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May
30
comment How do I Connect a 30yr-old Tandy 1400LT laptop to the internet?
Oh yes, dialing directly into your workplace is a perfectly cromulent use case for those times.
Feb
8
comment How to force a file association in Windows 7? (Regedit?)
For reference, my problem was with having 3 versions of MS Project installed. Not even uninstalling the old ones would let me associate the files to Project 2010.
Feb
8
comment How to force a file association in Windows 7? (Regedit?)
This worked for me even when all the built in Explorer methods failed. Thanks!
Nov
12
comment What is the Windows hotkey to minimise a single, currently active, window?
Doesn't work on any window that is maximised, or snapped to half a screen.
Jul
28
comment Power on laptop without opening lid
Some Dell laptops (like mine) specifically have the power button on the side. This is a good idea in the absence of other solutions.
May
30
comment PuTTY pastes the terminal selection rather than the clipboard
@Lèsemajesté: That's certainly possible, but I would rather use KiTTY with this xterm selection behaviour than PuTTY without it.
May
29
comment PuTTY pastes the terminal selection rather than the clipboard
sure, but then select paste and it will paste the selection rather than the clipboard contents. Check out the pic I posted.
May
22
comment Turn off change file extension warning in Windows 7
@Synetech: oh yes, I understood that but I was wondering whether you had a github/codeplex/geocities page where I could take a look and fix my own explorer in the same way.
May
21
comment Turn off change file extension warning in Windows 7
@Synetech: some more information about your "all-purpose Explorer hack" would be much appreciated.
May
8
comment What is the ⎋ key?
It's not just comparable to Escape, it is Escape. ⎋ is merely the symbol for Escape the same way ⇧ is the symbol for Shift.
Jul
20
comment How can I good performance from an OSX install on a USB stick?
Even a slow laptop drive like the one in your Mac mini is definitely faster than even a high-quality a USB flash drive.
May
7
comment what is the hardware configuration required for the mac os 10.5.8 and mac os 10.6.2
@Kendall - all MacBooks can run 10.6, although they may not have originally shipped with enough RAM. 10.6 requires any Intel processor and 1GB RAM; and all Intel Macs can be upgraded to 2GB at least.
May
7
comment what is the hardware configuration required for the mac os 10.5.8 and mac os 10.6.2
I was answering the letter of the question if perhaps not the spirit. :)
May
7
comment what is the hardware configuration required for the mac os 10.5.8 and mac os 10.6.2
Leopard Assist is to help with installing 10.5 on older PPCs. There is no need for a tool to help install 10.6 on older Intels, because all Intel Macs are supported already.
Sep
11
comment Upgrading a MacBook Air to an SSD?
Replacing the hard disk yourself will not void your warranty.
Sep
11
comment Why isn't iTunes 9 64-bit yet?
HFS+ supports hardlinks; it's what Time Machine uses.
Sep
11
comment Why isn't iTunes 9 64-bit yet?
Carbon isn't Classic, but it's more classic than Cocoa. Carbon will never be 64 bit though, yes.
Sep
11
comment Which should I install first, Windows XP or Windows 7?
XP Mode in Windows 7 is only supported on processors that have VT-x.
Aug
28
comment Are Mac Minis suitable for a proper desktop computer?
The Mac mini does support two monitors at once. One monitor driven off the mini-DP socket can be a large, 30" 2560x1600 resolution display (via adaptor.) The other DVI socket is a single-link DVI port and so can only drive a screen of resolution up to 1920x1200, which is usually 24".