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

Mar
18
comment How to type smiley face ASCII☺?
Have you googled "ascii art facebook"? Lots of advice there.
Mar
15
comment What has changed to make it possible to develop USB3.0
@RoboShop : getting that lot agreed on a global basis probably accounts for the time delay!
Mar
12
answered How can I stop focus from moving to a new cell when I use autocomplete in OpenOffice?
Mar
7
answered I have some printing problems. I get some black stains all over my pages. Help?
Mar
6
answered Should I use a rollermouse?
Mar
6
answered What's the difference between LibreOffice multi and all_lang packages?
Mar
3
comment How to find what channel the SSID is on
@AngyHacker I'm getting 4 out of 5 bars on the Win7 indicator for -60. If you look at the "time graph" window it is colour coded. -20 is well into the green! RSSI is in negative dB's so the lower the number the better the signal.
Mar
2
answered How to find what channel the SSID is on
Mar
1
comment Why do my Windows Date and Time Format Settings impact the default Language for Applications?
+1 for the question! I have the same problem in Spain - even Firefox add-ons goes to the Spanish language page. Changing time zone / location / language to UK does not seem to make a difference. (Win7)
Feb
26
comment Laptop Touch-pad stops working after reattaching parts
...and take precautions against static (if it's not too late!)
Jan
24
comment Issues with installing Skype on Windows 7 32-bit
You could try from this URL pack.google.com/intl/en-gb/pack_installer.html
Jan
17
comment How to make Firefox spellcheck the English language?
+1 for Dictionary Switcher as well - great add-on
Jan
10
comment What are the Windows A: and B: drives used for?
..or a 3" on the Amstrad. Ah happy days!!
Jan
5
comment Does Microsoft Security Essentials automatically update to version 2?
thanks & +1 for the link
Dec
29
comment Best usage for a laptop being used as a desktop without removable batteries
no sorry. It always seems to sit at 80% with the power supply plugged in. Unplug it and the battery discharges. Plug it in again and it goes back up to 80%. Only annoyance really is remembering to 100% charge it if you want maximum time on battery. To do that you have to change the set-up. I rarely need that so leave it in battery saver as default.
Dec
27
answered Webcam on Sony Vaio on Win 7 problem
Dec
19
comment Best usage for a laptop being used as a desktop without removable batteries
The Sony Vaio laptop has software with it that does just that - limits the battery charge to 80% so you seem to be thinking on the right lines.
Dec
12
comment Some questions on laptop battery
And make sure you know what type of battery you have
Dec
11
comment Battery life with i3 vs. i5 vs. i7
My i5 Sony Vaio has an interesting feature built in that further reduces the battery working time by stopping charging at 80% !! You can disable it but as I mostly work with mains power connected I've left it in "battery care" mode as it supposedly prolongs the life of the battery.
Dec
5
answered How to disable OpenOffice spell checking?