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Sadly, I’ve become soured by the SE network. It started great, but went downhill. Some mods are too aggressive/bias, policies are arbitrarily/capriciously/selectively applied, and some users treat the sites as MMOGs, “rep-whoring”, copying others’ work, and posting random guesses to game the system by abusing and exploiting auto-bounty assignment.

I care(d) about the integrity of the site, so I feel anywhere that allows such disreputable behavior isn’t somewhere worth staying. My OCD not withstanding, I won’t be contributing much here anymore and will find somewhere else to help people. I apologize to all of the people I would have helped here in the future.






Press the chemise key to continue… 😈

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As a visual-learner, I often add images to my posts to make them more effective. Sometimes I take photos, sometimes I create them with software, sometimes I find them through Google Images or WikiPedia.

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I’ve been asked hey bro, y u no b mod? get u POWR! impr0ve site. I had considered it and was even tempted to run a few times, but I just have too much to do already, so I can’t take on that kind of commitment when I know I won’t be able to do as good a job as I’d demand. Besides, as the behavior of the other mods became more and more apparent, I realized that it would be pointless.


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comment What does compatibility option “Disable visual themes” do?
What I said is supposed to be the case. If you’re not seeing an effect, then it could be something specific to the program(s) you applying them to. You said it doesn't work with some applications, which implies that it does work for some. What happens when you use that setting for the ones it does work for? Ostensibly it does exactly what I described. In that case, your question isn’t what does that option do? but rather, why doesn’t that option do anything for some specific program? That is a different question and you’ll need to provide more information (program names) for an answer.
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comment Prevent Windows 7 from enabling power saving on USB 3.0 hub
when I manually edit the register, the value of the checkbox in the Device Manager doesn't change, it has to be cached somewhere. Yes, in memory. It reads it once during boot-up while it is initializing hardware, and perhaps again whenever the device is disabled then re-enabled. Otherwise, it treats the registry value as write-only during normal operation (it does not expect it to change, manually, only using the official interface).
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comment What does compatibility option “Disable visual themes” do?
I'm fairly sure the 'theme' its talking about relate back to Windows XP's Luna interface Actually, it refers to the Windows 7 theme (either Aero or Basic depending on what’s being used). Windows 7 doesn’t use Luna. Classic on Windows 8 ugh :-) Agreed. The Classic theme in Windows 7 is just fine (assuming you set the taskbar to small), but in Windows 8, it is indeed ugly and doesn’t look right at all.