I'm sure not knowing this makes me an idiot, but I need quick help saving a few images from NASA's site to my hard drive without the ability to right-click. Right-clicking on my optical Microsoft mouse has apparently just died; I'm getting no menu when I right-click on an image (everything else is working fine; changing batteries doesn't help). For now I'm alt-left-clicking to highlight the image and then copying it, but is there another way to pull up the menu that usually appears when you right-click a web image in Windows? [more inside]
Can I just take the guts out of my old Mac Pro and put them in my new Mac Pro? [more inside]
I just bought a Mushkin 32GB flash drive. I have a 15GB folder I need to put onto it. About 1/4 of the way into the transfer, I get an error message saying there in not enough space on the thumb drive. [more inside]
Why am I having anxiety about certain tasks at work? [more inside]
Some tech blogger - probably one with a Mac focus - wrote a post about leaving TextMate for a different text editor, in the style of someone addressing a person with whom they were ending a romantic relationship. Can you help me find it?
What would be the best hardware upgrade in my desktop PC to improve multitasking performance? [more inside]
How can I go about transferring my OS to a new SSD but leave my other programs without totally breaking everything? [more inside]
Service to pull data off a bunch of old computers and then recycle, in bay area? [more inside]
Just replaced the memory in my MacBook Pro (was 2GB, now is 6GB) - what should I do with the old memory sticks? [more inside]
Conservatives in the U.S. seem to inherently assesses economic policies based on the personal ethics (as in, self-reliance) involved, not on overall benefit or harm to the society. Is there a (simple, credible) online app that lets you easily try different policies (including "each must pay his own way" personal-ethics ones) & compare the outcomes? [more inside]
My 2009 Macbook Pro has grown a little too much hair and is in need of a trim and some general cleaning. Could you tell me if my proposed scenario sounds reasonable or is it overkill? [more inside]
I have a physical, legal copy of Diablo 3 I'm planning on selling on eBay. I always knew that once I got bored of D3 I'd be selling it, so when I registered it on Battle.net I created a whole new GMail & Battle.net account (with a fake name) so I could give them to the buyer as part of the sale. My questions, then, are as follows; [more inside]
How can I go about purchasing computers to donate to a school in a developing country? That is, a _specific_ school -- the woman in my life is in the Peace Corps, and one of her dreams since she's been there has been to find some way to update the ancient computers at the school where she teaches. (This goal is shared by local teachers and administrators at the school.) This sort of targeted giving seems to fall outside the scope of most charities I've looked into, such as OLPC. Are there organizations suited to this kind of project, or which could offer advice on handling this (from the U.S.) as an individual? Is the latter remotely feasible? If so, what should I keep in mind, as far as insurance, taxes, shipping, customs, etc.? [more inside]
I need a laptop that I won't be sad over if it breaks or gets lost, my target budget is Less Than or Equal To $400. Ideally super light with a full size keyboard. [more inside]
Is my laptop toast and if so, what should I replace it with? [more inside]
TechSupportFilter: Internet connection drops out after five seconds regardless of whether I'm connected via wireless or ethernet [more inside]
Outlook 2010 Filter - Why oh why do the changes I make to body portion of .oft email templates not save correctly? Woah not all at once now! [more inside]
How should I prepare for the looming demise of my personal laptop? [more inside]
How can I take my expensive desktop computer with me to move when I am flying? If I were driving, I'd just put the desktop tower in my car. [more inside]
I'm buying a new laptop, and I need to be able to watch a lot of live-streaming on the web on it. So which is more important for that, RAM or CPU speed? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a speaker set like the Logitech X230 that can be mounted on a wall? [more inside]
I have a ton of personal videos, but my laptop has a small SSD. I have another computer at home (and access to a VPS) on 24/7 with decent internet connection. What is the best way to stream files from computer to laptop when on the road? [more inside]
Why does my laptop seem to produce its own dust? [more inside]
I am trying to co-ordinate large files (some files over 50mb) and folders with a group of people within a virtual library.
I am trying to co-ordinate large files (some files over 50mb) and folders with a group of people within a virtual library. People should be able to view the entire library of folders at once, and everyone should be able to upload and download the folders. It needs to be free, or very low cost.
