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Oct
20
comment Customizing Google Chrome's bookmarks bar
Your initial post had been nominated for closing due to subjectivity and lack of a proper question. I edited it in attempt to remove the subjective slant and emphasize the technological questions without the opinions. A clearly worded question without opinions and bias can help you get better answers. Best of luck finding a solution to your problems.
Oct
19
comment Set Microsoft Word template to always save documents based on it to a certain location
This looks quite promising; I've experimented with it a bit and it seems to partially work. I'm curious as to the necessity of the select statement; it seems unnecessary if you specify the setting in each template. Is there a way to set the save location to be the same directory as the template is saved in, rather than hard-coding a path?
Oct
15
comment Changing Windows public folder in batch script
+1, I was going to suggest the same thing - symbolic links sound like the optimal solution here.
Oct
15
comment how do i remove the administrator requirement for manipulating files on non-system hard drives in windows 7?
Good job figuring out the solution, and thank you for posting back with more information! Please make sure to mark this answer as accepted, so that other users will know that an answer has been found. Thanks!
Oct
15
comment Reminding user to complete particular task(s) in Windows 7 before PC shuts down?
It would be better to use a VBscript, since those can create messages. I'll edit my post to include an example.
Oct
14
comment Reminding user to complete particular task(s) in Windows 7 before PC shuts down?
Indeed, that would work as well.
Oct
14
comment How do I keep Windows (Vista) boot manager from automatically coming up when booting up computer
Could you clarify what you mean by "the boot manager coming up"? What options are being displayed by the boot manager? Is it prompting you to go into safe mode, or displaying multiple OSes, or what?
Oct
14
comment Can my server “download” files?
Depending on what you're trying to do, this might be more appropriate for Stack Overflow, as it could involve extensive programming. Once we find out more about your exact situation, we may want to consider moving it to Stack Overflow.
Oct
14
comment After returning from standby mode, Windows 7 asks for login twice
I've seen this as well. It started happening on my family's desktop, and drives them nuts. (This is on a computer not on a domain, but otherwise same problem. So cached credentials as suggested below can't be it.) I spent hours looking into it, never figured anything out. I'd love to know what solutions people can think up. I may even return to post a bounty...
Oct
13
comment How to disable Windows system sounds - permanently - but not application sound
Sounds good. Odd that the sounds came back... perhaps system file checker or a windows update replaced them?
Oct
13
comment How to disable Windows system sounds - permanently - but not application sound
Thanks! Happy to help. Sometimes the easiest solutions aren't readily apparent... your solution was certainly creative, but this would probably be more straightforward for future searchers who find this question.
Oct
13
comment How to disable Windows system sounds - permanently - but not application sound
I didn't see this question when it first came up, but since you edited, it got bumped to the top again. See the answer I just posted; I think it may do what you're trying to get at, without having to delete/move the system sound files.
Oct
12
comment How to stop Firefox warning about downloading executable files?
It appears that option is only shown if there are multiple actions available. In this case, because I have the DownThemAll addon installed, it gives me the choice since it could either download it regularly or with DownThemAll. It appears that you can change this behavior manually in preferences though. On the Applications tab of the Options dialog, find "Binary file" and choose "save file" from the dropdown menu: grab.by/6PnU
Oct
11
comment How to stop Firefox warning about downloading executable files?
Thanks for updating your question with what you found out. I think I may have found a solution which will actually work. If it doesn't, comment and we'll try to figure it out.
Oct
11
comment Secure video chat program as an alternative to Skype
True, but likewise, Windows Live Messenger video chat is subject to the eyes of Microsoft. I suppose it's up to you who you trust more, but I'd say either one has risks, but probably doesn't care, and probably doesn't keep that many hours of video when they don't need to.
Oct
11
comment How can I download the .mp3 file from Dropbox?
Ohhhh... That sort of information can be useful, and while it is sort of implied in your question, would have been good to explicitly state. With the page open in firefox, you should be able to click "File" -> "Save As". If that doesn't work, could you post whatever isn't working about that method?
Oct
11
comment How can I download the .mp3 file from Dropbox?
Could you be a little more specific about what happens when "it doesn't work"? That's the proper way to do it and is how it should work, so it would be useful to know what happens.
Oct
8
comment Simple way to compare processors
Of course, another thing to keep in mind is that most processors today are more powerful than what any normal (or even a lot of power) users need.
Oct
8
comment Is there a router that can take a wireless signal, and connect wired devices?
Tomato can also act as a wireless bridge, and according to some people, is more stable than DD-WRT. It's not supported on as many routers, but for those that do support it, it's quite nice.
Oct
6
comment Why don't all Core i5/i7 laptops have Optimus? Are their Intel HD graphics accessible?
While initially it seems unintuitive that the graphics processing portion just sits there unused, it really does make sense when considered from a broader perspective. If Intel had to produce two separate lines of chips, one with and one without integrated graphics, it would actually make all of the processors more expensive - it's much cheaper for them to just make them all the same. Good luck searching for a laptop! SuperUser doesn't encompass hardware recs, but there are many sites out there which could help you.