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Dec
21
comment Can a USB power surge cause on one port cause damage to another device?
It would depend on the motherboard, the more expensive ones have an electronic fuse for each port to help prevent a single device damaging others. Still, I would expect the front and back ports to have some isolation from each other since they would normally be on two different USB host controllers.
Dec
20
comment Windows 8 using 10GB of memory when I sign in
Also check for new drivers in case you have a buggy version with a memory leak.
Dec
20
comment Windows 8 using 10GB of memory when I sign in
Try restarting it. You may have a program with a memory leak, and Windows 8 has hybrid shutdown which can cause leaks to persist even if the machine is turned off. Restarting will clear this memory.
Dec
18
comment How can I fix my router's ridiculously high external PING rates?
Is the router under warranty? Sounds like it could be faulty.
Dec
18
comment Thunderbird showing different from name than that in View Source
If the email belongs to someone in your address book then the relevant display name will be used regardless of what is in the email headers. Have you checked your Thunderbird address book to see if the address is in there? I think it may get added automatically.
Dec
18
comment Thunderbird showing different from name than that in View Source
Can you give a step by step explanation of your test process?
Dec
17
comment Checklist for new laptop whether it runs as intended
Just use some burn-in test software, e.g. passmark.com/products/bit.htm
Dec
15
comment Cant access iframe of different origin in the parent jsp
Also, the example you linked to is not using an iframe, it is using a div. If you wanted to do something similar, have a look at JQuery and in particular, the JQuery UI dialog (see jqueryui.com/resources/demos/dialog/modal-form.html for an example)
Dec
15
comment Cant access iframe of different origin in the parent jsp
Can't you just force the parent to use https by doing a redirect if necessary? Is the SSL certificate not valid for the base domain?
Dec
13
comment browser loading by itself, and redirecting
Also, see if it happens in safe mode. See windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/…
Dec
13
comment browser loading by itself, and redirecting
If it's not a virus, my guess is the keyboard is faulty. Some of them have special keys including one to launch a browser. Please post a picture of your laptop keyboard.
Dec
8
comment Mass change the appearance of URLs in Microsoft Excel
No, it should only affect the displayed text.
Dec
8
comment Mass change the appearance of URLs in Microsoft Excel
Can't you just do a search and replace? Search for http://* and replace with . If necessary, highlight columns to restrict which ones get changed.
Dec
4
comment Black window popping up and disappearing
It could potentially be related to malware as something may be altering or copying the registry for nefarious purposes. You should use scanning tool like MalwareBytes (malwarebytes.org) to check for signs of infection.
Nov
27
comment Improve display of whitespace on notepad++
Strange, after restarting NPP it shouldn't take effect unless you run the macro - that's how it behaves on my PC and the original forum post mentions that this is how it will behave unless you have something like NppExec set to run it on startup. The first method is probably nicer - I had some problems with the Python scripting add-on until I downloaded the latest version directly from their SourceForge page. You shouldn't need to install a separate package for Python itself, but if you're not allowed to install anything at all then I guess it doesn't make a difference.
Nov
25
comment Gigabyte GA-J1800N-D2H: mini-pcie ssd?
What about the ASRock Q1900-ITX mini-box.com/ASRock-Q1900-ITX? It has a similar integrated CPU but 4 SATA ports.
Nov
25
comment Improve display of whitespace on notepad++
@phi: Did you have any luck with the solution I suggested?
Nov
25
comment How to force Firefox to fake the system's screen resolution like TOR does?
Possible duplicate of superuser.com/questions/712461/…
Nov
23
comment Gigabyte GA-J1800N-D2H: mini-pcie ssd?
See here for a comparison list mini-itx.com/store/?c=2. Top one has Fusion CPU + 6 SATA ports. Watch out for thin ITX unless you can get a suitable PSU.
Nov
23
comment Gigabyte GA-J1800N-D2H: mini-pcie ssd?
Have you tried looking for a motherboard with an mSATA slot?