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Mar
3
comment On windows 7 my volume icon is missing from the system tray
May not occur as rarely as you think. +1 anyway. ;-)
Jan
21
comment Sync one google drive account for all users on windows pc?
Try putting the synced folder in C:\Users\Public or an appropriate sub-directory of it, which I think any user on the machine can access.
Dec
27
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Dec
1
revised Firefox Tree Style Tab - How to close a tree in one click?
Added link to plugin's download page.
Nov
30
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Nov
7
comment Windows Explorer 7 command line
Only thing that works for me on Win7-x64. For my application I had to add %comspec% /k before the start and changed /min to /b.
Oct
15
comment How do I get Java applets to work on Mac OS X Mavericks?
@murray: The referenced FAQ applies to the OSX and Java versions which were current at the time I posted my answer. Things have likely changed by now...
Sep
30
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Aug
28
revised How to extract all zip files in subfolders using 7-zip in Windows 7
Fixed a few minor things in the commentary (not the batch file).
Aug
27
comment Quickest way to upload 500 GB to Google Drive
Taking the HD to work and then putting it back should work OK. It's also something you can try easily enough.
Aug
14
comment Windows %tmp% location write problems
Could the drive the %tmp% folder is on be almost full?
Aug
7
revised How to get exact position of a ruler guide in Photoshop?
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Aug
4
comment SVG exported to EMF loses precision, but exported as PNG looks fine
It's quite possible that when you save the file as EMF it gets converted into an image -- EMF files can contain embedded raster images as well as vector graphics. For the highest quality and consistency, I suggest you try to figure out some way to use the original SVG graphics rather than converting them.
Aug
4
comment SVG exported to EMF loses precision, but exported as PNG looks fine
What do you mean by "had no success" and "it failed"? After you do that with everything in the SVG file, export it again, and the try accessing it with WinAPI and C++ again?
Aug
4
comment SVG exported to EMF loses precision, but exported as PNG looks fine
Yes, that's what I meant. You should be able to scale it back down to the original size when you place it using Windows' API.
Aug
3
comment SVG exported to EMF loses precision, but exported as PNG looks fine
The "precision" issue may be inherent in the EMF format (or an limitation of Inkscape's export_to_EMF functionality). You might be able to work around it by exporting the SVG files at a higher resolution (like double) and then scaling it back down when you place them using the WinAPI.
Aug
3
comment Is a home NAS reliable to keep your data on (no other backups)?
Yes, I saw that. It's just that the first part of what you wrote, "two distinct copies (including your main working copy)", translates into only "your main working copy and a backup" -- and why I said "if you really care".
Aug
3
comment SVG exported to EMF loses precision, but exported as PNG looks fine
"to get the same graphic quality of the EMF file as the original EMF"? Aren't the originals SVGs...
Aug
3
comment Is a home NAS reliable to keep your data on (no other backups)?
IMO, if you really care about your data, you need to have at least two distinct backups of it (besides your main working copy). The more "distinct", media-wise and location-wise, the better.
Jul
22
comment How to use Google Drive with data stored on a NAS (network drive)?
On Windows first assign a drive letter to the network drive, say "Z:", then in Administrative Tools | Computer Management | Disk Management right click on the drive letter and select Change Drive Letter and paths... then the Add... button. There you can make the drive appear to be a folder on one of local drives.