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Forum: Media Center 13 Jul 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 1,043
Posted By ltwally
WMP 12 - cease automatically creating playlists from M3U ??

Over the years I have been greatly irritated by the Windows Media Player insisting on creating/importing a Playlist every time I open a m3u playlist. I end up with dozens of unwanted playlists, many...
Forum: System Security 17 May 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,367
Posted By ltwally
I never found an answer. It's not a big deal --...

I never found an answer. It's not a big deal -- just one of those little irritations that you learn to live with but never ceases to irritate.
Forum: Network & Sharing 24 Apr 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By ltwally
Looking for Mapped Drive monitor / reconnect tool...

I have a friend with a Windows 7 Home Premium computer, with a mapped drive to another Win7 machine. About once a week, it "forgets" the password to the network share and the drive mapping ceases to...
Forum: Customization 28 Mar 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 6,061
Posted By ltwally
Thanks for the tip. Hahaha. If this had...

Thanks for the tip.

Hahaha. If this had been around a couple years ago, I'd never have gone to the trouble to write a VBScript to handle it.

On the flip side, my little VBScript does not...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 15 Aug 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,104
Posted By ltwally
Ah. Well, that doesn't really accomplish any of...

Ah. Well, that doesn't really accomplish any of what I was looking for, then.
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 14 Aug 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,104
Posted By ltwally
Interesting. The website description didn't...

Interesting. The website description didn't mention anything like that, and, obviously, I wrote it off without actually trying it.

Does this right-click menu entry launch the MediaInfo program? ...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 11 Aug 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,104
Posted By ltwally
MediaInfo is not an Explorer Shell Extension. It...

MediaInfo is not an Explorer Shell Extension. It is a separate application in itself, and thus does not get me closer to the goal of expanding the Windows Explorer's abilities to give me details on...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 10 Aug 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,104
Posted By ltwally
Media / Codec information shell extension

The Windows 7 Explorer is pretty poor at digging out the details of multimedia files (avi, mpg, mp4, etc etc.). At best with most of these, Explorer can give you bitrate. And that's pretty much it....
Forum: Network & Sharing 08 May 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,210
Posted By ltwally
That's what my own research had lead me to...

That's what my own research had lead me to believe. But, I figured it was worth a try on the off-chance someone knew something that Google did not.
Forum: Network & Sharing 07 May 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,210
Posted By ltwally
Neither the local resources tab or any other...

Neither the local resources tab or any other settings tab has any way of preventing the Media Keys (or any other key) from being forwarded to the remote computer. That's why I'm looking for a...
Forum: Network & Sharing 04 May 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,210
Posted By ltwally
Media Keys & Remote Desktop

I frequently use Remote Desktop from home to manage servers at work. I also like to listen to music or watch movies on another monitor while doing this.

A frequent issue is that I have to move...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 31 Mar 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 3,161
Posted By ltwally
I figured it out. Ended up having to install the...

I figured it out. Ended up having to install the Windows SDK and use xperf and Windows Performance Analyser to track down the offending driver....

... Apparently Windows 7 no longer likes my USB...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 30 Mar 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 3,161
Posted By ltwally
I tried Process Explorer, but unfortunately it...

I tried Process Explorer, but unfortunately it doesn't let you drill down inside SYSTEM. It gives you the Interrupts thread and one other thing.. and that's it.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 30 Mar 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 3,161
Posted By ltwally
System process eating up the CPU

My home computer is a 3yo machine running Windows 7 Ultimate x64. A couple days ago, the SYSTEM process started running at 100%.

After playing all the usual games (disabling services, updating...
Forum: Customization 07 Nov 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 6,061
Posted By ltwally
Sorry - but I have never done what you are...

Sorry - but I have never done what you are attempting and, honestly, have neither the time or the inclination to test it out, either.

Maybe someone else has experience running a VBScript from the...
Forum: Customization 07 Nov 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 6,061
Posted By ltwally
This is not something I have tried before. ...

This is not something I have tried before.

However, if you're going to set it to run at startup, you might also need to change the parameters on the task's General tab to "run whether a user is...
Forum: Customization 07 Nov 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 6,061
Posted By ltwally
Check the task's Triggers. There is an option...

Check the task's Triggers. There is an option for "at startup" that might suite you.

The reason I do not do this is that I do not want any additional tasks running during system startup. The way...
Forum: Customization 07 Nov 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 6,061
Posted By ltwally
You can verify that the script is functional by...

You can verify that the script is functional by deleting "backgroundDefault.jpg" and then double-clicking the script to run it.

If it runs, it will copy one of your JPG/JPEG images to...
Forum: Customization 07 Nov 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 6,061
Posted By ltwally
Zero, Where are you getting hung up at?

Zero,

Where are you getting hung up at?
Forum: Customization 07 Nov 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 6,061
Posted By ltwally
Good idea. Thanks

Good idea. Thanks
Forum: Customization 07 Nov 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,934
Posted By ltwally
You might appreciate the little script I use. ...

You might appreciate the little script I use. Find it here: http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/195878-logon-wallpaper-automatically-change-w-every-logon.html
Forum: Customization 07 Nov 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 6,061
Posted By ltwally
Logon Wallpaper - automatically change w/ every logon

My method for automatically changing the Windows 7 logon/logoff wallpaper with every logon.

Step 1: Use one of the many guides on the web to enable custom/oem logon wallpaper, such as Brink's: ...
Forum: System Security 26 Jul 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,367
Posted By ltwally
Screen Saver flicker before showing login prompt

This has been an issue with every version of Windows since .. probably Win2k. Maybe earlier. I just never got around to looking for a solution (though at this point, there probably isn't one).
...
Forum: Sound & Audio 18 Mar 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 1,314
Posted By ltwally
Automatically mute new applications...?

One of my win7 machines acts as a HTPC. It has its a separate monitor + TV, so I often work/surf/whatever on it while using it to play movies on my television.

On rare occasions, this causes a...
Forum: General Discussion 09 Mar 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 1,420
Posted By ltwally
lock program location on desktop

I'm a tad anal about program placement on my desktop. Unfortunately I'm also a little clumsy with my mouse, often accidently moving program windows when I didn't mean to.

The best solution,...
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