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Posted At: 11/17/2023 2:49:13 PM
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It's always been a bit of a pain in Windows to create a dotfile (Like .gitignore, .dockerfile, etc) but I just learned this weird trick that makes it easier:In File Explorer, go to the directory where you want to create the fileRight-click and pick New, then Text DocumentFor the name (Say we want to create a .gitignore file), wipe out everything suggested for the filename, including the .txt extension, then give it a name of ".gitignore." (With a dot on BOTH sides of the filename)Hit EnterYou'll get the warning about changing file extensions, click Yes (Or just hit Enter as that's the default)Windows will strip the trailing dot, giving you a fresh empty file named .gitignore !!
Posted At: 2/17/2023 5:28:59 PM
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One of my machines hasn't picked up the "Kill IE" update yet, so decided to fire it up once last time (Although I haven't used it in quite a while) and am using it to post this message.It was fun while it lasted, peace out from Internet Explorer 11!(At least software development is far easier without having to put in all kinds of IE-only tweaks!)
Posted At: 1/3/2023 11:47:07 AM
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Say you've got three (or more) monitors on your system. In my case, I have a (smaller) monitor built into my laptop, and two larger external monitors connected to it. I wanted to just use the two external monitors for a Remote Desktop (RDP) session, but not use the smaller laptop monitor. There's a "Use ALL my monitors" checkbox in the options for the Remote Desktop client, but no way to just pick individual monitors to be used. So I had to research a way to see if there's a way to do this. Although I didn't think I would succeed, I did! And it's pretty easy to do. Here's how to do it:1) Open Remote Desktop, expand "Show Options".Click the Save As button. (You could use just Save, but I wasn't sure where it would put the file. Turns out by default it goes in your Documents folder)2) Save it as Default.rdp:3) Right-Click on your desktop and select "Display Settings". Look at the numbers for your screens. In this case, I want to use 3 and 2.4) Open Default.rdp in a text editor.Find the selectedmonitors line. Subtract 1 from the numbers assigned to your screens in "Display Settings" (Which starts counting at 1, but RDP starts at 0) and put in the monitor numbers you want to use for your RDP session, separated by comnmas.5) Open Remote Desktop again (Close it first if it's still open), expand Options again, go to the Display tab, and select "Use all my monitors for ...
Posted At: 10/14/2021 1:29:43 PM
Posted By: Comfortably Anonymous
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So, not understanding why (Nor do I agree that) they did it, but they removed the whole right-click menu from the Task Manager in Windows 11. Which was always the way I've opened Task Manager since Windows NT.So I had to look around and find out how to open it. First thing I did was just search for Task Manager in the Start Menu, then I right-clicked it and selected "Pin to Taskbar". But it still seems odd, so I kept looking.Finally found something that I did not know about in previous versions of Windows (So I don't know how far back this trick goes, but I have tried it with success on both Windows 10 and Windows 11): Just use the CTRL-SHIFT-ESC key combo shortcut to have Task Manager show up!I now have to train my hands to get used to it.
