Category Archives: Computers and Internet

Home Network Printer Setup That Works

Whenever I add a network printer to one of my Windows computers at home I end up with a reference to a hard-coded IP address. That means that the next time my home router reboots and assigns a different IP … Continue reading

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Hard Drive Upgrade

I finally put too many photos and videos on my laptop hard drive and I had to upgrade it. My original hard drive was a 640 GB drive and there are now 1 TB laptop drives available that have 8 … Continue reading

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Other Causes of Alt+Tab Problems

Now that I have an easy way to find and fix problems with Alt+Tab it becomes easier to identify culprits. Whenever Alt+Tab misbehaves ā€“ whenever the grid of programs goes behind the current Aero Peek window ā€“ I run AltTabFixOnce.exe … Continue reading

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Twitter

I now have a twitter account, for those times when 141 characters is too much of a commitment. I anticipate greater sarcasm and more frequent posting, but similar topics. You can follow me at BruceDawson0xB, where I explain the peculiar … Continue reading

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Alt+Tab Bug Worsened by IE 10, But Fix Found

Windows 7 has an annoying bug that causes alt+tab to malfunction for many people. This bug, previously discussed on this blog in Alt+Tab Depth Inversion Bug, causes the grid of programs to be partially or completely hidden, making it much … Continue reading

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Backin’ Up is Hard to Do

I hate computers. All I wanted to do was backup my laptop. Iā€™d been doing ad hoc backups for years (a batch file that zips and copies all the important directories) but that system was clearly insufficient. Replacing my ad … Continue reading

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What the heck is amd64?

A few days ago Windows Live Photo Gallery (WLPG) told me that there was a new codec pack available and suggested that I download it. That should be trivial. And yet, somehow, they managed to make it complicated.

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