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Dec
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Sep
18
comment What is the rationale behind safely removing USB media from windows PCs?
This is interesting - can I get a reference where I can read more about that happening?
Aug
7
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Aug
7
revised Outlook: Change default email delay for “Do not deliver before” feature
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Aug
7
accepted Outlook: Change default email delay for “Do not deliver before” feature
Aug
7
comment Outlook: Change default email delay for “Do not deliver before” feature
I want the option to take this behavior, though - emails should send normally by default, but I wanted to make delaying them until tomorrow morning a single click instead of six. I'm making some slight changes and this will do it, though! I'm not sure how I didn't find Mike's example when searching for a solution, but between his code and your modifications, it answers all my questions.
Aug
7
comment Outlook: Change default email delay for “Do not deliver before” feature
Hmm - while I would necessarily want it "on send", I could see pinning this to a toolbar button to enable delayed send and set the time to 6:03AM the next morning (so as to not around suspicion that I'm delay-sending!) - that way, it would be resolved with a single click. Not as smooth as being able to change the default time, but definitely looks like it will work. I'll test it, make any necessary adjustments, and then post it back. Thanks!
Aug
7
asked Outlook: Change default email delay for “Do not deliver before” feature
Jul
5
accepted Can I play Blu-ray movies from an external drive?
Jul
5
comment Can I play Blu-ray movies from an external drive?
Just wanted to follow up and confirm that I've done this - it works without issue. The Blu-Ray drive was external, connected via USB3, and there were no playback issues at all (it worked same as an internal SATA drive would have).
Apr
24
accepted Does the “Cancel Server Request” option in Outlook actually do anything?
Apr
24
comment Does the “Cancel Server Request” option in Outlook actually do anything?
I realize that this command wouldn't necessarily kill whatever Outlook is doing that's locked up the main UI thread - of which "server request" is only one thing - but it seems like bad practice to lock up the UI anyways. I gave this a bit more thought - if the UI thread is locked, this command won't do anything, because the message pump is locked too. If the GUI is responsive, but waiting on server response, this command likely works. However, in cases like mine when the interface is physically unresponsive, this command likely won't have any impact at all.
Apr
24
asked Does the “Cancel Server Request” option in Outlook actually do anything?
Apr
15
comment microsoft mouse and keyboard center doesn't show my mouse
FWIW, my mouse is supported but switching the software to a left-handed configuration (which involves reprogramming the two buttons, not just checking an "I'm left handed" or "Swap buttons" checkbox) doesn't actually seem to do anything - my mouse still acts right handed. It's not even bloatware that works, which is even more irritating...
Mar
13
comment Can I play Blu-ray movies from an external drive?
Okay - given that, I found another conversation (avsforum.com/t/1232083/…) where the person is saying that the data is encrypted at rest and that the encrypted stream is sent the player, so HDCP isn't a factor until the player, which decrypts the signal - once it's decrypted, then the whole path has to be HDCP compliant. That seems to support that a USB drive (or eSATA, for that matter) would be fine.
Mar
13
comment Can I play Blu-ray movies from an external drive?
I read through the thread you attached, and through informative, it doesn't make any specific mention of a connection via USB, but I take your answer to mean that if a drive works directly in my PC, it would work in a USB enclosure? Or are you saying that the USB enclosure has to specifically support HDCP by having an internal chip (which I'm sure it doesn't)? I'd like to say the issue is clarified, but it's not - or maybe I should interpret that as "it won't work".
Mar
13
asked Can I play Blu-ray movies from an external drive?
Feb
23
comment Proper Outlook Free/Busy status when working from home
The irony isn't lost on me, BTW, that I asked this question a year ago, though there seems to be no less ambiguity about how I'm supposed to be scheduling this :)
Feb
23
comment Proper Outlook Free/Busy status when working from home
I'll still find it useful :) So it sounds like, in an office where telecommuting is common, there's no need to denote remote work days on your calendar at all. However, in my case, I'm at a workplace where telecommuting is still pretty uncommon - everybody in my group does it once day/week, but that's far more than average, and it's still not common practice to include a conference bridge in meeting invites (though that's changing). In my case, I'm not able to attend in-person on these days, but I'm still fully available. Should I signify these days in any way on the calendar?
Feb
10
comment Downsides to Microsoft Excel 2007 XLSB binary format?
Just for reference here, I've been using XLSB almost exclusively since posting this question a year ago, will no ill effects - no corrupted data or files, and in addition to be smaller, they load in about half the time.