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Apr
13
comment Tabbed file explorer for Windows 8
Actually, I gave up because the Google devs became horrible, tyrannical fascists who ignore user feedback and do whatever they want, including ruining the browser. The problem is that they are doing those things to the Chromium code, so anything based on it will inherit the negative changes (or else require a lot of work to undo). I’m still using (an old version of) Chrome for now, but will likely eventually switch to Firefox (I intend to keep all of my data, so it’s a lot of work to migrate it all).
Apr
13
comment Shortcut keys of Clover do not work,why?
Sometimes the keys stop working because the window has lost keyboard focus. Simply clicking the window should fix that. If other keys are working and/or clicking the window/tab-bar doesn’t fix it, then it may be a bug. See if the latest version works.
Apr
13
comment Tabbed file explorer for Windows 8
Clover is great. It’s a little unstable, flicker, and doesn’t have too many features, but it’s pretty wonderful. Being based on Chromium, it shares all the features that made me like Chrome at the beginning. Sadly, I have given up on Chrome, so I don’t know if I can hold out hope for Clover’s future.
Apr
13
comment Strange transparent overlay Windows 7
@Denees, so what was it?
Apr
13
comment svchost.exe taking 25% cpu
It does indeed sound like the DNS service, but it only happens if the HOSTS file is large and has many entries. Also, you cannot stop it once it has started pegging the CPU; you must kill the process. Then you must set it to disabled because simply killing it won’t help since it will immediately start the next time you do anything that requires looking up a domain name. And for the record, it definitely makes DNS lookups faster. Without it enabled, it takes ~3~7 seconds for any given web page to show up every time you start a new session. With it, they’ll show up in ~1 second.
Apr
13
comment svchost.exe taking 25% cpu
What are you talking about? Just delete what? What reboots itself three times in a row? What does the print spooler have to do with this? Can you site any sources to corroborate your claims? This “answer” sounds bogus.
Apr
12
comment Do end users need to do anything about the Heartbleed security bug? What?
You can't contact a "website". I don’t understand what you mean, most websites have a Contact [us] link at the bottom of the page, especially professional companies like banks and such.
Apr
12
comment Access to a disk drive using volume ID instead of a drive letter in Windows
Unfortunately it only works if you have NetBIOS and the RPC Locator running, so this won’t work if you have hardened Windows. In addition, you’ll probably need to keep several network-related services and drivers running to use it (Workstation, Computer Browser, Server, TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper, NetBT, DHCP, DNS, etc.) This is dumb since these are local volumes. :-|
Apr
12
comment What are the Windows A: and B: drives used for?
And here's a 3" disk. Yes, 3", not 3.5". Hmm, I hadn’t heard of that one. Granted it’s a narrow, single-purpose, proprietary format (only for Amstrad), but I’m still surprised I hadn’t heard of it because I thought I had seen it all, including an 5MB IBM 350.
Apr
11
comment Search audio file for pattern?
I’m sure there are some plugins that can.
Apr
11
comment Testdisk on SD card heads/cylinder mismatch
What exactly is your question? It looks like you may have up to three questions here: (1) why does TestDisk mention CHS for a memory-card? (2) why does TestDisk report an inconsistency in the card’s structure? (3) How can you fix some file-access problems or something similar?
Apr
11
comment Testdisk on SD card heads/cylinder mismatch
Your phone may have “initialized” it. If it it empty, try formatting it with the computer. If it is not, try transferring the data to the computer, then formatting it with the computer (especially using the SD Format utility I linked to). Moreover, is there an actual problem you were asking about or were you simply curious about the disparity reported by Testdisk? That is, does the card work in your phone? You mentioned having trouble with an app, but that would only relate to the structural disparity if you are unable to access all of the files.
Apr
10
comment Testdisk on SD card heads/cylinder mismatch
Then it’s one of the other causes. Have you tried other cards in your phone? Do they come up wonky? If not, then it is the card itself. That it seems to be formatted as FAT seems highly suspicious; where did you get the card and who formatted it? Is it full? How much of its space have you actually used?
Apr
10
comment Switching to the File-In-Use dialog with the keyboard?
(Regarding the dialog’s implementation, if you are a programmer, note how the dialog is modal and topmost to the originating window, but not other windows. This is due to the overhauled way, using new, non-standard, and even proprietary controls in which Explorer was implemented as of Vista.)
Apr
10
comment Switching to the File-In-Use dialog with the keyboard?
It looks like Office may have a similar problem.
Apr
10
comment Do end users need to do anything about the Heartbleed security bug? What?
And people balked when I said I still use Outlook Express 6. Who’s laughing now? :-P
Apr
10
comment Do end users need to do anything about the Heartbleed security bug? What?
You should contact your service providers and confirm that they have plans or have already taken the necessary steps to correct the vulnerability I assume by service providers you mean the websites and not ISPs right?
Apr
10
comment How to use the Internet while Heartbleed is being fixed?
Watch for announcements from organizations regarding the status of their systems. That’s fine for grandmas who use one or two sites, but what about the rest of us? :-/ This is exactly the sort of thing that makes me hate the Internet and using and having accounts on numerous sites; the management becomes abhorrent (like when CJB discontinued their free services and I had to go to each and every single site and change my email addresses).
Apr
10
comment Does Heartbleed pose a risk for past HTTPS communications?
@Full Decent, you may want to consider expanding the question to also include the situation in which there is no particular past wire-tapping. Then it would apply to a wider audience and garner more attention.
Apr
10
comment Does Heartbleed pose a risk for past HTTPS communications?
Not really, this fits perfectly well here; it just needs a bit of re-wording: Do I have to worry about affected sites that I used before (read weeks or months ago)?