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Internet browsers / Google Chrome - Changing Tabs Back
« Last post by BC_Programmer on September 22, 2018, 01:38:56 PM »
With a Recent Update, Google Chrome has rather significantly changed how the Browser tabs appear.

For those that might not like the new appearance, one can change it back.

1. Enter chrome://flags/ in the address bar

2. change the setting for "UI Layout for browser's top chrome" to "Normal".

What has actually transpired is that with the update, the default was changed from "Normal" to "Touchable Refresh".

Hardware / Re: How to wipe a Hard Drive?
« Last post by DaveLembke on September 22, 2018, 11:34:50 AM »
+1 to Neweggs low cost refurb drives.  :) I have been buying these for a while for projects and no DOA's yet. Most of them are drives that are used ( with up to around 23,000 hours of wear being the most used drive sold to me ) and come wiped with a warranty. However I also bought these drives before and lucked out to get some that had less than 10 hours of run time on them and they were brand new. So those were either new drives that someone found in storage somewhere that are an obsolete model or these drives had a problem that was corrected and when tested good they were sold off.

Only thing I would say as a negative thing to using these drives is, if you value your data, buy a brand new drive and not a refurb. But if the drive dies you have no problem with a total loss of what is on the drive then you can cut corners and save money if storage capacity of 160GB or 250GB is plenty.

But one way to go cheap and have reliability in data storage would be to buy 2 drives and run them in RAID 1 Mirror, so if one drive dies your data is still on the other healthy drive. If your data is critical a RAID Mirror or better form of RAID should be in place if not a backup plan at minimum to store data to another destination should your drive fail.
Hardware / Re: Choosing between 3 motherboards (B360 chipset)
« Last post by DaveLembke on September 22, 2018, 11:14:46 AM »
They all are good boards. When I am faced with a problem like this I look at the customer reviews from places that sell these boards online and then weigh which one to get based on that. This has helped me buy products before where one had a 3 of 5 star review because it was hit or miss getting a good product or dead on arrival whereas another product had 4.5 of 5 stars and when looking at the reasons why people didn't give it 5 stars sometimes its because the customer is an idiot and they put the blame on the product such as its clearly sold lacking a feature and they get it and redirect the fault to the manufacturer for not having a feature that they thought it should have which isn't listed as a feature because it wasn't designed with that feature etc.
Computer software / Re: Print page after each click in browser
« Last post by DaveLembke on September 22, 2018, 11:09:08 AM »
So you need a keyboard/mouse macro to automate printing of pages from a website so that you don't manually have to print each page?
Windows 10 / Miracast not allowing me to connect to XiaoMi TV
« Last post by MediumBlock on September 22, 2018, 08:03:57 AM »
I have been searching long and hard for a solution to this problem as I previously used Miracast on almost a daily basis to mirror my screen from my laptop to my PC.

I had a very old laptop that was able to connect to my TV with very little problems, I recently decided to buy a xiaomi gaming laptop, however to my dismay when I try to connect to my XiaoMi TV with miracast it will say it is connected and the screen on my TV will turn black as if it was about to mirror my pc screen but then just suddenly disconnects with no video or audio being displayed.

I have been googling for the past few days for potential solutions but as of now I cannot find any which is why I am turning to making a thread.

my logic is that if my 5 year old laptop running windows 10 can connect to my TV, surely my new laptop can too?
Hardware / Choosing between 3 motherboards (B360 chipset)
« Last post by Dan4444 on September 22, 2018, 04:20:37 AM »

I am currently building a new pc with the intel B360 chipset.
The cpu I'm choosing will be one of the following - i5 8400,i5 8500,i5 8600.
8GB ram for now.
250GB ssd.
1TB hdd.

The problem is I need to choose one of the following motherboards and I'm unable to decide which one -
1. Gigabyte B360M AORUS GAMING 3

The price difference between these motherboards is negligible from where I live.

Which one do you think is the best option?

Thank you for your help
Computer software / Print page after each click in browser
« Last post by kovacsa on September 21, 2018, 03:34:41 PM »
I would like to print pages after each click in Chrome. So script should perform a click and after that send "CTRL+P" to open printing dialog and "ENTER" to save page as PDF file by default. What kind of framework is a good choice for this framework? Are there any existing browser plugins for this purpose?
Computer software / Re: Excel - Conditional formating is displaying cell contents
« Last post by tigeron on September 21, 2018, 01:06:17 PM »
I added the  "" at the end of the formula and that took care of the problem.  But it also created another problem in another cells with a (VALUE!) error.  I worked for many hours to fix the problem resulting in my formulas getting longer.

But I was now thinking outside the box from a new perspective.  The solution is so simple that neither of us saw it.
I did a conditional format and let the cell contents be displayed anyway when I wanted no display at all.  The solution
was to add another conditional format that would change the font color to the cell fill color when cell F7="".

The cell was still displaying the contents but with the font being the same color as the fill, you could not see what was being displayed.  So I went back and used my original formulas because they were more simple and they worked.  It also saved me the hassle of having to change many formulas on many other sheets.

I also talked to a friend for over an hour and he told me that using Windows 7, which I am using, has a good possibility of making Excel 97 do funny things.  So I fired up an XP computer and got the same display result with conditional formatting.  That is when I started to think outside of the box.

Many thanks for your help BC_PROGRAMMER.  you pointed me in another direction.
Computer software / Re: Need video editor for XP to edit MP4
« Last post by Nintrovertious on September 21, 2018, 10:28:09 AM »
Given that Movie Maker isn't supported anymore, for basic cutting I'd recommend Avidemux. It's very intuitive and lightweight
Windows 8 / No write access to arbitrary folders in windows 8 via file associations
« Last post by bk on September 21, 2018, 05:28:23 AM »
Dear Friends, dear experts,
I'm new here, sorry if doing something wrong. Try to explain in bad English.
Need help with windows 8 access rigths.
Any help is highly appreciated (but I do not need to be protected by anyone else).
My Problem:
Need to write to (almost) any folder in my system. Have Installed the applications as admin,
have the lnk files defined as admin, working ok, BUT
when I start a program by double clicking a file (via file type association), this program doesn't start with admin rights and so it cannot store the file to the desired location. I cannot restrict this access to any subfolder or subtree.
And I NEED to access also file shares (which works, but does not work when I login as admin).
Does anyone have an idea? Thank you in advance Regards bk
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