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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5240 on: September 11, 2019, 12:42:26 PM »
No way!! Just kill chrome via task manager, if you cant then restart but definitely don't click anything on the site
why kill? can just X out

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5241 on: September 11, 2019, 12:44:04 PM »
why kill? can just X out

Usually such "sites" will keep popping up or disable the X, if you can just X it you are lucky
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5242 on: September 13, 2019, 10:55:10 AM »
Does anyone know of an easy way to generate a batch of receipts from an excel spreadsheet?

I have a spreadsheet with approx 70 clients' info and a couple of cells with the description of their purchase and amounts paid, and I need to generate receipts. Is there a way that I can create some sort of template and then generate 70 receipts in one shot?

If I can't do it in Excel, is some sort of cheap software that can do this? I'd be willing to spend a bit but I don't want to spend too much as this is a one-time thing and I won't need it on an ongoing basis.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5243 on: September 13, 2019, 10:56:59 AM »
you can use mailmerge in MS word to create a template, and then generate a receipt for each record in your excel file
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5244 on: October 07, 2019, 10:59:08 AM »
Cross-posting

I want to add a third desktop screen but my computer only has one display and one HDMI port. My third screen is also HDMI. what adapter do i need? should i get a HDMI-to-USB or HDMI Splitter?

tech is not my strong suit and even the salesman at staples was confusing me. TIA

bonus points for a link to the product so i can order it ;)
#TYH

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5245 on: October 07, 2019, 11:05:58 AM »
Cross-posting

I want to add a third desktop screen but my computer only has one display and one HDMI port. My third screen is also HDMI. what adapter do i need? should i get a HDMI-to-USB or HDMI Splitter?

tech is not my strong suit and even the salesman at staples was confusing me. TIA

bonus points for a link to the product so i can order it ;)
*USB to HDMI, but keep in mind that this is not merely an "adapter" per se, it is an "external Graphics Card", so it will not be very cheap and you should look out for good quality.

HDMI Splitter can only put the same signal on two screens.

Something like this.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5246 on: October 07, 2019, 11:25:08 AM »
Cross-posting

I want to add a third desktop screen but my computer only has one display and one HDMI port. My third screen is also HDMI. what adapter do i need? should i get a HDMI-to-USB or HDMI Splitter?

tech is not my strong suit and even the salesman at staples was confusing me. TIA

bonus points for a link to the product so i can order it ;)
*USB to HDMI, but keep in mind that this is not merely an "adapter" per se, it is an "external Graphics Card", so it will not be very cheap and you should look out for good quality.

HDMI Splitter can only put the same signal on two screens.

Something like this.
+1

 I'd consider adding an additional graphics card for better picture quality if that's an option/concern.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5247 on: October 07, 2019, 03:00:05 PM »
*USB to HDMI, but keep in mind that this is not merely an "adapter" per se, it is an "external Graphics Card", so it will not be very cheap and you should look out for good quality.

HDMI Splitter can only put the same signal on two screens.

Something like this.
Thanks!

+1

 I'd consider adding an additional graphics card for better picture quality if that's an option/concern.

its my work computer. no need for extra graphics(i think)
#TYH

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5248 on: October 12, 2019, 08:48:33 PM »
I'm using a recently purchased XPS 13 and whenever I click the resize button of a window, the window adjusts in size very modestly. On my old computer, it would adjust the size much more significantly (maybe 50% or more). If I manually change the size, then the resize will switch back and forth between the new size and the adjusted size, but the default adjustment is extremely modest. Any suggestions?
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5249 on: October 24, 2019, 05:31:23 PM »
it happens allot I have 2 screens on my pc and the 2nd screen will stop working I cant type on it till I restart my pc what does it mean ?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5250 on: October 24, 2019, 06:03:12 PM »
it happens allot I have 2 screens on my pc and the 2nd screen will stop working I cant type on it till I restart my pc what does it mean ?
I have the same problem sometimes, not sure if it's RAM but it seems the computer is too tired to handle both screens :)
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5251 on: October 24, 2019, 08:20:39 PM »
that does not make any sense I have a fast pc and allot of space in it

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5252 on: October 24, 2019, 08:55:26 PM »
that does not make any sense I have a fast pc and allot of space in it
as do I.

Do you restart your computer on a regular basis?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5253 on: October 25, 2019, 12:44:08 AM »
it happens allot I have 2 screens on my pc and the 2nd screen will stop working I cant type on it till I restart my pc what does it mean ?
I have the same problem sometimes, not sure if it's RAM but it seems the computer is too tired to handle both screens :)
Graphics card?

I actually once had such a thing with both screens and it was a faulty secondary hard drive.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5254 on: October 25, 2019, 08:09:40 AM »
Graphics card?

I actually once had such a thing with both screens and it was a faulty secondary hard drive.
I have a pretty good graphics card. Or at least 3 years ago when I bought the laptop it was...
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5255 on: October 25, 2019, 09:42:44 AM »
does it has to do with the keyboard it keeps heaping every hour ?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5256 on: October 25, 2019, 09:44:41 AM »
I have a pretty good graphics card. Or at least 3 years ago when I bought the laptop it was...
There are a few measurements involved with GCs and it is possible that one is inadequate or simply on its way out.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5257 on: October 25, 2019, 09:47:07 AM »
There are a few measurements involved with GCs and it is possible that one is inadequate or simply on its way out.
I have a NVIDIA GeForce MX150, whatever that means. And a Dell D3100 doc with two monitors plugged into it. Sometimes one of the monitors doesn't work and I have to restart to get it back on. Not such a big deal, though.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5258 on: October 27, 2019, 09:58:08 AM »
Hi - One of my computers in my office cant connect to any website even though it shows connected to the internet - the error it says is "the remote device or resource wont accept the connection" - I tried the fixes that I googled but so far no luck...any suggestions?
Thanks

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5259 on: October 27, 2019, 10:31:54 AM »
Hi - One of my computers in my office cant connect to any website even though it shows connected to the internet - the error it says is "the remote device or resource wont accept the connection" - I tried the fixes that I googled but so far no luck...any suggestions?
Thanks
Did you try restarting? Do you have a content filter? Try another browser?