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26  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Brightness Settings Reversing - No apparent reason. on: August 19, 2015, 01:42:38 AM
...Needless to say, I am very confused. ...
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Me too, perpetually.
You have my sympathies.
Disregard @rgdot's silly comment about "Poltergeist" - maybe he's got his pills mixed up, otherwise his technical causal problem analysis skills would seem to be clearly lacking. Still, you could try exorcism if you feel he might be on the right track, I suppose.     ohmy

It does sound like an unusual problem though - at any rate, I don't recall having heard of it before now. I tried this search: Brightness settings reversing on Acer Aspire
Not sure if there's anything useful there. Your query on DC forum comes up in the list.
27  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Label making software on: August 19, 2015, 01:17:59 AM
I have to ask: What do you need the labels for, and why would you be constrained to making/printing them out of Excel/Word? Describing more about the context of your requirements could help people to better understand your requirements and what you might be looking for.

Regardless, this search looked like it could potentially be useful for your purposes - the Avery software especially: free software for printing labels and envelopes

Also, though I am unsure whether this will be of any use or whether you have already tried it, a search in Excel 2013 for online templates for "labels" produced this (below), which looked like it could be quite relevant:

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28  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Program Proposal: "File Master" Cataloging Software on: August 18, 2015, 05:08:30 PM
^^ Well, I've just bought a US$14.99 licence. WinCatalog 2015 has virtual folders and lots of other features, so it might well be able to do what you seem to require there, though I am unsure whether it meets the requirements in the OP. We shall see.
29  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Program Proposal: "File Master" Cataloging Software on: August 18, 2015, 02:30:08 PM
WinCatalog 2015 might be worth a purchase/trial: (I'm thinking about it...)
This programme seems to be continually updated thumbs up
Paid upgrade seems to be only every few years (if you own 2011 version it is still a free upgrade to 2015 version).

2015 version (including updates - "for noncommercial use") currently on offer for $14.99 this week via SharewareOnSale.
30  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Cloud-storage - safe & secure? Consider Wuala (it's encrypted as well). on: August 18, 2015, 09:53:36 AM
^^ That's interesting. Shouldn't happen, methinks. Thanks for the info.
I wonder if there may be a bug in their MegaSync?

I've held off using Mega as I didn't quite understand the reports that Dotcom had said Mega had been the subject of a hostile takeover by the Chinese, or something. It didn't make sense. It's a private company properly registered in NZ and I checked the Companies Office records, and though the shareholders/directors and the charter have changed, it all looks aboveboard from what I could see. Maybe he was pushed out somehow, but that doesn't make sense either as he was originally the major shareholder, I gather.
Maybe the NSA have taken it over?     ohmy
31  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Cloud-storage - "Safe & Secure Cloud Storage™" services? Not Wuala/Tresorit on: August 18, 2015, 03:53:19 AM
Yes, Wuala gave us remarkably short notice too. There certainly seems to be a lesson for the wise in this Wuala case - and in the case of Tresorit, viz: AVOID "Safe & Secure Cloud Storage™" services, or at least, treat them with circumspection. I was utterly disgusted with Tresorit's arrogant and cavalier stance, though I would presume Tresorit was deliberately so for business reasons, but it did rather convey the impression of "F*** you" with prejudice, and with a middle digit raised at the same time for good measure, perhaps in case you didn't get the message.

From experience "Safe & Secure Cloud Storage™" services would seem to be neither safe nor secure, and certainly not reliable, by definition. Mind you, I don't know about SecureSafe, which, along with Tresorit, is a possible alternative suggested by Wuala.
You could sling Mega into the mix as well, I suppose.

This was the Wuala notice that I received in my inbox today:
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From: Wuala Sales Team <sales@wuala.com>
Date: 18 August 2015 at 03:43
Subject: IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR WUALA ACCOUNT

WUALA SHUTDOWN NOTICE

THIS NOTICE CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR WUALA ACCOUNT AND THE DATA STORED IN YOUR ACCOUNT.  PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY.

Today we are announcing plans to discontinue Wuala secure cloud storage service.  Please note the following important dates:
 
17 August 2015    No further renewals or purchase of storage
30 September 2015    Wuala service will transition to read-only
15 November 2015    Wuala service terminates and all data stored in the Wuala cloud will be deleted

Effective as of today, you will no longer be able to purchase storage or renew existing accounts.  Full account service will continue through 30 September 2015, at which point all active accounts will shift to read-only mode.  Effective Sunday, 15 November 2015, the Wuala cloud service will terminate.

