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  1. Thread: Command prompt settings do not save by djmcnz
    Forum: Customization
    Replies 19 Views 1,625

    Why MS have decided to screw with the way...

    Why MS have decided to screw with the way executables are run baffles me, so much for standards. Just give us a damn .exe and in ONE location to work with!

    @OP - have you checked the properties of...
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    Insider In that case it must be a combination of multiple...

    In that case it must be a combination of multiple flags, the others I do not know. If I toggle the consent flag and restart SearchUI.exe I can break and fix search at will so that flag is certainly...
  3. Replies 35 Views 9,554

    Insider Just got *12... borked my search, can't get it...

    Just got *12... borked my search, can't get it back.

    MS have failed at search since 1995, how hard can it really be? :mad:

    242960

    AUTOMERGED - SOMETIME LATER...

    A day or so later...
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    I'm not sure if there's a more elegant way but I...

    I'm not sure if there's a more elegant way but I wouldn't use a temp file.

    If you create an empty file with the settings you like and save that as (for example) 'template.rtf' you can create a...
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    Solved Double extension only? ren *.tst.tst *. ...

    Double extension only?


    ren *.tst.tst *.


    Will rename everything with a "tst.tst" extension (which isn't really an extension) to *.tst

    Can be adapted to remove any number of "extensions"....
  6. Thread: running DOS as ADMIN by djmcnz
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 102 Views 10,173

    I assume you don't have 'exit' anywhere in your...

    I assume you don't have 'exit' anywhere in your batch file?

    Rather than playing with 'pause' - if you want to see the output...


    Open a command window as admin
    Run the batch file manually
    ...
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    Solved BTW, it's and not to...

    BTW, it's <ALT+PRTSC> and not <CTRL+ALT+PRTSC> to capture the uppermost window.
  8. Thread: Are there Clustered Computing solutions for Windows ? by djmcnz
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 2 Views 222

    The short answer is no. A fail-over cluster won't...

    The short answer is no. A fail-over cluster won't give you a single compute pool which is what you're asking for, it just gives you standby nodes.

    It can be done with Windows Server if your apps...
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    No ^ he doesn't need to disable the lock screen....

    No ^ he doesn't need to disable the lock screen.

    I think the OP is looking at it wrong, the welcome screen is a loading screen whilst the desktop is being loaded... the alternative is a blank...
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    Solved And nobody mentions Kodi? If you're used to...

    And nobody mentions Kodi?

    If you're used to Plex, Kodi can give you a comparable experience.
  11. Thread: Spotlight now broken on all PC's by djmcnz
    Forum: Customization
    Replies 11 Views 1,720

    FWIW there's also an undocumented "feature" -...

    FWIW there's also an undocumented "feature" - Spotlight updates will be disabled if your network connection is set to 'metered' which you can check in Network Settings.
  12. Thread: Sign in page cleanup by djmcnz
    Forum: Customization
    Replies 4 Views 563

    Solved Actually you can keep Spotlight AND remove the...

    Actually you can keep Spotlight AND remove the messages by enabling 'Secure Login' which requires CTRL+ALT+DEL (or another secure hardware combination). Also turn off the option Edwin shows above.
    ...
  13. Thread: Pinning .msc Items to "Start". by djmcnz
    Forum: Customization
    Replies 5 Views 729

    Solved Yes, you can but it's unnecessarily convoluted. ...

    Yes, you can but it's unnecessarily convoluted.

    1. Create a shortcut to gpedit.msc - rename it to 'Group Policy Editor Snapin' (or whatever you want)
    2. Move that shortcut to...
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