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  1. Thread: Sound options on windows 10 by Helmut
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 2 Views 159

    Settings > Ease of Access > Audio > Turn on mono...

    Settings > Ease of Access > Audio > Turn on mono audio > Off/On toggle.

    I guess the only effect of that is if a source has Mono audio on the right channel. You do hear such things sometimes.
    ...
  2. Thread: Can't reach router/gateway at 192.168.2.1 by Helmut
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 23 Views 945

    For a first test, right click Start > Command...

    For a first test, right click Start > Command Prompt(Admin)

    Then ping your Router/Gateway address.
    ping 192.168.2.1

    That should get a reply <1ms. stats showing Packets lost 0%. Round trip...
  3. Thread: External DVD drive query by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 4 Views 283

    2nd paragraph That is an indication of the drive...

    2nd paragraph
    That is an indication of the drive having difficulties reading discs.
    Possible reasons for that.
    1. Optics in drive need cleaning.
    2. Old stocks of Writable/re-writable discs,...
  4. Replies 13 Views 17,225

    The problem is usually one or a combination of...

    The problem is usually one or a combination of the following:

    1. Optics in drive need cleaning.
    2. Old stocks of Writable/re-writable discs deteriorating over the years.

    Option 1.
    Always...
  5. Thread: Internet speed problem by Helmut
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 12 Views 722

    That is completely different from your first...

    That is completely different from your first post.

    A ridiculous video, Regedit fanatics method, the most complex and potentially error prone way of simply switching off the DVR, no explanation...
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    There is no difference other than the on board...

    There is no difference other than the on board MOBO WiFi adapter cannot be upgraded, however you can always get a PCI-E Wireless Card and use that instead and possibly upgrade later.

    Both have...
  7. Thread: Internet speed problem by Helmut
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 12 Views 722

    The problem is in the areas where you have very...

    The problem is in the areas where you have very little control.

    1. The internet routing.
    2. Game servers and their locations.

    Some online games may have different servers, either a manual...
  8. Thread: An app to extract text from images? by Helmut
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 5 Views 196

    MS OneNote part of most versions of MS Office,...

    MS OneNote part of most versions of MS Office, and an MS Store version, has an OCR facility.

    Select inserted image > Right click > Copy Text from Picture.
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    I contacted my ISP yesterday and found out there...

    I contacted my ISP yesterday and found out there was a general outage of the Internet, no websites at all were available in my area of UK.
    In my case it was from around 02:00 to 11:00 approx on 13th...
  10. Thread: NAS HDD issue by Helmut
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 4 Views 451

    Synology NAS boxes use a Linux file system(ext4),...

    Synology NAS boxes use a Linux file system(ext4), so you do not use Windows for formatting the HDDs you would have formatted during the setup procedures.

    > Storage Manager.

    That should tell you...
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    The Mail composition pane is not a fully featured...

    The Mail composition pane is not a fully featured Word Processor so cannot deal with all the complexities of website HTML pages.

    That has always been the case.

    To make it easier just select...
  12. Thread: Mysterious mouse behavior by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 3 Views 319

    Just a suggestion to try. Remove Logitech...

    Just a suggestion to try.
    Remove Logitech Options/Setpoint application, there maybe a conflict between 2 managers the Firefox extensions and the Logitech application, both are on the same job.

    I...
  13. Thread: Windows 10 Photos App Has Color Problems by Helmut
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 8 Views 488

    You have two versions in two folders with...

    You have two versions in two folders with identical saved names, and is simply a user error.

    Using your methods both are the same for the JPGs I tried in Photos.

    FWIW The effect is basically a...
  14. Thread: Anyone with a Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse? by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 9 Views 646

    That error appears to be in the MS Mouse and...

    That error appears to be in the MS Mouse and Keyboard centre application, so the obvious first try is just to uninstall that.

    .NET Framework also gets a mention, if an application requires a...
  15. Thread: Software Recommendation? by Helmut
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 11 Views 613

    Snip & Sketch, a standard App of Windows 10. Save...

    Snip & Sketch, a standard App of Windows 10. Save as a PNG file and upload from your PC
    That was used for this image below.

    There are other Applications/Apps of course.

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  16. Thread: High Memory/Ram Issue Windows 10 by Helmut
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 5 Views 548

    I do not think anything is wrong. Windows...

    I do not think anything is wrong.
    Windows updates take a while to install after the last Restart, maybe an hour or more particularly if you continue to use your PC.

    Wait until it is completed...
  17. Thread: Toshiba Laptop Not Holding Battery Charge by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 27 Views 1,182

    Shut Down according to MS is a combination of...

    Shut Down according to MS is a combination of Sleep and Hibernation.

    However, you can change that in Power Options.

    Power Options > Additional power settings > Choose what the Power button...
  18. Thread: Chrome + Firefox by Helmut
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 27 Views 1,360

    That is nothing to do with Direfox, It is a...

    That is nothing to do with Direfox, It is a standard Google Facilities/Account check.

    I don't have Direfox installed.
    Get that exact same window in Edge or Chrome Browsers.

    My advice would be...
  19. Thread: Toshiba Laptop Not Holding Battery Charge by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 27 Views 1,182

    You need to change the UEFI settings battery, it...

    You need to change the UEFI settings battery, it should be a CR 2032 in some form. It varies a lot with Toshiba models, even within a range, you will have to research that yourself.

    The age of...
  20. Thread: HP Envy gray screen by Helmut
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 3 Views 727

    I have had this on my Toshiba Laptop since Oct...

    I have had this on my Toshiba Laptop since Oct 2018. Roughly like all your images.

    Only occurring when powering on after a long Shutdown of approx 8-10 hours. It always clears in about 5 mins and...
  21. Thread: Very Slow laptop by Helmut
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 11 Views 1,002

    Toshiba Satellite C50D-A-13X I have a Toshiba...

    Toshiba Satellite C50D-A-13X
    I have a Toshiba Satellite L50 series which is very similar to what you have which would have had Windows 8.1 installed originally. The only difference is it has a...
  22. Thread: Wireless USB connection by Helmut
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 10 Views 563

    It is 13 years old TV from around 2008, so has...

    It is 13 years old TV from around 2008, so has not been supported for a very long time.

    I have 2 Sony "Smart" TVs from around 2011/2012.

    You are wasting your time expecting Miracast support,...
  23. Thread: second instance of opened e mail shows by Helmut
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 3 Views 307

    The underneath one looks like a Preview pane. The...

    The underneath one looks like a Preview pane. The one you outline a message pane.

    In most Email applications and Webmail that preview is an option you can turn off.

    I do, and just have a...
  24. Thread: Monitor color different than laptop by Helmut
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 3 Views 546

    Go in to the Monitors Menu system and look for...

    Go in to the Monitors Menu system and look for colour controls of some sort.

    You maybe able to do it empirically.

    You will never get an exact match with different display panels, however you...
  25. Thread: Looking for a new third party email. by Helmut
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 6 Views 568

    You can use the Windows 10 Mail App. I use it...

    You can use the Windows 10 Mail App.
    I use it for ISP supplied Email Account, Outlook Mail Accounts, Gmail, and Yahoo Mail Accounts.

    So you do not need a third party application. Set that up and...
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