Please download the content in your Wuala account and safely backup it to your PC, Mac, external hard drive or another cloud storage provider.  After 15 November 2015, you will no longer have access to your content, which will be deleted.   Please use this time to download and backup the content stored in your Wuala account.

Customers who have an active prepaid annual subscription will be eligible to receive a refund for any unused subscription fees.  Your refund will be calculated based on a termination date effective from today’s date, even though the full service will remain active until 30 September 2015 and your data will be available until 15 November 2015.  Refunds will be automatically processed and issued to eligible customers in coming weeks.  Some exceptions apply.  Please visit www.wuala.com for more information.

Although Wuala will no longer be offering storage service, alternative options are available for your encrypted cloud storage needs.  In order to ease the impact of the Wuala service termination, we have partnered with Tresorit—a provider of end-to-end encrypted cloud storage for businesses and individuals—and created a secure, easy option to transition your data to Tresorit.  To learn more about Tresorit, transferring your data, and Tresorit’s offer to Wuala customers, please visit: tresorit.com/business/wuala-alternative

As a Wuala customer you may receive an exclusive pricing offer from Tresorit by using this offer code: WUALA15 at tresorit.com/pricing/wuala
More information about Tresorit and alternatives can be found in the FAQ below.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this email, you can find additional information here:  www.wuala.com.  Or please contact Wuala at sales@wuala.com
We thank you for the support you’ve shown Wuala.

Sincerely,
The Wuala Team
 

Please note: If you choose to move your data to Tresorit, you will need to set up a new account with Tresorit.  Service through Tresorit is subject to Tresorit’s standard terms and conditions.  Tresorit is not affiliated with Wuala or its affiliate entities.


FAQ
Question #1:  How do I download and backup the data stored in my Wuala account?
Answer:  Please export your content from Wuala using the Export Tool and safely backup it to your PC, Mac, external hard drive or another cloud storage provider.  If using local storage, please ensure that enough local storage is available before exporting.  Changes and edits to exported data will not be synced to your Wuala account.

Question #2:  Will I be able to use the Wuala service after 30 September 2015?
Answer:  Full account service will continue until 30 September 2015.  After 30 September 2015, accounts will be active in read-only mode only.  In read-only mode, you will be able to access all existing files and data, but will be restricted from making changes to existing documents and uploading new content.  Data contained in Wuala accounts will be deleted starting 15 November 2015.  PLEASE BACKUP ALL DATA AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  WUALA WILL NOT TRANSFER YOUR DATA TO ANOTHER PROVIDER AND WILL NOT MAINTAIN BACKUP OF YOUR DATA.  All customer data will be deleted after 15 November 2015.

Question #3:  Will I be able to retrieve my data after 15 November 2015?
Answer:  No.  After 15 November 2015, all data contained in Wuala accounts will be deleted.  PLEASE BACKUP ALL DATA AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  WUALA WILL NOT TRANSFER YOUR DATA TO ANOTHER PROVIDER AND WILL NOT MAINTAIN BACKUP OF YOUR DATA.  

Question #4:  Will the Export Tool delete/wipe my data in Wuala as well?
Answer:  No, the Export Tool will not delete the data in your Wuala account.  However, changes and edits to exported data will not be synced to your Wuala account, and could be lost.  If you choose to, you can delete the data in your account after exporting and backing up your content.  After 15 November 2015, all data contained in Wuala accounts will be deleted.

Question #5:  Do you know of other cloud storage providers?
Answer:  While Wuala will no longer be offering storage service, alternative options are available for your encrypted cloud storage needs.  Some existing options include:

    Tresorit: In order to ease the impact of the Wuala service termination, the Wuala team has partnered with this leading provider of end-to-end encrypted cloud storage for businesses and individuals to create Migration Wizard offering a secure, easy way to transition the data in your Wuala account to Tresorit, plus full joint customer support
    Tresorit offers a similar level of security you are used to with Wuala.  In addition, Tresorit gives you more control over your data—you can decide if files are to be copied, edited, printed or emailed.  You can also set policies to limit coworkers' access to sensitive data. Learn why Tresorit is the perfect choice to replace your Wuala account at tresorit.com/business/wuala-alternative.
    As an incentive for helping you switch, Tresorit is offering its services at a fraction of its original prices, available only for existing Wuala customers.  Use the promo code WUALA15 at tresorit.com/pricing/wuala.  If you choose to move your data to Tresorit, you will need to set up a new Tresorit account.  Service through Tresorit is subject to Tresorit’s standard terms and conditions.
    SecureSafe: Secure online data storage and password safe made in Switzerland –please visit www.securesafe.com for further information

Other cloud storage provides may be available in your area as well.

