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

Nov
14
answered How can I write Spanish accents on my Dell XPS Studio 16 keyboard?
Nov
13
answered any pdf reader has a book-mark feature?
Nov
6
answered How many fibers does the fiber optics have?
Nov
5
comment Simple excel math wrong
"I am using base 10 figures " - internally the computer is not! It only has ones and zeroes. Maybe the conversion from and to decimal is the cause of the "discrepancy"
Nov
4
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Nov
1
answered Why is my wireless mouse so noisy?
Oct
17
comment How NOT to print sheet name and page number in OpenOffice.org Calc?
Great! I had the same problem and it took a while to find that bit of the menu.
Oct
16
answered How NOT to print sheet name and page number in OpenOffice.org Calc?
Oct
11
comment How to save all tabs in a FireFox window?
or access it via Bookmarks on the menu bar
Oct
11
comment I cannot see the folder named “Temp” on Windows 7
everything.exe from voidtools.com reveals more than 20 Temp folders in my WIN7 system - excluding those in windows.old - It is very useful for finding files or folders when you only remember part of the name or path.
Sep
19
comment Has static fried this chip?
Does it work again if you dis-assemble it? Maybe the original fault is to do with the assembly (e.g. pressure on a component board)
Sep
13
comment Suspect a bad SATA cable to hard drive, how do I replace it?
I think the sort for "newest" is playing up. Select "oldest" and they are in order
Sep
5
answered How can I detect the model of my graphics card?
Sep
5
awarded  Commentator
Sep
5
comment How to zoom the screen in windows 7 like in linux (Ubuntu)
AFAIK the only built in way is Control Panel / Ease of Access / Ease of access Center then enable magnifier which does the whole screen. I haven't found any controls for it yet though.
Sep
4
answered How to zoom the screen in windows 7 like in linux (Ubuntu)
Sep
2
comment How can I add the option to install updates and restart in Windows 7?
@Sam: Try the Win7 help topic "understanding windows automatic updating". Not all updates need a restart, those that do you get an advice telling you it will happen in x time or an option to do it straight away. I just selected "Automatic" in the 'System and security / Windows update / Change settings' window.
Aug
30
answered Firefox 3.6 and above. Always show one tab even if all tabs are closed like Firefox 3.0
Aug
30
answered Firefox plugin for English learners
Aug
15
comment What to look for in a good cheap color laser printer?
@AndrejaKo: I've not found any laser paper for photos. My printer has a warning label on the paper tray "Warranty will be voided for any type of product failure using unsupported media (glossy/photo paper" - I assume because of the heated rollers used to fuse the toner.