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I am a relatively new subscriber to
LangaList. I often get the message "ending the program ShellconHiddenWindow"
when I turn off my computer. I don’t know what this is. I can’t find it
anywhere. Do you have any ideas as to what it
Hi, Fred. Is there a way to configure the
Recycle Bin so that it frees up disk space as needed, rather than waiting until
newer items are deleted (to permanently delete older items)? If it worked that
way, there would be no reason not to use a large Recycle Bin, if I understand it
correctly. Thanks. —Russell A. Dewey, PhD
Well over 4,000 of your fellow readers have "loaded the code." Have you?
Check out http://langa.com/code.htm for
Hi Fred, I just came across this article in
Yahoo-news ("Spyware Researchers Discover ID Theft Ring"
Computer guru John Woram (
) recently tussled with ZoneAlarm, and shared his frustrations:
I’ve looked forward to each issue of Plus for
years. The other day I installed Microsoft Office Professional 2003. The next
day I booted up my PC to check and reply to some emails. I wanted to insert a
picture and found that all the Folders and Files I added to My Documents were
gone, other than I had when I first installed WindowsXP Professional and
Service Pack 2. How can I access everything that was there before installing,
Microsoft Office Professional 2003? —Dwight Stilson
Speaking of "Symantecification" (above) there’s also "Adobefication:"
Look at how bloated what once was a simple, small PDF reader has become. As a
result, a number of people have produced smaller, simpler tools that do what the
original Adoba Acrobat Reader did— let you read PDFs, period.
Fred, I have a Logitech Trackman Marble Wheel which
I use for day-to-day work but when I do graphics work it’s not as sensitive as
I need it to be. Is it possible to use two different pointing devices (mice)
without unplugging one to plug in the other? —Riley
As a long time plus subscriber, I wouldn’t miss an
issue. Good stuff… Anyway, I was thinking about automating both scandisk(Win9x)/chkdsk.exe
(XP, 2K) and defrag on all of the computers in my office (all are Windows
XP Pro SP2). I was going to have them run automatically, first scandisk on
Tuesday night, then follow up on Wednesday night with defrag. I have done the
research to determine exactly how to accomplish this via the Task Scheduler
using batch files so no help needed there.