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Tumbleweeds, this one's for you.


Dec
11
comment Downloading software without bloatware
(But yes, I agree with you, an option for downloading a plain old zip file would be nice!)
Dec
11
comment Downloading software without bloatware
@user2813274 Sorry, I gave you bad info. They used to be self-extracting zip files (which could also be extracted manually with a normal zip application). It looks like they're using a different installer now. Same principle, though; it doesn't touch anything outside the extraction directory. Running an exe doesn't normally require admin rights on Windows, although IIRC administrators have the option to disallow executing unknown executables.
Dec
11
comment Downloading software without bloatware
@user2813274 The portableapps "install" you're referring to is a self-extracting zip file. It doesn't touch the registry or anything outside the directory you tell it to extract to, and you can move the extracted directory later. I suspect they do it because with plain zip files, some people try to run applications directly from the zip (without extracting all the required supporting files) and get error messages.
Dec
1
awarded  Yearling
Sep
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
13
comment Disable AutoRun for specific external drive
This disables autorun for every external device. If you read the question or the comments on the accepted answer, you'll note that I wanted to disable autorun for a specific, individual device.
Apr
9
comment How to forbid keyboard shortcut stealing by websites in Firefox
This was very helpful. OS X users should swap out e.ctrlKey for e.cmdKey and e.cmdKey && e.shiftKey to reclaim most of their browser shortcuts.
Oct
3
comment Tab images not showing in the chrome developer tools
The option does not appear in Chrome 30. I think they may be gone for good now.
Sep
19
asked Open new ConEmu tab with the same working directory
Sep
8
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
24
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
20
comment Where does the Windows 8 Consumer Preview setup store its files?
This directory appears to be where the final Windows 8 installer places them.
Aug
16
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
6
comment Microsoft Natural keyboard breaks Xbox 360 controller with some games
@Ramhound Altitude has a free demo on Steam. Could you try it out and see if your Xbox controller works in it with the keyboard connected? Also, what version of Windows are you running?
Jul
6
accepted Disable AutoRun for specific external drive
Jul
6
asked Microsoft Natural keyboard breaks Xbox 360 controller with some games
Jul
5
comment Disable AutoRun for specific external drive
@coelhudo Go to Microsoft's Autorun support page and either follow the instructions, or click on one of the "Fix it for me" buttons halfway down the page.
May
29
accepted Underscore cursor vanishes when using arrow keys
May
29
answered Underscore cursor vanishes when using arrow keys