Let's say there is a database that I can only access from a front end tool, and that database cannot provide any extract of any sort. I also have no access to run reports off that database.
And let's say that the only way to preserve that data is to print to pdf or do screen shots.
btw- all legit and you are not helping me do something malicious. [more inside]
posted by BrodieShadeTree
on May 21, 2013 -
Can I simply physically replace the 1366*768 LCD in my HP EliteBook 8440p with the 1600*900 part
and have the laptop autodetect the new screen and show the proper resolution? Or is there extra logic or connectors or dongles or whatever in the main body that must also be modified in order for the display to work, (or maybe it Just Won't Work)? Put simply, is HP 594090-001 plug-and-play? [more inside]
posted by laconic skeuomorph
on May 19, 2013 -
The DVI Port on my Gigabyte Motherboard no longer seems to work. I need the DVI port as I am running a Hackintosh and Apples are not compatible with VGA. What are some of my options and what is your diagnosis? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner
on May 19, 2013 -
How do you screen for reliability and filter out self-centered/selfish nature in dating in real life and online dating? And, how do you find out whether a person (for dating or friendship) is a 'giver' or a 'taker'?
By reliability and being a giver, I don't mean something as trivial as calling when they say they will. I mean more like being there for you when you are going through one or more major challenging life events, putting the relationship and "us" before individual interests especially when the going gets rough for you and not for them individually.
Does this kind of reliability even exist among partners and can one really, truly, deeply trust another human being or do you feel you always have to watch your back even with a partner of months or years or decades?
posted by xm
on May 7, 2013 -
My work computer is a laptop running Windows 7. I am working far from my office this week (as I often do) and I connect to my work server through Remote Desktop Connection. Typically this is pretty much problem-free, but for the last two or three days, when I log in to the server, I am seeing the server's desktop not as a full screen, but in a window about 10" wide on my 17.3" laptop screen. As well, while the laptop's screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio, the window looks to be 4:3. Attempting to resize the window through the Maximize/Restore Down icon avails me naught: I can mouse over the edges of the window and drag it to a new size, but it maxes out at the size that I mention, which covers maybe 60% of the screen's real estate. Numerous reboots and resets have not rectified it and I am at a loss as to how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit
on Apr 24, 2013 -
I just got this notice from the leasing office:
There is no A/C, no screen door, and no magic they'll provide us to keep mosquitos/flies/bugs from entering through the patio door when it is open. Besides reasoning with them (it's just their policy), what recourse do I have so that I can keep the screen installed on my door? I'm in San Diego, CA.
Also FWIW, the screen is far from unsightly. Search for "bug off instant screen" on Amazon.
posted by wuMeFi
on Mar 8, 2013 -
A friend's iPad has a screen protector that is slightly micro-bumpy and rubbery. I call it "nurbly." It breaks up reflections but doesn't dull the display the way matte screen protectors do, since it is shiny, but bumpy. Another friend has the same thing on his iPhone. Neither of them can remember where they got it. Does anyone have this and know the name of it? I want to put one on my iPad mini.
posted by MonsieurBon
on Mar 4, 2013 -
I'm trying to fix my phone. How do I deal with a very tiny, hard to get at screw with a stripped head? [more inside]
posted by delezzo
on Feb 27, 2013 -
I've been tasked with creating YouTube-quality videos using clips generated by the screen capture software applications (Camtasia
and Snapz Pro X
. I have to bring these clips into Adobe Premiere for editing and to add titles and audio. I can't get my head around the various resolutions at play here and how best to match them up, so rather than more rambling narrative let me ask a few direct questions; [more inside]
posted by Jamesonian
on Feb 25, 2013 -
We haven't had a proper TV in over a decade. I would like to have something other than my laptop to watch streaming media, DVDs, Netflix, etc. Can you explain how this works in 2013? I imagine we'd buy something like this Samsung LED HDTV
and some kind of speakers. Then what? Do we plug it into a laptop? What exactly is Apple TV and how does it stack up against Roku? This seems like it should be a simple question, but I feel like a caveman emerging from the dark, and am fairly bewildered at all of the options and variations out there. [more inside]
posted by barnone
on Feb 11, 2013 -
Samsung Galaxy Note II - How can I get the screen to always stay on while charging? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s
on Jan 20, 2013 -
For an art project I'm looking to build a transluscent human-sized fishtank-like container. How can I accomplish this without spending thousands of dollars? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Jan 17, 2013 -
On a Windows 7 system open windows will sometimes rapidly cycle through windowed, maximized, and full screen states. I've run out of ideas and am looking for suggestions that might fix it. [more inside]
posted by aerotive
on Jan 15, 2013 -
I got myself a Lenovo tablet
on super sale for Christmas. I'm interested in using it to read and annotate pdf files (mainly journal articles). The pdf reader app I'm using has the ability for freehand writing, and I'd like to try that out for margin notes (some of the papers are technical with lots of symbols, so writing is easier than typing). I bought a stylus
that had pretty good reviews on Amazon, but I have to push down to make it work which is ok for highlighting, but tiring for writing. Is this a limitation of this tablet's screen? Or is there a stylus that is easier to use? [more inside]
posted by bluefly
on Jan 9, 2013 -
The screen on my Sony PSP (2000 edition, not Vita) has stopped working and needs replacing. Can anyone recommend a reputable repair shop somewhere in London that will do this? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver
on Jan 8, 2013 -
Is there any way to make a web browser use two windows to show the first and second window-fulls of a single web page? This would be the equivalent of the "two up" view found in some PDF viewers. On the left, your normal view of a web page. On the right, the next part of that same page -- the thing you would see if you hit "page down" in the first window. [more inside]
posted by dgrobinson
on Dec 10, 2012 -
My iMac is doing something weird with brightness. It's not showing up at full brightness except every once in a while for a second after the display has slept. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed
on Sep 22, 2012 -
Laptop techs of MeFi, I present you a challenge...This laptop refuses to turn on its backlight! [more inside]
posted by TomMelee
on Sep 17, 2012 -
I need a cleaning towel for my large screen DLP TV. The manual says to use a cotton towel, but I find that solution to be less than perfect, a lot less than perfect. I've considered a microfiber cloth, but I don't have any experience with them, and the ones that get good reviews (from Amazon) are too small for the task I need them for. A cleaning solution is something I've considered, and plenty of them are labeled "safe for TV screen", but words are cheap and my TV isn't.
