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comment Choose whether to save when quit
@yliueagle: You might want to update Notepad++ to the latest version as it is at v6.6.7 now. The version I have does show the behaviour you have described but I was able to change it using the method I have given in my answer.
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comment Choose whether to save when quit
@Rob: Interesting, I had not thought that he might be running an old version, especially as it comes with an auto-updater and the updates are free of course.
Jun
30
comment Mouse acting funny, opening/closing tabs
It could be worth disabling the trackpad in the device manager, instead of using the keyboard shortcut.
Jun
30
comment Mouse acting funny, opening/closing tabs
Have you tried disconnecting the G500s and using another mouse or the trackpad alone?
Jun
27
comment JavaScript: Cannot manipulate array produced with string.match
@user2343618: I can't work out what your regular expression is supposed to be matching nor have you specified the input string, but I'm guessing there are some whitespace characters or other special characters in the matches, e.g. a space at the beginning.
Jun
26
comment Anomalic popup and other ads in Mozilla Firefox after plugin instal
@blackcornail: See this guide for removing it: malwaretips.com/blogs/eazel-search-removal
Jun
24
comment How to configure Firefox for NTLM SSO (Single-Sign-On)?
@sharif: The issue that affects Firefox 30 specifically is that insecure v1 of NTLM has been disabled by default. It could be that you need to use the about:config editor to set network.negotiate-auth.allow-insecure-ntlm-v1 to be true. However, NTLMv1 is very old, so I'm not sure if you would be using it. Relevant link: developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Firefox/Releases/30/…
Jun
24
comment How to configure Firefox for NTLM SSO (Single-Sign-On)?
@sharif: Try using the downloading the following add-on: addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/… then click Tools->Integrated Authentication Sites and check the box at the bottom that says Enable pass-through on all non-FQDN sites even if they aren't listed here
Jun
24
comment USB hub damages an external hard disk (and storage devices) on use attempt
I'm not sure I understand what you are doing differently.
Jun
24
comment USB hub damages an external hard disk (and storage devices) on use attempt
The 500mA limit is for the entire hub. So if you have multiple devices they will get less than that. It's never a good idea to use an external hard drive with an unpowered USB 2.0 hub. Still, I would expect the flash drives to work OK, if a little slowly. Have you tried using a different cable to connect the hub to your laptop? What brand is the hub? If it's a really cheap one (e.g. $5) I would throw it in the bin as it's likely to be more trouble than it's worth.
Jun
23
comment How do I move the task bar?
It should just be a case of right-clicking a blank area on the taskbar, making sure Lock the Taskbar is not ticked, then dragging it to the bottom of the screen. Does that not work?
Jun
12
comment Hard Disk laggy
@ExtremeSwat: You might want to check that the SATA data cable is plugged in firmly at both ends as a bad connection can cause CRC errors. Or even better, try a new cable as it is possible the current one is defective.
Jun
3
comment All USB ports on my laptop are dead, any options via Ethernet, SD/MMC or HDMI?
You haven't said which model laptop it is so it's hard to say. If it has an ExpressCard slot then you might be in luck, otherwise I'm not sure there's much you can do, other than try to get the USB ports fixed. What do you need the USB ports for specifically? It may be possible to workaround the issue.
May
30
comment Very high-pitched noise when computer does something intense?
@barlop: To be honest I'm not really sure of the details. It seems that voltage regulators on motherboards often have "chokes" which are basically coils, but I suspect that the system on Haswell could be quite different because of the miniaturization. There is an interesting article here: hardwaresecrets.com/printpage/…
May
30
comment Very high-pitched noise when computer does something intense?
@barlop: The voltage regulator was moved to the CPU on the Haswell models, but he has an Ivy Bridge CPU so it would be on the motherboard instead.
May
30
comment Very high-pitched noise when computer does something intense?
@Starkers: Did you check if it was set to High Performance? Some people have reported that this can reduce the noise because of the reduced power management.
May
30
comment Very high-pitched noise when computer does something intense?
@Starkers: Try changing your Power Plan to High Performance, it may reduce the amount of voltage changes.
May
30
comment Very high-pitched noise when computer does something intense?
@Starkers: What CPU model do you have? It could be the voltage regulator which is either on the motherboard or the CPU. It can be down to bad capacitors but it's not always an indicator of a problem, I have heard it a lot on laptops and it was definitely not the fan.
May
29
comment 802.11ac incredibly slow file transfers
Is it possible the router is overheating? This can happen if ventilation is blocked. Does anything improve if you turn it off and leave if for a while before turning it back on? Also, most routers have a WiFi status page that shows signal level, SNR etc. - what does it say?
May
29
comment Windows Anytime upgrade not available in this edition of Windows 7 (Starter) even though I live in the U.S
@mugetsu: What region does your public IP address display as? e.g. try whatismyip.com