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Forum: Software 22 Mar 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By thx1139
Registry key to set default program for certain file type?

I have Windows 7 at work and I am unable to set Inkscape as the default program to open .svg files. I browse to the Inkscape.exe and select it and click OK. That window closes, taking me to the...
Forum: General Discussion 10 Mar 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By thx1139
Unfortunately what you described (use Windows...

Unfortunately what you described (use Windows key) is already what I'm doing so it's not an improvement.

The shift key does nothing for me except open the program in the background.
Forum: General Discussion 08 Mar 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By thx1139
Opening item on Windows Start menu without it collapsing?

Sometimes I would like to open more than one thing from the Windows Start menu including multiple items from the recent jump list. When I click on something the Start menu disappears and I have to...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 03 Aug 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By thx1139
Can Win 7 cache picture thumbnails it finds on my Android phone?

I plug my phone into my PC via a microUSB cable to access the photographs on its microSD card. Every time I do so, I have to wait for Windows to generate the thumbnails of each photo and this takes...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 24 Dec 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,464
Posted By thx1139
Watching YouTube while doing something else

Is there some way that I can make a small YouTube video stay on top of the game I'm playing so I can watch the video while I play? It would be ideal if I could move the video, minimise it when I want...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Jun 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By thx1139
Hey, after running Spinrite a while, I got the...

Hey, after running Spinrite a while, I got the drive recognised in Disk Management whereupon I promptly deleted the partitions! Windows is now able to move on! I've used CCleaner to remove invalid...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 09 Jun 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By thx1139
Well Kubuntu reads the healthy partition just...

Well Kubuntu reads the healthy partition just fine so I can copy my data across from within it. It is unable to mount the bad partition. I'm currently running Spinrite but there are many bad sectors...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 08 Jun 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By thx1139
Hey. Thanks for your advice. Disk Management does...

Hey. Thanks for your advice. Disk Management does not display the drive.

I'm going to try copying my data using a Kubuntu live DVD and then I'll look into fixing the partition or erasing the drive...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 08 Jun 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By thx1139
Need to stop Windows looking for damaged partition

I have a drive with two partitions. One of the partitions is damaged in some way. That partition contained programs that I could not fit onto my SSD. The other partition I believe is fine but I...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 03 Jun 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By thx1139
Are mini dump files overwritten or archived with each successive BSOD?

I was wondering whether mini dump files are archived sequentially or does each one make way for the next?
Forum: General Discussion 15 May 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By thx1139
Can you think of any reason why I might regret...

Can you think of any reason why I might regret putting everything in a zip file? Does it increase the risk of file corruption? I can't see how but there's probably some caveat I'm not aware of.
Forum: General Discussion 13 May 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By thx1139
Options for compressing everything

At work, some of my experiments have generated large amounts of data (a few hundred GB) which is taking up a disproportionate share of space on network drives. Windows 7 seems to handle ZIP files...
Forum: Software 11 Apr 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By thx1139
My C: drive is an SSD and doesn't have enough...

My C: drive is an SSD and doesn't have enough space for every program.
Forum: Software 09 Apr 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By thx1139
I install to drive R: but start menu items continually point to C:

I often install programs to drive R: because C: doesn't comprise of much space. Almost always the start menu items point to an executable on the C: drive which of course does not exist. Why is this...
Forum: Microsoft Office 21 Feb 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,457
Posted By thx1139
I've come to the conclusion that it isn't a bug....

I've come to the conclusion that it isn't a bug. The labels are being moved to the first of each series of values and in order to get them to span the series, you have to create another column...
Forum: Microsoft Office 19 Feb 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,457
Posted By thx1139
Here are a couple of screenshots which I'm pretty...

Here are a couple of screenshots which I'm pretty sure demonstrate a bug in Excel. It functions fine when I put numbers in an additional column of labels and reverts to idiocy when I remove them:
...
Forum: Microsoft Office 18 Feb 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,457
Posted By thx1139
Excel label alignment error

Here I have a screenshot which should make clear what is expected to happen and what actually happens. For some reason Excel thinks that the datum in J114 corresponds to a label in A113 instead of...
Forum: Microsoft Office 06 Jan 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,204
Posted By thx1139
Automatically add $ symbols to formula?

I've typed a long formula into a cell in Excel 2010 and realised that all the cell references should have $ symbols in front so I can copy and paste it to different cells without references changing....
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 30 Nov 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By thx1139
I don't see why that's a corollary of my...

I don't see why that's a corollary of my suggestion. I hold it self-evident that the system should withhold any request to reboot until the update process is completed.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 29 Nov 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By thx1139
Okay, but so long as all the dependencies for...

Okay, but so long as all the dependencies for each update are known, even if they are downloaded at random, there will still be many occasions in which one branch is completely downloaded and...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 28 Nov 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By thx1139
Efficiency; download and update at the same time

I just installed Windows 7 on a new HDD in my laptop. The first thing I did after connecting to the Internet was to initiate Windows Update. It's now downloading 140 updates which will commence...
Forum: System Security 16 Nov 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,402
Posted By thx1139
WinSXS folder full of compromised files

I've been fixing my friend's laptop (replacing the fan). The user experience is really slow so I've also been doing the kind of maintenance I'd do for my mum/grandmother. His AV and various other...
Forum: Network & Sharing 04 Nov 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,485
Posted By thx1139
I don't understand. I'm allowed to use the VPN...

I don't understand. I'm allowed to use the VPN connection to access my files from any internet-connected computer. What difference does it make if I copy files back and forth manually or use a...
Forum: Network & Sharing 02 Nov 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,485
Posted By thx1139
What to run to start VPN connection

I use a program (GoodSync) to synchronise my desktop and laptop computers with my allocation on my university's servers. Before it can run, I need to use a VPN connection. I'd like to make this...
Forum: General Discussion 18 Oct 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 3,478
Posted By thx1139
Wowee! Thanks a lot. I didn't even realise that...

Wowee! Thanks a lot. I didn't even realise that those columns could be adjusted!
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