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For some reason this question (from Oct 2010) has more recently been deleted but was still available on stackprinter.com. I had the accepted answer and was looking high and low for it to use as reference on another question.


Jul
24
awarded  Yearling
Jul
24
comment Run As dialog pops up at Windows boot/login - What program is trying to run?
I don't have much in scheduled tasks, and nothing recent that would seem to cause this. I had glanced over msconfig previously, but I am now comparing the msconfig-listed start programs with task manager running processes to see if I can spot any anomalies. The SanDisk (mp3 player) is not connected on boot.
Jul
24
comment Run As dialog pops up at Windows boot/login - What program is trying to run?
@Synetech Thanks for the tip regarding ATI services. I appear to have only one, ATI HotKey Poller (which I do not seem to require). I have disabled this, but I still get the Run As dialog at login and the events are still logged under ACEEventLog.
Jul
23
asked Run As dialog pops up at Windows boot/login - What program is trying to run?
Jul
23
comment Google Chrome calling nypost.com every ~5 seconds
@Mahn Little Snitch is simply the tool being used to monitor outgoing traffic from the machine. What does this have to do with the same origin policy?
Jul
22
awarded  Constituent
Jul
21
comment Will deleting (Default) entries in registry cause system instability?
@TomWijsman: Whether HKLM\...\Run is any different, but this appears to be included in enumeration(?), appears in msconfig if a value is set and does run the assigned program on boot. Apparently certain malware assign values to the (Default).
Jul
9
awarded  Caucus
Jun
9
comment How do I quickly position two windows side by side?
On Windows XP, any maximised windows not selected appear to get restored when the selected windows are tiled.
May
31
comment How small can/should I make my partitions, on a dual boot with a shared middle drive?
+1 I agree. I once tried to have a small (but plenty big enough at the time) OS partition, with the view to installing the bulk of applications elsewhere. This worked OK to begin with, but overtime the OS partition eventually filled up. It is far easier to expand your file store in the future.
May
31
comment How small can/should I make my partitions, on a dual boot with a shared middle drive?
In that case there is no "lower limit". To be honest, even if you are installing apps on other partitions, Windows will still insist on installing core files on its OS partition and overtime this can be a problem if the size of this partition is unnecessarily restricted. I think @DevSolar's answer is the best you're going to get I'm afraid.
May
31
comment How small can/should I make my partitions, on a dual boot with a shared middle drive?
You want to install games (and other apps?) on the same partition as Windows OS?
Feb
13
comment How can I block access to Facebook in Google Chrome?
@the.midget OpenDNS can also be configured to block proxy sites. And as Benoit says, assuming a non-admin Windows account...
Feb
13
comment How can I block access to Facebook in Google Chrome?
@Benoit localhost is nowhere on the public internet - that is what I meant.
Jan
22
comment Xampp: error 403 on Linux but not on Windows
On Windows you don't really have 'permissions', so you'll never get a 403 (Forbidden) unless you explicitly serve it.
Jan
13
comment Hacker sending email from hotmail, changing password doesn't stop it
I've had several contacts whose Hotmail account appears to have been compromised in this way. (It's happened again today!) I've not experienced this with other webmail services.
Jan
6
comment Adding GMail-like “archive” functionality to Windows Explorer
It might be worth noting that 'archiving' an email in Gmail does not actually 'move it' anywhere, it simply removes the 'inbox' label.
Dec
10
comment Firefox right-click: easy support for the Firefox or the site's menu?
@romkyns: Ah, yes that is true. The Apps key would seem to display the context menu for whatever page element (in the browser at least) has focus. Whilst this might work for anchors and some other tab-able elements, images do not seem to receive focus, so their context menu cannot be accessed by the keyboard? (Aside: I wonder how this affects accessibility for keyboard-only users?)
Dec
9
comment Firefox right-click: easy support for the Firefox or the site's menu?
What do you mean "it does not override it"? If you right-click anywhere in the navigation area on the left on NewsBlur you get the green popup menu, you do not get the browsers default context menu, it has therefore been overridden. (Unless you have specifically unchecked the option in Firefox to prevent such behaviour.)
Dec
9
answered Firefox right-click: easy support for the Firefox or the site's menu?