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Nov
5
revised Tool to put text on desktop wallpaper
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Nov
4
comment Tool to put text on desktop wallpaper
@nhinkle It's not "hardware shopping recommendations". What's the problem?
Oct
29
comment Tool to put text on desktop wallpaper
The thing that bugs me about BgInfo is that the fonts aren't rendered with antialiasing/cleartype and I can see a lot of pixels on curved letters.
Sep
18
comment Why/how is svchost.exe using 6.5GB of memory?
I had that hotfix installed and it fixed it for a number of months but recently (I suspect after a windows update) it has started happening again. Reapplying the hotfix doesn't seem to have any effect. Anyone else in a similar situation? Any solution?
Aug
4
revised Tool to put text on desktop wallpaper
added 219 characters in body
Aug
4
revised Tool to put text on desktop wallpaper
added 219 characters in body
Jul
31
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
30
comment Windows 7 - Preview other file types as text in Preview Pane
The benefit of this method is that if you change the viewer for the underlying type all types that are perceived as it will change too.
Apr
11
revised Why do I get “General Failure” when pinging host name on a Win 7 node on the network?
Use description of site in anchor text. Added description of fix it in parens, Spelling.
Apr
11
suggested approved edit on Why do I get “General Failure” when pinging host name on a Win 7 node on the network?
Mar
11
comment Keyboard shortcut to hide/show Explorer navigation
Nice! Using Send ^e{tab}{enter}ln (CTRL+E, TAB ENTER instead of ALT+D TAB TAB ENTER) is slightly faster I've also bound it to ALT+N so I can use it with ALT+P !n:: for toggling the preview pane without removing my finger from ALT.
Feb
18
comment man pages for git Bash on windows 7
You can install man with MinGW-get install msys-man. Man is also available as a windows binary: sourceforge.net/projects/ezwinports/files (found via the FAQ: mingw.org/wiki/FAQ#toc10). That page also has groff. Either would probably run faster than those scripts.
Dec
9
revised How to change photo import settings in Windows 8
Added emphasis to detail I missed on first read.
Dec
9
comment How to change photo import settings in Windows 8
It looks like it might be in wpdshext.dll: nirsoft.net/dll_information/windows8/wpdshext_dll.html
Dec
9
comment How to change photo import settings in Windows 8
I assume this is the tool for importing from devices that Al Bundy's answer refers to. Is there a similar command for the Open as Portable Device dialog? How did you work out how to do this?
Dec
9
suggested approved edit on How to change photo import settings in Windows 8
May
21
comment Convert a Gmail account from POP to IMAP and keep folder structure?
Ah, I misunderstood you then. I thought you were proposing a solution that would allow deduplication as a one off event (so label or no label on old gmail would be the same at that point), not an ongoing process.
May
20
comment Convert a Gmail account from POP to IMAP and keep folder structure?
If I understand how that addon works correctly I don't think it will help. If messages aren't in the same folder (which they won't be as pop emails are sorted into folders and gmail emails aren't) then it won't find a duplicate.
May
20
comment Convert a Gmail account from POP to IMAP and keep folder structure?
You're correct, I do want to apply my current folder names as labels. The emails have been manually sorted, so filters aren't an option. I don't see how applying a label to All Mail will help, the emails I upload via IMAP folders (i.e. label) will have labels, whilst the old emails won't, so I can already tell them apart.
May
17
comment Convert a Gmail account from POP to IMAP and keep folder structure?
I hadn't considered deleting everything from gmail before uploading, I guess that would work but I'm not convinced I have everything in gmail downloaded so it would be nice if there was a way to verify that first.