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May
30
awarded  Good Question
Apr
17
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
15
accepted copy a table from pdf as a table?
Apr
11
comment Disable Windows 7's “Open File - Security Warning” dialog for exe on network drive?
Something may have changed (April 2014). The dialog won't let me add a drive letter, e.g. X:\ and X: and file://X: all result in "you have entered an invalid wildcard sequence" (screenshot: i.imgur.com/um529J4.png) (Win7 Home Premium x64)
Mar
29
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
20
comment Is there any 'sudo' command for Windows?
@barlop, ok. I see I don't understand the nature of your complaint, and don't know how else to attempt to address it.
Mar
19
revised Is there any 'sudo' command for Windows?
added 11 characters in body
Mar
19
revised Is there any 'sudo' command for Windows?
explicate the purpose of elevate, working with UAC, not bypassing it
Mar
19
comment Is there any 'sudo' command for Windows?
@barlop: elevate's purpose isn't to work around or bypass UAC (User Account Control), but to work with it. As long as UAC is enabled there has to be some kind of prompt at some point in the process. If you need to get rid of prompting altogether you have to disable UAC (see 2nd comment). The problem elevate solves is escalating a particular process from a non-privileged shell, and then carrying on as normal. Without this you need to start a privileged command prompt with right-click "Run as Administrator", which can't be scripted, before attempting the privileged command.
Mar
17
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Feb
28
comment Move the Public folders on Windows 7
nice bit of archaeological work resurrecting the threads! While closely related they're not quite on topic, which is moving the public folder, not the users folder.
Feb
21
comment Move the Public folders on Windows 7
link is broken. Do you remember the name of the article?
Feb
21
comment Move the Public folders on Windows 7
Unfortunately this doesn't work for me, Win7 Home Premium x64. The resultant explorer.exe seems to keep restarting under my own profile. There isn't an account named "Administator" on this machine. Maybe that's why?
Feb
15
comment Search for archived emails by date, not keyword, in Thunderbird
Thanks for the suggestion of searching for your own address. This will likely work for many, but not if you have more than one email address (me@example.com, enquiries@example.ca, etc...).
Feb
13
comment Boot to Live CD with VMWare
Power on to BIOS is also available via r-click context menu when the VM is selected in the Library pane.
Feb
11
comment Search for archived emails by date, not keyword, in Thunderbird
Those 2 together are a good 80% solution, thanks! User experience would benefit greatly from having double click open the properties (and a date picker for selecting dates), but even without that this is better than a fake keyword search. ((Holding the bounty open for a few days to see if anything else comes up))
Feb
10
comment Search for archived emails by date, not keyword, in Thunderbird
See bounty, looking for a pure date search solution (no terms).
Feb
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Jan
29
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17
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