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    Music. on a pc. then to a phone.

    spotify: login to your account *fills in username and password, hits enter* spotify: that username or password are incorrect. *clicks "resend password" link, fills in email, hits enter* spotify: "that email is not associated with any account *(knows that's goddamned horseshit because he...
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    Need remote access that hosts on W10, clients on Chromebook (or linux (beta)), and lets me remote in to sign-in page on W10.

    I used TeamViewer for years and really liked it, not least because of how well it did unattended access, right down to letting me log in to my W7 PC from the password prompt, restart or sign out without getting dropped and then sign in past the password prompt, etc. Unfortunately, I can't get it...
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    2-pane File Explorer replacement that doesn't sacrifice functionality

    I mean that generally, but the specific feature I was testing for was the address bar. You know, This PC> System (C:)>your>directory>here>blablabla. It's actually kind of hot shit in File Explorer. At least, compared to every...single...supposed...Explorer...replacement...I...tried. I tried like...
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    W10 disappearing start menu icons

    I just reinstalled Avast Antivirus, Malewarebytes, and Superantispyware a couple days ago and they all gave me a clean bill of health. Just now I restarted (windows 10 current) and 3/4 of my start menu shortcuts were gone (the apps are all still there). I tried reinstalling a couple of the...
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    Windows 10 - Turn off video preview

    I had to reinstall W10 recently, and by default File Explorer plays a preview of any video file on mouseover. I absolutely loathe this but nothing I do disables it. I've tried so many different methods (file exploder settings, registry, system>advanced>performance (or whatever it is), etc.,) but...
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    Pushbullet - get all notifications collated into single file?

    I've been trying, but my googlefu has been failing me. I just spent like 6 weeks in hospital and my only device was my not-so-great smartphone. I pushed hundreds and hundreds of links to pushbullet. Now I'm back home and have my desktop up and running (including windows version of pushbullet)...
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    Web browser that will save images without all the BS

    I have tried Chrome Brave Edge Opera Vivaldi and Firefox. Not one of them actually does what the settings of each one offers, which is to let me save friggin images WITHOUT looking at a "save as" dialog for every image downloaded. Anyone know how to get that done? "Save image as" in the...
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    10-15' mini HDMI extension cord?

    Mini HDMI type c female on one end, Mini HDMI type c male on the other end, 10 to 15' long? I bought this friggin' Gaomon pen display and it's got alligator arms. And I can't find an extension cord on Amazon or Newegg.
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    Desktop ED advice

    I'm finding myself having performance issues too often. Yeah, that's what she said. But I'm talking about my desktop. If I have too many browser windows/tabs open, or I open a big daz studio scene, etc., I find myself getting slowdowns, stuttering audio, etc. I'd like the gallery's opinion on...
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    Need some tips on burning large directories to disc

    I just bought a blu-ray burner drive and a spindle of 25gb discs. How do I: 1 burn large directories (bigger than a blu-ray disc) 2 do it without going through the total PitA of sorting it into directories with <23.25 of data; in fact, without sorting it at all 3 do it in a way that results in...
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    Plex just works

    I finally bought a TV again, one of the TCL 55" that have been selling for $300 recently. I connected it to my PC via HDMI, and I was having a bitch of a time getting it to play movies off my hard drives. I got Kodi to work, but it was finicky as Hell, constantly blanking out and throwing up...
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    Shopping for a minimalist mid-tower with good # of int/ex bays + usb-c in front

    Anyone want to help me shop for a case? I'm looking for a new mid-tower (not sure if 18" in height is the standard but that's my current case' height, and I don't want to go much over that, as my rig sits on shelving). Wants & needs: Room for my current hardware: Corsair CX600 PSU Gigabyte...
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    16 BAY 4U DAS EXPANSION...question

    https://www.serverbuilds.net/16-bay-das I'm thinking about building something like this, but before I deep-dive into researching the build, I just want to make sure: "server" here is interchangeable with "desktop PC," right? Meaning, I can attach this thing to my desktop PC, as long as I have a...
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    Tower or mid-tower with a ton of USB ports?