Question #6:  How do I sign up for Tresorit?
Answer:  You can sign up via tresorit.com/pricing/wuala with the promo code WUALA15. You can either start by purchasing your selected plan or you can start with a 30-day free trial, test the service and decide later.  You can transfer your Wuala data while in a free trial.

Question #7:  Do I need to pay for the service to transfer the data from Wuala to Tresorit?
Answer:  There is no additional cost associated with data transfer process.
To transfer your data, you'll need to sign up for a free 30-day trial plan or purchase Tresorit Premium or Tresorit Business.  You can transfer your Wuala data while in a free trial.
If you decide to continue using Tresorit after your free trial ends, a monthly or yearly subscription fee applies.  Wuala customers benefit from 25%- 75% discount: prices are displayed at tresorit.com/pricing/wuala

Question #8:  How do I get my refund from Wuala?
Answer:  Refunds will be issued to eligible customers securely via PayPal to the email address associated with their Wuala account, in the currency in which the initial payment was made.  Refund recipients will receive an email notification in coming weeks with instructions on how to claim the refunded amount.  Please note that monthly subscriptions and inactive subscriptions are not eligible for refunds.  Annual subscriptions expiring before 30 September 2015 or with less than USD/CHF/EUR 10 in remaining credit are not eligible for refunds.  If you have purchased via bank transfer, we will get in touch with you or please contact us via sales@wuala.com.

Question #9:  What happens to my data stored on the Wuala cloud service if I am not able to delete it before 15 November 2015?
Answer:  Data in accounts will be deleted after 15 November 2015.

Question #10:  I am signing up for a Wuala account in connection with an offer made with the purchase of a LaCie product.  What are my options?
Answer:  Please refer to your local cloud storage provider or contact LaCie customer support at www.lacie.com/myaccount to obtain information about other free cloud storage opportunities.

Question #11:  Can you provide my data to me on a drive instead of having me download my content via the Internet?
Answer:  No.  Please export your content from Wuala using the Migration Wizard and safely backup it to your PC, Mac, external hard drive or another cloud storage provider.

Question #12:  I am having a Wuala-related technical issue, who can I contact?
Answer:  Please contact Wuala support at support.wuala.com or support@wuala.com

Question #13:  I have Wuala-related questions not listed in this FAQ, who can I contact?
Answer:  Please contact Wuala support at support.wuala.com or sales@wuala.com

Question #14:  I have Tresorit-related questions not listed in this FAQ, who can I contact?
Answer:  Please contact Tresorit customer support support.tresorit.com/home

Question #15: Is Tresorit taking over the Wuala service or software?
Answer:  No, Seagate/LaCie will continue to operate the Wuala service until its termination.  Furthermore, Seagate/LaCie will retain the software and all intellectual property rights thereto.  There is no transfer or sale of assets, business or otherwise from Seagate/LaCie to Tresorit.

Copyright © 2015 Wuala by LaCie AG, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you are an active Wuala user

Our mailing address is:
Wuala by LaCie AG
Köchlistrasse 15
Zurich 8004
Switzerland
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32  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Program Proposal: "File Master" Cataloging Software on: August 17, 2015, 08:09:42 AM
This might be worth a look as a basis for comparison with requirements (it's not listed in the thread above): FileBot (I've not tried it out)
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FileBot is the ultimate tool for organizing and renaming your movies, tv shows or anime, and music well as downloading subtitles and artwork. It's smart and just works.
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Looks a bit like Audiograb for multimedia.
33  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: August 16, 2015, 07:31:31 PM
^^ Yes, that's what I reckoned, too.   thumbs up
34  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: OnLive.com has shut down....... on: August 16, 2015, 09:57:13 AM
I hate to say this, but there has to be a moral in here somewhere...
35  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Microsoft Money Plus Sunset - Mini-Review on: August 13, 2015, 09:11:12 AM
Cross-posted from: Re: Windows 10 Announced - legacy app. support.

