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Dec
6
comment Why are there two types of Adobe Flash Player download / update?
@Ali: Well that's the thing, I don't know which browser(s) these updates relate to. The prompt to update Flash is as soon as I've booted the machine, before starting any browser. There is no mention of which browser via either update method. The webpage (which has just opened on the Vista laptop) simply states "Your system: Windows, English".
Dec
6
revised Why are there two types of Adobe Flash Player download / update?
Added that it's not just my machine, changed tags.
Nov
23
comment Radiation from a UPS
If "there are frequent eletric shortages that harm my desktop computer" then a UPS would seem to be mandatory, any risk would have to be a compromise. This looks like a reasonably unbiased article on the subject: emwatch.com/Computers.htm
Nov
21
asked Why are there two types of Adobe Flash Player download / update?
Nov
12
comment How to stop videos on news sites from overriding my speaker mute
Can you give an example of a site that does this?
Oct
26
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
15
comment Excel IF Condition
To change the background color of a cell, you would use conditional formatting, rather than trying to use the IF() function in a cell formula.
Oct
5
comment How to stop Excel 97 from prompting that file was created with a later version
@pnuts: Are you referring to the file format... BIFF8 for Excel 97 - is that what that code outputs? Although if I have already saved it from Excel 97 then the file format has presumably been overwritten although there is still a flag in the file that indicates that a later version created it. I have had a quick look at the file using a hex editor, but I don't currently know enough about the file format to make any changes!
Oct
5
comment How to stop Excel 97 from prompting that file was created with a later version
Thanks for the suggestion, although this doesn't work unfortunately. The warning prompt appears before the BeforeSave event fires.
Oct
5
awarded  Custodian
Oct
5
reviewed Approve How to stop Excel 97 from prompting that file was created with a later version
Oct
5
answered How does Kaspersky Parental Control calculate internet time usage?
Oct
5
asked How to stop Excel 97 from prompting that file was created with a later version
Sep
28
accepted What to call the new spanner / wrench menu in Chrome 22?
Sep
28
accepted Hyperlinks in Windows Update window not working?
Sep
28
asked What to call the new spanner / wrench menu in Chrome 22?
Sep
12
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
7
comment Can Firefox tell what it uses CPU for?
Do you have many extensions installed?
Sep
5
comment Is it possible to disable the “alt” key as it is used for default windows things, but still have it functional as a modifier key inside a program?
If the Alt key is used as a modifier then that itself would usually prevent the default (menu) action from triggering? (Since the menu only gets focus on the release of the Alt key.) However, if there is a conflict then I'm not sure how you can disable one and not the other - after all, there is only one Alt key. I did just wonder if it was possible to disable menu shortcuts. But even without any menu shortcuts, a user can still hit the Alt key and use the cursor keys to step through the menu.
Sep
4
comment What is this title-less IME window that pops up periodically?
Google Desktop... but without a title?!