Basically, I'm hopelessly lost, and would appreciate some suggestions on a TV screen cleaning kit with a proven history of reliability and customer satisfaction.
posted by Beholder
on Sep 12, 2012 -
Intermittent bright spot on one-month-old new Dell Inspiron 15R laptop. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by murtagh
on Sep 11, 2012 -
I heard the glass on the new ipad is Gorilla Glass and does not need a screen protector. Is that true? I will be using a stylus, so I want to get a screen protector if I need one right away. If you are using a screen protector, which one are you using? Thanks!
posted by mikedelic
on Aug 20, 2012 -
The screen of my PSP-2000 has faint vertical stripes running through it; the effect is more translucent than opaque (image 1
, image 2
). What, if anything, can I do to fix this? [more inside]
posted by Mothra Pisces
on Jul 31, 2012 -
I've got some designs I want printed. Small run, around 25 pieces. I've been trying to get something set up with Holy Mountain, Shout Out Loud, etc. but it's been quite difficult getting a response. Any other suggestions I should check out? Both companies I listed use French paper, which is what I'd like to use.
posted by nessinonett
on Jun 18, 2012 -
Just got my laptop back from being repaired and now the recommended screen resolution is making it difficult to see anything written in it. How do I change this? [more inside]
posted by Trexsock
on Apr 25, 2012 -
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]
posted by mercredi
on Apr 25, 2012 -
At work I use a Dell Latitude 5400 on XP Pro. In it's dock - which has twin DVI outputs - it can output to a 32" and a 24" monitor at a resolution of 1920x1200 on each. I want to switch out the Dell with a Thinkpad x200 on Win7. It has a VGA output, and if I buy the dock, it too has a single VGA output. How do I determine the maximum resolution I will be able to achieve from the Thinkpad (understanding that dual monitors would not be possible), and will buying the dock enable me to achieve a larger resolution?
posted by forallmankind
on Mar 24, 2012 -
What do you do about very small scratches in a glass cellphone screen other than replacing the screen? [more inside]
posted by Orb2069
on Jan 22, 2012 -
About a month ago, I spilled some water on my laptop. So I let everything dry out. It works again, but now the screen is very bright, as if the contrast is turned way up. After searching the internet, I learned that the problem could be a damaged inverter so I ordered and installed a new one. But no dice. The screen is still really bright. Any ideas of what might be the problem? [more inside]
posted by mcmile
on Nov 10, 2011 -
What is the best anti-glare (matte) film for my unibody MacBook Pro? I hate the glossy screen, but it was the only option available when I was given the laptop. For a while I had an anti-glare film on it, but it got dirty and seemed like it was making the screen too fuzzy, so it was removed. I'm considering the Green Onions AG2
, the Moshi iVisor
, the Power Support
, or the RadTech Clear Cal
. They all seem to get fairly mediocre reviews. Today I came across the 3M Privacy Filter
, which apparently has a matte side, and better reviews, but the privacy filter would actually be a little annoying for my use. Suggestions? Other ideas? [more inside]
posted by barnone
on Aug 9, 2011 -
I want to buy a manual typewriter, that I will not have trouble finding paper/ink/ribbons for... [more inside]
posted by sawyerrrr
on Jul 29, 2011 -
I accidentally got some soda fall on the LCD screen of my Compaq CQ56 laptop, and seconds later, a smudge
appeared on the lower right side of the screen (everything on that area appears lighter when it is on). It looks like the liquid got inside the screen, and I don't know what to do about it. Can anyone help? [more inside]
posted by chicofly
on Jul 28, 2011 -
I would like to see the character set from the first computer typeface. [more inside]
posted by lore
on Jul 17, 2011 -
I am sending back my 5th defective Kindle 3 because of screen faults--lines, not fully loading, not displaying properly. Amazon never says anything about why, but apologize for my trouble and agree to ship a replacement. But the damn things only last a month sometimes before the same problem happens. It's a nuisance not to have it work, especially when I'm off the grid on a trip or a vacation, and tedious to have to set up and transfer books and periodicals from old to new.
Is there an alternative? Do others have similar problems? The last CR I talked to suggested I buy a thick leather cover (which the sell for $40) but declined to say the lack of a cover was the cause of the problem.
Has anyone used a cover? Is it necessary? Is so why doesn't Amazon provide a cover. It would be cheaper than sending so many replacements.
posted by NorthCoastCafe
on Jun 28, 2011 -
Is my (partner's) laptop display kaput? It alternates between a blank screen (although the backlight is on) and strange wavy pink-green effects.
The system outputs to an external monitor, and I've updated the bios and display drivers. I have also taken off and apart the screen to check the cable connections, with no change. What's happened? Motherboard? Display? Cable? Specs inside. [more inside]
posted by Wulfhere
on Jun 10, 2011 -
I'd like to keep my bathroom window open and air moving through, but our bathroom window is directly opposite the neighbor's balcony. So I need some sort of screen or grate or fabric or something that is open enough to let air through, but opaque enough to hide our bathroom activity. Do I use fabric, metal, what? And where do I find it? [more inside]
posted by lillygog
on Jun 8, 2011 -