A few days ago, the MS Money user forums were buzzing about how Win10 had disabled MS Money - when MS Money started up, it suddenly stopped and said it needed IE6 to be installed.
(For those as might not know it, MS Money uses IE as its primary UI.)

When my MS Money (Sunset version) failed on this error, I clicked the "Send Error Report" button.
 
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Reading the forums, a workaround to the problem was soon discovered. A good description of the problem and the workaround is here: Windows 10 Compatibility with Microsoft Money | Ameridan's Microsoft Money Offline Weblog

However, following a Win10 update today, MS Money is now working perfectly again.
Kudos to MS for fairly swift action on this. I don't know whether the error was a bug, or if it only affected MS Money, but the effect of fixing it seems to indicate that MS is listening and just might be aware of the need to support this and other legacy applications in Win10.

I am cross-posting this to Microsoft Money Plus Sunset - Mini-Review
36  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced - legacy app. support. on: August 13, 2015, 09:07:00 AM
A few days ago, the MS Money user forums were buzzing about how Win10 had disabled MS Money - when MS Money started up, it suddenly stopped and said it needed IE6 to be installed.
(For those as might not know it, MS Money uses IE as its primary UI.)

When my MS Money (Sunset version) failed on this error, I clicked the "Send Error Report" button.

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Reading the forums, a workaround to the problem was soon discovered. A good description of the problem and the workaround is here: Windows 10 Compatibility with Microsoft Money | Ameridan's Microsoft Money Offline Weblog

However, following a Win10 update today, MS Money is now working perfectly again.
Kudos to MS for fairly swift action on this. I don't know whether the error was a bug, or if it only affected MS Money, but the effect of fixing it seems to indicate that MS is listening and just might be aware of the need to support this and other legacy applications in Win10.

I am cross-posting this to Microsoft Money Plus Sunset - Mini-Review
37  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Capturing Scrolling Pages on: August 12, 2015, 04:46:47 AM
...PS: Major American Monty Python fan here.  smiley
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 Thmbsup   I suspect there's a lot of us about.
38  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What books are you reading? on: August 12, 2015, 04:31:26 AM
I just started on Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. I'm only a couple pages into Chapter 1 (but I read the introduction) and it seems like it will be an interesting book.
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I'd be interested in what you make of the book after reading it.
The title of the book caught my attention as it echoed what I have often said to myself and others: "Why can't people stop from talking all the time and just allow themselves to take time to think?"

I was able to form some kind of idea of what the book was about from reading the introduction and excerpts at the link (thanks for providing that). Reading the book could potentially be quite self-revealing, I suppose, or it might just be a feel-good sop pandering to the self-absorbed or the insecure/uncertain who may be concerned about whether they are extrovert/introvert - "Oh dear, maybe I'm not OK?" - like (say) one being unsure as to whether one was gay. ("Oh, I so badly want to be an extrovert and be accepted!")

I have to say that, after studying psychology, pragmatically it doesn't seem to matter a toss whether I or anyone else is extrovert/introvert. It can lead to insidious labelling. I always considered myself - and still do - to be a relative introvert (prefer to read a book than see the movie version; prefer to stay at home than go out; tend to avoid attending and wasting my time in potentially unnecessary groups/parties/meetings; tend to be quiet in groups and discussions unless there is a valid and useful point that I feel needs to be made and is being overlooked, etc.) - and yet I come out strongly labelled as an ENTJ on the Myers-Briggs psychometric tests, and so heavily skewed in the "T" that two psychologists (who were testing me for vocational aptitude) separately treated me like a peculiar lab specimen and said that I was in a small group of 4% of the population tested. It seems to be related to a strong locus of internal control and the Asperger syndrome, or something.
So, regardless of what I might know myself to be, I am forever labelled as an Extrovert by the forced dichotomy of the theoretical Myers-Briggs model, where the population distribution of introvert/extrovert is apparently around 50/50.

