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Living Room / How can I find the link of an embedded video file?
« on: January 05, 2020, 03:27 PM »

I want to download videos from the Panopto platform, how can I get the direct link to the file?


Living Room / What are .rsf macros?
« on: November 26, 2019, 08:46 AM »

I saw a macro with the extension .rsf, which application is this really?


Living Room / Notepad++ strange behaviour
« on: November 26, 2019, 03:57 AM »

I have three tabs open in Notepad++ and when I type some text in the second or third tab, it spontaneously activates the first tab!

Is this a shortcut or bug or something?


Living Room / Strange Outlook Ribbon display
« on: November 23, 2019, 06:02 AM »

I usually add another group of commands in the Home tab ribbon but this time it displays it as one button that I will need to click on in order to reveal the commands.

Can you tell me please how to fix this?



Living Room / QuickTime messed up everything
« on: November 20, 2019, 11:16 AM »

I made the mistake to download a video cutter software and it required Quicktime. In the middle of the extremely lengthy install, I cancelled it.

Now, when I click on a map link in Firefox, Mac Maps come up instead of the regular Google.

Any idea?

Living Room / Migrating from Ymail to Gmail
« on: November 15, 2019, 09:10 AM »

I have been unlucky to have a yahoo email address from many years before gmail and I couldn't do the switch.

Now, everyone ignores my messages due to my account which is associated with spammers and fraudsters.

Is there a way to migrate from yahoo to gmail without losing any data? I need to maintain records of all my emails, more than a decade ago.


Living Room / Re: How is this old interface called?
« on: November 05, 2019, 09:17 AM »
Exactly, I had the impression they are called mainframe/blueframe.

Living Room / How is this old interface called?
« on: November 04, 2019, 07:00 AM »

How is the legacy interface called of some programs that you run them using TAB, F1, F2 etc keys to navigate to different fields and type text? The whole interface is MS-DOS-like text only with text inputs and no graphics.

How are these programs called?

Also, how do they work? Do they write/read from a file? How is the data stored?

How can we automate them and can we inject data into them by-passing their tedious interface?


Living Room / Re: Android annoyances
« on: October 19, 2019, 04:16 PM »
1) I very often accidentally switch on the Google Assistant, how do I completely disable or uninstall it? I don't find any value in using it and it has some very basic shortcuts that interfere too often.

Given that there are numerous phones with possibly multiple ways of invoking Assistant perhaps it might not have occurred to you that you telling us how you accidentally keep invoking it might help us to have relevant suggestions on how not to do it.

Like not holding your finger on the fingerprint sensor too long ...

hmmmm ...

I tried to notice it and it seems it is holding the home button a bit longer!

Living Room / Android annoyances
« on: October 10, 2019, 08:07 AM »

Do you know any solutions to the below Android annoyances please?

1) I very often accidentally switch on the Google Assistant, how do I completely disable or uninstall it? I don't find any value in using it and it has some very basic shortcuts that interfere too often.
2) How can I set the phone not to dim the screen when a specific app is running?
3) How do I set the phone to always mute a specific app? There is an app that has annoying ads that have sound and I want to stop this.


Thanks for the great info.

I have saved the Windows 10 key and I may choose to upgrade when MS stops the 8.1 support/updates as I am happy with 8.1 for now.

Living Room / Windows 10 Versions: Education, Education N, 1809, 1903
« on: October 02, 2019, 03:48 PM »

I can download Windows 10 from the university and I am offered the following versions:

Education 1809
Education N 1809
Windows 10 1809
Windows 10 (consumer editions) 1903 - DVD

Which one should I choose? What are the differences? Which is the most 'advanced'?

Also, do I download it and run it as installer to update my Windows 8.1? I do not want to erase anything.

Will it say if my laptop is not compatible?


Living Room / Free call recorder for Android
« on: September 12, 2019, 02:02 PM »

Is there any free reliable call recorder for Android to automatically record and store the audio of all calls?



I like the idea of the whole mobile phone screen to be a fingerprint sensor.

However, I read somewhere that you need to click on specific area of the screen and you need to wait for a percentage to go to 100% before you lift your finger.

Is that the case for every such phone?

I want it to work really fast.


An option that might be of interest:
the G7 also has one button navigation, not sure how it works, you could let is know if you try it.

Yes I tried it, I don't like it. It's slower to slide to go back when you can just tap.


The left button goes back and the right button opens the task manager.
Is it possible to switch them?


Living Room / Any good free android scientific calculator?
« on: June 27, 2019, 01:43 PM »
I used to have PowerCalc but it seems is no longer available.
I would like it to be fully scientific and to show parentheses.

Any idea?


When I click to make a voice call in Whatsapp, it displays an annoying message 'do you want to start a voice call?'.

How can I disable this?


Living Room / Monitor Web Usage
« on: June 06, 2019, 09:47 AM »

A department at work has several employees and they work on processing files on a sharepoint website.

I want to track how long they take viewing/working on a specific webpage to measure productivity.

Do you know an easy IE plugin to log webpages/urls and time spent on them?

Or could I do that at the network level e.g. with a sniffer or something (I do not have such access though)?


Are you actually asking about a phone-screen, pc-screen or screens in general?

Phone screen and reading texts mainly or websites (not sure if it makes a difference)


Which screen spec is the most important for less eye tiring viewing?

A phone has high contrast but low pixel density and I wonder which is more important given that I read alot on the screen and my eyes get tired. Or anything else I should look for?


If I use Phone Explorer to backup the apps, will it work? Will the settings be backed up too? Can I just restore the backup to my new device?

Living Room / Re: How to expand laptop storage?
« on: May 06, 2019, 02:40 PM »
I consider this but worried about reliability and compatibility, do you think it would be okay?
I don't want to lose my data

Living Room / Re: How to expand laptop storage?
« on: May 06, 2019, 01:22 PM »
If you get a high-speed SD card, it's pretty good.  I use one in my surface and XPS, as on both of those I can't upgrade the hard drive or it's the largest capacity.  I don't notice a difference in most day to day tasks.

Which you consider high speed?
E.g. is this high speed?

Living Room / Re: How to expand laptop storage?
« on: May 06, 2019, 01:21 PM »
Indeed I see SSD prices have dropped alot, can you find me a 512GB for Lenovo Yoga 13?

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