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Jan
6
comment How to enable VSFilter.dll (DirectVobSub) on .mp4 files
Right now 8, but I would like to know how to do it in XP, 7 and Vista for friends. I don't know which version of WMP; let's presume it's the latest one supported by the OS.
Oct
12
comment Can I automatically map chrome's bookmarks bar to its jump list?
I think someone should add this great idea to productforums.google.com/forum/#!categories/chrome/… . In comparison, Opera puts its SpeedDial sites on its jumplist files.myopera.com/jdlien/blog/JumpList2.png . Firefox, Safari and IE9, no.
Sep
7
comment Force application to run in 32-bit process on 64-bit Windows
@AndrejaKo How do you trick this loader? In my case, a setup.exe that doesn't ask whether to install the 32bit or 64bit version. Thanks.
Aug
28
comment How to share internet using USB dongle on windows vista
Same question as Setting up wifi router as a switch for Internet Connection Sharing. The answer there has the step-by-step instructions. :)
Aug
24
comment Routing desk phone through computer
Is it just me, or does seeing the images below "relive the excitement" of connecting to the internet with the noise of these modems? :/
Aug
24
comment Routing desk phone through computer
@Gausie - the classic is mgetty.
Aug
24
comment In a URL, what is // for?
Meanwhile the double backslash (\\) is commonly seen in Windows's Uniform Naming Convention, e.g., \\HostName[@Port]\SharedFolder\Resource
Aug
23
comment Access Password popup
What Randolph means is, because of the "Shift-Open" trick, locking your Access application with the screen you just described is completely useless. Despite the name "Access", Microsoft Access is incredibly poor in computer security (access, authentication, authorization and audit). See also Is there any way to authenticate user in a ms-access database?, which doesn't need passwords.
Aug
6
comment Low bandwidth Windows wallpaper
Use a black, grey or white desktop colour, e.g., #000000 to #FFFFFF. The three consecutive color bytes bitmap gets the most data compression through the wire, the lowest bandwidth!
Apr
10
comment Mass deleting files in Windows
@Hugo : Hugo, a question: In the above timed tests, for either or both methods, did you count the files immediately before you ran the method? I'm asking because the folder contents might already be in the OS file cache. Thanks!
Feb
24
comment Is it better to use a laptop on battery or on AC power?
-1 for not answering the question. SU is not a forum. :)
Feb
4
comment Running bittorrent unto flash memory
I found your answer here as well. I agree; Its write speed is slowing the download speed anyway. Using a USB drive (USB OTG) is a better idea.
Jan
30
comment Should I post my cable modem's MAC addresses when I post it for sale online?
Do hackers need to go around hunting for a real modem's MAC address? Can't they just add a random NIC numbers to a given OUI number, if this is their intention? This isn't like a Windows product key, right? Plus, the hacker won't know what my eventual buyer's ISP will be.
Jan
30
comment Should I post my cable modem's MAC addresses when I post it for sale online?
"Future buyers" could change a MAC to fit the one I sent privately to them.. Doesn't all this do is give me more work?
Jan
10
comment How do I tell Windows to delete certain files when it restarts / reboots?
I note that this also works for deleting given empty folders. Alright.
Jan
10
comment How do I tell Windows to delete certain files when it restarts / reboots?
Ah there! Thanks! Question, @MSalters: Instead of downloading and running MoveFile.exe can I just add lines to the HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\PendingFileRenameOperations registry entry instead? (Gonna try it now....)
Oct
18
comment What setting will convince Windows menus to appear to the right, instead of left?
@Steve314: For what it's worth, the left MenuDropAlignment works better for me with my right-hand on a mouse, and moreso on a trackpad or digitizer tablet. You see, moving the mouse pointer to the left is much easier on my fingers, wrist and forearms (direction towards my body) than moving the pointer to the bottom-right or right. I exhort you to give the left MenuDropAlignment setting another ergonomical chance. :)
Oct
18
comment How can I tell if a downloaded ISO is complete?
-1: MD5 hash is useful for checking against corruption, not for truncation.
Oct
13
comment Speeding up hibernation in Windows XP
The sysinternals tool that Psycogeek provided is the best hibernation file defrag tool for XP and Windows 2003. Note that it does not work on NT, 2000, Vista or later.
Oct
11
comment how L1 and L2 guide processor to speed up the computer performance
+1 on the analogy. From a rocketscientist, incidentally.