As a skeptic and as a student of psychology, I remind myself that psychology is arguably mostly BS - psychobabble - in a field where there seems to be little that can be scientifically proven (i.e., using scientific method) - and seems to be just lots of theory, interspersed with dollops of hokum here and there. Fortunately some of that theory has shown itself  to be potentially and remarkably useful as tools for helping us to address our own character deficiencies or personality disorders under professional guidance from a psychiatrist, so that we can better cope with Life's challenges - e.g., as outlined in The Road Less Travelled, by M. Scott Peck.
Anything that can help you to change yourself and grow arguably can't be all bad, but it could be a double-edged sword - like a divorce, which might generate developmental dissonance for one person, or destructive dissonance for another.
 
So my suggestion would be to disregard the unproven (yet apparently "well-researched"!    ohmy   ) premise of the book that the world is made up of introverts/extroverts and that this is somehow very important, and avoid reading oneself as a self-deduced introvert/extrovert into the book. Take it with a pinch of salt, and then get an arguably more important and entirely rational perspective by reading I'm OK, You're OK by the late Thomas Harris, who was a Navy psychiatrist and a professor at the University of Arkansas. He practiced psychiatry in Sacramento, California and directed the Transactional Analysis Association.
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I'm OK, You're OK by Thomas Anthony Harris is one of the best selling self-help books ever published. It is a practical guide to Transactional Analysis as a method for solving problems in life. From its first publication during 1969, the popularity of I'm OK, You're OK gradually increased until, during 1972, its name made the New York Times Best Seller list and remained there for almost two years. It is estimated by the publisher to have sold over 15 million copies to date and to have been translated into over a dozen languages. -
Wikipedia
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I'm OK, You're OK was required reading for my studies, since when the theory has been extensively developed in greater detail by academics. Not only did it give me a good grounding in the theory of TA (transactional analysis), but also, when I applied it to myself and my interactions with others, it transformed my outlook on life (for the better). I still use it (TA), and I have taught it to my 13½ y/o daughter, who readily grasped the concepts. It's not complicated, and it can be amazingly effective.
I have even explained the TA theory to others who have been having difficulty in coping with their social interrelationships (e.g., in marriage), and watched in awe as comprehension dawns, the lights come on, and they go off and fix up their own problems.
"Thank you so much for telling me about and showing me that book", as one recently-wed boss of mine said, when I explained that a recurring pointless argumentative dialogue she described having with her new husband fitted the definition of a script in TA theory, and was potentially damaging to the relationship and was avoidable.
39  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Capturing Scrolling Pages - consider using Clip to OneNote (IE bookmarklet) on: August 12, 2015, 12:55:20 AM
If the otherwise excellent SC is not playing nicely with a scrolling capture of a web page, then this might be of use/help: whilst I'm not usually interested in capturing images of scrolling windows (web pages), it does seem that the OneNote Clipper bookmarklet "button" - as used with the "FREE" MS OneNote - still works very well in doing a quick and flawless image capture:
Test of the OneNote Clipper bookmarklet "button" that you drag to Favorites:
My test results indicate that this takes an image of an entire web page (a scrolled-window image, much like Screenshot Captor, but without all the palaver associated with the latter), but:
(a) The image is of the entire web page, regardless of whether you have only selected/highlighted a part of the page.
(b) It doesn't seem to work in Firefox v28ß (could be my Firefox settings, I suppose).
(c) It works perfectly in IE11.

The way I work, my objective is usually to save selected parts, or all, of a web page in HTML format and often with attached/nested pages/files.
Thus I rarely take such images/screenshots, and the OneNote Clipper is not of much use to me.
However, when I want to capture an image of an entire scrolled web page, in future I shall consider using OneNote Clipper rather than SC (if I remember).
So, I shall continue to use Firefox with the Scrapbook extension for capturing part/all of a web page in HTML format (having come across nothing better with a non-proprietary format, or greater reliability so far).
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Using the OneNote Clipper to capture the webpage, for example, here's this thread page in an image: (click to enlarge)

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40  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: August 11, 2015, 03:00:22 PM
How not to mix technology with religion: Psalm Way to Spend Your Money
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The Church of England have taken a break from pontificating about food banks to release an app that suggests a Psalm to read each morning and evening. It costs £8.99 to download…

“You cannot serve God and mammon”…
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King James Bible: Luke 16:13 (Matthew 6:24)
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No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Priceless.     ohmy
41  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Update - my initial experience on: August 04, 2015, 09:37:24 PM
I have now upgraded two laptops to Win10. The first had Win8.1-64 PRO installed, the second had Win8.1-64.
The first wouldn't update and was problematic with the update attempts not completing successfully (with varying error codes depending what I had done to change things to get it working), until:
  • (a) Running sfc /scannow and Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth, then reboot just in case.
  • (b) Emptying the contents of C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download to a Bak folder, and executing wuauclt.exe /updatenow (this was recommended on several discussion forums).

