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  1. The "dinner holder" is exactly what I need for...

    The "dinner holder" is exactly what I need for typing while a friendly cat walks on the computer desk, to keep her from stepping on the keys. Is it available in a larger model to shield my "natural"...
  2. SyncToy does not restore files lost from backup.

    To see what I mean, use SyncToy to back up a bunch of files, delete a file from the backup, and rerun SyncToy on that directory pair. It will not restore the deleted file. Recently, I started using...
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    Notification Area Icons settings

    I, running Windows 7 64-bit on 3 machines, have not had that problem, though I did with 2000 and XP. Perhaps the reason is that I went into Control Panel → Notification Area Icons and made sure that...
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    This is not a direct answer to the question but...

    This is not a direct answer to the question but maybe worth considering. I have external hard drives that work perfectly with some USB cables, but intermittently with most of them. In contrast, my...
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    Sounds rendered poorly; fix found.

    This is a problem I was happily able to solve, so I am posting this description only for the possible help of anyone else who may encounter it, and warning about the probable cause.

    For some...
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    Since JavaScript is a very widely used standard,...

    Since JavaScript is a very widely used standard, Microsoft would be highly unlikely to change it unilaterally. Since I program in several languages, I don't trust my memory, but instead use...
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    I have definitely established that Microsoft (R)...

    I have definitely established that Microsoft (R) HTML Application Host has at least two memory leaks. One of my scripts, which runs continuously, needs about 6 kilobytes to run. Its memory usage...
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    At first I could not find the appropriate forum. ...

    At first I could not find the appropriate forum. Then, I found my own post already there in a Microsoft forum. Thank you to whoever arranged that. My username on that forum is different from my...
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    Thank you for your attention. There were no...

    Thank you for your attention. There were no add-ons, unless IE9 inherited some from IE8 when I installed it. If so, there were no add-ons that did not work with IE8. I have done no experimenting,...
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    It came from ...

    It came from

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/products/ie/home

    on 2011-03-28. I restarted the html applications after that, and they were found dead this morning.
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    IE9 makes html applications (.hta) crash.

    I have several html applications (.hta) that run continuously. With Internet Explorer 6 through 8, they have run continuously for several weeks with no problem. The only reasons I ever interrupted...
  12. Color style compatibility issue with IE9, rgb function

    In IE6, IE7, and IE8, a color specification such as

    rgb(253.07,123.19,87.3)

    i.e. the rgb function with float numbers from 0 through 255, works. In IE9, the resulting color is has no...
  13. With the taskbar "locked", Windows still reduces...

    With the taskbar "locked", Windows still reduces the width as described.
  14. joeperez and Doc Brown, thank you for smart...

    joeperez and Doc Brown, thank you for smart questions.

    > What happens if you use Task Manager to terminate explorer.exe and then restart it with Task Manager?

    I didn't know one could do that. ...
  15. Taskbar Property Not Preserved During Hibernate

    I have a desktop and a laptop computer from different manufacturers, both running Windows 7 64-bit. The monitor sizes are respectively 2048 1152 and 1920 1080. On each, I have the taskbar at...
  16. Jean, thank you for telling me. This is a...

    Jean, thank you for telling me. This is a lifestyle issue, and what is good for one family may not be satisfactory for another. Maybe my family is exceptionally clumsy, but I had to disable...
  17. Good way to change keyboard layout using "AutoHotkey"

    I am in a mixed marriage; one types with the Scholes keyboard layout and the other with the Dvorak layout. We needed a way to switch with one keystroke. Windows requires many clicks to change the...
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    I just stumbled on the answer. It is the menu...

    I just stumbled on the answer. It is the menu item View → Zoom, which I didn’t even know existed. It changes the size of almost everything on the rendition of a Web page, but not the contents of a...
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    Java windows are too small, part cut off

    In Internet Explorer 8, any div containing a Java applet is too small, so that part of the applet to the right, and sometimes at the bottom, is cut off. The problem appeared a few days ago. This...
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