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Jun
11
comment Does storage capacity affect hard drive performance?
In servers and RAID configurations more platters means more performance, because the read/write jobs can be split into pieces and done concurrently across many heads and platters at once. (I know the Q is about single drives and desktops, I just wanted to head off the "lower platters == better" meme before it got too far)
Jun
10
comment Why do I only get 300-400 Mbit/s on my 1000 Mbit/s network?
this makes me wonder if iperf isn't the only part of Windows that defaults to a smaller packet size than Linux, see superuser.com/a/95587/16966
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
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
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.
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).
Oct
19
comment Save playlist position in VLC player
see superuser.com/a/540138/16966 for some info which may help in getting the lua addon working
Oct
19
comment Save playlist position in VLC player
related superuser.com/questions/226397/can-vlc-remember-movie-position (but not a dupe, the other Q is about remembering position within a single media file, not in a playlist)
Oct
7
comment Modify styles in OneNote 2010
I have tried Onetastic and it does allow creating custom styles (pity that defining custom keyboard shortcuts to use them efficiently isn't there, perhaps in a future version.) It also only applies to new pages, and doesn't change existing ones.
Sep
17
comment How do I use GMail as my primary e-mail client?
Notifier only works for mail hyperlinks (e.g. mailto:). For using gmail as a client outside of hyperlinks, e.g. R-click > Send To > Mail recipient see related question superuser.com/questions/573568/…
Sep
17
comment Gmail as default Windows mail program (not same as `mailto:`)
It would b really great if someone who knows this stuff could inspect/audit the code and download .exe's for tvhgooglemapi to verify the program is legit and not just an email/password harvester or some such.
Sep
17
comment Gmail as default Windows mail program (not same as `mailto:`)
This is hopeful news. I looked at Tvhgooglemapi, and think the approach is sound. Unfortunately neither the .4 or .5beta version works on my computer (prompt for login, but nothing after). So +1 for info and a new lead, but not accepted (pending results of standard troubleshooting procedures).
Sep
5
comment Measure object in a photo, without a smartphone
I'm accepting this as the answer but not voting up. Why: a) the install program provokes an automatic reboot without warning or chance to abort or save open documents in other programs; b) before program will run it requires registration (email, name, company, etc., etc); c) images must be calibrated before they can be measured (which makes sense, but instructions for doing so are limited, and there's no library of known objects and size from which to choose for calibration).
Jun
25
comment Looking for freeware or opensource CAD that can read and edit .dwg
Yes the world certainly does move on harrymc:) The point of my comments are to document some of that movement and give current searchers something to work with. Thanks for the DraftSight pointer. Maybe it should be edited into the answer at the top of the list (to indicate currency).