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Women adventurers

I am trying to put together a list of women explorers from history. An example, meant to be illustrative rather than limiting: [more inside]
posted by maxsparber on Jul 30, 2014 - 22 answers

Need quick access to specific folders in Windows 7

I used to use a program (that works only in Windows XP and previous versions) that would allow you to right-click on the Windows desktop and select from any number of directory folders to immediately go to in Explorer... [more inside]
posted by Rad_Boy on Jul 9, 2014 - 12 answers

Windows program that thumbnails photos and videos?

Can anyone recommend a program that reliably thumbnails photos and videos? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Sep 19, 2013 - 5 answers

Windows 7 Explorer List View, Sorted by Type, Default Keyboard Behavior

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 on May 17, 2013 - 5 answers

The method behind the madness

I'm trying to come up with some quirky actions that a survivalist or adventurer might do in the wilderness, actions which might seem odd or random to the uninformed but are actually useful, clever or at least have a specific function which is not immediately obvious. For example, rubbing an unknown berry's juices on one's skin. If you don't know that this is a method to tell whether the fruit is poisonous, it might seem like a wacky thing to do. Once you know WHY someone is doing it, you realize it isn't nutty at all. What are some other examples? [more inside]
posted by MrHalfwit on Apr 19, 2013 - 22 answers

Oh website, why U no work with IE 9.0!?

Why do certain features of a website work with current versions of firefox and earlier versions of Internet Explorer (7.0 and earlier) but not IE 9.0? Details and screenshots and much... [more inside]
posted by de void on Jan 9, 2013 - 5 answers

NECCO Wafers at the South Pole?

Admiral Byrd took 2 1/2 tons of NECCO Wafers to Antarctica? Citation needed. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by RevRob330 on Aug 23, 2012 - 29 answers

They have a trailer but I can't have it

I need to move an apartment's worth of things from Seattle to Dallas, including a vehicle. A U-Haul 5'x8' trailer would be awesome but they don't rent to Ford Explorer drivers. I have a Ford Explorer. There don't appear to be any other trailer rental companies in the Seattle area. Are there any other options? Less than $500 would be great--the U-Haul trailer I can't have is $321--but I'm open to all ideas that are somewhere in the ballpark. [more inside]
posted by fireoyster on Jul 16, 2012 - 11 answers

Compter viruses do it, why can't I?

Is there any an easy way to get Internet Explorer to redirect internal network links through a different IP address? For technical reasons that are not clear to me, we've been unable to access links to a client's Sharepoint site. However, we've found that if we change the "sharepoint" part of the address to a specific IP address, it works fine. (http://sharepoint/menu to http://1.2.34.56/menu). Is there a way to get Internet Explorer to automatically resolve the link through the IP address? I tried changing the system host file but that only seems to work for whole domains. Googling turned up a Firefox extension but unfortunately I'm stuck in IE. Please help! Thanks!
posted by Hermes32 on May 6, 2012 - 9 answers

What business related sites are broken in ie9 compability mode?

Help me find business-related websites which display incorrectly with IE9 "compatibility mode" enabled. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2012 - 1 answer

Internet Explorer Theme

I want to dress up my chrome browser to look like internet explorer 1 or alternatively, netscape! I haven't found any themes/designs myself, so im asking the hivemind! [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Jan 8, 2012 - 2 answers

Custom new folder name pattern in windows explorer

In the Windows 7 explorer context menu, I'd like to add an item under 'new' that's like "New Folder" but instead creates a folder named e.g. 2011-07-26. I have no idea where I'd start; any approaches or software I should look into?
posted by the mad poster! on Jul 26, 2011 - 11 answers

Why does the Gamil favicon on my IE Favorites bar always appear so blah?

I like to use the Favorites bar in IE8 and IE9 for frequently accessed web sites, such as iGoogle, Google Mail, Google Reader, and (of course) Ask Metafilter. I like the favicons that appear there, but, for some reason, the Gmail favicon always appears as the generic, IE website icon. See image link here. I've tried everything I can think of to make it look "nice" like the others, but it always looks like this, even on other computers with the Favorites linked through Xmarks. Why is this and can anyone offer a solution? Thanks!
posted by Rad_Boy on Jul 10, 2011 - 2 answers

Windows EFS locking me out of my files. What to do?

Windows XP is denying access to EFS encrypted files for seemingly no reason. Please help. [more inside]
posted by Bangaioh on Jun 9, 2011 - 13 answers

WinXP: Browsing the home dir in a HDD pulled from a different PC

In WinXP, why is it that the file browser within Nero9 is able to view the home dir of a disk pulled from a different WinXP PC, but Windows Explorer isn't able to? [more inside]
posted by gluino on May 31, 2011 - 2 answers

I want what I want. That is all.

