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awarded  Notable Question
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awarded  Popular Question
Feb
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comment Remember folder window sizes on Windows 7?
I don't think it's possible. Most people expect "an explorer window" to always open with the same size they set it to, and that's what they went for, I guess. I don't think folder-specific window size settings are stored anywhere.
Jan
24
comment Explorer windows prevent Windows's shutdown
I haven't tried waiting for a very long time, but it's at least 30 seconds. As for what is using the folder... I really don't know what that could be. I think it happens with all sorts of folders.
Jan
24
asked Explorer windows prevent Windows's shutdown
Jan
22
comment Does a windows 8 PC REALLY need maintenance every few months by a tech expert?
I like Avast! a lot. Just open your eyes wide, they make the links to the paid versions big and the link to the free version small. My grandmother was convinced it was telling her she had to pay, but it was just the software asking her to register for free yearly.
Jan
22
answered Does a windows 8 PC REALLY need maintenance every few months by a tech expert?
Jan
14
comment Dismiss Windows 8 Volume Box (top left corner)
Not a true solution because it's just running from the problem, but I think adjusting the volume from the desktop's notification area icon (the speaker) shouldn't trigger the box.
Jan
8
comment Prevent desktop.ini from being shared
I don't know much at all about Windows servers, but I have this idea of making the machines that read files on the server be unable of seeing desktop.ini files by making them hidden files and not giving those "users" the permission to see hidden files. This might be totally silly, too.
Jan
8
comment Specific letters on keyboard not working
Only thing I can imagine is that something on your system is redirecting those keys' behaviour. A bit like how you can install a third-party screenshot app and it'll block the PrintScreen key's default behaviour. Yes, odd that it would include letter keys, but I can hardly imagine another cause. Now, as to what exactly this "something" is, you're going to have to investigate. I second trying another OS. If you determine the issue is software, maybe just remaking an user account will fix it all. If I were you, I'd try that and check startup programs and malware before giving up and formating.
Jan
8
comment Windows 8.1 update error 0xc1900101(0x2000c)
I think you probably looked this up already, just making sure. You took a look at this, right? answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/…
Jan
8
comment Why am I getting different network traffic data from: Resource Monitor, Process Explorer, and Net Balancer?
One hypothesis I can make is that some of these programs do not account for ALL of the traffic. Another would be that some take a lot longer than others to calculate over an average that stretches longer in time. So let's say that you downloaded a 10 MB file over one second. 10 MB/s for 1 sec. Yeah that's a fast connection. Anyway. Well program A could be using 0.25 sec to do its average, and so will display something pretty accurate. Program B, to be more stable over spikes and valleys, would use 2 seconds. It would come with the disadvantage of "smoothing" and flattening shorter transfers.
Jan
8
comment How do you save an image in Firefox using the keyboard?
Out of curiosity... I don't mean to insult you, but why would you seek to do something as complicated as that with only the keyboard while you could simply plug in a mouse and do it all in two or three clicks?
Jan
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awarded  Yearling
Jan
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suggested suggested edit on Netflix streaming: how much bandwidth does it use?
Dec
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accepted Most efficient use of my SSD and new/old hard drives
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comment Most efficient use of my SSD and new/old hard drives
It's no longer relevant for me, but this feels like a fairly complete answer despite the impractical specificity of the question.
Dec
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answered Can you install the core windows files on another drive aside from C
Dec
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revised How can I send screenshots more quickly in Skype?
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