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Feb
8
comment My laptop will not sleep when I close the lid
@JourneymanGeek Done. Thanks, good point.
Jan
19
comment How did HP come to actually ship printers with this UX issue? How to prevent similar issues with hardware in the future?
@DavidPostill I think you're missing the point. It's not about whether or not modern printers have better error messages. It's about informing the user of actions they need to take and how to make them unambiguous or cryptic. I think this case was a victim of limited string storage space and display capabilities, though.
Jan
19
comment How did HP come to actually ship printers with this UX issue? How to prevent similar issues with hardware in the future?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about UX and should be on ux.stackexchange.com. Why it was migrated from there is lost on me.
Dec
15
comment How can I enable two finger scrolling on Synaptic TouchPad in Windows 10?
Just install the driver package. If it doesn't switch over to that driver instead, you can manually change it over with the Device Manager, assuming you picked the right driver download.
Dec
14
comment Why is Zip able to compress single file smaller than multiple files with the same content?
I'm not familiar with the zip algorithm, but the metadata isn't just the file information, but also things like size and a dictionary, possibly some information on distribution of characters. A dictionary on a non-empty text file will be non-zero. That's probably why you see the metadata being larger in your xml files than your empty files.
Dec
14
comment Mac terminal prefix has been changed
What does echo $PS1 show? Also, is there anything that changed in your ~/.bashrc or ~/.profile that you know of? What specifically were you doing in your terminal when the change occurred? If it persists in new terminal windows, something may have changed those files.
Dec
10
comment Bash script not waiting for wget to finish download
@dma1324 Double quotes allow for variable expansion, correct. Single quotes will not expand variables. But in this particular case, either will be fine since the URLs don't have any $ metacharacters indicating variables.
Dec
8
comment I want to read SMS from SD card
I'm sure you can order another USB cable online. There's always resellers of legacy tech out there. It could even be on Amazon or Ebay. You could alternatively get a USB Bluetooth dongle for pretty cheap online as well.
Oct
28
comment Why device drivers are not stored in the device itself?
as @Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 indicated, some devices do. If the device has some form of internal storage, often they'll keep installation software there. External hard drives often do this because it's easy, to store utility software. I've seen the same on my USB3.0 port replicator and even my PS Vita.
Oct
22
comment Is there a way for autocompleting commands' flags when using OSX terminal?
The complete command understands what command you're running. So if you typed grep, it will only use the tab complete rules for the grep command. Same for sed, tar, ls, or any other commands you choose to use. bash is smart about this and knows what to do.
Oct
22
comment Is there a way for autocompleting commands' flags when using OSX terminal?
You could have the script parse all the flags for whatever programs you desire and generate the list of complete commands which you could then put in your .bashrc. The parsing step would be the longest running portion, and you're right, you only need to run it once. The complete commands don't have a large performance overhead.
Oct
7
comment Disable all desktop notifications, without exception on Windows 10
Is there a reason why you can't just enable "Quiet hours"? Perhaps you could toggle that and diff the registry to see what changed?
Jun
23
comment Windows 7 warns me when opening my own shortcuts from the toolbar
@harrymc Well, therein lies the question, doesn't it? Why does he?
Jun
16
comment How to fix intermittent USB failures (suspected static grounding related)?
I haven't done a full in depth diagnostic of it, but we have since moved the PC into a different part of the house and it is no longer in such a high-static area. I haven't seen the USB issues since. I think that it probably was the static causing some issues with the USB controllers.
May
27
comment What is different about GPU drivers from other device drivers, that allows for performance optimizations?
@Louis Thank you!
May
20
comment Windows 7 warns me when opening my own shortcuts from the toolbar
@Rookie Sounds like the shortcut itself is flagged? You'll then have to right-click the toolbar button and select properties, and then click "Unblock", as it should appear on the shortcut, then. Still unsure why you see this though. It could be a virus, as BowlesCR mentioned. Run a scan to be sure.
May
20
comment Headphones detected by Windows when plugged in but doesn't detect the unplugged event
@BigChris The PCB is exactly the same as the old one, as it is a warranty replacement from the OEM.
May
18
comment Headphones detected by Windows when plugged in but doesn't detect the unplugged event
I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the audio device and drivers. It is a Realtek chipset and I am not using Realtek's software because I dislike how it handles multiple audio devices compared with Windows' own "vanilla" drivers. Windows Update is also clean.
Apr
27
comment Disable internet connection permanently windows 8.1
I didn't even realize this. I had assumed it would complain unless it contained a valid IP address.
Apr
7
comment How do I use a Keyboard Sustain Pedal as input for my computer?
Technically you could process it w/o additional hardware, but unless someone wrote software to do this, you'd have to write your own code to translate the microphone input into a usable keystroke.