Posted At: 6/4/2020 11:11:06 AM
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/* Windows 10 Source Code */include "win31.h"include "win95.h"include "win98.h"include "winME"include "winXP"include "winVista"include "win7"include "win8"include "workst~1.h"include "evenmore.h"include "oldstuff.h"include "billrulz.h"include "monopoly.h"define INSTALL HARDchar make_prog_look_big[1600000];void main(){    while (!CRASHED)    {        display_copyright_message();        display_bill_rules_message();        do_nothing_loop();        if (first_time_installation)        {            make_50_megabyte_swapfile();            do_nothing_loop();            totally_screw_up_HPFS_file_system();            search_and_destroy_the_rest_of_OS / 2();            make_futile_attempt_to_damage_Linux();            disable_Netscape();            disable_RealPlayer();            disable_Lotus_Products();            hang_system();        }        write_something(anything);        display_copyright_message();        do_nothing_loop();        do_some_stuff();        if (still_not_crashed)        {            display_copyright_message();            do_nothing_loop();            basically_run_windows_3.1();            do_nothing_loop();            do_nothing_loop();        }    }    if (detect_cache())        disable_cache();    if (fast_cpu())    {        set_wait_states(lots);        set_mouse(speed, very_slow);        set_mouse(action, jumpy);        set_mouse(reaction, sometimes);    }    /* printf("Welcome to Windows 3.1"); */    /* printf("Welcome to Windows 3.11"); */    /* printf("Welcome to Windows 95"); */    /* printf("Welcome to Windows NT 3.0"); */    /* printf("Welcome to Windows 98"); */    /* printf("Welcome to Windows NT 4.0"); */    /* printf("Welcome to Windows ME"); */    /* printf("Welcome to Windows XP"); */    /* printf("Welcome to Windows VISTA"); */    /* printf("Welcome to Windows 7"); */    /* printf("Welcome to Windows 8"); */    printf("Welcome to Windows 10");    if (system_ok())        crash(to_dos_prompt);    else        system_memory = open("a:\swp0001.swp", O_CREATE);    while (something)    {        sleep(5);        get_user_input();        sleep(5);        act_on_user_input();        sleep(5);    }    create_general_protection_fault();}
Posted At: 4/30/2020 11:06:15 AM
Posted By: Comfortably Anonymous
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Enjoying the awesome new Windows Terminal? But run into weird issues once in a while where you type exit and instead of the window closing, it gives you this message: [process exited with code ####] Turns out that's by design for some reason. There's a way to stop that with a profile setting named closeOnExit so that it always closes on exit.Add "closeOnExit": "always" to your WIndows Terminal configuration to make it so you never see that message again:{ "profiles": { "defaults": { "closeOnExit": "always" }, "list": [ // all your profiles go here ] }}
Posted At: 2/26/2005 4:38:16 AM
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hi how r u i need sms bomber if u can help me den plz tell me
Posted At: 10/4/2003 5:13:49 PM
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i don't know if you can help me but i have removed windows ound recorder from my computer and now i want it back what sould i do??
Posted At: 7/19/1999 11:04:11 PM
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How to use good old Windows Sound Recorder to make an MP3:Open Sound Recorder (I am doing this on the Win98 version, but I think you can do it with 95 and possibly NT)Open any .wav fileClick File|Save ASThere is a button next to 'Format' called 'Change', click it.Click the drop-down list on Format, pick MPEG Level-3.Use the Attributes drop-down to select the recording quality you want. (As far as the Name box and the Save As/Remove buttons - ignore them)Click OKChange .wav to .mp3Ignore the "Save as Type" (Just double-check that the format is MPEG Layer-3...)Click Save. It will then convert the wav to an mp3. It will usually take it a minute or longer, depending on the size of the original .wav)
Posted At: 6/28/1999 9:45:31 PM
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Tech Support: "I need you to right-click on the Open Desktop."Customer: "Ok."Support: "Did you get a pop-up menu?"Customer: "No."Tech Support: "Ok. Right click again. Do you see a pop-up menu?"Customer: "No."Tech Support: "Ok, sir. Can you tell me what you have done up until this point?"Customer: "Sure, you told me to write 'click' and I wrote 'click'."(At this point I had to put the caller on hold to tell the rest of the tech support staff what had happened. I couldn't, however, stop from giggling when I got back to the call.)Tech Support: "Ok, did you type 'click' with the keyboard?"Customer: "I have done something dumb, right?"**************************************************Customer: "I received the software update you sent, but I am still getting the same error message."Tech Support: "Did you install the update?"Customer: "No. Oh, am I supposed to install it to get it to work?"**************************************************Customer: "I'm having trouble installing Microsoft Word."Tech Support: "Tell me what you've done."Customer: "I typed 'A:SETUP'."Tech Support: "Ma'am, remove the disk and tell me what it says."Customer: "It says '[PC manufacturer] Restore and Recovery disk'."Tech Support: "Insert the MS Word setup disk."Customer: "What?"Tech Support: "Did you buy MS word?"Customer "No..."**************************************************Tech Support: "Ok, in the bottom left hand side of the screen, can you see the 'OK' button displayed?"Customer: "Wow. How can you see my screen from there?"**************************************************Customer: "Uhh...I need help unpacking my new PC."Tech Support: "What exactly is the problem?"Customer: "I can't open the box."Tech Support: "Well, I'd remove the tape holding the box closed and go from there."Customer: ...