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  1. Thread: News & Interest update and systray issues by JLJones
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
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    Update: as of yesterday I have News & Interests...

    Update: as of yesterday I have News & Interests turned off (no icon) and my systray icons are loading and remaining on normally. Perhaps it was fixed in one of the recent updates? In any event I'll...
  2. Thread: News & Interest update and systray issues by JLJones
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 9 Views 1,447

    Scaling may well be the issue, I'm set at 120%....

    Scaling may well be the issue, I'm set at 120%. Slight hope because Apple fixed their iTunes for Windows scaling glitch and that only took about a... year... and MS still won't fix the Copy to/Move...
  3. Thread: News & Interest update and systray issues by JLJones
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 9 Views 1,447

    Uninstalling it seems ill-advised, since it's...

    Uninstalling it seems ill-advised, since it's flagged as a security rollup addressing such broad issues as:


    Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows App Platform and...
  4. Thread: News & Interest update and systray issues by JLJones
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 9 Views 1,447

    News & Interest update and systray issues

    Windows 10 Home 21H1 x64 (build 19043.1052)

    Just installed the 6/8/21 cumulative security update that includes the News & Interests nonsense I mean taskbar function (KB5003637 for me) and am...
  5. Thread: USB webcam mic: all bass, no treble by JLJones
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 4 Views 288

    Indeed, but it's unbranded -- inherited from a...

    Indeed, but it's unbranded -- inherited from a friend's closed business. I'll see if I can identify from HWINFO or similar. That said it seems there's some Windows audio input setting somewhere which...
  6. Thread: USB webcam mic: all bass, no treble by JLJones
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 4 Views 288

    [1] No. [2] Yes - nothing identified [3]...

    [1] No.

    [2] Yes - nothing identified

    [3] Yes - only result is choice of "I can't hear Cortana" or "Cortana can't hear me" and I have Cortana as disabled as possible

    THX though
  7. Thread: USB webcam mic: all bass, no treble by JLJones
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 4 Views 288

    USB webcam mic: all bass, no treble

    Windows 10 Home 20H2 x64
    Ethernet ~ 50mb/s

    Sudden audio problems with all USB webcam mics. This is confounding me, I'll try to be as concise and clear as possible:

    1. I was using an old MS...
  8. Thread: Intel microcode update confusion by JLJones
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 3 Views 725

    It absolutely does. There is it, obfuscated...

    It absolutely does. There is it, obfuscated behind "Legacy Core Processors" so I guess I'm being Intelshamed.

    And I know about the performance hits and will certainly look to see if it's...
  9. Thread: Intel microcode update confusion by JLJones
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 3 Views 725

    Intel microcode update confusion

    Windows 10 Home v 20H2 x64

    Asking about Intel microcode update for Spectre/Meltdown protection. CPU is i5-2400S, and apparently KB4465065 addresses variants of both issues. However confused over...
  10. Thread: Auto-detect proxy settings: on or off? by JLJones
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 2 Views 777

    Auto-detect proxy settings: on or off?

    Windows 10 Home 20H2 (19042.804)

    I don't run a manual proxy / VPN of any kind, and don't use this machine to log into any networks -- just regular everyday wired ethernet surfing, streaming,...
  11. Thread: Revising dual boot to add Linux Mint by JLJones
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 6 Views 1,130

    OK I installed Linux Mint 20 successfully to HD1...

    OK I installed Linux Mint 20 successfully to HD1 after pulling the data cable for HD0 (Windows); removed Windows 7 partition. Windows 10 and Linux Mint both boot, though I do have to set the HD via...
  12. Thread: Revising dual boot to add Linux Mint by JLJones
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 6 Views 1,130

    Yes, that's what I meant, had a Senior Moment. THX

    Yes, that's what I meant, had a Senior Moment. THX
  13. Thread: Revising dual boot to add Linux Mint by JLJones
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 6 Views 1,130

    OK a couple of things: (1) I will be removing...

    OK a couple of things: (1) I will be removing Windows 7 partition no matter what, partition for Linux install already created on HD1; (2) Can't delete all partitions on any drive, as you can see...
  14. Thread: Revising dual boot to add Linux Mint by JLJones
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 6 Views 1,130

    Revising dual boot to add Linux Mint

    System:
    2 internal SATA hard drives
    Windows 10 Home 1909 on HD0 / Windows 7 on HD1
    BIOS/MBR boot (boot order CD, HD0, USB, HD1)
    OS installs on dedicated partitions
    bootloader on HD0 (Win10)

    I...
  15. Thread: Install the old MS PhotoEd in Win 10? by JLJones
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 9 Views 5,811

    I have been using PhotoEd in Windows 10 without...

    I have been using PhotoEd in Windows 10 without issue for a while. The Seven Forums links provided are the sources, IIRC, but just in case check this out too: Iscove Lab Software - Homebrew
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    Install iTunes Store version alongside standalone application?

    Windows 10 Home 1909 x64

    I have the standalone version of iTunes installed, works fine (except for its inability to display album art with custom DPI settings, but that's minor). Updating is...
  17. Replies 1 Views 528

    Explorer browse/copy/move window cut off at bottom

    Windows 10 Home v1909 x64

    I've seen posts about this issue here and there but stuck wondering: has anybody solved this issue yet? When using browse/copy/move files the explorer window opens...
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    Never encountered any issues with Kana since 98SE...

    Never encountered any issues with Kana since 98SE - and I've used it in every Windows version since then.

    - - - Updated - - -



    Lots; two pick two, it takes way too many steps to write a...
  19. Replies 8 Views 25,067

    Obsolete but fully functional. No problems with...

    Obsolete but fully functional. No problems with the application per se, its Windows' insistence on adding notification popups despite my deselecting them that's the issue. No other app (so far) has...
  20. Replies 8 Views 25,067

    Oh it's not working out. Notifications are back....

    Oh it's not working out. Notifications are back. This app keeps being activated, no matter which selections I disable, no matter the compatibility settings, or if it's un/re/installed. Can't figure...
  21. Replies 8 Views 25,067

    Updated info

    So it turns out that each app listing in the Settings/System/Notifications & Actions list is clickable and opens a dedicated dialog for that app with fine-grained controls. I did not know that...
  22. Replies 8 Views 25,067

    Notification settings per application not being retained

    Windows 10 Home 1909 (18363.657)

    I've seen other mentions of this all around the web but no working solutions: Some of my App Notification settings are not being retained. Specifically, I use an...
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    Well it appears the trick has survived a hard...

    Well it appears the trick has survived a hard reboot ~ so good enough to mark solved. THX all.
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    I don't know exactly which item CCleaner is...

    I don't know exactly which item CCleaner is purging BUT on a hunch I deselected "Other Explorer MRUs" from CCleaner, ran it, and so far the smaller/minimized/whatever-you-wanna-call-it setting is...
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    That is indeed what I had in mind. It seems to...

    That is indeed what I had in mind. It seems to work, surviving at least soft rebooting -- we'll see what happens next time I power off. However there are limitations:

    (A) it needs to be done on a...
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