    Anyone want to recommend a mid-tower (or maybe a tower - I've got another foot or so of vertical clearance under my desk, where my case is) with a bunch of usb ports? I'm looking at the manual and it looks like there are 3 USB headers on my mobo, so I'd like to find a case that can utilize as...
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    PS2 Male to USB female converter

    My mobo has PS2 mouse and keyboard ports and I have USB mouse and USB keyboard. I'd like to free up two USB ports by using some kind of converter to plug my mouse and keyboard into those PS2 ports. Trouble is, I bought the standard adapters: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N5MYE72 And...
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    Suggestions on NSFW podcast prophylactics?

    I'm about to buy some wireless earbuds so I can listen to my podcasts at work. But they'd be, er, problematic if something went wrong and the audio started coming out of the phone, instead of the buds. I'm probably worrying over nothing since my pocket will muffle the sound and it only takes a...
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    Way to test my SD card via USB on PC?

    Want to test the micro SD card I just bought but like 10/10 of the desktop apps I've tried have failed to show my USB-connected phone (and thus its SD card), and the first android app suggested by Google (SD Insight) is too old for my OS. Any suggestions? So far my card is working fine for its...
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    Blocking particular sites from image search engine results

    Adblock is great for www.thisURLmakessense.com and the like, but Bing and G**gle image search engines use encrypted (or whatever) bogus URLs like "bing.com/afhafahafdhyafaafbateafagat" to protect the shitty sites that pay them. Anyone know a way to get around that and remove/block images from...
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    How to stream video from my PC to my TV?

    My desktop doesn't have wifi, so I use this thing to let it talk to my comcast router downstairs: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01G8IPLD8 My TV has a Roku device, but I want to stream MKVs and AVIs from my hard drive to my TV. What's the cheapest way I can get this done? I have Kodi...
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    asus vh238 wigging out

    It's old and it's started wigging out - the control displays keep popping up as if I'm pressing the buttons, but I'm not. I removed the buttons about a year ago, actually, because it was doing something similar then. The brightness display being on half the time is actually pretty benign; this...
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    Chrome sucks

    Now I understand why Chrome is free: it's a piece of shit. Install a bunch of extensions, restart computer or Chrome, open extension tab, see no extensions. 1 hour later, still no extensions (Chrome is a piece of shit, so sometimes the awesomely powerful graphics of the extensions take a minute...
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    Can't set firefox as default browser

    Chrome sync has lost my important bookmarks for the last fucking time, so now i'm keeping them in Firefox (Opera blew their fucking chance by crashing every time I tried to drag a url from address field to bookmark tab and ignored the stupid "save" popup, which their stupid website says I should...
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    Where does Chrome REALLY store bookmarks?

    I had this annoying issue with Chrome bug (kept opening month-old pinned tabs every time I started browser, even after reset, clearing browsing data and cache, etc.). So I backed up both appdata/google/chrome folders to zip, deleted said folders, and reinstalled Chrome. That fixed the issue...
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    Virtual Directories? Not even sure of nomenclature...

    I use Daz Studio a lot. I've never liked the way the Content Library works, and I still don't. For years I've used Advanced Library for Poser via a plugin that allows it to send calls to Daz Studio. But it's been showing its age, and hasn't been updated since 2014, and then only to modify it so...
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    Edge vs Acrobat

    Anybody else noticed how Edge will open PDFs that Acrobat says can't be opened? It kinda happens a lot. Lulz @ Adobe.
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    W10 Explorer - REG files to remove all the extraneous folder links?

    You know, 3D Objects, Documents, Pictures, etc., from "This PC," from the navigation pane, etc. I've done it already once by editing the registry by hand, and Microtard just restored them all with the recent update. Anyone know where I can find .reg files to do it with a double-click? That way...
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    USB changes in W10?

