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Living Room / Win10 Navigation Pane scrambled
« on: October 03, 2014, 12:26 PM »
This is a new one on me....... my navigation pane in File Explorer:
Can't find any way to sort them correctly  :huh: Disk Management displays all partitions in the correct order so the problem isn't there.
Any ideas  :huh:

Living Room / Godmode in Win10
« on: October 03, 2014, 12:41 AM »
I installed Godmode  folder in Win10Preview and all seems normal except it only displays 251 items where Win8.1 displays 252  :huh:
251 seems more than sufficient  :P

Living Room / Win9 will be FREE!
« on: September 28, 2014, 02:16 PM »
Well I'll be damned......... Win9 will be free  :Thmbsup:



Living Room / File too long for Recycle Bin
« on: September 27, 2014, 01:23 PM »
Has anyone run across the problem in Win8.1 that a file won't delete because "file too long for Recycle Bin"

Living Room / Cheat Sheets for Developers
« on: September 24, 2014, 04:47 PM »
This may of  interest to some....

12 Websites to Download Cheat Sheets

A cheat sheet is a short and clearly written notes, using a few words as possible to give the necessary information. In other words, the notes are compressed in order to be brief. Well, that’s cheat sheet literally, but in internet language, a cheat sheet is a list of shortcut tools used on the web to achieve a specific task. There are many computer applications that have included cheat sheets in their documentation. Keystroke or menu of commands serve as a reminder for web developers to make their work easier because it will help them save some extra effort from looking into the entire manual to search for the keystroke required to execute a command, like for example locking your window.  :)

Living Room / Meta-data
« on: September 04, 2014, 11:40 AM »

Use this Free Utility to Help Make Your Windows Files Easier to Organize and Find

Posted: 03 Sep 2014 03:12 AM PDT

"Do you have a lot of personal files on your PC? Want help keeping them sorted? One useful way to help organize them is to tag them in various ways with metadata. In Windows Vista and up, only a few file types normally allow their metadata to be edited. However, there is a free program called “File Meta” that allows you to add tags, comments, and other types of metadata to most files in Windows 7 and 8.x."

Here's a chance to get PO'd and frustrated for a couple of days and then experience great relief  :D (Better than Rolaids :Thmbsup:)

It works in Win8.1 but it takes a couple of days to index all your files with any new meta-data you add. They don't mention that when you sign-up  >:(  Set it up with any additional file types that you want additional tags added to the Properties Sheet and then "WAIT", yeh, wait  :o
You also have to customize your Menu bar to show any categories you want displayed, along with Name, date modified, size, etc.
and you also have to wait :huh:
It bugs the hell out of me to set something up and then have to wait two days to find out if you did it right  :(
It works  Give it time  :D


Living Room / VMware news
« on: August 25, 2014, 10:23 AM »

A chance to play if you're into VM   :D

Living Room / Pie!
« on: August 24, 2014, 05:11 PM »
Sorry for the interruption but take a break............
have a piece of pie    :D


Can anyone cook  :huh:  I'll wait if it will be today  :P

Living Room / More tools that work
« on: August 23, 2014, 11:30 PM »

These are modern compared to those command line commands   :P

Living Room / CMD-commands
« on: August 23, 2014, 11:19 PM »

Try'em...... they still work   :D

Living Room / PCWorld newsletters index
« on: August 23, 2014, 09:40 PM »

Maybe something on the list you can use?   :huh:

Living Room / DOCX in html file?
« on: August 23, 2014, 03:03 PM »
◾Windows PowerShell Networking Guide - DOCX
Windows PowerShell Networking Guide_docx - Microsoft Word Online_aspx.mht

I sure would like to know why they did this  :huh:
I don't recall ever seeing this done and ruined the downloaded file trying to extract the DOCX from the MHT.. :-[
Can anyone splane???  :huh:

(PS... That link is from the DotTech list above)

General Software Discussion / Calibre 2 is out
« on: August 23, 2014, 12:12 PM »

Living Room / Broken MS updates
« on: August 19, 2014, 11:02 AM »
I haven't heard much screaming about the bad updates from MS but MakeUseOf has answers for those with problems   :huh:



The magazine you see in the doctor's office. Learn their secrets  :D
There's a variety of newsletters available and a chance to keep current on health problem solutions.
I've subscribed for a long time and enjoy what they have to offer... :)

Living Room / Win8 upgrade do-over
« on: August 17, 2014, 11:56 AM »

I follow Windows IT Pro through Feedspot RSS and WinIT pro has three posts regarding the July and August Win8 updates from Microsoft.
They post the instructions of what to do, where to do it, how to get it and I'd take a look now!
The above link will take you to the Windows IT Pro site as posted by Feedspot.
Have fun  :D

I'm just getting started but it sure sounds like fun... Whoopee  :huh:

Living Room / Free eBooks
« on: August 16, 2014, 10:29 PM »

There was a discussion in another thread about free ebooks but there's information here that may interest people outside the U.S.A..
I don't know if this is a change, a big change, or even of interest to anyone.