The second didn't work at first go, but went smoothly after my immediately emptying the contents of C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download to a Bak folder, and executing wuauclt.exe /updatenow.

Fixes:
  • Keyboard arrangement: On both laptops, the Win10 update reset the keyboard registry settings to the default, so I ran Remapkey to change the CAPSLOCK key back to Right-Shift and the Right-Ctrl key back to Delete (those are my preferred settings):
    As a possible solution to ALL CAPS accidents...
    ...
    Tip - dispatching the CapsLock gremlin with Microsoft's remapkey.exe http://tips4laptopusers.b...apslock-gremlin-with.html
    It refers to the Microsoft remapkey.exe utility.
    ...
    Other keyboard mapping fixes are useful, but redundant if you use remapkey.exe, which works fine in Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Win7-64 Home Premium.
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  • Start Menu: Classic Start Menu had already been installed on both laptops under Win8, and it automatically started up in Win10. Hooray for some good ergonomics!   Thmbsup

PowerShell: Playing about with Windows PowerShell (Admin) - using Win+X hotkey - was interesting. There seem to have been some useful mods there, but it still looked a bit like playing around the edges somewhat - refer Console Improvements in the Windows 10 Technical Preview

Legacy Apps.: The integration of Win10 with, and support for, existing and legacy applications seems fine. Impressively, whereas one of the many Win8 updates had caused the display refresh to stall annoyingly in my old InfoSelect proggie, the problem has gone away in Win10 and it now works just fine. The Options panels on ScreenshotCaptor and CHS (Clipboard Help & Spell) - which had been a bit difficult to see, even with my specs on - now seem a tad clearer. Not sure whether I am imagining the latter though.

GodMode: I found out about it here: How To Enable Windows 10 GodMode... - SSuite Office Software

So far I'd give Win10 at least   thumbs up  thumbs up  thumbs up out of 5.
42  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: August 03, 2015, 11:01:41 AM
The path I had from Everything was: C:\Users\UserID\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\rocqvjw1.default\extensions\extensionlistdumper@sogame.cat\chrome\chromeFiles\content\ELDumperOutput.js
43  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Extension List Dumper - FIXED on: August 03, 2015, 08:20:34 AM
Extension List Dumper doesn't work with Firefox 39 on Windows 10 Pro.
Yes, I keep hoping the author will fix it...

not him, but Chris000001:

Quote from: Dennis, a user of Extension List Dumper
Posted June 11th, 2014, 9:44 pm
Chris000001 wrote: >>Change 'resource://gre/modules/XPIProvider.jsm' to 'resource://gre/modules/addons/XPIProvider.jsm' (and don't remark anything out.) That's from this blog: https://blog.mozilla.org/...atibility-for-firefox-30/. So, in the same file, ELDumperOutput.js, change:<<

Bless you! Gotta love a fix that requires adding one word to a parameter in a file. Extension List Dumper now works again in Nightly.
Thank you very much.
/Dennis

from http://forums.mozillazine....php?p=13611893#p13611893 + https://addons.mozilla.or...on/extension-list-dumper/

but you don't edit a xpi just using notepad, so I don't know what to do with this instruction.

Just:
  • 1. Open file ELDumperOutput.js in a text editor.
  • 2. Find: "resource://gre/modules/XPIProvider.jsm"
  • 3. Change it to: "resource://gre/modules/addons/XPIProvider.jsm"
  • 4. Save the changed file.
  • 5. Make sure the extension Extension List Dumper is enabled in Firefox.
  • 6. Restart Firefox.
  • 7. Go to the extensions tab and press the Dump List button (in top RH corner).

By the way, a tip for getting the list in RTF:
  • Get the list output in BBcode, then
  • copy that list to a DC forum comment, then
  • Preview it, and
  • copy the preview text and past it as RTF into your notebook (I use OneNote) - you will see that all the hyperlinks are active in RTF that way.

