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Sep
5
comment Can I get split screen in Notepad++ like emacs?
Under the View menu, you can check/uncheck "Synchronize vertical scrolling" and "Synchronize horizontal scrolling" and that should get it doing the behavior you want.
Sep
5
comment Is it bad to defragment a USB Flash Drive?
In light of @Keltari's answer, I would say instead "how well it was fragmented" since it is a desired state. :)
Sep
5
answered Can I get split screen in Notepad++ like emacs?
Sep
3
comment Clock frequency, number of cores , threads
The clock speed isn't really how fast it can do them. A 2.4GHz quad core might still be faster than a 2.8GHz dual core for single-threaded tasks if at each clock, the first CPU can do more than the second. Clock speed is only comparable within the same architecture.
Sep
1
comment How many devices can be plugged into a USB hub, and how is power distributed amongst them?
This is interesting and explains my observation of why my phone can charge completely from nearly dead in about 2 hours when plugged into the wall using the AC->USB charger, but will take over 4 or 5 hours from the same charge level when plugged into a computer.
Sep
1
comment How many devices can be plugged into a USB hub, and how is power distributed amongst them?
If by "safe" you mean they will not be damaged, then yes, they should be fine. However, the more devices you plug into a USB hub, the more power will be drawn. The common practice is to avoid using hubs and daisy chaining as much as possible, to avoid running into power issues.
Sep
1
answered How many devices can be plugged into a USB hub, and how is power distributed amongst them?
Aug
31
comment Multiple lines appear on my screen
Software may affect hardware. If the effect wasn't immediate to launching the game, it sounds like you had put the graphics card under load and the heat output may have affected its operation (such as warping the card and causing connections to separate). If the effect was immediate, there may just be something wrong with a particular path in the graphics card that games use, but normal operations don't stress. Either way, the behavior ultimately points to a hardware problem.
Aug
31
comment Multiple lines appear on my screen
@wizlog In your situation, I doubt it would be. You can create any image you want using software, but with your reported symptoms, it appears to be a hardware problem.
Aug
30
accepted How to make emacs stop trapping Scroll Lock?
Aug
30
comment How to make emacs stop trapping Scroll Lock?
Neither of those keybindings worked, so I used the method described in the FAQ here to find it: xahlee.org/emacs/keyboard_shortcuts.html. I had to use the first form that you listed, but substitute <Scroll_Lock> with <key-20>. But now it is properly ignored! Thanks!
Aug
30
comment When I zoom in using the Windows 7 Photo Viewer, why do I start seeing pixels?
@Boris_yo I do not. I have never used that software, sorry.
Aug
30
comment How to make emacs stop trapping Scroll Lock?
Wow, I tried doing a web search but came up dry. That's incredibly specific to my situation. Thanks! I'll try it at work tomorrow and see if it works.
Aug
29
asked How to make emacs stop trapping Scroll Lock?
Aug
29
comment My graphics card doesn't work properly. What software can I use to connect to my laptop to my non working desktop?
Although I don't believe that Windows Vista Home Premium has remote desktop capabilities built in. So TightVNC (or another VNC software package) may be the only bet.
Aug
29
revised When I zoom in using the Windows 7 Photo Viewer, why do I start seeing pixels?
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Aug
29
comment When I zoom in using the Windows 7 Photo Viewer, why do I start seeing pixels?
By the way, the second video (of you using Magnifier) is set to private so we can't watch it.
Aug
28
answered When I zoom in using the Windows 7 Photo Viewer, why do I start seeing pixels?
Aug
27
comment Can I “pause” chkdsk by hibernating the computer?
Thanks. I think that since it is Windows 7, and they long since fixed that issue you linked, it likely will flush any remaining writes before hibernating, so I should be fine.
Aug
27
accepted Can I “pause” chkdsk by hibernating the computer?