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A PhD in Chemical Engineering who is developing software instead.

Sep
27
comment Why must I install drivers BEFORE plugging in a new peripheral?
In addition to that, I recall that once that default driver is installed, it would be difficult (not completely impossible, but a really bad user experience) to make Windows disregard this default driver and install the proper one. Installing the drivers first will significantly reduce the number of problems that the user might experience.
Jun
6
comment Mac Finder: WD My Passport won't mount
Unfortunately I have no way of knowing if the problem is the same as yours, I'm just telling my personal experience. My drive is a 500 GB WD Passport and I plug it to the USB port. I had this a few times already and it always comes back eventually. It might take longer than 15 minutes (but no more than 30 in my case - it might depend on how many files you have there). It also scared the hell outta me the first time, now it's just annoying.
Nov
26
comment What subtitle file editor for '.srt' files supports synchronization?
Why do you have to change the file extension? Just drag the file onto Notepad...
Nov
9
comment Copy data with comma into single column in excel?
@C. Ross you are right, I have confirmed that. Check my updated answer below.
Nov
9
comment Copy data with comma into single column in excel?
That depends on the regional and language settings, I guess
Jul
23
comment Notepad++: Find & replace with regular expressions
It works fine for me...
Jan
21
comment Get the parent of a folder from search results
Yeah, I guess that does it, but it's strange that you have to go back to the search results to achieve this.
Jan
5
comment Set automatic axis limits for bar chart without defaulting to zero
Oh, come on, is it ALWAYS bad? Check my comments to Jon Peltier's answer.
Dec
26
comment Set automatic axis limits for bar chart without defaulting to zero
The category axis has unsequenced text. What I'm trying to do is something like a Gantt chart.
Dec
26
comment Set automatic axis limits for bar chart without defaulting to zero
Hi. I have no real problem keeping the minimum at zero, it's just that it leaves a lot of blank space (if you only have data from 10 to 20, 50% of the chart is blank space!).
Dec
23
comment Set automatic axis limits for bar chart without defaulting to zero
I know how to make it fixed. But if I fix it to 10, I won't be able to see data values of 9.8, for instance. Hence I have to keep reformatting the axis to lower the limit, which is annoying (this is a chart i'm reusing over and over). But thanks :)
Dec
22
comment How to disable this useless message in Windows 7?
Why do you even click Network, if you have network discovery and file sharing disabled? Am I missing something here?
Dec
3
comment Disable preview thumbnails during Alt+Tab switching in Windows Vista / 7
Are you sure you're not running Aero? I don't see any thumbnails when I switch Aero off...
Dec
3
comment Disable preview thumbnails during Alt+Tab switching in Windows Vista / 7
that does work!
Dec
3
comment icons in windows 7 taskbar moving by themselves
The pin to taskbar does retain the position of the application icons. At least mine does. And, AFAIK, you cannot pin files or folders directly on the taskbar (they will get pinned but on the default application's icon).
Nov
12
comment Select each nth row in Excel
This answer suffers from the "single line-feed doesn't do anything" feature of Markdown. Can anyone format it properly?
Nov
6
comment Quickly filter file types or folders in Windows 7
I use "ext:csv" normally
Oct
26
comment fixing computer problems from distance
Yeah, but it's free on weekends, and you can always use the 30-day free trial.
Oct
1
comment Why doesn't Windows 7 wake up from sleep?
Hybrid sleep is probably what makes your computer wake up instead of rebooting when you press reset. If turning hybrid sleep off does not solve your problem, I'd recommend to leave it on.
Oct
1
comment Windows 7 Libraries best practices
I don't see a problem on using Libraries with just one location. Even if you put all games in the same folder, feel free to add a library for games.