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  1. Thanks, everyone... your comments made me look...

    Thanks, everyone... your comments made me look more closely at my problem, and it appears that the problem is with one program only, namely Microsoft Word 2003.

    I now see that Word 2003 uses a...
  2. How to make folder shortcuts act like folders inside File Open dialogs

    Hello everyone

    I don't store all my files in the Documents folder, but in various other nested folders on various other drives, e.g. D:\Folder1\Folder2\Folder3\Folder4 etc. I have a shortcuts on...
  3. Thread: Auto-learning autotext for any program by ugcheleuce
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 1 Views 395

    Auto-learning autotext for any program

    Hello everyone

    I do a lot of typing and I have a client who wants me to do typing in a web site that runs only on Chrome (it's too much of a hassle to type outside the browser and then paste). ...
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    That may be, but I don't know how, and my...

    That may be, but I don't know how, and my googling into this did not yield a result, unfortunately.

    This page gives the same advice as the Cornell page, namely: disable your own video chat and...
  5. Replies 6 Views 89,400

    I've seen this one, thanks. They give tips such...

    I've seen this one, thanks. They give tips such as reducing video quality (which will reduce the consumption from about 60 MB per minute down to 15 MB per minute) and switching off your own video...
  6. Replies 6 Views 89,400

    How to throttle own bandwidth for reduce data consumption during Zoom

    Hello everyone

    I've heard that Zoom always tries to provide the best quality sound and video that a user's internet connection allows. This means that users with fast but expensive connections...
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    Thanks -- I was aware of it, but I see on that...

    Thanks -- I was aware of it, but I see on that thread that there are commandline options to block and unblock, so it's a one-step process, which would be great if it works. Will try it.
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    Free/cheap easy-to-use allow-by-default firewall to block applications

    Hello everyone

    A little background: I have a program on my computer that legitimately access the internet very, very regularly (a text editor that consults an online database and adds to it), but...
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    I found a (temporary?) solution before I saw...

    I found a (temporary?) solution before I saw Callender's last post. First, I edited the "Open" action for DOC, DOCX and RTF files using FileTypesMan, and then I disabled the error message using this...
  10. Replies 12 Views 1,910

    I'm simply used to it. I'm an expert user of...

    I'm simply used to it. I'm an expert user of Word 2003, and I'm a complete newbie at any of the ribbon-based versions of Word. Plus, I use a couple of third-party macros that have better UIs in...
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    I'm afraid this doesn't work. Microsoft Office...

    I'm afraid this doesn't work. Microsoft Office (and e.g. Adobe Acrobat) seems to be in a special class of programs that somehow convince Windows to always use the latest installed version, even if...
  12. Replies 12 Views 1,910

    Thanks, Calender, Berton, and Sven1458, but you...

    Thanks, Calender, Berton, and Sven1458, but you misunderstood my question. I erred on the side of brevity with the subject line, but it looks like I was *too* brief.

    I want Word 2003 to be the...
  13. Replies 12 Views 1,910

    How to change file association of DOC files to Word 2003

    Hello

    For the past few years, my Windows opened a DOC/DOCX/RTF file in Word 2003 instead of e.g. Word 2016 (when I double-clicked a DOC/DOCX/RTF file). Every 2-3 weeks Windows would change the...
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    How to prevent Windows from switching keyboards

    Hello
    Today (never before) Windows insists on changing my keyboard settings from US International to just US, when I press certain keyboard shortcuts (that I use in another program). I could see...
  15. Thread: How to tell how W10 will run on the 6570B by ugcheleuce
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 8 Views 2,971

    Thanks for the first link, and it was also...

    Thanks for the first link, and it was also interesting to see what the Windows Experience Score for my current desktop computer was.


    Thanks, your reply opened my eyes to the specific versions of...
  16. Thread: How to tell how W10 will run on the 6570B by ugcheleuce
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 8 Views 2,971

    How to tell how W10 will run on the 6570B

    Hello

    I'm thinking of buying a refurbished HP Probook 6570B (Core i5-3210M). The store says they've put Windows 10 Home on it. Is there any way I can get some kind of indication of how capable...
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    Thanks to everyone who tried to help. I also...

    Thanks to everyone who tried to help. I also tried to see if there are other utilities that can mount the ISO file correctly, and I eventually found one that works just fine (and thus solves the...
  18. Replies 7 Views 2,642

    Can't mount ISO as drive K:, but drive V: works fine

    Hello everyone

    A bit of background: I use Office 2003 alongside Office 2016. Office 2003 is installed from an ISO file created from the original Office 2003 CD. Every now and then, however,...
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    Thanks everyone, but after a few days something...

    Thanks everyone, but after a few days something else broke, and I had to reinstall Windows entirely. The issue seems to be gone.
  20. Thread: Faster folder access, please by ugcheleuce
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 7 Views 1,823

    Thanks everyone, but after a few days something...

    Thanks everyone, but after a few days something else broke, and I had to reinstall Windows entirely. The issue seems to be gone.
  21. Thread: Faster folder access, please by ugcheleuce
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 7 Views 1,823

    No. The only time a folder opens fast is if I...

    No. The only time a folder opens fast is if I open it directly from the Desktop, or when I open it via a shortcut directly from the Desktop. Oddly, if I make a shortcut to a subfolder, put the...
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    Thanks. I'm afraid I don't understand this...

    Thanks. I'm afraid I don't understand this "caching" but I'll look into it.

    It's a 250 GB M.2 SSD (NVM Express, PCIe 3.0 x 4), and I never fill the last 50 GB.


    It definitely is the end of...
  23. Replies 9 Views 1,960

    It takes Windows 2 seconds to see files in a folder, sometimes

    Hello

    It sometimes takes 1-2 seconds before the files in a folder appear. This means that I can no longer be certain that a folder empty unless I wait 2 seconds to see if Windows is going to...
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    By the way, I did not find a solution to this, so...

    By the way, I did not find a solution to this, so my workaround was to reprogram all my AutoIt scripts that had tray tips so that they work with tooltips in the top right of the screen.
  25. Thread: Disable "Running virus scan" when starting MS Word (Malwarebytes?) by ugcheleuce
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 3 Views 6,529

    That's all over the hard drives (-: I don't store...

    That's all over the hard drives (-: I don't store my Word files all in one place.

    Anyway, the problem occurs even if I run MS Word without opening a file.



    Yes, I can't live without the...
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