How do I uninstall IE8? [more inside]
posted by SLC Mom on May 15, 2011 - 4 answers

Why Is Facebook Crashing My Computer?

My Windows Explorer has recently begun to crash whenever I get a Facebook email. Any idea why this is happening and how I can fix it?
posted by Mickelstiff on Apr 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Mark of the Web. When to use?

Mark of the Web - I am confused. I'm making a site that will be delivered via CD-Rom as an option (for offline use, contains a lot of video and some javascript). It seems MoTW is necessary. Is that right? [more inside]
posted by media_itoku on Jan 28, 2011 - 2 answers

No, see, that my password.

Facebook filter: Why does my password not work on two browsers? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Jan 22, 2011 - 6 answers

Any way to make multiple instances of IE retain multiple window positions?

IE/WindowsFilter: Any way to make multiple instances of IE retain multiple window positions? [more inside]
posted by bitterkitten on Jan 21, 2011 - 6 answers

What's the best way to run Internet Explorer in OS X?

What's the best way to run Internet Explorer in OS X? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Dec 7, 2010 - 9 answers

Wordpress help: Using Suffusion theme, navigation bar not working in Internet Explorer.

Wordpress help: Using Suffusion theme, navigation bar not working in Internet Explorer. The top-level item, set as a tab, is working. All the items beneath it are not. This is working fine in Chrome. What gives?
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Jul 27, 2010 - 4 answers

"Windows Explorer is not responding." Really?

Switching between Excel and Word on a laptop running Vista is problematic because a long-deleted browser is not responding. The hell? [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Jul 2, 2010 - 8 answers

iPod: now you see it, now you don't.

How do I move captured pictures from my iPod to my computer? Last week I could see the iPod's directory in Windows Explorer. Now I cannot. [more inside]
posted by Drasher on Mar 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Twenty-Four Pixels of Sweet, Sweet Sticking it to the Man

How does one (or can one) spoof reported screen resolution from IE6 and up? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Jan 31, 2010 - 10 answers

I need an awesome junkyard in the DFW area (Dallas).

I live in Plano, TX, and I am looking for a place where I can basically harvest my own parts from a large scap yard. [more inside]
posted by Jim On Light on Dec 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Explorer of nothing!

Does anyone know what the most all–inclusive WordPress theme for browsers would be? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Sep 10, 2009 - 2 answers

Chrome clone that isn't made of Chrome?

Are there any browsers that are essentially Chrome clones in function and appearance, but aren't Chrome and don't share any common code? [more inside]
posted by doublehappy on Jul 10, 2009 - 16 answers

How do I hook Windows desktop folder clicks?

I'd like to write a program for Windows XP that detects when a folder on the desktop is clicked and switches the desktop location to that folder, instead of the default Explorer behavior of opening the folder in a window. [more inside]
posted by long on Jun 27, 2009 - 12 answers

When i kill and restart explorer.exe, what processes and files does it execute?

When i kill and restart explorer.exe, what processes and files does it execute? [more inside]
posted by lockle on Mar 18, 2009 - 10 answers

IE scrollbars shifting placement of centered background image!

CSSfilter: Explorer's scroll bars shift my design's centered background image up or down by about ten pixels when the browser width is less than 880 pixels wide (in other words, on a laptop). Arrgh! It should look like this. Is there a better way to force a centered background image to really be CENTERED?!? [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on Jan 26, 2009 - 9 answers

Firefox taking over Explorer?

When I type in a url into the address bar in Internet Explorer (v 6.0.29) it automatically opens up the page in Mozilla Firefox (v.5.0) - how can I force the page to just open up in Explorer? (I've scoured preferences to no avail) (Windows XP- home)
posted by mrmarley on Dec 8, 2008 - 3 answers

Gold Keyboard?

SynthFilter: Help me find more information about this keyboard I saw in a pawn shop! [more inside]
posted by clcapps on Oct 24, 2008 - 2 answers

IE JavaScript woes

I'm trying to come up with a generalized comic viewer using just JavaScript. I have a solution that works in nearly all browsers, but fails miserably in Internet Explorer (several versions). I don't have easy access to a Windows machine, and wonder if anyone could help me figure out what I'm doing wrong (specifically for IE). [more inside]
posted by jpburns on Oct 19, 2008 - 7 answers

Does IE7-like RSS Reader exist for FireFox?

