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Husband, dad, computer geek, professional software craftsman, Canadian.

Interests: technology, personal finance, personal productivity, books, music. Within personal finance, specific interests include retirement planning, taxes, investing, self-employment.

I founded the Personal Finance & Money Stack Exchange, and continued as a moderator for 4 years. I resigned my role effective October, 2013 in order to focus more on my family and business.

Twitter: @cwrea    LinkedIn: in/chriswrea    Google+: +ChrisWRea


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revised Having trouble replacing a specific hyphen in directories that follow a specific format in Bash
Bash is a shell, not an operating system.
Dec
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comment Make taskbar icons' size bigger/smaller than options given Win 8.1
Doesn't address the question.
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May
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revised Does Windows ReadyBoost have a meaningful impact on performance?
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revised Is there a certain or measurable advantage to using ECC RAM in a desktop PC?
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Feb
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asked How to fix recurring dialog “How do you want to open this type of link (http)” in Windows 8.1? Choosing default browser won't stick
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Jan
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comment What setting will convince Windows menus to appear to the right, instead of left?
I'm having this problem with one of my Windows 8.1 computers. I did find the "MenuDropAlignment" key mentioned in the answer below having a value of 1 instead of 0. I'm unsure how mine got changed in the first place.