Many thanks - that is a simple fix. Nice find. Works a treat now.   Thmbsup
44  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: August 03, 2015, 02:21:47 AM
Extension List Dumper doesn't work with Firefox 39 on Windows 10 Pro. The addon itself has not been updated since Firefox 9, so you might say it went well for a long period of time.
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Yes, I keep hoping the author will fix it...
45  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: TouchPad for PC w/Windows 7 vs. carpal tunnel ? on: August 03, 2015, 02:11:52 AM
sheesh...i'm so skeptical still.
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So am I! Stay that way. This is simply another illustration as to how little we know about how things work.
I have no explanation as to how it works, but yet empirically it (fortunately for me, at any rate!) works consistently, and is repeatable. It's not a "miracle".

Similarly, we have little real understanding of how, for example (say) acupuncture actually works, yet empirically it seems to work consistently and is nothing miraculous.
Strangely, many of those who might wish to refute such empiric evidence might apparently happily accept a fantastic hypothesis such as that the universe started with a miraculous "Big Bang", or something.

A good snake-oil salesman knows that once a credulous person accepts a false premise - or a "miracle" - then he will accept a hundred more.

I blame the Old Testament.
46  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: TouchPad for PC w/Windows 7 vs. carpal tunnel ? on: August 01, 2015, 04:15:16 PM
Well, sorry, I did wonder about whether it was a pun, but felt sure that it was a serious point.  In fact, I was positive.   embarassed
Don't get carried away on a wave of enthusiasm though. Ruddy heck, there's a difference between electro-chemical and electro-voltaic, you know - they are poles apart - and copper is non-magnetic by the way @MilesAhead, so that pun went South.
Did you know that some IUDs are effective simply because they have copper in them? The electro-chemical effect in the mucosal solution damages/destroys sperm cells.
Not a lot of people know that.™
47  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: TouchPad for PC w/Windows 7 vs. carpal tunnel ? on: August 01, 2015, 07:52:58 AM
you serious about the copper band?  I am a little shocked.
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Why "shocked"? Yes, I'm quite serious about the copper band.

Somewhat off-topic, but here's my reply:
When I was shipped out to Manila (the Philippines) on a long-term consulting assignment some years back, I became quite ill with a stomach infection (vomiting and diarrhoea), and at the same time my TS (tina sinovitis) and tennis elbow flared up very badly (probably due to the increased humidity in my environment). Prior to leaving for Manila, I had been doing some labouring using a heavy builder's lump hammer, and this had certainly aggravated the TS and tennis elbow.

I walked to a nearby drugstore. I had to pause occasionally from near-fainting, I was running a very high temperature and there was a loud ringing in my ears. I was intent on buying some elelctrolytes (I was dehydrated), a wide spectrum antibiotic (Augmentin), something to stop the runs, and analgesics - the latter to reduce my temperature and especially the intense pain in both my forearms.

I had never previously experienced this high level of pain from the arthritis in my arms. When it had been painful before, it had always taken about three months to subside, with my being careful not to use my arms too much - that included typing on my laptop, which would aggravate the condition something rotten.

As I was leaving the drugstore with my medicines, I noticed they had copper bracelets for sale. As a sceptic of homoeopathy, quack remedies, and old wives' tales generally, I had always considered copper and magnetic bracelets to be bunkum. However, I went back into the drugstore and bought a bracelet because I thought, like a lottery ticket, it just might help, and anything to relieve the severe pain and discomfort would be welcome. Then I went back to my apartment, took my medicines, put on the bracelet, and went to bed. The medicines worked, and I began to get well.

It was about 36 hours after taking the medicines that I felt well enough to sit down at my laptop to do some work and started typing away. It was only then that I noticed that my arms were no longer hurting - like you notice when a burn stops hurting. The next day, as I got out of bed, I noticed that the old familiar twinges and stiffness in my lower back and neck - which I had lived with since age 17 - were gone, and that I could sit up in bed in the mornings, instead of having to roll out of the bed to avoid the pain. I know of no explanation for this.

I have experimented with the copper bracelet. If I leave it off for approx. 4½ weeks, the twinges and stiffness in my back start to gradually return. Putting the bracelet on seems to make them go away again. I have lent the bracelet to other sufferers, but they report no change after 3 weeks of wearing it. So far, the forearm problems have not returned. BCB (Before Copper Bracelet) they would give me pain and I would have to suspend weight-training for months until the pain went. Now there is no problem whilst weight-training. This includes wrist curls, which put a lot of strain on the tendons running through the carpal tunnels in the wrists.

