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  1. I've tried to use Comcast's meter a number of...

    I've tried to use Comcast's meter a number of times, and it always seemed to be unavailable when I really wanted to check it (and the desktop version never accepted my password). It worked this time,...
  2. How to measure general internet traffic across a router?

    As many Comcast subscribers know, they have begun to add a surcharge for exceeding a data limit of 300 Gigs per month. I don't have a problem with this (since it's the correct approach under net...
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    I've been using Works 4.5 for client billings for...

    I've been using Works 4.5 for client billings for years because of the easy integration of the database with the built-in word-processor and I was dismayed (to say the least) when that was replaced...
  4. That is essentially what I've done, but Firefox...

    That is essentially what I've done, but Firefox (unless I have not stumbled upon it) doesn't have a way to limit the export to just a certain section of one's bookmarks. So I have to open the...
  5. Thanks! That would make a lot of sense if I was...

    Thanks! That would make a lot of sense if I was starting from scratch. Plus, although it would be easy enough in Notepad, I could also start with a clean word-processor document that was then...
  6. Any way to export Firefox bookmarks to a database?

    For a long time, I've been keeping a special set of bookmarks in Firefox that I shared. I would regularly export all bookmarks to an HTML file, open that in Word to remove all but those in the...
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    I am currently recommending the Foxit reader to...

    I am currently recommending the Foxit reader to all of my clients who do not have heavy PDF processing needs. The simple reason: Foxit Reader includes the Foxit PDF Printer as part of its install,...
  8. Does MAPI allow a "primary" workstation that includes ALL "sent" messages?

    Thanks! I keep hearing that as an option, and plan to experiment with it, but it seems like it might not produce the clean "from / to" information you would want to make it easy to follow a thread....
  9. Does MAPI allow primary workstation that includes all sent messages?

    I've been using a POP client for my business email for a long time (both Outlook and Thunderbird) with heavy use of rules. I've been wanting to be able to check my mail on a tablet, but any replies I...
  10. Thanks! I had some follow-up: Yes, that...

    Thanks! I had some follow-up:



    Yes, that was the idea (the VPN would be to allow remote users to log-in to the server and run the app). Those in my current client base who have been doing this...
  11. Minimum configuration for publishing app running on server

    I have an existing fat client database application for which I would like to develop a basic spec that would allow clients to run it as a published application. I have some clients doing this...
  12. I tried adding a "Copy Message to" (a subfolder...

    I tried adding a "Copy Message to" (a subfolder of a folder called "Clients" that I created at the top level) and followed that (in the same rule) with a "Move Message to" the trash folder. I tried...
  13. Well, then, here are a few points to consider and...

    Well, then, here are a few points to consider and gotchas to avoid:

    1) Thunderbird's rules default to the option of "Match all of the following" (conditions) so if you are trying to create a rule...
  14. Using rules in Thunderbird, you can't manage messages in one pass

    I've run into an interesting problem in managing email from my clients with Thunderbird:

    Each time I get a new client (not a high-volume thing), I set up a mail folder for them, then add a rule...
  15. You can turn your whole house into a wireless hot...

    You can turn your whole house into a wireless hot spot: Just get Comcast with one of their new routers. Note: They may not tell you about your new status. ;-)
  16. Possible for Mac to connect to Windows server drive?

    I am working on a proposal that may involve setting up a Windows Server for remote app publishing of a Windows software package that I sell. However, this is a Macintosh shop. They tried the software...
  17. Oddly limited access to Public on a network workstation

    I have an application that writes a few files into a special folder under the Public folder on a win 7 64 computer. Well before that happens, the exe's startup code builds a path by querying Windows...
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    "Access denied" on temp file

    Although this could be a programming issue, since it has never occurred on any other system (including my own Win 8.1 system), I thought it might be some kind of Windows setup problem. I have a user...
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    " if you delete the non-functioning printer...

    " if you delete the non-functioning printer before you try to re-install it, you won't have multiple copy numbers."

    That is what is odd (and one reason I'm posting here): The original...
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    Network printer "offline" (but it isn't)

    I'm having a problem with Windows 8.1 (with and without "Update") in which it seems to regularly lose contact with my Brother HL-5250DN network printer, giving me a "printer offline" message when I...
  21. Well, no luck. I tried to install the "LAN...

    Well, no luck. I tried to install the "LAN driver" and it failed with the message that no Ethernet controller was installed.

    In looking around for the ISO file for Win 7, I found some references...
  22. Hmmm...the Device Manager doesn't report any...

    Hmmm...the Device Manager doesn't report any brand at all for either "Ethernet Controller" or "Network Controller." Since the website only shows the Intel driver for "LAN," I think I'm going to just...
  23. "Can you find the network driver for the laptop?"...

    "Can you find the network driver for the laptop?"

    Yes, that I've found. It was your reference to motherboard drivers that led me to being unsure of what else to grab. Although it has an AMD...
  24. Thanks! I've found the list for this model on the...

    Thanks! I've found the list for this model on the Toshiba site. Is there a way for me to identify what items are "motherboard drivers?" It's not obvious from the proprietary names in the list. The...
  25. New disk with Windows 7 Home Prem: "no connections available" w/CAT5

    I just installed a new disk to replace one that crashed on a Toshiba laptop. I used a downloaded Win 7 ISO file to reinstall Windows Home Premium. Everything came back up without a problem until I...
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