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Aug
23
comment Is there any benefit from installing Windows 7 64-bit when you have less than 4GB or RAM?
@Breakthrough After having some more years of experience with Win7 32 and 64, I can definitely tell you that on some hardware the 64 bit version blows up with bluescreens, whereas the 32 bit version doesn't. Now it may be the underlying problem is with software applications blowing up the 64 bit version, but that seems like a pedantic point. Running the 32 bit version of Win7 will on some hardware result in the end user experiencing fewer OS crashes (and in my case far fewer).
Aug
23
comment Linux - Mount device with specific user rights
I've been messing around with this problem in vbox for a while now too. From what I've gathered, the correct solution (to the question you aren't asking) is to add your user into the vboxsf group, and then it doesn't matter who the owner of the files are - you will have permission to edit them. alcobrov.blogspot.com/2012/06/…
Aug
22
comment How to disable Chrome extensions without disabling them across multiple synced devices
Not ideal, but better than goofing around with copying dll's into new folders, from my perspective. +1
Jul
22
awarded  Critic
Jul
22
comment auto-mounting shared folders in VirtualBox
This works unless you're trying to mount something that needs to be loaded earlier in boot sequence - I'm trying to get VB to mount a new /home/user folder, and it seems that rc.local boots too late and the windowing system freaks b/c the home/user folder is missing..
Jul
21
comment Certain files do not show up in Windows Explorer or cmd, but exist
attrib -H -S folder.jpg /s This will (of course) fix this file in all your subfolders too.
Sep
27
awarded  Yearling
Aug
29
comment Sort files by date modified, but folders always before files in Windows Explorer?
So great - this works perfectly! +1
Apr
22
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
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Jan
14
comment Windows 7 maximized windows not draggable: how to enable?
It actually works fine for me now. It worked on the t410s (old computer) and it works on my new t420s, once I set up the system like surfasb described. My issue was that I was trying to get Skype to drag while maximized and it doesn't work that way. But standard applications that honor the win ui work fine now!
Jan
2
comment Is it possible to export your Netflix queue?
I just tried this in Excel 2010 and it works exactly the same. I just clicked "File / Open" and pasted the queue URL in, and answered a few simple xml questions and got my queue right in Excel. So +1 for using a spreadsheet + RSS to solve this problem.
Oct
1
comment Is there any benefit from installing Windows 7 64-bit when you have less than 4GB or RAM?
Thanks - I'm having plenty of problems with Win7 64bit whereas on my last computer (t410s vs now a t420s) I had very few problems and in that case I was running 32bit. Given the similarity in hardware I can't come up with any explanation except the OS version - so I'm going to wipe this machine and get onto 32bit.. Thanks for a small amount of reassurance that this may not be a bad idea..
Jul
12
comment Getting back the old alt-tab windows switching behavior in Windows 7?
I'm upvoting yours b/c you have added another piece to the puzzle of "making alt-tab work like it used to." Thanks - great nugget!
Jul
8
comment OWA on IE8 cannot access local shared folder, error “network access is denied”
I'm still experiencing this problem, and to top it off, it happens on a new laptop (still win 7). So this is a fairly generic problem, fwiw. Help!
Jul
8
comment Windows 7 maximized windows not draggable: how to enable?
Good question - it's almost any window. Turns out Skype doesn't honor this feature (big surprise), so that's where I went wrong. Once I started testing with a stock Win UI window, the answer below solved my problem! Good suggestion though - thanks.
Jul
8
comment Windows 7 maximized windows not draggable: how to enable?
See answer above for how to enable in Win7..
Jul
8
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Jul
8
accepted Windows 7 maximized windows not draggable: how to enable?
Jul
8
comment Windows 7 maximized windows not draggable: how to enable?
Ok - worky! Figured this out. Thanks for persisting with this. Skype doesn't honor this and that happened to be what I was testing with on the new machine. With that option turned off, I am able to click/drag a maximized window to unmaximize it. Too bad in a way, b/c the other "features" of that option I don't like.. Anyway croissant! (If you remember half bakery..)