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  • I recalled reading somewhere that you could see the performance of NVidia cards under MS-Windows. Looking around I could not really see how that would be done. Today, though, I found out that perfmon does it all!

    To start perfmon, click on your Start button and enter perfmon and click Run. You may also start it from a command line although perfmon is a graphical tool.

    Once in there, click on ":Performance Monitor", it should appear under Monitoring Tools.

    That won't give you the GPU information though, not by default.

    When you right click on the area with the graph, you see ...

  • Today I opened a document where I had to make a few edits and LibreOffice decided to tell me:

    Readonly content cannot be changed.
    No modifications will be accepted.

    There is a screenshot of that message:

    Error message: Readonly content cannot be changed. No modifications will be accepted.

    The error may be justified, I do not know, but apparently not too many people know how to unlock a document. I found pages and pages that tell people to check the read/write protection of the file, as if a read-only file on disk could not be updated in the editor... (yes! you cannot write it back, but you can edit it and do a Save As ...)

    One person, though, had the correct answer to ...

  • I have used several different software to gain remote access to other's computers.

    With a Unix system, it's easy. You use ssh and you can do everything you want (although some people just cannot handle a console, I'm fine with such, but ssh allows you to access X-Windows if you'd like with the -X command line option.)

    With MS-Windows, since that system is just a desktop application, you need a special tool in order to achieve that feat. Most of them are for money or make use of things that do not work under Linux. Yet, there is one that I like, it is called TeamViewer. It was ...

  • To avoid recreating the same styles and title, summary pages over and over again one wants to create a template file. These are called <name>.dot where dot means document template.

    To create a .dot just create a regular .doc file and then when saving it, change the extension to .dot. Nothing complicated here.

    Now, if you are with a large company, the template file would be saved in a folder where Microsoft Office can find it automatically so when you say New you can then choose your template, it has to be placed here:

        C:\Users\<name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates
    
  • I guess I liked Netscape just way too much... I used Mozilla after Netscape went down and bust, then I continued with SeaMonkey 1.x and now I just finished installing SeaMonkey 2.0.

    There are features in this system that are just better than in FireFox. However, SeaMonkey 2.0 is a re-sync. with FireFox 3.x. In other words, this is very similar to FireFox, with the correct display features of the HTML code. But it keeps the menu, preferences and look in general of SeaMonkey. (although the fonts have changed... I'll have to get used to those!?)

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  • Introduction

    This is not the first time I try to look into getting a color in a cell when the value of the cell is such and such, not just smaller than 0 and it becomes [RED]... which is a default available in your formula.

    The fact is that you need to create styles that you're going to reference either with the STYLE() function or using the Conditional Formatting window.

    So...

    Creating New Styles and Formatting

    First select a cell. You probably want to use an empty cell where you can enter a number or some text and then change it's format with the Format Cell... option. ...

  • When you use Ubuntu X11 you at times want to start an application as Root.

    In your console you'd use the sudo tool which gives the command temporary super-user powers.

    sudo my-command

    In Ubuntu Gnome you can do the same using the gksu command. So add an icon, enter the usual information, and for your command, add gksu in front of it. When clicked, you'll first get a prompt asking you your sudo password, then the command is executed as if the root user had started it.

    gksu faxanwer ttyS0
  • MS-Windows is extremely flexible. So one of the things you can do is delete your Start menu. It's a good way to prevent people from starting the "wrong" software. Now, without that menu and a few icons, what do you do?!

    The Start -> Run menu is accessible using a Window key (held down) and the R key (W-R). This will open the Run window in which you can run all sorts of programs. It is a console reduce to its minimum! (Invented by Microsoft, thank you!)

  • In order to take a screenshot on your Mac OS/X system, simply type "Apple-Shift-3". Then you will see an image on your Desktop. As far as I know you cannot control where the image will go.

    There are many other combinaisons that let you select the part of the screen you want a screenshot of.

    The name of the file on your dekstop is "Picture #.png" where # increases as required. Although since 10.4 you can change the file format with a Unix command.

  • A little while ago I had a problem with the Thunderbird Sent folder.

    I'm not too sure what had happened but it just wouldn't work right.

    I found a page talking about the problem here:

    http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=763585

    The solution that worked for me is actually documented in that post. Ther eit is:

    1. Go to your account folder and check the properties.
    2. Click on "Copies & Folders" and then make sure that you use the "Sent" folder option
    3. Enable Place a copy in under "When sending messages, automatically:"
    4. ...
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