I'm hiring a freelance programmer for the first time...what pitfalls should I watch out for? [more inside]
I'm looking for a good Linux distribution to run from a USB stick for virus scanning on Windows computers. Difficulty - these computers have their hard drives encrypted with TrueCrypt. [more inside]
How do I delete large amount of files off a MacBook? [more inside]
Windows Explorer (aka "the thing I use to look at my directories of files" ) on my computer is crashing because of the "Visual C++ Runtime Library", but Microsoft's help library isn't very helpful. Can you guys do more? [more inside]
How do online banking trojans work? [more inside]
Why won't Amnesia: The Dark Descent start? [more inside]
I spilled beer on my laptop. I got a missing or corrupt BIOS error on startup and a number of keys didn't do anything when pressed. I disassembled the laptop and cleaned the inside with alcohol wipes and replaced the keyboard. The BIOS error is gone and the keys register as input but in pairs. Is there a software solution to this problem? [more inside]
Computer/Electronic/AudiophileFilter: I just finished my first build of a computer. When I plug in my computer's onboard sound into my receiver through the standard 3.5mm audio jack and output to two KRK monitors and a sub, I get screeching/scrambling from the speakers that drives me nuts. It basically sounds like I can hear my processor. This doesn't happen with headphones. Lots more inside. [more inside]
Help me set up my old computer for a new employee, and make this easier the next time. [more inside]
Cloning a boot drive and then deleting the original drive? But if I boot with both plugged in, it boots from the original drive. Possibly need to make a boot disk in Windows 7? Is this different now that we don't have floppies? [more inside]
Can anyone tell me which institution offered the first computer science degree in Australia and when that was? My Google hand is not working.
I recently bought another 1TB HDD, so I now have two 1TB HDDs (Both western digital; caviar black) and an Intel SSD (operating system). The new HDD, after one day of use has gone bad. S.M.A.R.T has detected errors, I ran the western digital tool and that also detected errors. I was warned to backup my drive, so I tried to last night but after 2 hours I gave up to re-do it tomorrow (tons of files). I stopped the backup properly and shutdown. Now this morning I'm trying to get all 830gigs of my files off of the new bad drive, back onto my original storage hdd before the new drive goes completely bad and I lose all of my important files. The windows restore and backup program is giving me error code: 0x8007045D near the start of the backup. I/O device error. I've checked the destination HDD and it returned no errors (both with the western didgital tool and using chkdsk). I need to fix this problem quick before my new drive totally fails.
My computer heats up the entire apartment. Is there any way to cool it down? [more inside]
What's the best camcorder I can buy for a reasonable price that will output directly to PC? [more inside]
What's the single best book for a beginning student of C++ to work through over a period of a month or two?
What are some good references or software tools to help me teach my young kids some basic computer skills (including typing, spreadsheets, and more)? [more inside]
When I download my pictures to my computer from my Nikon Coolpix S630, it always downloads ALL the pics instead of just the new pictures I just took. How do I download only the new pics? [more inside]
Images are not loading or taking too long to load. What is the problem? [more inside]
Is there a somewhat simple solution to this problem? We recently installed new wireless Internet at home but my laptop (older Toshiba Satellite) refuses to connect to the net. It will automatically find our network and connect to it, but doesn't go that step further to actually connect to the Internet. This only happens with the wireless at home - it works fine with other networks I've tried out. Is my computer just not recognizing the new modem?
My coworker's husband has an old Mindspring/Comcast email account which he checks on a PC at home. He set up his email account to download only new messages onto a device -- so if he accesses his email account from a phone, he then doesn't see any of these new emails the next time he uses his PC. I have been asked to fix this, and I'm not sure what type of settings he has set up. Do you have any ideas off the top of your head? [more inside]
Getting new PC with Win7 for whole family use. How to set up so kids' games and crap doesn't affect me and my wife's work and crap. Partitioning? Different user accounts? Something else? (I'm pretty illiterate on how to do any of that.) [more inside]
Advice about repairing/replacing this laptop, including possible online repair options? Total screen/top half damage on HPdm4 laptop. (Speed and cost considerations inside). [more inside]
Best practices for burning vinyl to digital on an Ion Turntable? [more inside]
I would like to get a new job in Chicago. What are some things I can do over the summer to maximize my odds at finding employment in the windy city? My field is software engineering. [more inside]
frustrated for not being able to import address book contacts into my iphone. Seek kind help here [more inside]