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Apr
20
comment Google search field missing
This article from last year describes the problem http://www.seroundtable.com/google-search-box-16418.html You should be able to simply edit the custom-search engine and remove the parameter (&espv=101) from the URL. That said, I tried the sample URL with it, but it did not remove the search box.
Apr
20
comment Google search field missing
@D.Iankov, The setting is missing. Because (the first half of) harry’s answer only applies to an extremely outdated version (the second half is irrelevant to your question). Managed to fix it by adding goodle as a custom search engine - and setting the new one as default. Then post that as the answer and accept it so that anyone else who isn’t using an extremely outdated version will know what to do.
Apr
20
comment Backing up Google Chrome
Like I said, read the explanation I gave.
Apr
20
comment Backing up Google Chrome
@yurkennis, the problem isn’t Chrome crashing or not copying those files, it’s that the won’t work at all. Like I explained in the other question, you cannot rely on them working at all even if they are present. It is much safer to just use a proper session-management extension.
Apr
18
comment Backing up Google Chrome
I believe ​{Last|Current} {Session|Tabs} … are definitely self-sufficient to save the session if the user keeps many tabs open for "read-later" or "useful reference" scenarios; not sure the same effect can be achieved by Local State alone. @yurkennis, Local State only saves info about the browser (position, size, etc.) not open tabs. “Useful references” should be saved with bookmarks. And relying on tab/session files, is a bad idea; they only provide rudimentary session support support… when they work (they always fail when you need them most).
Apr
17
comment Backing up Google Chrome
@yurkennis, I’m not sure what you’re saying, but yes, the first profile will be Default while subsequent profiles will be in other directories in the same parent as Default. The first (should) be Profile1, then Profile2, and so on. (In my case, the second profile was Profile8 for some reason.)
Apr
17
comment Configuring per-item Windows Updates
Unfortunately it looks like we will indeed have to rely on third-party tools like this and a few others. I was hoping that Microsoft had enough sense to provide a built-in option, but of course that is just wishful thinking.
Apr
17
comment What does Verify disc after burning actually do to verify the data?
@FrankThomas, I suspect that with Windows, the priority is performance, so they just make an effort to be quick as opposed to careful. I, for one, prefer ImgBurn.
Apr
17
comment What does Verify disc after burning actually do to verify the data?
@ShadowCreeper, ejecting the drive takes care of the cache, but I see what you mean about the drive-bias. Worse, if that were the case, then it would apply to everything you burn with it, so if it were a mis-aligned drive, then one could burn many discs before discovering the error. :-(
Apr
16
comment How can I access a shared folder from VMware workstation?
Maybe if you know the UNC path.
Apr
16
comment The Windows Firewall won’t run on startup
(I suppose I could create a delayed auto-run command to stop the DHCP service after the firewall has started, but frankly why should I have to‽)
Apr
15
comment There are multiple TEMP* accounts in \Users\ since switching to a limited account
@and31415, What's the output of the wmic … command? As expected; it lists the regular limited account, the admin account, and the guest account (which is not enabled or used). Which registry keys are there in HKLM\…\ProfileList There’s the usual ones: systemprofile, LocalService, NetworkService, my account, Administrator; as well as another admin one (I think it was a temp admin account I had created to test living with a limited account, but I deleted it… obviously Windows leaves traces of old accounts), and the most recent TEMP account. I’ll try those steps the next time I can reboot.
Apr
15
comment There are multiple TEMP* accounts in \Users\ since switching to a limited account
I do have three programs that run on startup which require admin privileges. I tried using the task-scheduler to auto-run them, setting them to run under the existing admin account as well as under the regular account. In either case, it should not be using a temp account; either it should use the existing admin account or prompt me for its password.
Apr
15
comment There are multiple TEMP* accounts in \Users\ since switching to a limited account
At first it was only TEMP, the last time I booted, the two new ones were created. Presumably the next one would be TEMP.<computername>.001.
Apr
15
comment There are multiple TEMP* accounts in \Users\ since switching to a limited account
@Ramhound Intel laptop. (How would the GPU affect user accounts?)
Apr
15
comment There are multiple TEMP* accounts in \Users\ since switching to a limited account
@David, yes that’s what I said, but like I already said, there should not be a reason to create a temporary account because whenever an elevated task is run, it uses the existing admin-level account.
Apr
15
comment There are multiple TEMP* accounts in \Users\ since switching to a limited account
@Ramhound, yes, it is part of the Users group and the admin account is part of the Administrators group. This is a local system.
Apr
15
comment Tabbed file explorer for Windows 8
I think Google treated it like drugs; they gave us a free taste of something pleasurable, then once we were hooked, they ruined it and made it as bad as they like knowing that we are stuck. I for one am continuing to use an older version of Chrome/Chromium for the time being until I can migrate away altogether. As a close alternative, I am considering some of the Chromium-based projects like Comodo, Iron, and Torch. They use Chromium as the base and add on (or put back) the things that users actually want but Google obstinately refuses.
Apr
15
comment Is it possible to conduct a POST on a server without rebooting it
Who told you that you can POST a system without a reboot? Why didn’t you ask them about the details?
Apr
14
comment Tabbed file explorer for Windows 8
Yes, I know what you mean. I tried Firefox years ago but was disappointed with how bogged down it got when you add a few extensions. Unfortunately the Chrome devs are trying to strip Chrome down to nothing and offset all functionality to extensions (while at the same time, limiting what extensions can do), so now you have to have dozens and dozens of active extensions for it to do anything. Plus, since they changed it so that absolutely everything gets its own process, there is a lot of extra CPU and memory overhead, making Chrome a fat, bloated, gas-bag. Google is finished.