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One-time square-rig sailor and electronic engineer, currently a C# and T-SQL developer. OK, so I'm somewhat eclectic in my choice of careers.

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Oct
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comment Visual Studio 2010 Graphic Artifacts
I had a similar problem in Visual Studio 2013, only not as bad as described in the post above, and the fix described above worked for me. In VS 2013 go to Tools > Options > Environment > General and uncheck "Automatically adjust visual experience based on client performance" then uncheck "Use hardware graphics acceleration if available".
Sep
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Sep
5
revised Where can I obtain the SQLpackage command-line utility?
Formatting of long path names.
Sep
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answered Where can I obtain the SQLpackage command-line utility?
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Jul
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comment How should I disconnect from a VPN connection in Windows 8.1?
Must have missed something. You're right, it was simple!
Jul
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accepted How should I disconnect from a VPN connection in Windows 8.1?
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Apr
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asked How Search File Content in Windows 8 File Explorer?
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Apr
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revised How do I open a remote desktop session on a secondary monitor?
Typo.
Apr
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answered How do I open a remote desktop session on a secondary monitor?
Apr
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comment How do I open a remote desktop session on a secondary monitor?
I still think something is missing in these explanations of the winposstr format. My primary monitor is 1680x1050 and my secondary is 1920x1200. Following oxyscythe's answer, below, I found the winposstr in the new RDP file was "winposstr:s:0,3,2160,0,2960,600". How do we get from xpos/xpos+width to 2160/2960 and from ypos/ypos+height to 0/600, given the dimensions of the two monitors?
Apr
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comment How do I open a remote desktop session on a secondary monitor?
This might seem a pretty low tech solution but it was the only one that actually worked for me. Several answers mentioned modifying the winposstr settings in the RDP file but those settings are not intuitive in Windows 8, despite the various explanations in other answers here. For example, the consensus is the format of winposstr is "winposstr:s:0,1,xpos,ypos,xpos+width,ypos+height" and yet what works for me, to maximize the session on my secondary monitor, is "winposstr:s:0,3,2160,0,2960,600", where my primary (left) monitor is 1680x1050 and my secondary (right) monitor is 1920x1200. ??
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