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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
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Posted By ddd990
So, that powercfg cmd window was the key really....

So, that powercfg cmd window was the key really. It allowed me to enquire what devices were capable of waking the machine. I could then go into controlpanel -> device manager and go into the...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By ddd990
Oh, I missed this post completely. Looks like we...

Oh, I missed this post completely. Looks like we posted at the same time. Yeah, the last wake was useless. Even when I did a wake-up from a known source (tried once by pressing a key on the keyboard...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By ddd990
Well, after a bit of googling I found how to...

Well, after a bit of googling I found how to query what devices can wake up my machine and saw it's currently only the keyboard(s) and mice.

http://i.imgur.com/elLWCMF.jpg

So I disabled them...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By ddd990
Thanks for those suggestions. Wake timers are...

Thanks for those suggestions. Wake timers are disabled, and no wireless mouse and keyboard :shock:
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By ddd990
I'm looking for a list of those "quite a few...

I'm looking for a list of those "quite a few things".

It wakes as soon as I put it to sleep, about 50% of the time when I'm putting it to sleep.

I click Start->Sleep (not hibernate) and after a...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By ddd990
What can wake my laptop out of sleep mode ?

Obviously the keyboard keypress and/or mouse click can wake it up, but what other things? Mouse movement definitely doesn't wake it up.

I prefer to make it sleep rather than hibernate (hibernation...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By ddd990
Can't believe that this has bugged me for a long...

Can't believe that this has bugged me for a long time, and just posting this question here made me find the solution. Although I was in details mode, to avoid my codecs having to generate thumbnails,...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By ddd990
Win7's Explorer Green progress bar is affecting my drive performance

I have a 1TB USB3 drive plugged into my router and it's shared NAS style to all machines on the network. On one machine I copy mostly large-ish video files (100MB -> 1GB) to the NAS drive (via...
Forum: General Discussion 07 Aug 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,319
Posted By ddd990
Yeah, that's what I'm seeing. It either makes no...

Yeah, that's what I'm seeing. It either makes no difference, or the colons get mixed up enough that it fails to even find the directory.

It seems to be a very weird directory. I couldn't find it...
Forum: General Discussion 07 Aug 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,319
Posted By ddd990
Thanks for the suggestion. I just tried it (with...

Thanks for the suggestion. I just tried it (with one colon like that). It was the same.
Forum: General Discussion 07 Aug 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,319
Posted By ddd990
open explorer, starts new process, close it, process remains active

Hi,

I've got a quicklaunch shortcut to:

%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}

That takes me straight to my explorer favourites. What I notice is that when I...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Jul 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 3,685
Posted By ddd990
Sorry, you must have looked just as I was editing...

Sorry, you must have looked just as I was editing my response. I believe I found the culprit now (and it wasn't anything that would be in those attachments so I deleted them).
Forum: General Discussion 03 Jul 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 3,685
Posted By ddd990
I installed Process Explorer...

I installed Process Explorer (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx) now, which shows which programs are responsible for opening any particular process.

That allowed me to...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Jul 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 3,685
Posted By ddd990
task manager shows extra cmd.exe/conhost/explorer - why?

I leave my Win7 pro machine running from 8am to about midnight every day and when it's off, it was done so by Start->Sleep (for quick boot time). Sometimes I'll have cause to go into the task manager...
Forum: General Discussion 30 May 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By ddd990
Time will tell :) I've set it back and now it...

Time will tell :) I've set it back and now it opens in tile mode each time again. I'll come back next time it fails to open in tile mode.

edit: It stays in tile mode for a few days. Good enough.
Forum: General Discussion 30 May 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By ddd990
Thanks for that, but I only want Favorites to be...

Thanks for that, but I only want Favorites to be in tile mode. For everything else I generally want either Details or large icons.

I started this thread hoping that there might be a command line...
Forum: General Discussion 30 May 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By ddd990
Awwwww. I was really hopeful. It lasted 3 whole...

Awwwww. I was really hopeful. It lasted 3 whole days of starting up in tile mode everytime (probably 50 times in those 3 days). I've probably clicked on it 20 times today also with tile mode. But...
Forum: General Discussion 26 May 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By ddd990
Thanks Shawn. I've just done that, and so far so...

Thanks Shawn. I've just done that, and so far so good. It's opening in tile mode, but then again so is my original shortcut right now (which btw I created by dragging the Favorites from an explorer...
Forum: General Discussion 26 May 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By ddd990
Explorer Shortcut opens in random display list mode

Hi,

I have a shortcut to "Favorites" (as it appears in Explorer). I decided to make a favorite for my most frequently visited locations in explorer. Here's how the properties of it look:
...
Forum: Sound & Audio 03 May 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 5,861
Posted By ddd990
Yes it does helps some. About 50% of my clicks...

Yes it does helps some. About 50% of my clicks are gone :D

I see now that it's come up before, and this is as close as anyone got.

I'd love to know where Windows is storing this recording level...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 03 May 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 7,304
Posted By ddd990
Thanks for that. I got the info I needed from...

Thanks for that. I got the info I needed from that. I wasn't aware of the CMD line Powercfg command. Now I see that I just needed to create a few copies of my high performance power plan and can...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 03 May 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 7,304
Posted By ddd990
Registry location for power options display timeout

Does anyone know where in the registry this (currently 10 minute) timeout value is stored? I'd quite like to setup a few .reg files with different values that I can quickly click on to change this...
Forum: Sound & Audio 03 May 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 5,861
Posted By ddd990
Creating a Shortcut direct to a control panel sub-level window

I find that I'm wanting to change the Microphone level quite often and wonder if I can somehow create a shortcut direct to it, so it's a 1-click thing, straight to the Levels tab.

Currently I have...
Forum: Virtualization 17 Jul 2011
Replies: 49
Views: 64,047
Posted By ddd990
It's still helping in 2011. Loving the ClearType...

It's still helping in 2011. Loving the ClearType wizard link someone posted, and 24 bit color makes a HUGE difference (thanks for the .reg file, making it easiest of all).
Forum: Virtualization 17 Jul 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 5,217
Posted By ddd990
Thanks for that, you learn something new every...

Thanks for that, you learn something new every day :D I don't think I'd bother giving it 4GB, I imagine 2GB is easily enough and still not need a page file. It's not the only memory hog on my machine...
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