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Retired Brit living in Spain. Hoping the internet will keep my brain functioning for a while yet.

Jan
8
answered Using AutoHotKey to enter the unicode symbols on Windows 7
Dec
18
answered Display brightness
Dec
8
comment Set mouse or keyboard button to simulate left click and hold or rapid left click repeating in Windows?
this may be built into Windows- windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows7/… -I can't check on this machine (so haven't made this an answer) but I'm sure the option to click on click off existed for users with difficulties using mice
Dec
7
comment HP Officejet printing with only magenta ink, but copies fine with black ink
Maybe a silly question but are the cartridges needing cleaning or changing. The copier may be using just the black cartridge and other docs printing using a mixture of the 3 primary colours, 2 of which are empty/ dried up. Some printers have a setting to always print text in black, i.e. use the black cartridge.
Dec
5
comment how to remove write protection in memory card?
I've done that several times putting an SD card in my camera. Problem solved with a small drop of super glue!
Nov
16
answered Why does everything in computing work with a base number of 2 to the power of x?
Nov
14
awarded  Yearling
Nov
9
comment How to know how much power my PC is consuming?
Maybe what really worries your dad is the time you spend there and what it's doing to you ;)
Nov
6
comment Why is Windows not booting up after replacing RAM?
It may be worth replacing original RAM in case it is another problem that happened by coincidence.
Nov
5
comment How to copy & paste from a cell in Libre Office Calc
@Hippyjim I've +1 for you!
Nov
5
comment Is my old Dell laptop's battery the cause of it's not working?
Just take that battery out and use the power adaptor. Unlikely it's the cause but costs nothing to try
Sep
22
comment What is the real memory footprint of Windows 8?
that's the same as Win 7 windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/…
Sep
8
answered Firefox extension not visible after installation
Sep
5
comment What happened to the Https Lock in Firefox 4?
Thanks for the link to the "site identity button" info - I learnt something today!
Sep
3
comment Export Firefox bookmarks WITH TAGS?
If you are willing to go third party, I think Xmarks will do what you want
Aug
26
answered Find all files that are NOT of a specific type/extension in folder?
Aug
17
answered Firefox 6 Orange Menu Button Does Not Show Menu
Aug
16
comment How to select the whole file name?
Visit this answer for an AutoHotKey script superuser.com/questions/114869/…
Aug
12
comment What ampère power supply must I use for my laptop charger?
The 3 Amp fuse can supply around a kilowatt of power. If the charger gets anywhere near that you're in trouble. The fuse will protect the cable from a short circuit in the charger. Otherwise it could cause a fire.
Aug
11
answered Does a Coaxial Lightning Surge Protector protect against Power Surges?