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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.
Feb
2
comment My laptop will not sleep when I close the lid
Yes, those were both set to "Do nothing". Changing it doesn't seem to take, probably because of the Lenovo Power Manager. Changed it to "sleep" and it now does so. (Why the heck would it have two conflicting options like that?) Changing it didn't take. I found there was similarly the same setting in Lenovo's Power Manager, under Global Settings. I made sure it was set there and disabled Enable InstantResume and now it works! Thanks for the help!
Jan
23
comment overlay transparent animation over video with ffmpeg
Please use StackExchange to host images, rather than external links. Thanks!
Oct
13
comment How can I properly interpret M4's $# variable without starting comment syntax in emacs?
I'm not very experienced with emacs lisp, but can you do look-behind matching? Regular expressions can do things like this /(?<!\$)#/ to match instances of # without a $ preceding it.
Jul
25
comment Hidden Windows 8 taskbar button?
My guess is that you have a notification icon there but for whatever reason it didn't load the image, so it is transparent or one pixel wide. Don't think it's a hidden function. I don't see that happen for me.
Feb
28
comment How to change Windows Start Screen background
Unfortunately that's the only one I know of. It's not something I've specifically looked for. If there's something else out there, I'm sure you can find it through some web searching.
Nov
26
comment Trackpad/Touchpad as drawing board
@MilindR I have no idea how good the hardware would be for this. Since touchpads are designed more for detecting direction and speed, it might not have a good enough resolution to pick up absolute coordinates. Also they tend to be tiny, as it is. You can go ahead and give it a shot, though!
Nov
5
comment Can the Windows 7 Bootloader detect Windows 8?
I did this in the preview. I am not sure if it's doable with the retail version, but it's worth a shot: superuser.com/questions/492327/…
Oct
24
comment How does limiting a laptop battery's full charge to less than 100% extend its battery life?
This is really good information, especially on the 80% and 50% settings. Thanks!
Aug
14
comment Turning DisplayPort monitor off disables monitor completely
This isn't an NVIDIA-only thing. It's a monitor hardware thing. Displayport, I believe, has a HPD pin ("hot plug detect"). I believe that what happens is that when the monitor turns off, it brings that pin low, which then causes Windows to detect the display as disconnected, and then disables it. I don't know why this doesn't occur with DVI (or maybe it can). I experience the same thing on Windows 8, AMD Radeon HD graphics, with Samsung SyncMaster950D displays, but only when connected via Displayport.
Aug
9
comment Why do random characters appear in terminals in Windows?
@Windows I am updating the answer with more info.
Aug
7
comment Computer randomly restarting: motherboard or processor?
Since you said you have a nearly identical computer, if this doesn't yield any info, I'd start swapping components one-by-one between the two until the second computer starts rebooting randomly. This should identify what's at fault through process of elimination.
Jul
23
comment Batch file to ZIP only files in directory or sub directory
@PaulJavier You should be able to do it that way too. It just might require some shell script cleverness, depending on what you're using for your zip program. Just experiment! The FOR command will get you where you need to go, though.