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May 20, 2023 by BigDogBigFeet on BDBF's Pound
It's gonna be a speed beast. AMD Ryzen 7900x ddr5 memory AMD Ryzen 7900xtx Graphics card.
May 19, 2023 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
For whatever reason, databases become corrupted. In Windows File Explorer, the thumbnails displayed are a convenient link to files you've been working on, recently. When the database becomes corrupted, these pictures display incorrectly. Hankers forwarded me the link to this article on Windows Central which describes 3 ways to fix the problem and recreate the information using the Disk Cleanup legacy tool and Command Prompt. Not going to scrape the article ( linked above ) which is...
May 18, 2023 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Was cruising and saw this summary (on Neowin ) of what you can expect in W11's Moment 3. There appear to be some good changes, but as in the case of widgets, they don't go far enough: They sadly won't be enabled for use on the desktop.  There'll be more "Recommended for you" links stuck on the start menu, so get Stardock's Start11 , and remain the boss of your start menu. Head to the linked article for the article, and screenies...and have a good day, people!
May 3, 2023 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Found a nifty, free utility which does just about everything paid utilities do, for free. It even has a light and dark theme. It's for use with W11.  I put together a composite of the available screens in the utility, below (numbered 1-6). As you can see, it offers quite a bit for a free utility, available in the Microsoft Store. I have to say, I'm impressed. You also have the possibility of changing the settings and offering feedback to the developer from inside each screen. &nb...
May 1, 2023 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
This surfaced this morning...from Gizchina: If true, W12 will be stunning...so many new features. The taskbar, Start menu, explorer...all revolutionary. The dynamic dark mode looks gorgeous.  To be clear, MS hasn't confirmed anything, and this is a concept video, but: "The highly reputable concept creator,  Addy Visuals  has come up with something new that shows how Windows 12 will look like, and it’s stunning. This same concept creator has a long standing...
April 21, 2023 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
MS should never have changed W10's task bar in W11. The fact they did helped prevent me from transiting to W11 long before I did. The main reasons I did adopt W11 was WB11 and Start11. It's time to make my manners with a large "Thank you, Brad and Stardock!". Now, something more personal. It was this month, 21 years ago that I joined as a member. I've never regretted that decision. My life and desktop have never been ordinary since. Which brings me to the second reason for this post:...
April 14, 2023 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
The new Winamp is here as a customizable (on your machine) streaming webservice with video, audio, fanzone... which you can read about here:  https://www.ghacks.net/2023/04/12/the-new-winamp-player-will-launch-on-april-13-2023/ So, you create an account, and download the player which has a very cool flat black look, and then discover that "the new Winamp player does not support integrating a local music library or online library of audio files to an account...This leaves a very s...
April 11, 2023 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Another reason to get Start11: M$ is planning to advertise on the W11 start menu...as if it weren't crappy enough as it is. Even if Start11 can't rid us of their adverts, we can switch to the W10 or W7 menus.  from windowslatest   This first appeared in the optional March update, but will be in the April or May update as non-optional. For now, there's a way to shut it down via an optional toggle to Settings > Personalization > Start, so you can easily disable...
March 29, 2023 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
This just in from Carl, aka c242. Here's the translation via the Deskmodder.de site: "As with the previous optional update in February, Microsoft has renewed the notice that third-party applications such as Explorerpatcher, TranslucentTB or similar tools cause problems with the  current KB5023774  or for Windows 11 22H2 the  KB5022913  can come. Microsoft therefore recommends uninstalling this tool in advance, as it did last month. Microsoft itself will not do anything...
So the new Twitter limits the # of tweets you can make per day.  You'd think this might be a big number but it's not.  It's something like 10 PER DAY.     UPDATE: This was a temporary bug and is now fixed apparently.
February 5, 2023 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Taras Buria brings soon to come changes to Edge to us in the article linked above at Neowin. I recommend reading the original article there. Buria reports and links other articles regarding improvements namely some positive changes such as an improved password monitor, a new productivity feature (two tabs in one window), and reimagining (Project Phoenix) - Mica treatment and rounded corners, as well as the subject of this: "Discover": (image credit Neowin) The new button will pop ...
February 1, 2023 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
MS is at it again. The "it" is deceptive advertising regarding the upgrade from W10 to W11. The upper picture is the upgrade screen as it appears on the W10 screen, a  "full-screen Windows 11 ad offering to upgrade to the latest operating system. And in typical Microsoft fashion, available options are as head-scratching as it gets: two buttons, and both mean "I agree." - Taras Buria, Neowin The blue and white buttons (red arrows) both mean to "upgrade". The yellow arrow points to t...
January 28, 2023 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Everything toolbar and search replace W10, and now W11 search function handily, as well. gHacks also notes it will be supported by W12 when it comes, too. "Windows users may also notice that the search app supports automatic light and dark modes as well as accent colors. The interface should apply these automatically based on the system settings. Another helpful feature is that users may right-click on search results to access the Windows context menu. Useful to run copy, open with or del...
January 20, 2023 by Daiwa on daiwa
The January 13th update to LastPass appears to be bug-ridden & has broken several things it was previously doing flawlessly on both my rigs.  Anyone else using LastPass having issues since the new version was rolled out?  There is no meaningful/useful support at LastPass - just FAQ's.
January 17, 2023 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Well, MS did it again...an update which sabotages your computer. "Last Friday was a rather unlucky day for Windows users and system administrators worldwide. According to multiple reports, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint turned into a shortcut and file "killer" that fateful day, after the security suite began to delete application shortcuts from the Windows Taskbar and Start Menu, sometimes even removing the linked program files from disk. The issue was experienced by multiple system admins...