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I usually navigate my Windows 7 Explorer windows via keyboard. I type the name of a directory, then hit enter to open it. But when the new directory comes up, typing finds the first filename alphabetically, which would be fine if I had my directories sorted by file name, but I do not - they're sorted by file type instead. Once a file is selected after typing the first letter, Windows's selection continues looking in the display order (first by type then alphabetically) but does not wrap to the beginning of the directory, so if I was trying to select a folder and ended up with a file, then I either have to click in the window or wait a few seconds and hit Home to get to the start of the window. How do I change this so it will initially give preference to file type and not just file names? [more inside]posted by Lakmir at 1:41 PM - 5 answers
Why are there such differences in the updates times or frequencies of various RSS clients? Looking for an alternative to the Google, I'm trying out various readers, specifically InoReader and The Old Reader. If I "mark all as read" in both readers at the same time, two hours later The Old Reader will show (actual example) 67 new items, while InoReader shows 44. This is after refreshing both in my browser. [more inside]posted by feelinggood at 1:31 PM - 6 answers
I have two gmail accounts. The one that's in a nickname never gets any mis-delivered mail, but the one that's in my actual name (firstname.lastname@example.org) gets lots of mail that's clearly not mine. Some of it is fairly innocuous - like a distribution list for the ladies who put flowers on the altar at their church, and some quite a bit less so - like updates on a mental patient at a hospital in the UK. Just now, I got a paperless ticket for someone's flight on Southwest Airlines. Should I just delete this stuff, or is there something I can/ought to do? posted by tizzie at 12:41 PM - 48 answers
I have mostly completed a website design for a small company - logo, colors, info architecture - but the visual effect of all the elements together isn't.. quite.. "there" yet. How would I go about finding a Web designer who could improve the design "the rest of the way"? [more inside]posted by mark7570 at 11:00 AM - 7 answers
I am an Airbnb user. I log in via Facebook. I recently deleted my Facebook account, and now can't log into Airbnb.
Is there a way for me to access my account? The email/password way in doesn't work, because I didn't originally set my account up that way. posted by Conductor71 at 10:39 AM - 4 answers
How can I make a bootable USB on a mac to be used to boot linux on a mac? I could also use linux on my other computer to make the USB, but I don't have windows, and I want to be able to boot from the mac. [more inside]posted by lhude sing cuccu at 10:25 AM - 11 answers
I want to build a device that will play an audio file once and only once - basically the self-destructing tape from Mission: Impossible, but updated to the digital age. Bonus points for a setup that ends with an audible sizzle and a puff of smoke, yet isn't a federal offense to put through the USPS.
Is it possible to do this with a microcontroller like Arduino or Raspberry Pi? I'm a complete beginner to this kind of 'Maker' stuff, so I'm aware I may not even be asking the right questions.
Here's a link to instructions about an analog version:
http://ask.metafilter.com/180544/in-5-seconds posted by boghead at 9:46 AM - 6 answers
I'd like a place to put up a CV and occasionally some writing. I'm looking for a minimal, clean, and if possible free Wordpress theme. In terms of references, I really like the look of Grantland articles (for example, the first thing I clicked on their frontpage
). I love the running header, the minimal navigation, the centered space for an article, the white space, the blocking, and the running foot-notes on the side. posted by codacorolla at 6:08 PM - 7 answers
I'm looking for a way to transfer files more quickly from my laptop to an external drive. Currently, I'm using USB 2.0 ports & a USB 2.0 hub. However, my HP HDX18 laptop does have an eSATA port & an ExpressCard 54 slot (Gen 1.0). Using Windows 7 64bit operating system. [more inside]posted by briar0rose at 2:20 PM - 7 answers
I'm selling my 250gb 360 slim with 2 controllers, halo 4, darksiders 2, hdmi, component, and turtle beach x12 headset. How much do you think I should ask for it? posted by mamamia88 at 11:30 AM - 5 answers
Our VPS webhost was acquired by a larger firm, and slowly moved from managed hosting to unmanaged hosting. Our Plesk/Parallels server was compromised last night. In order to get it back online, I had to backup the old server, then have it wiped/reset.
I'm looking for a third party server administrator to help move email files from the backup to the accounts on the reinstalled server. [more inside]posted by bullitt 5 at 9:37 AM - 2 answers
I'm trying to recall a video game from around 10-15 years ago, that I never played, where my only real reference is a letter in a video game magazine. The best I can recall is inside. [more inside]posted by handybitesize at 6:59 AM - 5 answers
Help me get read receipts to go to Deleted Items in Outlook 2007. Read receipts received internally get trashed automatically but external ones do not. [more inside]posted by Sock Ray Blue at 6:46 AM - 7 answers
Most "distracting" sites I can block by an entry in my etc/hosts file (Mac OSX 10.8.2). e.g.:
But this method doesn't seem to be able to block gmail. [more inside]posted by tomargue at 2:46 AM - 5 answers
I'm looking for an older version with the search function of Skype users.
I'm not sure what was the latest version with this function,but it seems no longer available to download it at this site.
Please help me with getting it. I really need the older one! posted by mizukko at 10:40 PM - 1 answers
I'm developing a proposal to overhaul the way my company thinks about communication. One of the major components that would allow this to work is the creation of what is essentially a "wire service". What software already exists to do this? (lots of details inside) [more inside]posted by dadici at 3:29 PM - 5 answers
My girlfriends computer has eaten it. We need to find a new device for her to play Yahoo Card Games
on. This is really the only thing the device needs to be able to do, though streaming netflix on it might be a nice perk. I know one requirement of Yahoo is having Java installed in the browser. Thanks! posted by travis08 at 10:17 AM - 10 answers
How can I easily analyse test score data in a spreadsheet with multiple independent and dependent variables in each row? [more inside]posted by mxc at 10:00 AM - 8 answers
I am starting a new job in the fall and I'm looking for something to record how much time I spend on different tasks. [more inside]posted by aetg at 7:08 AM - 4 answers
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