There's lots of info in the page but at the very bottom is some info regarding people outside U.S. signing up for free ebooks, depending on the country where you reside. Some countries are listed by name and there's also an International area.
I get an email every day listing free ebooks and you can also get the list by genre.
If you sign up, I would suggest you select the genre you're interested in, but get a list for each genre. Scrolling through a long list of book titles every day where you may find nothing of interest gets old fast. Sometimes if I'm busy I delete the whole list without a glance  :-[
To get the free books you need an ereader for your PC program. All free, take your choice  :)
You need an account at Amazon... also free.
And a warning........... the list is daily and the books may only be free TODAY. When you select a book it opens in your Amazon account where it also shows the current price. If it's not shown as Free don't select buy unless you're prepared to pay the listed price.
Clear as mud but if you have questions or need help reply and I'll try. I've been getting the How-To list for a long time and I've accumulated a sizeable library  :D

Living Room / HDMI vs Football
« on: August 15, 2014, 09:40 AM »
I had planned to spend the weekend researching HDMI cables, trying to clear up questions remaining in my mind, but Google comes up with over 7 million hits. A little much for one session so I checked the TV schedule to see how I might break up the study session.  :huh:

Apparently we're coming up on the "football season" and since I don't know anything about football I turned to Google again for some answers. I found this explanation which seems to sum up the game and it only takes 5 or 6 minutes to understand it.
I don't mean to interrupt your research time but if you need a break this video may answer any questions you have about football.


Living Room / App vs Program vs Process
« on: August 15, 2014, 08:13 AM »

Bobby Ekwere asked "Is there any free software that allows me to see and disable unwanted programs running in the background?"

I studied this article carefully  :huh:

When I finished, I looked down in the lower right corner of the screen and knew immediately.... it's Friday!  :D


Living Room / HDMI cables
« on: August 13, 2014, 11:29 PM »
Here's an old topic.
Six or seven years ago I thought we had beaten this subject to death.   :-[

This article just came in...... riding in a Monoprice blog!
I haven't even received the Monoprice newsletter in months.......... now we got a blog.  :D   
Subscribe to Monoprice @   Monoprice on Facebook Follow Monoprice Google Plus Monoprice Monoprice on Instagram Pin Monoprice Monoprice videos
I haven't checked the prices at Monoprice for a long time but they use to be a good source  :)

Living Room / Laptop Battery Record!
« on: August 12, 2014, 10:49 AM »
I'm here to claim a record!

I have a laptop, that after a full night's charge, runs for 37 seconds.......... flat!

Found Deals and Discounts / SharewareOnSale newsletter
« on: August 09, 2014, 11:00 AM »
Here's just one item on a long list and again to give you an idea of what it is and a sign-up option.

Many of the giveaway sites limit the time you have to download and install a program but in many cases this one doesn't!
GiveAwayOfTheDay for instance requires you to download and install to register a free program. I don't really want a partitioning program installed until I intend to partition something and SoS emails the product key so you can install when ready.

The sign says ShareWareOnSale but many items are free and you pay a fee for lifetime updates if you want them.
I've never paid for anything there........ the giveaway always seems to come around again before an update is necessary.
Give it a look.. 8)

Found Deals and Discounts / DotTech Newsletter
« on: August 09, 2014, 10:36 AM »

This is just one of a couple dozen tips, something for everybody, and a must have. I'm posting just one tip to give you an idea of what it is and give you a sign-up for the newsletter, Freeware and no install, Chronto..... :D

Living Room / How do I boot from CD/DVD/USB in Windows 8?
« on: August 05, 2014, 11:14 AM »
"This is actually a pretty common problem that has recently become more complex.

Your computer’s BIOS needs to be instructed to check for a bootable CD or DVD before it tries to load whatever is on the hard drive. Right now, your computer is configured to either ignore the CD/DVD at boot time or check the hard disk first.

Oh, you don’t have a BIOS? You have a newer machine running UEFI?

Well then things get more complex"

As more people move to Win8 and beyond this question will be asked more often.. ask Leo, I'm busy!  :D


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