When the short answer is ‘probably’

Kathleen Atkins

As with other technologies upon which we heavily depend, we prefer unambiguous answers when we’re seeking help to cure troubles in a computer.

But as Lounge member grits found, in posting queries about folders left over after a program uninstall, the computing life doesn’t encourage certainty. Check out the thread to see what “probably” means this time.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity Clipboard-to-file feature needed
Word Processing Image resizing using ribbon doesn’t always work
Spreadsheets Limiting user input
Databases Calculated field in a query
Visual Basic for Apps Populating many occurrences of field in document from UserForm
Microsoft Outlook Rule misbehaves in Outlook 2010
Non-Outlook E-mail Gmail through Outlook or Windows Live Mail failing: Web access OK
Other MS Apps MS Project 2010: Starting task on given weekday
General Windows What to do when Secunia PSI goes crazy?
Windows 8 What does Microsoft want to do with Windows 8?
Windows 7 Windows 7 has slowed almost to stop, even in safe mode
  ATI video drivers causing TDRs and BSODs
  Browser fonts changed
Windows Vista Windows Explorer: No thumbnail previews of PDF files in lower pane
Windows XP Want AVG TICK back
Internet Explorer Opening IE 9 tabs
Third-Party Browsers Validation rejection in Firefox
Application Servers Need reliable e-mail delivery
Networking Wireless as safe as hardwire connection?
Social Media Downloading from YouTube
Software Development
Web Design & Development Opening menuless browser window
Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes Any new operating systems on the horizon?
Security & Scams New virus detection: How long does it take?
Maintenance Better Macrium Free option?
Hardware USB 3.0 anomaly
Graphics/Multimedia Flash error message
Other Applications Incomplete uninstall?

starred posts: particularly useful

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.