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Feb
1
comment Delay the screen lock in Windows 8.1 until some time after the screen turns off
@DaveRook I just looked in my Administrative Tools and I have no such Local Security Policy option. I tried as admin user.
Jan
29
comment Delay the screen lock in Windows 8.1 until some time after the screen turns off
@dangph no, but I never use admin. I'm always a standard user and I remember having the option. Also, I just logged into the admin account that I use only for maintenance and [un]installing stuff and there option is also missing there.
Jan
25
comment How can I determine what encryption algorithm someone used if I have their PGP Key ID and Fingerprint?
@e-sushi Would superuser be a better place to ask?
Jan
25
comment Delay the screen lock in Windows 8.1 until some time after the screen turns off
I don't have any such setting in mine. Here's what mine looks like: 50.116.4.56/~/img/win-8.1-missing-lockscreen-setting.png. It looks a little different than yours. The weird thing is that I changed to a new power plan, and now the screen turns off without locking until some time further on... Wish I knew why so I could manage it. It'd be really nice if I had those options like in your screen shot. I had those options on my other computer that had Windows 8.0.
Jan
24
comment Delay the screen lock in Windows 8.1 until some time after the screen turns off
Maybe the option has been removed? If so, hopefully there's a way to do it in the registry.
Jan
24
comment Delay the screen lock in Windows 8.1 until some time after the screen turns off
@DaveRook Nope, that section has "Lock screen preview", "Lock screen apps", and "Camera", and none of those sub-sections have anything regarding the lock timeout, unfortunately. In Windows 8.0 there indeed was something like that in the similar section of the settings.
Jan
24
comment How to prevent “lock” on screen power-off in Windows 8
@Ramhound I can't find the setting in Windows 8.1. Any idea how to do this in Windows 8.1? In 8.0, there was a setting in the Metro-style "Change PC settings" area.
Jan
24
comment How to require password on delay after screen timeout?
That looks cool.
Dec
14
comment Is Intel/Nvidia Optimus technology supposed to switch instantly between GPUs?
@rob Yeah, exactly! Well, I factory reset this Sony Vaio Flip 15 back to factory condition, and the problem still exists right out of the box. If I unplug my charger, I still experience a 1+ second screen flicker. I guess I'll have to return it unfortunately. I wanted to like this laptop.
Dec
13
comment Is Intel/Nvidia Optimus technology supposed to switch instantly between GPUs?
@techie007 Yeah, i got the answer. But a non-tech-savvy person will get a refund/exchange and not bother "fixing" things and wasting time if he can just get something that "works".
Dec
13
comment Use touchpad while “typing”?
Thanks! This worked! I never accidentally touch the touchpad while typing anyways, so I need the touchpad to work for things like Gimp where you scroll the canvas around by holding spacebar and moving the mouse pointer at the same time.
Dec
13
comment Is Intel/Nvidia Optimus technology supposed to switch instantly between GPUs?
I think it might've happened when I upgraded to Win 8.1, shortly after turning it on for the first time (it also updated a bunch of Sony software).
Dec
13
comment Is Intel/Nvidia Optimus technology supposed to switch instantly between GPUs?
I definitely do know though, and it's quite annoying. Maybe it's a driver issue (but why would Sony let that happen?).
Nov
12
comment Is there a powerful yet lightweight vim-like keyboard-centric web browser out there (for Linux)?
Also try luakit: mason-larobina.github.io/luakit
Nov
11
comment testdisk - partition : write error
I also get this "write error". WHat in the world!! I just want to recover my lost partitions. :(
Nov
11
comment Recovered Files with TestDisk, but File Names and Folder Structure is Bad
@slm Seems like Tim Omaha joined just to answer this question. Too bas he hasn't replied. It'd be nice to get more info on PAR2 files. Never heard of it before.
Oct
27
comment Is there a risk of damaging a laptop with another power adapter make?
My laptop says 10.5V and I have an adapter that is 12V. Should I use it?
Oct
23
comment Mac OS X Terminal: How can I make my pico editor syntax highlight?
Don't re-learn vi, learn vim. It's so much better (you can have it behave just like vi if you want).
Oct
17
comment Smooth scrolling for vim in Mac Terminal/iTerm?
Another small (possibly negligible for some) advantage of using scrollable widgets would be that you could render a small mini-buffer similar to how Sublime does.
Oct
17
comment Smooth scrolling for vim in Mac Terminal/iTerm?
@romainl Yeah, syntax scripts seems like they could cause slow loads running on 5000 LOC. This'll be interesting to test.