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Dec
14
comment I don't want Flash, how do I make IE stop asking about installing it?
Did not work on IE11 / Win7; the prompt still appears.
Dec
4
comment How do I get a special character without a number pad?
Or use the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator (free) to make the perfect layout. It's surprisingly easy. I'd say easier than getting used to the dead keys in the US International layout.
Dec
4
comment Disable Windows 8 Monitor detection with display port monitors
possible duplicate of Turning DisplayPort monitor off disables monitor completely
Nov
2
comment How do I format a drive as EXT4 on Windows 7?
@David: Welcome to the world of using Unix things on Windows, or Windows things on Unix, or any other cross-ecosystem things :)
Oct
28
comment How to delete Windows NTFS hard link (mklink /h) while original is in use?
The "why" is incomplete; if deleting a hardlink is a modification, then so is adding one, yet you can add hardlinks to open files, just not delete or rename them. I think the "why" is just that it was decided that hardlinks can't be renamed or deleted while a file is open; an intentional design decision.
Oct
27
comment Windows task scheduler won't run file on non-system drive
If svcAccount is in the Administrators group, then just ticking the "Run with highest privileges" checkbox should enable it to access the path via its Administrator membership.
Oct
22
comment How can I wipe a broken hard disk drive before sending it back to the manufacturer for maintenance?
The problem with encrypting your drive is that it's not exactly convenient to have to enter a passphrase every time you boot, especially if the machine is often unattended in a secure enough building. As of today there are no HDD encryption programs which don't require a password, unfortunately, as the only use case for that is basically this: secure warranty returns.
Oct
2
comment Backspace does not work in Cygwin
The simplest fix by far. Hope there are no side-effects.
Sep
2
comment Windows 7 will not install a root certificate
It's impossible to tell from the second screenshot how to find this setting; it's here: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Public Key Policies.
Aug
26
comment How do I permanently disable javascript strict warnings in Firefox?
devtools.errorconsole.deprecation_warnings doesn't remove all the warnings. In particular, it doesn't remove the one caused by AdBlock.
Aug
22
comment How can I control the audio volume of a Modern-UI application?
Great. Try skyping while using a game. You'd better hope that the game has its own volume control. Simplify as far as you can BUT NO FURTHER, and they certainly went overboard, completely killing the super-awesome feature of adjusting the relative volume of two apps.
Aug
15
comment Force Thunderbird to set up receive-only account
Thank you! What an anti-feature. Good thing there's a work-around.
Aug
14
comment Clear 301-redirect cache in Firefox
Nice! Unlike my solution, this works even if your only visit to the site is a redirect to an error page, because those don't appear in the history and you have nothing to click "Forget about this site" on.
Aug
7
comment My PC is not a phone - how do I remove the swipey pre-log in screen from Gnome 3?
Terrible discoverability, acceptable usability. A good example of the difference between the two!
Aug
7
comment Set display scaling when using Remote Desktop from Surface Pro
DPI sync is nice and all, but all that was really necessary was to allow zooming in: a client-side feature that would have worked with ALL servers. Better make it a bit ugly than completely useless with Server 2008 R2...
Aug
7
comment Remote Desktop Zooming
Perfect! Just to clarify, this does not require any configuration at all; what happens is that RDPMan is not high-DPI compatible and so Windows simply bitmap-scales the whole lot. Which is all I needed to begin with.
Aug
6
comment Remote Desktop Zooming
I want to see the person who coded the maximum RDP window size limit for the smart-sizing feature. It's just a window with an image stretched to fill! Just leave the max size limits out of it and it would have done exactly what we wanted!
Jul
25
comment Set DPI of individual applications in Windows
It's amazing that they still haven't figured out that this is the one thing that would make high DPI displays entirely tolerable WAY before all the developers fix all their apps.
Jul
24
comment HiDPI Issues in Windows 8.1 (Chrome, Spotify)
Kerning is not just "bad"; it's absolutely atrocious: i.imgur.com/HLpb97Y.png
Jul
14
comment How do I keep Conditional Formatting formulas and ranges from automatically changing?
An article about exactly what goes wrong: Excel 2010 conditional formatting nightmare. They sure made it a lot worse while trying to make it a bit better...