I love IE7's built-in RSS/feed reader. I hate, hate, hate IE7's slowness and general, overal crapiness. I would love to use FireFox, but I want the same kind of RSS reader functionality. Is there is a plugin or extension for Firefox that exists and works just like IE7's RSS reader? [more inside]
posted by karizma on Sep 29, 2008 - 4 answers

Name that alternative file viewer

A few years ago I came across an alternative to Windows Explorer that let you browse the contents of your drives by disk space used. The display was a kind of Mondrian grid, with the files and folders taking up the most disk space having the largest area on the display. Can anyone point me to this utility (or something similar)?
posted by Lokheed on Aug 24, 2008 - 5 answers

Favicons not showing up

How can I get Internet Explorer to show favicons? I have over 1000 favorites and use FavIconizer to download and save favicons. [more inside]
posted by blue shadows on Jul 25, 2008 - 2 answers

Recommend easy-to-use software for elderly people

Help me with some free, easy to use software for elderly people to use on a computer. Specifically: hands-off, self-maintaining security, and a good replacement for Windows Explorer. [more inside]
posted by biwa-shu on Jul 2, 2008 - 9 answers

Make links in pdf files open in Firefox?

Why do links in pdf documents open in Explorer instead of Firefox? [more inside]
posted by Wet Spot on Jun 25, 2008 - 8 answers

How can I create or add a group of Favorites in Internet Explorer?

How can I turn a long list of hyperlinks into either a list of filenames in Windows Explorer or a list of Favorites in Internet Explorer? Say I have 1,000 hyperlinks in a list so it is 1,000 entries long (could be in an Excel file, a Word file, or on a web page). I want to have these 1,000 hyperlinks as Favorites, which seems to be the same as converting them from the content of one file to the file names of 1,000 files. I can manually save each hyperlink as the name of a file, but if there are 1,000, and if they need to be updated every week, that would be a killer. I need an automated solution.
posted by Wagging Dog on Jun 2, 2008 - 4 answers

One Drive To Rule Them All

I have three 500 MB hard drives in my XP desktop machine, and another 500 MB external. Right now, I'm working with them as four different drive letters, which gets confusing. Is there a utility that will allow me to treat them as a single drive letter? [more inside]
posted by Optamystic on May 18, 2008 - 14 answers

Windows Vista is laughing at me...

Server/network/IT-Filter? Windows Vista keeps, or more specifically explorer.exe drops my network transfers, how can I fix this or what is the best Explorer replacement? Also, how can I make Windows Server 2008 more useful on the small scale (more inside of course) ... [more inside]
posted by cgomez on Apr 17, 2008 - 4 answers

Can firefox mimic the Windows integration of IE?

If throw an address like c:\my documents into an IE address bar, it opens up the folder in windows explorer. If I put the same thing in a firefox address bar, I get an html page that displays the folder/files as a series of links down the page. Anyway to get firefox to replicate the IE behavior on this type of address?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Apr 11, 2008 - 7 answers

I want Internet Explorer to remember how far down I scrolled

Webbrowsing/Internet Explorer 6 Filter: When reading a long webpage(usually several screen lengths), I often click on a link that's part way down. IE goes to that webpage in the same window(as it should). However, when I click back, I often find that I am at the top of the first page. I'm pretty sure it always used to scroll down to where I was before I clicked on the link. Now it only does that sometimes. I know this is minor, but it bugs me sometimes. Is there anything I can do to fix this?
posted by newatom on Apr 9, 2008 - 7 answers

Get this Microsoft out of my iTunes!

I disabled Explorer with a fake proxy server address, and now I can't connect to the iTunes store. I don't want to go back to Explorer from Firefox, but I needs some new tunes! [more inside]
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! on Mar 17, 2008 - 10 answers

Vista Windows Explorer default opening window?

Can you change the default opening window on Vista Windows Explorer? [more inside]
posted by rexruff on Jan 17, 2008 - 2 answers

Custom Page Cannot Be Displayed Error

I know you can create custom error pages (via htaccess) for specific sites but is there a way to create a custom 'Page Cannot Be Displayed' page on the browser side with Explorer? I was thinking it might be nice to include a link to google cache of the page or perhaps automatically redirect Explorer to that page.
posted by linklog on Nov 1, 2007 - 7 answers

Why are some major websites suddenly not working on my computer?

Why are some major websites suddenly not working on my computer? [more inside]
posted by jordanian2 on Sep 16, 2007 - 7 answers

XPExplorer Views

Exploer views in XP: Is there a way to effectively manage these? The only way I know to change views is to a)change each folder view manually, or b) go to Tools>Options>View>Apply (this view) to all folders. Any software or tips? [more inside]
posted by Zimm on Aug 17, 2007 - 7 answers

Alternative to Windows Explorer

I'm looking for an alternative to Windows Explorer. Specifically, I would like there to be 2 trees, and 2 related panes, either in a horizontal or vertical arrangement. [more inside]
posted by russmail on Jun 30, 2007 - 15 answers

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