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    Is it possible to boot direct into the Desktop? ...

    Is it possible to boot direct into the Desktop? I thought the boot could only go into that awful Metro interface (which is probably fine on a smart phone or tablet, but is ridiculous on a desktop...
  2. Thunderbird maintenace is continuing

    Thank you for this link - I've never previously seen that blog, which seems principally aimed at developers rather than users.
    However, I think that jwitalka is being unduly alarmist in implying...
  3. Why do you say: I can find nothing on...

    Why do you say:

    I can find nothing on getsatisfaction about future development of Thunderbird being discontinued, and the new version 14.0 was only issued yesterday!
  4. I'm not familiar with the Bullzip PDF printer,...

    I'm not familiar with the Bullzip PDF printer, but it appears to serve the same purpose as PDFCreator from Sourceforge, which I use on a regular basis, and find very effective if not entirely...
  5. The office I worked in before I retired used...

    The office I worked in before I retired used Outlook on a professionally set up and maintained Exchange server, and I found it efficient and easy to use. However, on my home PC without the Exchange...
  6. It could be - Virgin Media (a UK cable company)...

    It could be - Virgin Media (a UK cable company) started using Google Apps to manage its email service about 18 months ago, and all Virgin email addresses got the email about changes to the privacy...
  7. For some time I have used EveryClick...

    For some time I have used EveryClick <http://www.everyclick.com>, which gives money to charity. It is now based on Yahoo, and I find it good for most searches, although occasionally I do have to...
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    Image and text in PDFs

    That is a technique used in Document Management Systems. When the company I worked for until I retired for installed a DMS, hard copy documents were scanned in this format so that if you look at or...
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    I have searched both Microsoft's website, and...

    I have searched both Microsoft's website, and those of several vendors trying to find the details of how this pack can be used, but cannot find anything beyond the Microsoft statement "Package...
  10. In the 28/10/2010 issue of Windows Secrets...

    In the 28/10/2010 issue of Windows Secrets Newsletter Robert Vamosi recommends the Firefox "Force-TSL" Add-on to force the use of HTTPS where available.
    I have been using "HTTPS Everywhere", which...
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    The big advantage of VLC for me is that it can be...

    The big advantage of VLC for me is that it can be set up to automatically display the output full-screen on a projector and keep the controls on the laptop monitor.
    There may be others that can do...
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    Thanks very much Steve. I have downloaded and...

    Thanks very much Steve. I have downloaded and installed two copies of the script:
    one as downloaded for manually creating a Restore Point which I've put in the start menu, and
    one modified as...
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    This sounds like exactly what I would like to do,...

    This sounds like exactly what I would like to do, but the script says it is for Windows XP. Does anyone know if it will work in Windows 7, or of an alternative script for Windows 7?

    Peter Vincent
  14. When I first started using Windows, the advice...

    When I first started using Windows, the advice was to use a Restricted User account for most purposes, and only use a password protected Administrator account when installing or un-installing...
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