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Jan
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Jan
6
comment Google search not showing his full content
This was the solution for me: go to Internet Options (aka Internet Explorer options) > Connections tab > Lan Settings > and untick any proxy settings, leaving everything unticked. I had http://localhost:9090/proxy.pac in Use automatic configuration ticked, and unticking and applying that, IMMEDIATELY made Google go back to normal in ALL my Windows browsers! FINALLY.
Jan
6
asked Two-factor authentication without a smartphone or peripheral device?
Dec
21
revised Is there any software to analyze and detect 'fake' hi-res images (TIFF when really JPEG, deliberately upscaled images)?
sigh one more title readability fix.
Dec
21
revised Is there any software to analyze and detect 'fake' hi-res images (TIFF when really JPEG, deliberately upscaled images)?
grammar of title and minor spelling fixes
Dec
15
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
11
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
2
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
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awarded  Popular Question
Oct
8
comment Don't exit full screen when pressing escape in apps like Safari on Lion
Yeah this doesn't work for me, I'm in Yosemite Beta 5 with Safari 8.0 (10600.1.25) at the time of writing, and using NinjaKit in Safari as the userscripts engine. Escape key keeps on breaking full screen and for me it's happening when I'm in address bar and press Esc while in it. (it has a few useful functions when editing text in it...) I'm assuming GreaseKit no longer works given it's dated to 2009 and a quick google seems to indicate it doesn't work anymore. Any ideas? So frustrating, no wonder Chrome is the go-to primary browser, even on Apple's own operating system...
Oct
8
comment What is the easiest way to open a Mac Pages (.pages) file on Windows?
Yeah you know, that IS smoother than zamzar! So it's an improvement! A small/moderate step on the way! Most people have a Google account, and that's not too hard to do if nothing else can be done! But it's still a long ways from some simple local tool or plugin or whatever, it's a real pain.
Sep
22
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
12
awarded  Necromancer
Sep
4
comment Is there a way to open/import an SVG file with Photoshop CS2 or CS3?
Plus I've tried the trial for latest version, 2.0.2, for Mac, and it does not seem to be updated to work for Creative Cloud 2014. Nothing happens in my Photoshop CC 2014, anyway.
Jul
19
comment Context Menu (Right Click) keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X
For Finder (at least), a user has made a workflow for Alfred to do it successfully without requiring the mouse to hover over the current selected file/folder! I've tested it in Mavericks 10.9.4 and it works even on the Desktop, despite what people say on that Alfred thread. (that may be because I have XtraFinder installed, or because Apple fixed the bug in one of the recent Mavericks revisions) :). So just open the .alfredworkflow file, assign a hotkey to it, and away you go!
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
28
comment How can I dim my computer screen beyond the minimum?
I think this one is as good as any other - it works, works with f.lux, has a quality dim overlay, and is hotkey-settable! N.b. for some reason one of the in-built Ctrl + hotkeys didn't work for me but I set them to Alt + + and -, and it works perfectly. Thanks for the Q AND your answer, Ellesa!
Jun
28
comment Adjust screen brightness automatically at night
It appears the Windows version also doesn't do brightness dimming, but just color temperature. Both together are essential though, and f.lux at least has done the complicated and rare half of doing the color side - automatically no less. The question is, what app can automatically DARKEN the screen on a schedule (and/or with hotkeys for up/down)?
Jun
27
comment What is the easiest way to open a Mac Pages (.pages) file on Windows?
Yeah about the PDF 'Quick View' document in the folder of the ZIP-renamed .pages file thing - I don't know what makes the difference, but my Pages files don't have a PDF, but only (useless) JPEGs - see here. It would definitely help things if there was some setting in Pages that changed that (I'm just using the latest version updated in Mavericks, whatever it is), but it seems that trick isn't useful (anymore?)...if it were, one could pretty much write a vb script/.bat etc. to automate probably quite a lot of the needed conversion/extraction...
Jun
27
asked What is the easiest way to open a Mac Pages (.pages) file on Windows?