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I'm a geek, a role-player and a biker.

I work for Diamond Light Source, developing open source scientific software for the UK national synchrotron facility. In the past I have worked in the robotics, mechatronics and laser micro-machining industries.


Apr
14
comment How can I make my active window more obvious on Windows 7 without disablng transparency?
That's precisely the problem, a decent summary of that forum thread would be far more useful than a link to it. That's why I gave the Bounty to harrymc as it is the only self contained answer, but you the accept since this is the more elegant and pretty solution, even if it isn't complete.
Apr
14
awarded  Benefactor
Apr
14
accepted How can I make my active window more obvious on Windows 7 without disablng transparency?
Apr
13
suggested suggested edit on How can I get Pinch to Zoom back in Desktop mode?
Apr
10
revised How can I make my active window more obvious on Windows 7 without disablng transparency?
Made the links more re-discoverable in case the that the current links fail and added a wayback machine link.
Apr
9
suggested suggested edit on How can I make my active window more obvious on Windows 7 without disablng transparency?
Apr
9
comment How can I make my active window more obvious on Windows 7 without disablng transparency?
Thanks for your answer @LPChip, but if you could summarise the contents of the link then if it dies, we won't lose the information contained there.
Apr
8
comment How can I make my active window more obvious on Windows 7 without disablng transparency?
I've tried all that @and31415 but it changes all windows in pretty much the same way, so there is no increased contrast between focussed and unfocussed windows.
Mar
7
comment How can I make my active window more obvious on Windows 7 without disablng transparency?
It helps if you read the question before answering. I already mentioned that option (4th paragraph). There is no window border when an application is full screen and it only has any effect if you select a non aero theme and thus disable transparency.
Feb
28
asked How can I make my active window more obvious on Windows 7 without disablng transparency?
Feb
9
comment What is the “Google Update” Firefox add-on?
This is not an answer. It is not self contained and merely points at where the answer can be found. Some of the links have already died, others will most likely die before people stop trying to find the answer to this question. Good answers on stack exchange stand on their own, with links only for further information. Accepting 'answers' which only link to the actual answer does a disservice to every other person who might want the question answered. Voting up (or in cases like this, not voting down) answers like this is similarly a disservice to people who actually want to solve this problem.
Feb
1
revised Why was the Windows File Transfer so bad at predicting transfer time?
Improved attribution by making the link a link.
Feb
1
suggested suggested edit on Why was the Windows File Transfer so bad at predicting transfer time?
Dec
18
comment How to upgrade RAM in live running ubuntu server?
Is this just a physical ubuntu server, or is it a virtual machine? If so, what virtualisation solution are you using?
Nov
21
answered What is the smallest POSIX OS?
Nov
5
awarded  Yearling
Oct
25
comment Add directory to $PATH if it's not already there
Thanks, that's a nice elegant solution, but I found that I had to do PATH=${PATH/"... rather than PATH=${PATH//"... in order to get it to work.
Oct
20
awarded  Revival
Oct
12
comment Extra free space when moving a hard drive to an external enclosure
Where did you get the idea that this was my question @Tonny? Our usernames are completely different! There was no mention of repartitioning in the Q, just that the free space changed. Even if we were talking about repartitioning, the rest of your answer is pure fiction. If you can offer even a single example of a SATA drive which presents a different number of LBA blocks depending on which controller it is plugged into, I will buy you a pint.
Oct
12
comment Extra free space when moving a hard drive to an external enclosure
Eh? This makes no sense. The drive will have exactly the same partition table whether it is attached to a SATA port in the PC or plugged in to an external enclosure. To Windows 7 the partition will be the same size wherever you plug it in. This question is about the free space on the existing partition changing, something your answer doesn't even touch on.