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I am a software architect, living in Charlotte, NC.


Jun
27
comment How can I quickly determine if an Excel spreadsheet contains any formulas or is just “static” text?
Day: No, when you go to show the formulas, it should shows all of the formulas for the entire worksheet, not just one cell. Is this not sufficient?
Jun
27
comment How can I quickly determine if an Excel spreadsheet contains any formulas or is just “static” text?
Oh, I just noticed chuff's original comment. Control + ` (Backtick) is executing the menu command I'm referencing in my answer.
Jun
27
comment How can I quickly determine if an Excel spreadsheet contains any formulas or is just “static” text?
Please see my answer. This feature is integrated into Excel. All you have to do is either show or hide your formulas, rather than display their evaluated values.
May
21
comment How to change Explorer's default location via the registry?
qwilson, thank you for your help. I thought I did mention that I needed this to point to C:, buy I see that I made a mistake. Karan, is there a way that I can update my bounty description? I don't see a modify button.
May
20
comment How to change Explorer's default location via the registry?
qwilson: That's exactly what I did. Thanks for the screen shot. I don't know why this won't work for me. I tried updating the target using both your examples and it still didn't work.
May
20
comment How to change Explorer's default location via the registry?
When you say right-click on the explorer icon on your taskbar, what are you talking about? In my case, I have a pinned folder, but I have to click it, and then right-click on the option that is titled "unpin this option from the taskbar" to see the Properties option. Regardless, modifying the target of the Win Explorer shortcut didn't fix it. Could you add a screenshot?
May
20
comment How to change Explorer's default location via the registry?
This doesn't solve the problem, if you open Windows Explorer by use of the Windows Hotkey.
May
20
comment How to change Explorer's default location via the registry?
I would like for Explorer to default to `c:` for me. I asked this question but I've deleted it so that I could just up-vote and promote this question. Please note, I'd really prefer to do this through the Registry, if this is possible. I'm not interested in doing this with a third-party, hotkey app. Adding a 50 rep bounty.
Mar
19
comment How can I set a dual-display, single-background when my primary display is on the right?
If what you are stating is that I should drag & drop my monitor orientation from the above screen that, that is what I did. I've long been aware that you could do this with multiple monitors. However, I noticed that this did not function properly when you placed the Task bar on the Right-side AND made it your primary display.
Jan
8
comment How to affectively diagnose ISP throttling (or other ISP related issues) and what to do about it?
I upvoted your answer. Did that help?
Jan
8
comment Why does Windows/Microsoft Updates always take such a long time to detect available updates?
Dan, thanks for this answer. Your response is much closer to the information that I'm looking for. I appreciate your links and that is helpful for future updates.
Oct
22
comment How can I set a dual-display, single-background when my primary display is on the right?
Petr, thanks for this answer but it really is less prefered. As Iszi pointed out, this isn't a great solution if your image isn't exactly the right resolution-- it's a bit annoying to have to trial-and-error your way to an image that is split correctly. Still, this is an option I had considered, so thanks for pointing it out. +1
Oct
22
comment How can I set a dual-display, single-background when my primary display is on the right?
Iszi: Post an answer. DisplayFusion works like a charm. I tend to shy away from answers that defer to plugins, but since this appears to be the only option (other than modifying my files) I'll give you the answer mark.
Oct
22
comment How can I set a dual-display, single-background when my primary display is on the right?
Instead of writing a ton of comments, I've added a Clarification section to my post. Please read through it and feel free to ask further questions. If necessary, I'll make another edit clarifying the clarifications. o_O
Oct
22
comment How can I set a dual-display, single-background when my primary display is on the right?
That's correct. The top-left is fixed to the top left of my Main display, regardless of physical display orientation.
Oct
22
comment How can I set a dual-display, single-background when my primary display is on the right?
In a sense, that's what I did when I swapped how they were plugged in. I actually have a large (physical) desktop, with 4 (yes, 4) displays, connected to 3 machines. The two that are connected to the mentioned PC can't be re-oriented on my desktop because the far-left one is not in a convient location as a primary monitor. It's so far to the right, I really have to twist my back to stare at it. Not a problem when it's a secondary display, however, I can't look at it for 4-8 hours a day without it being a real, physical problem. :(
Oct
4
comment Can I mirror a folder's contents as it's changed in OSX?
Yes, I actually want all of the contents of one folder (including it's sub folders) to mirror (or be symbolically linked) to another folder. Thanks for the reference to Wikipedia. It looks like the code that they provide will do the trick.
Oct
4
comment How can I turn on what looks like a Lotus Notes Replication Status screen?
Yup, that's the one. Thank you.
Oct
2
comment Free Tool to search IN files (even over a network)
+1 for the obvious that I missed...
Sep
6
comment How can I set the orientation of a single page in a multi-page document in Word 2007-2010?
pnuts: sorry, I forgot that I originally had to type a bit of jibberish text and select it. I figured this out and then made the write-up. Since I didn't have any text selected, I didn't see the option when I stepped through it a second time for this tutorial.