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  1. I don't know enough about the laptop and screen...

    I don't know enough about the laptop and screen you're talking about, but I did run an Alienware [ie high-end] laptop for 18 months as a desktop replacement.

    I used a docking station to connect...
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    Well, you do now :) I'd always regarded Xeon...

    Well, you do now :)

    I'd always regarded Xeon as a server chip, and it wasn't on my radar either until I did my research to choose between i5 and i7. I saw a couple of persuasive posts from someone...
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    Thank you Satrow, your comment gels with what...

    Thank you Satrow, your comment gels with what others who seem knowledgeable are saying. I'll pop the third DIMM in then.If by "bump" you mean overclock, neither my mobo nor the Zeon can handle that....
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    What about using a TV? Of course they're 16:9...

    What about using a TV? Of course they're 16:9 mostly, but if that would work, then it's a fine solution.

    I've had bad eyes even with new prescription glasses for years, but two TVs at the back of...
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    Single Channel RAM v Dual Channel

    I'm running Win7 x64 [and Win10 x64 later this year hopefully] with 2 x 4GB DDR3 1600 DIMMs.

    I just got a pressie of one more DIMM the exact same--same manufacturer, same everything. My...
  6. [SOLVED] Thank you again kweaver. I'd tried the single...

    Thank you again kweaver. I'd tried the single quote but it didn't work as expected. I since discovered it's because of different formats in the source columns of numbers. Once I found and cleaned...
  7. [SOLVED] Thank you kweaver, my fault in the first post, I...

    Thank you kweaver, my fault in the first post, I do not have spaces between the digits, I put them there for easier reading here. SUBSTITUTE I haven't used before, and it looks to me like global...
  8. [SOLVED] Formatting longer numbers as text gives the 'E' expression

    Seems to happen with longer numbers--my test says for over 11 digits. Clearly it makes sense for very long numbers, but it's not behavior I want. How do I disable it?

    "the 'E' expression" meaning...
  9. [SOLVED] Adding physical dashes into text-formatted numbers

    I have to do this with a bunch of long numbers in Excel 2013. Let's say they're credit card numbers. So I have...
    1234 5678 1234 5678
    ...and I want...
    1234-5678-1234-5678

    It's not a custom...
  10. [SOLVED] Thank you Wendell and Rui. You have settled the...

    Thank you Wendell and Rui. You have settled the issue quite clearly.
  11. [SOLVED] Multi-value field in Access 2013 - good idea or not?

    I'm making a small simple A2013 desktop DB to replace a spreadsheet mess. Reading in various places about multi-value fields, I've seen opinions that they should be avoided. I've seen mentions of...
  12. Unrealistic no, but unclear, yes :) What 'new...

    Unrealistic no, but unclear, yes :)

    What 'new stuff' do you envisage 'coming down the pike' as you drive over 'the horizon'? Your stated usage is tablet standard, I don't see you dabbling in voice...
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    That is skimpy. You should check if any other...

    That is skimpy. You should check if any other stuff has been similarly skimped--eg maybe the power supply is so weak it mightn't support extra drives properly, no extra case fans, etc.
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    Nice review RG. I see it's down to $85 on Amazon...

    Nice review RG. I see it's down to $85 on Amazon now, with free shipping, which is only $2 dearer than their all-time low. I hope you don't meet any of the repetitive problems with it [key caps and...
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    I do. The amount of Flash I want to watch is...

    I do. The amount of Flash I want to watch is minimal, so activating and de-activating in IE 2-3 times a month is no trouble.

    Not true. Almost all my video watching is on YouTube without Flash...
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    Good to hear, I must have missed it when Mozilla...

    Good to hear, I must have missed it when Mozilla reversed their various moves and announcements which either expressed disappointment in TB, or effectively dumped it. See eg this article from three...
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    If Thunderbird is the best freebie, then this is...

    If Thunderbird is the best freebie, then this is probably a software sector where a serious user needs to pay for quality. I've seen too many negatives about TB around the net in the last year or two...
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    First things first: have you tried fixing the...

    First things first: have you tried fixing the error? Loads of advice and how-tos out there, eg from About.com and the same steps with comments on Seven Forums. If you can fix, you can keep Eudora....
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    I second that. If you want all the files in a...

    I second that.

    If you want all the files in a main folder and sub-folders listed alphabetically in one window, then you need a "flatfile" view. I don't know if WinExplorer has such, but some of...
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    That worked for tiny sites, but not for bigger....

    That worked for tiny sites, but not for bigger. Bigger used agencies, contractors and freelancers to handle their email work, so it was most likely one of the latter which 'dobbed' you, not the...
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    Would seeing fewer bounce notifications reduce...

    Would seeing fewer bounce notifications reduce the upset? You can do that by forgetting about all the 'disposable' addresses you use, which aren't of much use anyway--if you find spam coming to your...
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    Sure it is, I use it frequently--sign up,...

    Sure it is, I use it frequently--sign up, evaluate, unsub.

    Of course, using an ISP which eliminates almost all spam makes this easier to do in practice. I can see how using a dud email ISP would...
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    Windows usually includes the basics for casual...

    Windows usually includes the basics for casual users, anything more is for the community to develop.

    There are lots of free and paid replacements for Windows Explorer out there, which may do what...
  24. Sounds like you may be confusing "Conditional...

    Sounds like you may be confusing "Conditional formatting" and the default formatting which every cell has--usually "General" iirc unless you change it.

    Copying "formatting only" will not copy your...
  25. Tracy, your request for topic suggestions in last...

    Tracy, your request for topic suggestions in last week's article got ignored in the interesting photography posts, so I'll add mine here. I have 2 broad categories which don't get much play here, but...
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