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Feb
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comment Windows 7 - how to use LAN as main connection & Wifi as secondary connection
This is somewhat dependent upon your device manufacturer and drivers. There may be an option to automatically disable WiFi completely upon connection to a wired network, and re-enable it upon disconnection from the wire. Alternatively, there's probably a hot key combination (Fn key plus one of the F keys) that will easily toggle the WiFi or "Airplane Mode" on-demand. Note that setting of auto-switch may override your hot key's capability.
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comment Sleep mode vs. hibernation power usage and safety
Hibernation just writes the RAM to disk, then uses a special boot process to restore the working state to RAM from the HDD.
Nov
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comment Sleep mode vs. hibernation power usage and safety
Hibernation doesn't just use "almost exactly the same amount of power as when the PC is off" - it uses exactly the same amount of power as when the PC is off. During hibernation, the PC is entirely in an off state. You can pull the power cord, remove the battery, and even go so far as to completely disassemble and reassemble the computer while it's hibernated. So long as it's re-assembled exactly the same (and there can even be some exceptions to this) it should re-boot just as well as if you'd set it to hibernate and then woken it back up without doing anything else to it.
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comment How can I refresh my PATH variable from the registry, without a reboot, logoff, or restarting explorer?
Tested. No luck here. CMD shell was closed when Registry key was changed, opened a new one after and the PATH change doesn't seem to have taken effect.
Oct
27
comment how to get the locations of keyboard shortcut set for shortcut files
Interesting. I'd expect something like this has to be in the Registry somewhere. Otherwise, enumerating all .lnk files and checking the Shortcut Key details on them would be... interesting, to say the least. BTW: The current version of Reader is 11.0.09. You should probably update.
Oct
24
comment Playback Identical Audio to Multiple Devices
Ok. Got it working on my Win8.1 laptop, but I have another Win7 system that this doesn't seem to work for - no "Wave Out"/"Mono"/"Stereo" device shows even when showing disabled devices.
Oct
24
comment Playback Identical Audio to Multiple Devices
Fixed it. Needed to put the volume of my HDMI device to max. The volume for both devices is then, effectively, controlled by adjusting the Speaker device volume.
Oct
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comment Playback Identical Audio to Multiple Devices
Doesn't work for me on Win8.1
Oct
24
comment Put spotify in the system tray instead of taskbar
Trick to this is you have to remember to "Close" the window instead of minimizing it. Minimizing still puts it in the taskbar. This also reveals one of the things I've always found annoying about Spotify to begin with. The "Close" button does not (and, as far as I can tell, cannot) behave like a normal "Close" button - you must use the tray icon to exit the application.
Oct
24
comment When running a program as a Windows 7 service, where does the HOMEPATH variable map to?
Couldn't you run an interactive CMD session as a service, to check? Have you tried just letting the program run and looking for the resulting file? Process Monitor can help.
Oct
24
comment How to make mouse scrolling in Excel behave as page up/page down?
Depending on what mouse you have, vendor-provided software may allow you to define app-specific behaviors. SetPoint can do that for Logitech mice.
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comment Excel: Do not open files in multiple instances
Are you sure you have the right Excel version number? I believe they changed the default behavior in 2013 - from 2010 and earlier, everything opened in one window by default.