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    I do have battery backup (APC UPS which is set to...

    I do have battery backup (APC UPS which is set to shut down the PC immediately if there's a power failure). I suppose the idea of caching an SSD is debatable.
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    Momentum cache

    A few posters have said they don't see much use for this software. Wouldn't the Momentum cache component save at least a bit of wear and tear on write operations?

    Rob
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    This happens to me on my work laptop (we just...

    This happens to me on my work laptop (we just upgraded to Windows 10). I have local administrative rights and I can set the notification icons the way I want them. If I log off or reboot, they're...
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    FWIW, I also had many problems with VLC (on...

    FWIW, I also had many problems with VLC (on Windows 10) displaying album art which I installed with MP3tag, even when I cleared the icon cache which you mentioned. I stopped using VLC and switched...
  5. Thread: Trackball recommendation by OldMainframeGuy
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
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    You're having far better luck with that trackball...

    You're having far better luck with that trackball than I am; they're almost disposable. Oh well. The search continues; thanks for your input.

    (PS: From a S/370-145 running OS/VS1, today it's a...
  6. Thread: Trackball recommendation by OldMainframeGuy
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
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    Hi Storageman. I think you're an older mainframe...

    Hi Storageman. I think you're an older mainframe guy; I only go back to an IBM S/370 145 in 1973. I can't find any reference to Logitech M470; if I search for it, Google returns M570 which in my...
  7. Thread: Trackball recommendation by OldMainframeGuy
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 4 Views 488

    Trackball recommendation

    Sorry if this is an inappropriate place to post this but can anyone recommend a trackball that will actually last more than a few months? I've gone through a number of Logictech M570s and...
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    Quickly scanning the articles by the author...

    Quickly scanning the articles by the author (Gordon Kelly) he seems to tend towards being an Apple fanboy. To each his own, but I could never figure out why anybody would turn an operating system...
  9. Thread: Restore points being deleted by OldMainframeGuy
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 81 Views 66,205

    Version 1909, OS build 18363.535.

    Version 1909, OS build 18363.535.
  10. Thread: Restore points being deleted by OldMainframeGuy
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 81 Views 66,205

    99% of the time it sleeps on its own after a set...

    99% of the time it sleeps on its own after a set amount of time; once in a great while I'll press the Sleep button on the keyboard if I know I won't be near the computer.

    I checked about an hour...
  11. Thread: Restore points being deleted by OldMainframeGuy
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 81 Views 66,205

    Thanks to the OP for reporting this; I'm seeing...

    Thanks to the OP for reporting this; I'm seeing exactly the same issue on my desktop (1909-64bit). My 250GB system drive has 188GB free and 10% of the drive (25GB) is reserved for restore points. ...
  12. Thread: Create new taskbar toolbar by OldMainframeGuy
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 23 Views 3,250

    My first job out of school was in a shop running...

    My first job out of school was in a shop running OS/VS1 (virtual storage version of OS/MFT). I loved every minute of it; so much to learn, and I didn't mind that my "terminal" was a coding pad and...
  13. Thread: Create new taskbar toolbar by OldMainframeGuy
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 23 Views 3,250

    Don't get me going about a D&P trip to...

    Don't get me going about a D&P trip to Poughkeepsie in January. OS/2 Warp is a sad story; too bad IBM didn't have the marketing chops to keep it alive. Then we'd spending time on OS/2 Warp forums.
  14. Thread: Create new taskbar toolbar by OldMainframeGuy
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 23 Views 3,250

    Wow...a lot of us mainframe veterans are still...

    Wow...a lot of us mainframe veterans are still around. Coincidentally, we're taking a road trip to Poughkeepsie in January to visit IBM for some burning topics - high availability, zLinux, pervasive...
  15. Thread: Create new taskbar toolbar by OldMainframeGuy
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 23 Views 3,250

    That brings back memories...I once worked in a...

    That brings back memories...I once worked in a very decrepit shop (old factory building) in the 80s where the only piece of IBM equipment in the room was the CPU itself; Cambridge Memory memory;...
  16. Thread: Create new taskbar toolbar by OldMainframeGuy
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 23 Views 3,250

    Wow...had to look up 360/75...that's a model I...

    Wow...had to look up 360/75...that's a model I wasn't familiar with. My first experience was System/360-50 at school running RAX (what's that?) on IBM 2741 terminals in 1969. Fast forward to...
  17. Thread: Create new taskbar toolbar by OldMainframeGuy
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 23 Views 3,250

    Edwin: Many thanks!!! I've got Stardock's...

    Edwin: Many thanks!!! I've got Stardock's Fences running on my PC and the Fences area on the desktop was obscuring the sTabLauncher application. I moved the "fences" and now I can see it.

    Rob
  18. Thread: Create new taskbar toolbar by OldMainframeGuy
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 23 Views 3,250

    Bbinnard: Pardon my stupid question, but how do...

    Bbinnard: Pardon my stupid question, but how do you use this program? I downloaded & installed it; it placed an icon on my desktop. I clicked on it and nothing happened. I've got .NET Framework...
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