    Microsoft seem to have done some heavy optimizing to how USB works, or external storage, or something, with the recent W10 update. I used to have to wait a couple minutes for Windows to even hit the desktop, if all of my external drives were plugged in (I have like ten of 'em). Now it's like the...
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    CrystalDiskMark results - it's dying, Jim. Right?

    1.5 tb mechanical drive attached via USB 2.0 enclosure. It ain't new. It was giving me headaches (I/O errors, "can't find file" errors, etc.) in one enclosure, so I put it into another and ran CDM.
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    Windows 10 Creator Update requirements?

    I have a stupid craptop with a stupid 32gb hard drive that's never had enough stupid free space for the stupid Anniversary update, so I never installed it. I'm downloading the stupid thing now, after jumping through a bunch of stupid hoops to get stupid Microsoft to actually deliver the stupid...
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    Public service announcement about SSDs for people with lots of external storage

    NO, you will NOT see the gains that people predict, at least, not on recent versions of Windows, because in its infinite wisdom, Microsoft made it so Windows waits, frozen, for irrelevant drives that you aren't even trying to access to spin up before it will let you use the SSD. Really...
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    Why is pinterest such a piece of crap?

    Why is pinterest such a piece of crap? It's this wonderful cornucopia of images that the idiot designers have made it hard to use. You can't open an image in a new tab (click on the image, and the whole page changes, losing all the images you just loaded, and there's no going back). You...
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    Wikipedia pages don't save?

    When I save a Wikipedia page to my hard drive and then open the local version in my browser, the images don't load. This happens if I use Firefox or Chrome. I have tried saving in both browsers, too (as "complete" pages). When I open the accompanying folder for the save page, the images are all...
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    Need help with an unorthodox wifi setup

    I need some help planning a wifi setup. I can't get normal broadband at my house for less than an arm and a leg, and there are too many trees for a satellite setup. My next door neighbor has agreed to let me get service set up at his house, and use wifi to connect to it from my house. I did some...
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    Full offline Wikipedia page?

    Anyone know something a bit more user-friendly than wget that I can use to download a wikipedia page PLUS the largest version available of every thumbnail image on the Aforementioned wikipedia page? In other words, I want to be able to easily download Wikipedia pages for offline use and have the...
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    Batch string search?

    Anybody know a program that will take each of several lines in a text file, run a desktop search with it, and spit out a log of the hits? Web search got me nothin.
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    USB Drive Letter Manager for Windows

    I'm trying to figure out how to use this thing: USBDLM V5.3.2 - USB Drive Letter Manager for Windows http://www.uwe-sieber.de/usbdlm_e.html So W10 can't **** up my drive assignments and labels, as it just did yesterday. But I'm not well-versed in using .ini files. E.g...
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    Upgrading W10H to W10P, how likely is loss of settings/data?

    Aside from power loss during install, I mean. I've got a laptop on W10 home that is stuck in a pre-anniversary edition state, that I want to upgrade to W10 Pro (build 16299.64). Should I be worried about data loss? I need to keep my wifi settings and my browsers intact. If I should be worried...
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    i5-8400 VGA driver won't install

    I just bought a gigabyte Z370 D3 and an i5-8400 and installed W10 Pro (10.0.16299). All the drivers installed fine except for the VGA driver for the i5. When I run igxpin.exe, or the one that's "pun" instead of "pin," I get the error message: This computer does not meet the minimum requirements...
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    W10 isn't recognizing partition it should be recognizing

    I was running W7U but had to upgrade to W10 because my CPU doesn't support W7, plus I wanted to move to W10 anyway. My system drive had 3 partitions, not including the hidden partitions that get created automatically: a 200gb C partition for my OS, a 1.Xtb D partition for games and apps, and a...
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    New system won't post

    Gigabyte Z370P D3 (r. 1.0) Motherboard i5-8400 CPU 8g x2 T-Force Dark DDR4 RAM Asus GTX 760 Cryorig H7 Cooler CX600 PSU K so I plugged everything in and it isn't posting. Installing the CPU/RAM/Cooler/mobo/video card all went smoothly, I was careful not to touch anything I didn't have to...
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