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Oct
8
comment How to turn off the backlight of the Apple logo on top of MacBook?
@shawnzhu it doesn't actually use any more energy. It's just allowing some of the light to go out the back. There's no extra light.
Oct
8
comment Need to erase history from command prompt
I've had to delete, convert to comment, or edit 4 of your answers in a row. Please stop for a minute and read the About and How to Answer pages before posting any more answers. Specifically, answers should be serious, to the point, and should not have any signatures added.
Oct
8
comment How to change default login/lock screen of Windows 8?
Doesn't this just change the screen for the current user? Also, please keep your answers respectful and polite.
Oct
8
comment How to know which window is holding access to a folder that am trying to delete
@Josh you now have the ability to add comments. Please use comments to ask for clarification - answers should only be used to present a possible solution.
Oct
6
comment How to replace multiple text into div tags using Notepad++?
I'm still not entirely sure what you're trying to do, but Notepad++ can do search-and-replace with regular expressions, so that's probably the route you want to go.
Oct
6
comment How to replace multiple text into div tags using Notepad++?
Could you clarify what the file looks like before, and how you want it to look after? I think what you're trying to do is possible but it's not quite clear exactly what your goal is.
Sep
28
comment Why is my router admin account able to be hacked so easily?
Or if you tried in incognito mode - that way there's no saved cookies.
Sep
21
comment Are all versions of Windows case insensitive?
@Keltari thank you; that has already been pointed out multiple times in the past 3 years though... both in these comments and in other answers.
Sep
16
comment Is auditing possible on Windows XP Home Edition?
@Ramhound the sensibility of one's goals does not inherently invalidate a question. Although it may seem silly to be trying to do this on Windows XP Home in 2013, not everybody can afford (or maybe even has the desire) to upgrade their software frequently, let alone purchase the hardware required to run a newer OS. Let's focus on answering the question rather than criticizing its purpose.
Sep
14
comment Installing Microsoft office 2010 across multiple drives
@PaoloFCantoni these are effectively the same question as currently written. I would suggest editing this question to just ask if there's a way to install some Office applications to different locations.
Sep
13
comment Old Trial versions of Office
@AlexMax usually for office you don't have to activate for 30 days.
Sep
10
comment Off vs standby. Which is better for an office laser printer?
I'm thiiissss close to closing this for being "primarily opinion based" - you might want to edit it into a more succinct technical question. That being said, that amount of energy is negligible. If you want to prove your point, try hooking up a Kill-A-Watt (or something similar) during the power-on time when it does all its extra maintenance, and see if it uses more energy than when it's in standby. Then compare how much energy you waste turning it on vs. it wastes in standby overnight.
Sep
6
comment How do I change the default color of desktop window decorations on Windows 8?
To take a screenshot you might need to press Fn while pressing the End/PrntScr key. You can also run the "snipping tool" (search for it from the start screen/start menu) and take a screenshot with that. Without a screenshot it's impossible for us to tell what you're talking about.
Sep
3
comment how get hal running on ubuntu server?
@Udo when making edits for tag cleanup, please make sure to also check the post for anything else that needs fixing. A post like this that had lots of formatting issues, misspellings, etc. should be touched up in full - don't only edit the tags. Thanks.
Aug
30
comment Copy drop down list from excel 2007
What kind of dropdown are we talking about here? Can you provide a screenshot? In what way did you try copying it?
Aug
28
comment Using the same local folder for Dropbox and Skydrive
@Ramhound do you mean service formerly known as Skydrive? Or are you implying that there is a casual name other than SkyDrive's formal name?
Aug
28
comment Downgrade Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8 Home?
@magicandre you don't need to sprinkle code formatting all over the place. Just use it for places where you actually have code, commands, or other text that actually needs to be monospaced.
Aug
25
comment Move folders from one dropbox to another
@Greg if you figured out your solution, please post it below as a self-answer and mark it as accepted. That will indicate that the question has been solved, and help anybody else who happens upon it later.
Aug
24
comment how do you hook into a live stream of 802.15.4 packets?
Programming questions are not on-topic on Super User.
Aug
21
comment Can you read an Ibook on a PC?
I converted your answer to a comment in order to migrate all of the comments under your answer (which is the only way to move comments around), then I un-deleted your answer and deleted the generated comment. Just FYI. All the banter has been moved up to the question.