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Jul
24
comment I need a way to disable/freeze Windows PC or keyboard/mouse for 15 minutes of every hour. What can I do?
@NickNo on Windows, you can use Scheduled Tasks to achieve the same effect as that timer in the future
Jul
17
comment What's waking up my PC?
One of the big things with scheduled tasks is to look to see if they have the "Wake the computer to run this task" option set in their settings. That's where you'll know that it was the one.
Jul
11
comment How to search for files by file type on Windows 8?
Another item that I learned recently that could be helpful - you can save searches you run a lot (like, for me, searches by type are common) up on the Search ribbon in Win 8, there's a button for saving it. Can do this from Vista on up, but the mechanism changes
May
2
comment How can an e-mail get lost?
@Ramhound, that's incorrect. There are many reasons that it could fail without active filtering. See Sammich's answer and response.
Apr
24
comment Why do I have to keep flushing my DNS cache?
when it goes bad, is it bad for all requests? Can you run an nslookup from the command line to a new address and intermittently get back results? Any chance you're running a continuous backup application on any one of these computers and operating on a low bandwidth connection? I've had intermittent problems with DNS resolution on Windows computers when my backup application fully saturates my upload capability
Mar
27
comment What is “Fog computing”?
Isn't it just "computing" once you bring it back to a specific device in the end user's domain? Maybe purpose-built device computing, or something like that, but this is what we had before. A set top box performs set top box functions instead of outsourcing some of it to an unknown physical location and loading the result. This "paradigm shift" is just a reversal, in my opinion.
Jan
11
comment Is smearing on an LCD monitor possibly a sign of having a splice on the monitor cable?
I've encountered plenty of black VGA and DVI too. Sounds like OP knows the difference though and could have detected which it was in the event that s/he looked (or could look) behind the monitor
Dec
15
comment slow file transfer in LAN over WiFi, but fast over cable and internet over WiFi fast
@GerardMeijer - the transfer from another laptop helps. What protocol are you using for this? Are you using SMB? WebDAV? WebDAV is known to be broken on Windows 7 clients (though you're able to transfer speedily from another laptop). I'd probably try to run a traceroute to the NAS from each device (mostly to make sure they're using the same protocols and to ensure that the wait time is somewhere between the computer and the router, or to see if a simple ping is fast)
Dec
12
comment slow file transfer in LAN over WiFi, but fast over cable and internet over WiFi fast
Have you tried setting up another computer to share files and accessing them from the first one? I'd bet that's faster and I suspect the NAS, not your desktop computer. Many NASes come with cheap, slow processors and other low end equipment. Can you post the NAS information?
Oct
14
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Sep
26
comment How to mount a network drive to a folder?
Adding to @Bill's comment. You can't make a junction point in Win7, etc either, but the mklink tool functions like a symbolic link. If you try to use a junction (ie, using the Sysinternals junction tool), it will make the junction, but will not function.
Sep
5
comment Why can't a Task Scheduler job access a mapped network drive?
Is it running as your user or just "an admin." If it's your user, is the drive persistently mapped for your user?
Jul
6
comment Can my Windows 8 computer turn on by itself?
As a clarification pertinent to this question (and mentioned in a comment on the question): it IS possible for Windows 8 (and other operating systems) to wake the computer, even from the "shut down" state. Often times, this occurs via scheduled tasks. Whether that's what's happening here, or it's one of the many possible other methods Keltari mentioned, I can't say.
Nov
1
comment Where is the Hibernate option in Windows 8?
Agree with Malachi. Hibernate's only use case isn't being faster than typical startup. Sometimes, you need to turn off the power buy maintain your work session exactly as is. I started using it much less on Win7 with an SSD when it got slower than startup, but I still frequently hibernate.
Oct
11
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Oct
11
comment How can I kill / murder / fully disable StickyKeys?
To be fair, stickykeys is a feature for users with a disability so they don't have to press multiple keys at once. I understand your hatred for it, but it has a very legitimate use.
Oct
11
comment Is it possible to open several web pages when browser is started?
@DarthAndroid - anecdotally, Firefox does far better now, in my experience, than Chrome does. CHrome w/26 tabs right now is using over 1 GB ram. Firefox with 367 tabs open (not all loaded, per my settings) is using ~400 MB of RAM. My workflow simply wouldn't work in Chrome (not that I expect it should)
Aug
16
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Aug
16
revised Tick/Untick check box/radio button/toggle button from the keyboard
Clarifying the text. The last portion was confusing. User seems to be looking for a sure way to get to one state rather than a toggle
Aug
16
comment Tick/Untick check box/radio button/toggle button from the keyboard
@djerry, I think what LodSfo is looking for is a way to ensure that the control is set to the desired state. Where spacebar always toggles, is there a way to initiate a "check" or "uncheck" command directly? I just submitted an edit to that effect to clarify it.