I presume that there could be a scientific explanation as to why a copper bracelet seems to have this effect for me and not for other people. Wearing it leaves a black and green stain on the skin of my forearm, so I would guess that something in that is being absorbed into my skin and affects my metabolism.

As Aaron McLoughlin pointed out in The Fascination Principle , we are infinitely connected with, communicating with, responding to and interchanging chemicals with (and using them from) our environment on many levels, to the extent that there is no perceptible real dividing line between the environment and ourselves. So, wearing a copper bracelet might be, for my arthritis, similar to what taking a poison called stannous fluoride in my toothpaste is to my bones/teeth.
48  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: TouchPad for PC w/Windows 7 vs. carpal tunnel ? on: August 01, 2015, 06:57:08 AM
IainB, can you suggest a touchpad link please?
Also, same for Copper band?
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Touchpads: The ones I have used always came as an integral part of the laptops I purchased (I almost never use desktop PCs). The most ubiquitous software (drivers) seems to be TouchPad – Synaptics. The drivers have settings for single, double and triple finger motions. Once experienced, I would reckon that chiral scrolling will become a must. Using an ordinary mouse can be a real pain in the wrist for TS sufferers.

Copper band: I still use the Copper Original Non-Magnetic | Sabona of London that I bought in Manila for about 100 or 200 pesos years back. It looks identical in shape/design to this image of a newer bracelet (now made in the USA, apparently) off the website:

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However, copper (chemical symbol Cu) is copper is copper, so any strip of flattened copper with smoothed edges should do - just make sure that, if it has been coated with any varnish or plastic film, then that film is completely removed. I am assuming here that contact with the skin is important - it reacts with skin oils/sweat to make greenish and black stains on your forearm. It's bent into a circular "U" (or upside-down "C") shape to hang loosely about the wrist. I used to replace my car's galvanised steel hydraulic brake lines with copper pipe. I reckon that a strip of that pipe hammered flat and bent into a bracelet might do equally well.
49  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Program Proposal: "File Master" Cataloging Software on: July 31, 2015, 08:08:56 AM
Just in case this might be useful or of interest:
After making the above response, I came across this in my feed-reader: Daminion is a professional photo, video and document management software - gHacks Tech News

Daminion - see Asset Cataloging for Digital Photos, Videos and Documents | Daminion - looks potentially very useful, but I would have to trial it before I knew how good it was for my needs.
50  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: TouchPad for PC w/Windows 7 vs. carpal tunnel ? on: July 31, 2015, 07:55:50 AM
@bit: As a fellow sufferer of carpal tunnel syndrome, you have my every sympathy. I have used laptops with (variously) a thumb-ball mouse, a central pressure-sensitive joystick, a touchpad, and an ordinary mouse. My preference is for the touchpad, as these are ergonomically the most efficient - especially with, for example, chiral scrolling, the very large system pointer enabled, fast/accelerating pointer movement, constrained movement/direction using the Left Shift and Left Ctrl keys, and tap to lock-and-drag. Furthermore, the touchpad ergonomics definitely minimises the necessary movement of ligaments through the carpal tunnels.

Though I consider homoeopathy to be a fraud (mumbo-jumbo), I became pretty pragmatic about "non-medical" healthcare after the incredible curative effects on me of a couple of "experiments" I put myself through, one of which was wearing a simple copper bracelet (in 1998). Years of chronic back aches and pains, arthritic knee pains and severe chronic tina sinovitis (carpal tunnel syndrome) simply stopped within about 36 hours of putting the bracelet on - and this was at a time when I was in major pain in both arms as a result of aggravating the TS by doing some heavy labouring involving repetitive use of a builder's heavy lump hammer. It was going to take months to get better, and would have needed medication (anti-inflammatory drugs and pain relief).
What a great lifetime relief. Probably no-one was more surprised than me about this. I have given the bracelet to other people with similar aches/pains to try out, and it seems to have had no effect. If I take the bracelet off, then after about 4 weeks or so, the twinges start to come back, but they disappear quickly when I put the bracelet back on. I reckon it's an electro-chemical effect, and luckily it probably makes up for some deficiency in my metabolism.

After years of having to roll out of bed in the mornings due to chronic backache, I am now used to sitting up in bed and getting out of bed like a normal person, again. I never believed that a simple band of Cu could have done that.
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