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Aug
22
comment launching applications from the Windows command prompt?
@Javier also, I think start creates a new second window for the command and will not wait in the first window for the second one to finish. So in this case doing pause is tricky.
Aug
22
comment launching applications from the Windows command prompt?
@Javier the /D for the start command, and the -w for the psexec command take care for changing directory. So cd is unnecessary. As for pause, it is useful for manual execution from windows double-clicking to see the output. However from script or from cmd it could stop the script. Even manually I'd prefer running from total commander's prompt and adding |more or 2>&1 |more to its end, the latter showing also the standard error stream. (Actually I use |less from unxutils). If you go with cd you could end the .cmd with a new line @exit /b %errorlevel% to return the exit code.
Jul
24
comment How to stop jucheck from running? Java won't remember “Check for Updates Automatically” setting
you want to combine this with Duncan's
Jul
24
comment How to stop jucheck from running? Java won't remember “Check for Updates Automatically” setting
JUCheck was designed for computers with a single user who is an administrator. how do you know it? is this a guess, reading, something you were involved with, or what? Just asking out of curiosity.
Jul
24
comment How to stop jucheck from running? Java won't remember “Check for Updates Automatically” setting
@JourneymanGeek nice attempt to educate as well as you have the edit button too. luckily I simply hate (read: personally perceive as irritating. I do not actually hate anything.) the fancy of saying to frown (up)on as if people should follow implicit ideas gained from anyone frowning, what a joke, so the good thing is this inspires me to take a move and bring content on the site! So now it's onsite. :)
Jul
21
comment What is a CUA editor?
@Aaron texteditors.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?CuaFamily would have been fitting
Jul
9
comment How do I export the history of Skype?
@lkraav there seems to be a 20150318 v0.1 release of skyninja. it requires dotnet 4.5
Jun
8
comment List all files and dirs without recursion with junctions
@trigger nice information! I still need the directory walk that avoids the junctions because the Application Data was just an example. It takes too much time to detect all the possible problems. So you need your traversal program to skip recursing into the symlinks. I gave a +1 for the knowledge however!
Feb
10
comment Windows 7 side Taskbar: how to have multiple icon columns?
sad to say this but depending on your investment in this change, maybe it would be best to slowly start to replace all software you are using with open-source ones, and then when you are ready to hop, switch to an operating system that has a more flexible culture and a carefully chosen and tested-beforehand hardware that you are sure that supports it. Currently I'd probably recommend elementary OS, without me knowing your level of expertise. Then you would be in a much better starting position for this; pretty good guess to expect this is already somewhere in Linux.
Jan
8
comment How to move windows that open up offscreen?
web.archive.org/web/20090228082939/http://www.phord.com/…
Dec
10
comment What's the name of the box that appeared before “PCI Devices Listing” and “Verifying DMI Pool Data”?
thanks! my reasons for searching for this are historical interest, so it is no problem with me whether it is legacy tech or not. on an off note, I'm not very confident in UEFI, heard it is a drm/dmce/trusted computing thingy that can lock you out from your machine unless you give in to vendor lock-in... Anyway... UEFI since it is not historical it is not my interest right now. it seems only manufacturers know the name then? looked std.
Dec
8
comment How is PNG lossless given that it has a compression parameter?
@PauliL thanks! I've read it a long time ago I think I remembered the culprit wrong. Your comment brings the relevant information onsite!
Dec
4
comment Where did the volume control options go in Windows 7?
I think now I understand, maybe this could be combined with EdG's answer. Why this had to be changed, the new way is so much more complicated.
Dec
2
comment How is PNG lossless given that it has a compression parameter?
png seems to introduce a new problem regarding gamma correction: hsivonen.fi/png-gamma
Dec
2
comment How is PNG lossless given that it has a compression parameter?
you should probably mind that there are some caveats to how "lossless" png really is : hsivonen.fi/png-gamma
Nov
22
comment Configure Thunderbird to never send (or even try to send) HTML emails
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Thunderbird_:_Tips_:_Disable_HTML_in_Incoming_Mail describes many options beside Uncheck Tools -> Account Settings -> Composition & Addressing -> Compose messages in HTML format
Oct
27
comment How to move Documents, Images, etc. from windows command line?
Thank you for the answer, I think my question was misworded. I meant I would like to set a new target ('move') for these folders. So windows tries to find them elsewhere, not at their default location. For example move from c:/users/someuser/Documents/ to g:/somenicefolder/documents/
Oct
27
comment How to move Documents, Images, etc. from windows command line?
Thank you Jesper, I may have misworded my question, I've tried to clear up the question now. I understand I can cd with the environment vars. What I would like to do is, replace the target folder location for the Document folder, so it is not under c:/users/someuser/Documents anymore, but something like G:/somenicefolder/documents.
Oct
24
comment How can I delete permanently My Folders in Windows 7?
delete the directory, then quickly, create a file with the same name and use cacls to revoke all rights from the user called "SYSTEM" from the file.
Aug
28
comment Is there a windows command-line alternative to unix's expect?
@glennjackman the closest thing that gets me is activestate's tcl, which should supposedly be bundled with expect albeit I failed at first attempt to find some minimal distribution of it. Also checked bmrc.berkeley.edu/people/chaffee/expectnt.html which seems to be dead with last mod in 1999 according to its archive.