... a bit Suffolk
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|sa 5 no 16|
We fitted a second graphics card to our previous desktop PC so we could run two monitors. Unplugging this desktop recently we were embarrassed to see it already had two display sockets. We'd failed to notice the second socket as it wasn't VGA. The multiplicity of display connectors listed and explained on this useful (if cluttered) web page.
|tu 25 oc 16|
The thing about Windows is it's made mostly by Americans and they don't realise that in their foreign people do strange things like sometimes turn their computer off. The Windows ... more here
|we 5 oc 16|
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update took forever here, forced multiple reboots with the last reboot leaving a desktop hanging and we had to force our own reboot. If like us you've previously ... more here
|we 28 se 16|
Registering with the FREE Telephone Preference Service will significantly reduce the number of time wasting phone calls you get. If someone phones you saying you have to re-register with the service and there's a charge hang up, it's a con.
|mo 5 se 16|
Increasingly in the Chrome browser the ebay Enlarge picture wasn't. At first we put this down to dodgy ebayers ... more here
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|we 27 jl 16|
Worth repeating: turn on Toggle Keys and you'll hear a confirming higher pitched tone when you turn on Caps; Num or Scroll Lock, turn them off and ... more here
|tu 12 jl 16|
When you turn off auto-renew on a domain registration at 123 Reg (123 call it Domain Cancellation) you're told you won't be contacted again about the domain ... not quite true, ICANN require you are given three warnings that a domain is about to lapse.
|mo 27 jn 16|
Task View is accessed from the 'squares' icon by the Windows button and displays all open windows reduced size. The keyboard short cut to Task View is Windows + Tab, click on a reduced window to select it or Windows + Tab again to toggle back to normal view.
|fr 10 jn 16|
You start up your pc/laptop (or perhaps it restarts itself) and you get something like Operating System not found, perhaps you've left a memory stick in a USB port and the pc is trying to boot from that? Just remove it and maybe change the device order in which the pc's BIOS looks for the operating system, quite how you do this will depend on your particular pc, Google it.
|sa 28 my 16|
Windows 10's picture viewer Photo Gallery defaults to slide shows in that annoying Pan and zoom Ken Burns way. If you hover your mouse top left a Change theme pull down appears so you can change to slightly less irritating transitions but there doesn't seem to be a way to change the default, that's stuck at Pan and zoom.
|fr 13 my 16|
A techy one this time, if you have a server side script running on a Linux server and it's reporting errors which include ^M then a carriage return has crept in from the Windows world. To fix it use the vi editor on the server to remove the ^M. The trick is start the editor with the argument -b, this puts vi into binary mode and you can see the carriage return ^M.
|fr 29 ap 16|
A slightly weird keyboard shortcut Shift + Windows key + arrow up, this maximises the height of the current window but does not change the width. Shift + Windows key is not the easiest combination if you're a cack-handed typist.
|mo 4 ap 16|
Hopefully you know the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + C which copies a selection? Ctrl + Insert does the same thing and if you're a one finger typist you might find Ctrl + Insert easier to do with two hands.
|tu 8 mr 16|
In Windows 10 lots of the old favourites like Control Panel aren't immediately apparent, point the mouse at the Windows button bottom left (unless you've moved the task bar) and click the right mouse button (if you're right handed) to get this useful menu.