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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.

Mod
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.


Jun
22
comment Why is there a Message Box Text item in the Windows color scheme dialog?
I figured it was a backward-compatibility/laziness thing, and I’d bet that Raymond Chen would concur with your analysis. Strange that they would continue to overlook it (then again, they have done very little in terms of providing theming support). Now I’m tempted to break out copies of old versions of Windows to see what they were all like. :-)
Jun
22
comment How to make my display Grayscale?
Forget about productivity; it just looks nicer, not to mention being easier on the eyes. Windows turns the screen greyscale under certain circumstances. I just watched my screen go greyscale and thought it looked pretty good. I’m doing some programming in the dark at the moment, so I don’t need bright colors stabbing me in the eyes.
Jun
22
asked Why is there a Message Box Text item in the Windows color scheme dialog?
Jun
22
revised Accessing or Resetting Permissions of a Mounted Registry Hive of a Different User / From a Different System
Removed dead link.
Jun
22
comment Accessing or Resetting Permissions of a Mounted Registry Hive of a Different User / From a Different System
Their domain expired a few months ago and they did not renew (or it was slip-jacked from them).
Jun
21
comment Automatic shutdown prompt on Windows 7
So is it five minutes or 15-30? Do you want the user to be able to manually cancel the shut down or for it to silently skip the shut down for a while and try again later? When you say "shutdown automatically in 5 minutes", do you mean that if the system is busy being used, the program will wait five minutes then shut down anyway, even if it is still being used?
Jun
21
comment Automatic shutdown prompt on Windows 7
I already know what the task scheduler can do, and it cannot do what the OP wants; at least not easily.
Jun
21
comment Automatic shutdown prompt on Windows 7
Yes, but I'm not certain that even the task scheduler can accomplish this easily. I am checking it right now and there is no easy way to set a schedule like this. It may even require two tasks. A third-party program would likely be much easier (if one exists that can do this). :-|
Jun
21
comment Automatic shutdown prompt on Windows 7
Oh, and you don't even need the @echo off. With a one-line batch file like that, just use @shutdown /s /f /t 600 /c "Your system will shutdown in 10 minutes"
Jun
21
comment Automatic shutdown prompt on Windows 7
You are the closest one yet. It's not quite enough, but +1 because you are on the right track.
Jun
21
comment Automatic shutdown prompt on Windows 7
@Alvin, that is not enough. Bogdacutu wants a way to make it so that at a specific time, the system begins checking if the system is idle every five minutes until it is idle, then to shut down. It probably can be done with the shutdown command, but the single line you offered certainly does not cut it.
Jun
21
comment Automatic shutdown prompt on Windows 7
You mean shutdown /s /f /t 600 /c "Your system will shutdown in 10 minutes"? That is not enough. Bogdacutu wants a way to make it so that at a specific time, the system begins checking if the system is idle every five minutes until it is, then to shut down. It probably can be done with the shutdown command, but the single line you offered certainly does not cut it.
Jun
21
comment Automatic shutdown prompt on Windows 7
@avirk, you should add the batch file to your answer.
Jun
21
comment Automatic shutdown prompt on Windows 7
Switch Off provides quite a few more options than shutdown does. On the other hand, shutdown lets you add a message to the event log (which newer versions of Switch Off may or may not also support).
Jun
21
comment Automatic shutdown prompt on Windows 7
I used to use Switch Off a long time ago, but I have been using the shutdown command instead for years because it’s just easier. I recommend Switch Off 2.3 instead of the rebuilt 3.0+ versions; it’s cleaner and easier to use.
Jun
21
comment Alternative to setpoint that allows key configuration profiles for multiple mice?
I can’t find anything about per-device settings, only app-specific settings.
Jun
21
comment Alternative to setpoint that allows key configuration profiles for multiple mice?
I agree about needing an alternative. I really don’t like having to install a bunch of software (SetPoint/IntelliPoint/etc.) to use the extended keys and buttons my keyboard and mouse. I have not seen the problem with SetPoint forgetting the settings due to two input devices, but I have noticed a problem with multiple pointer devices of varying speeds. It seems that Microsoft/Logitech/etc. just haven’t put much thought into their software in terms of multiple devices. :-(
Jun
21
comment Making a cracked or activated windows uncracked
> The question is widely applicable to a large audience. I highly doubt that. From what I have seen, it looks more like most activation cracks use loaders or patches as opposed to pre-activated, pre-installed keys since they would be pointless because Microsoft can easily and quickly blacklist them (viz “Devil’s Own”). I suspect that, if anything, this pre-activated ISO is a rarity in the bootleg underground. (You really should have just gotten a clean ISO from MS or at least one of the “untouched” ISOs from “the scene”; at least then you could check the hash to be sure it’s not infected.)
Jun
21
comment How to Disable Hovering Selection Block in File Browser?
@iglvzx, that margin is not nearly large enough to be conveniently clickable, certainly not when compared to the space around files in XP.
Jun
21
comment How to Disable Hovering Selection Block in File Browser?
I know what you mean BGM, it is almost always more annoying than novel. It is particularly frustrating when you have hundreds of photos in a folder in large-thumbnail—mode and you are trying to select multiple files.