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Author Topic: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread  (Read 723245 times)

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5920 on: February 08, 2022, 09:07:23 PM »
Based on my experience, Rdp will adjust to what the local PC has. If 1 monitor then 1 while connected to the other PC… if 2 then 2... If 3 then 3...
(One of the properties is to "extend" to all monitors)
By default, RDP only uses 1 screen, you can change it to use all your screens (there is a way to use more than 1 but not all, but that’s more advanced).

You are correct though, it has nothing to do with what screens are plugged in to the “server”

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5921 on: February 09, 2022, 10:43:00 AM »
So if I remove the 2 attached screens will my user be able to use her 2 when connecting to it?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5922 on: February 09, 2022, 05:40:38 PM »
So if I remove the 2 attached screens will my user be able to use her 2 when connecting to it?
Yes (is the client using windows 10 or later and server is equivalent?)

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5923 on: February 14, 2022, 10:19:43 PM »
Is this a legit link for Movie Maker? https://www.winmoviemaker.com/
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5924 on: February 15, 2022, 01:29:37 AM »
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5925 on: February 15, 2022, 01:37:06 AM »
Is this a legit link for Movie Maker? https://www.winmoviemaker.com/
This is legit not sure if it's the latest version, but then again it's legacy software anyway..
https://archive.org/download/wlsetup-all_201704/
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5926 on: February 15, 2022, 07:33:37 AM »
This is legit not sure if it's the latest version, but then again it's legacy software anyway..
https://archive.org/download/wlsetup-all_201704/
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Thanks!
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5927 on: March 29, 2022, 09:55:52 PM »
Seeking a program that can find duplicate photos (even not the same size/metadata). I found these old posts, but seems those program are gone. Any current recommendations?

Can anyone recommend software that finds duplicate copies of the same photo?

Thanks a bunch!
FYI  - dupeguru doesn't support Windows 10.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5928 on: March 30, 2022, 12:56:46 PM »
Seeking a program that can find duplicate photos (even not the same size/metadata). I found these old posts, but seems those program are gone. Any current recommendations?
Maybe in 2017 dupeGuru didn't support Windows 10 (officially), but the program is still maintained and updated so it should be fine:
https://dupeguru.voltaicideas.net/

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dupeGuru is good with pictures. It has a special Picture mode that can scan pictures fuzzily, allowing you to find pictures that are similar, but not exactly the same.

You may also try things like:
https://www.bolidesoft.com/imagecomparer.html
https://tn123.org/simimages/

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5929 on: March 30, 2022, 12:59:30 PM »
Seeking a program that can find duplicate photos (even not the same size/metadata). I found these old posts, but seems those program are gone. Any current recommendations?
Not sure if supported but I've had good experience with http://www.visipics.info/index.php?title=Main_Page

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5930 on: April 29, 2022, 12:01:32 AM »
I have a archer a5 router running dd wrt (I reset it to to original settings).

I am having FiOS installed tomorrow. What do I need to do to make sure that my router tomorrow?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5931 on: May 04, 2022, 01:00:37 PM »
When i open a PDF with Adobe it opens in another language
also, it closes by itself after 30 seconds
any suggestions on how to change the language I only have the issue with adobe as well it closes automatically

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5932 on: May 04, 2022, 03:13:51 PM »
When i open a PDF with Adobe it opens in another language
also, it closes by itself after 30 seconds
any suggestions on how to change the language I only have the issue with adobe as well it closes automatically
uninstall it and redownload it
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5933 on: June 07, 2022, 10:47:36 AM »
anyone know a good program that can run in the background which blocks youtube or any other websites i want to block?
this would be inside an organization but we have some machines that arent domain joined
TIA

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5934 on: June 07, 2022, 11:03:40 AM »
anyone know a good program that can run in the background which blocks youtube or any other websites i want to block?
this would be inside an organization but we have some machines that arent domain joined
TIA
I haven't used it, I have used other tools from this dev in the past and they're pretty good, but maybe try URL Disabler v1.1

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5935 on: June 15, 2022, 11:11:04 PM »
What to do after spilling chocolate syrup on a laptop?  Over the touchpad, not the keys.  Turned it over right away, so most of it dripped off, but a little might have seeped in around the touchpad. Removed power cable.  Closed lid which should turn it off.  Anything else?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5936 on: June 16, 2022, 01:43:27 AM »
What to do after spilling chocolate syrup on a laptop?  Over the touchpad, not the keys.  Turned it over right away, so most of it dripped off, but a little might have seeped in around the touchpad. Removed power cable.  Closed lid which should turn it off.  Anything else?
my kids usually lick the table when they spill chocolate syrup on the table but here its probly not such a good idea. You have to open the whole laptop up and clean off all the syrup from the inside of the computer. try q-tips.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5937 on: July 14, 2022, 11:42:31 AM »
I'm installing Avast on a computer for the first time and it looks like the UI changed. I used to do advanced installation and just keep File Shield checked. Did they get rid of that option?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5938 on: July 17, 2022, 01:21:08 AM »
What to do after spilling chocolate syrup on a laptop?  Over the touchpad, not the keys.  Turned it over right away, so most of it dripped off, but a little might have seeped in around the touchpad. Removed power cable.  Closed lid which should turn it off.  Anything else?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5939 on: July 22, 2022, 05:59:41 PM »
Installing a label printer. How do I figure out which port its using?