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    Solved Thanks! That worked.

    Thanks! That worked.
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    Solved How do I get rid of the big ugly search box in 1903?

    I have just updated to 1903 and now I have a big ugly white search box in my task bar instead of the unobtrusive little magnifying glass icon I used to have. How can I get rid of this search box?
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    Is there a way to change text scaling very quickly?

    Is there a way to change the text scaling quicker than opening settings and burrowing through the menus? For instance is there a way to do it at the command line that could be turned into a script I...
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    After doing a bit or research, it seems that I...

    After doing a bit or research, it seems that I ought to be able to do something using the assoc and ftype commands in a cmd shell, but I can't seem to get them to work.
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    I'll keep an eye out, but if the trigger isn't on...

    I'll keep an eye out, but if the trigger isn't on either of the obvious occasions — system startup and starting the app — then it may be very difficult to spot. This brings me back to my original...
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    Build is 17134.706. I tried rebooting but the...

    Build is 17134.706. I tried rebooting but the setting didn't change.
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    I don't know exactly when the change occurs. Just...

    I don't know exactly when the change occurs. Just now I tried setting the default application to Acrobat Reader and then launching WPS Writer and the default application didn't change.
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    Sorry, I see what you mean now. Unfortunately the...

    Sorry, I see what you mean now. Unfortunately the pdf box is already unchecked, so I'm going to need a way outside of the application to fix this.
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    That's the opposite of what I want! WPS Office...

    That's the opposite of what I want! WPS Office automatically makes itself the default pdf handler already. There is no way within the app to stop this behaviour. That's why I'm trying to find out if...
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    That's what I've already been doing. It's...

    That's what I've already been doing. It's time-consuming and irritating.
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    Can you automate changing default application for a file type?

    I have an application (WPS Office) which repeatedly hijacks the default application setting for PDF away from Acrobat Reader to itself. I don't want this and it wastes a good deal of my time as I...
  12. Thread: Where is the Avast chest on the disk? by ricecrispies
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
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    Where is the Avast chest on the disk?

    Where is the Avast virus chest located on the disk? The reason I ask is that Avast has unexpectedly marked an application I have used before as infected and quarantined it. I want to get the file to...
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    Is there an app that will read UNIX fortune data files?

    Is there an app that will display fortune cookies using data files from the UNIX fortune program? I am looking for something elegant and unobtrusive that can display cards from the Brian Eno/Peter...
  14. Thread: How do you delete a wake timer? by ricecrispies
    Forum: General Support
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    How do you delete a wake timer?

    I've finally found a script that claims to stop Windows Update booting my machine when it is powered off by rendering the UpdateOrchestrator "reboot" scheduled task toothless. Maybe it will work. In...
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    I've got version 1803, build 17134.472.

    I've got version 1803, build 17134.472.
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    Windows Update tried to install 1809, failed, isn't trying any more

    A few days ago Windows Update tried to install Windows 10 Version 1809 on my laptop. It failed and corrupted the Windows Update database. I deleted the database and let it get rebuilt. Now Windows...
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    Thanks for the reply. Yes, that seems like a...

    Thanks for the reply. Yes, that seems like a logical suggestion. This machine is MBR. I'm really just at the stage now of checking that it's feasible without too much fuss before I go shopping for...
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    How do I clone Windows partition (not drive) to bootable SSD?

    I have a desktop machine with an HDD that I partitioned into a small bootable partition for Windows and applications, and a much larger partition for data. I did this anticipating that at some point...
  21. Thread: Google Calendar won't load in Chrome by ricecrispies
    Forum: Software and Apps
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    Solved I have found a workaround. I clicked on the link...

    I have found a workaround. I clicked on the link to open the static version of Calendar. Then I clicked on the link to open the standard version and I finally got the full Google Calendar experience...
  22. Thread: Google Calendar won't load in Chrome by ricecrispies
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 1 Views 2,729

    Solved Google Calendar won't load in Chrome

    Hello.

    Google Calendar won't load in Chrome on either of my PCs, not even in incognito mode. I just get the message "Loading...". However it will load in Edge. Does anyone have any idea what is...
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    I've been experimenting a bit and it seems the...

    I've been experimenting a bit and it seems the wrong layout I end up on isn't the Canadian French layout. It's starting to look like simply a messed up version of the Canadian Multilingual Standard...
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    Randomly switching to unwanted keyboard layout

    When I type in French I use the Canadian Multilingual Standard layout. This is what I have configured in my settings and it is what worked fine for me for years until a week or two ago (which...
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    It looks like I'm still on 1709. I'm not sure...

    It looks like I'm still on 1709. I'm not sure what changed. But it's changed again since I posted. When I posted, the login screen was dim and it stayed dim once I'd logged in. Now it brightens back...
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