Ivo Flipse
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How to make SUBST mapping persistent across reboots?
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Well Wikipedia mentions: C:\>SUBST /? Associates a path with a drive letter. SUBST [drive1: [drive2:]path] SUBST drive1: /D drive1: Specifies a virtual drive to which you want to assign ...

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How can I get to the recycle bin without the desktop icon in windows 7?
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Open Explorer (Windows Logo + E) then type "Recycle bin" in the address bar. That should work just fine, else add Recycle bin to your favorite locations in Exlorer. Or press the Windows logo and ...

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Remove "Libraries" from Windows 7 Explorer
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Mydigitallife has a solution to everything: How To Disable and Remove Libraries from Windows 7 Download and apply the following registry registration entries file to remove Libraries in Windows 7. ...

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Windows 7 XP Mode - Is it possible to have multiple XP Mode Virtual PCs?
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If you simply copy a clean XP virtual machine (the ones you can download from the Microsoft website), you can rename it and have multiple XP VMs that way. At least it worked for me, let me know if ...

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Alternative for WinMerge in Ubuntu
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Meld (alternative link) Meld is a visual diff and merge tool. You can compare two or three files and edit them in place (diffs update dynamically). You can compare two or three folders and launch file ...

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How to set the default program for opening files without an extension in Windows?
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From Windows IT pro: Normal files with an extension can have a program associated however this is not the case with files that don't have an extension. If you double click on one and select an ...

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What happens when more RAM is installed than the motherboard supports?
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Simple answer: It either will only see the max supported memory or it will not work at all. My gut feeling says two things: If it does work, you just will not see the extra memory, only the max the ...

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What is a normal/safe temperature for an i7 2600K CPU?
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From looking up some stats on Sandy Bridge CPU temperatures it seems your 60 degrees Celcius is indeed quite high. Should you be worried? Well not if it stays at 60 degrees Celcius, so I recommend ...

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Two Different nVidia Cards, One as Graphics, One as Physics - Possible?
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How does PhysX work with SLI and multi-GPU configurations? + = Supported! When two, three, or four matched GPUs are working in SLI, PhysX runs on one GPU, while graphics rendering runs on all GPUs....

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Automatically run a script when I log on to Windows
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If you already have a script: To assign a logon script to a user or group Open Computer Management. In the console tree, click Users. Where? System Tools/Local Users and Groups/Users Double-click ...

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Pros and cons of 64bit vs 32bit Windows
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Perhaps have a look at these questions: Whats the difference between 64 and 32 Operating systems? Other benefits of 64-bit OS apart from memory expansion? Should I install 64-bit versions of ...

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How can I normalize the sound levels in several different audio/MP3 files?
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MP3Gain MP3Gain does not just do peak normalization, as many normalizers do. Instead, it does some statistical analysis to determine how loud the file actually sounds to the human ear. Also, the ...

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Meaning of the clockwise/counter-clockwise rolling circle in Google Chrome
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From Gloson Blog: When the site is being resolved, Chrome will display this gray line, revolving slowly, counter-clockwise. When the site is found and is being loaded, Chrome will show this blue ...

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Horizontal scrolling shortcut in Windows
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You could simulate it with AutoHotKey If I find the script I'll let you know: From these posts: http://www.autohotkey.com/forum/topic5903.html http://www.autohotkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3640 ...

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How to change the default Outlook 2010 start folder?
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Here are the steps: Click on File Click on Options from the menu. Click on Advanced (left pane). Under Outlook start and exit, click on the Browse button to designate a different folder. Select the ...

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How can I run Google Earth offline?
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From Free Geography Tools.com: When you view a location in Google Earth, it caches the imagery data (but not the elevation data), storing it locally so that as you scroll back and forth ...

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How to find the ten largest files in Windows 7?
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Try WinDirStat WinDirStat reads the whole directory tree once and then presents it in three useful views: The directory list, which resembles the tree view of the Windows Explorer but ...

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How do I mark all items in the Start Menu as "not new"?
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Stop Highlighting Newly Installed Programs As with earlier versions of Windows, the Windows 7 Start Menu highlights the names of newly-installed software. This way it makes it easier to find these ...

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Windows 7: Add column to ALL music folders
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Joel try this (from here): Constantly Changing Folder Views A source of frustration for most any Vista user is the ever-changing view type for various folders in Windows Explorer. For example you ...

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Where are temporary files in Chrome stored?
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On Windows this is the Google Chrome cache folder: %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache However: Google Chrome cache technique is defensive! Although you could use YouTube downloader ...

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What is the easiest way to get a detailed list of the hardware in my Windows box?
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Try Belarc Advisor The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, CIS (Center for Internet Security) benchmarks, ...

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What is <x>.dll used for?
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Check this site for Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows XP Welcome to DLL information site for Windows XP/7/8. This site was built by scanning all DLL files located in system32 directory of Windows XP ...

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How to Sync Thunderbird Contacts with Gmail Contacts
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I'd recommend the Google Contacts add-on for Thunderbird (update 2015: this is no longer supported or available for recent versions of Thunderbird >24.X) Access bi-directionaly to Google contacts ...

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Keyboard shortcut for creating a new folder or file? (Windows)
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The "simple way": Using the Keyboard Accelerator Keys You can use the keyboard accelerator keys: Alt + F to bring up the file menu, and then W for the New menu, and then F for new folder. So your ...

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How can I quickly clear cookies for a specific site using Safari for Mac?
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There you go! Clearing a Specific Cookie on Safari: Safari makes you do a little more mousework to get to the listing of cookies in the system, and you have to specify which you want to remove. To ...

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GMail, IMap and Outlook: Speeding it up?
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To archive old email in Gmail: In the search box type "in:inbox -is:starred before:2008/06/01" where the date is in yyyy/mm/dd format. Press the Select All link. When you press this link, but you ...

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Tips for improving Windows 7 performance on a netbook
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Fine Tune Visual Graphics/Animation Settings The Windows 7 eye candy is the main cause of GUI slowness. While my netbook has a decent graphics card that can display Aero Glass it can be choppy at ...

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Multiple versions of Internet Explorer on a machine
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I assume you want this to test your website in a different browser version. However a much safer and better solution would be to use Virtual PCs to install different versions. This would mean you ...

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Visual Studio 2008 SP2 Released or not?
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Nope and since Visual Studio 2010 is coming out, I doubt they ever will...

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Does anyone have any experience of a 'vertical mouse'?
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Here's a compilation of interesting readings over @ stackoverflow on this topic: Mouse for programmer How do you beat RSI? Are keyboard/mouse wrist pads effective against RSI? What is the best ...

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