
Whoops: Windows 7
Jun
12
comment How to stop Firefox on an SSD from freezing when using the search box or submitting a form?
I know it's been a while, but did you ever find any answer to this? (I'm curious in general -- not looking for specific remedy for this Firefox version)
May
16
comment Possible to find out what's using javaw.exe to connect outside the network?
@and31415 If you put that as an answer, I'll select it as best answer.
May
4
comment Possible to find out what's using javaw.exe to connect outside the network?
@and31415 Ah, great idea! Thanks for the suggestion.
Apr
28
comment How to add commands to run (WIN+R) to run programs like Firefox, Sublime etc
Interesting idea, but isn't this basically what the Start Menu does...?
Apr
20
comment Would a longer PATH environment variable slow down a system?
@Slartibartfast Gotcha, thanks.
Apr
20
comment Would a longer PATH environment variable slow down a system?
@Psycogeek Thanks for your info, as well. When you say "full" paths, I assumed you're referring to path-expansion variables, such as %AppData%? (...and therefore, suggesting against using these variables)