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Windows 10: restore the show/hide button in taskbar notification area

My Windows 10 is up to date, but the upwards facing ^ button to the left of the notification area (used to be called the system tray) which showed or hid the icons to the right of it has disappeared. I have searched high & low as to how to fix this without luck, please help, Win 10 experts. TIA!
posted by lungtaworld on Jan 30, 2016 - 3 answers

Need to find an on-line inexpensive expense reporting/tracking system.

One of my client companies needs to implement an on-line inexpensive easy to use expense reporting/tracking system. So far they have initially looked at Expensify (5$ @user) and Tallie ($9 @ user) . Does anyone have any input on either of these? Do you have any suggestions for alternatives? Though initially Expensify was the strongest contender during our investigation and trial startup we have not been impressed with their customer support. So now we are a bit skeptical and looking for further feedback.
posted by j2thep on Jan 28, 2016 - 5 answers

Systematic social media following/archiving

I am going to ask my undergrad students to systematic follow celebrities on social media. Is there an easy systematic way to do this? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Nov 6, 2015 - 4 answers

Happy Owl-oween! Outdoor microphone for listening to bird sounds indoors

My elderly dad would like to listen to bird, owl, and nature sounds that are going on outside of his house from inside the house. Is there an outdoor microphone and indoor receiver (amp? speaker? I'm not quite sure what I am looking for here) system that will do this for him easily? [more inside]
posted by ohohcyte on Oct 31, 2015 - 4 answers

Help me migrate away from Evernote

I have been a heavy user of Evernote for several years, but increasingly I find it is unreliable and performs poorly. I need to handle notes which include different media formats, which I don't have to explicitly organize, and which can be large. I don't want to interact with the file system directly. I would prefer an open solution that does these things well and doesn't do other stuff. Help me find a substitute with the features I need -- and migrate my data. [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Oct 1, 2015 - 14 answers

Two-player side-scrolling action: oldschool edition!

Looking for recommendations for retro (think mid-80s to mid-90s) console side-scrollers that have two-player support. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Sep 29, 2015 - 10 answers

what smartphone OSs exist besides android & iphone? Customising?

Anybody got experiences using OSs besides iphone, android? Customising them? Dual config eg of sailfish, ubuntu? Best phones to try this on? Tips? Avoid? [more inside]
posted by maiamaia on Aug 24, 2015 - 10 answers

I don't know what I don't know and that concerns me greatly

I'm suddenly in charge of IT and I need a crash course on preparing Windows images. [more inside]
posted by Diskeater on Apr 12, 2015 - 9 answers

Looking for a new phone system for the office

What cloud based phone system should I get for my office? [more inside]
posted by banished on Jan 16, 2015 - 5 answers

How do I go about getting an IT job with little experience?

My question is, how do I go about marketing myself and finding jobs that need level 1 tech support or very Jr system admin jobs? Any help would be great. Thanks guys :) (more info inside) [more inside]
posted by DatAznGuy on Nov 24, 2014 - 8 answers

Macintosh Power Users -- how do you afford to keep up?

I was recently given a heavy Mac G5 Tower by my uncle. It has Mac OS 10.4 "TIGER" on it... [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker on Oct 24, 2014 - 22 answers

How to erase a computer hard drive and installing free basic software.

This is going back to this question where I'm dealing with obsolete computer equipment. This weekend's discovery was a laptop at least 10 years old, a desktop computer of over 5 years not running on a Windows system, and another desktop over 5 years running on Windows Vista. [more inside]
posted by adapt on Sep 29, 2014 - 12 answers

Feelings, & Hacking the system

Is there a way to ignore how you feel and just get things done regardless of whether you feel like doing it or not? I don't understand why I am having such a hard time doing the things that I used to do? I used to be able to get a lot of things done, and now I find myself resisting almost all the time. Is there a way to just stop paying attention to the fact that you don't feel good or that you are scared or a number of other emotions?
posted by nidora on Sep 14, 2014 - 15 answers

How often does a residential septic system really need to be pumped out?

I'm getting conflicting opinions on how often a septic system needs to be pumped, and pumping isn't cheap. My current system is about ten years old, and it's been mostly just me using it. I've heard of other low-use households that have been pumped maybe once in 30 years. Conventional wisdom seems to be thus: pump every 3 years or so or risk anything from a bad smell to a total system wipeout and replacement. Is that for real? [more inside]
posted by Camofrog on Jun 30, 2014 - 25 answers

I need a system for managing a shared email inbox.

Please give me your shared email box efficiency tips! [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Jun 18, 2014 - 5 answers

Normal division of labour between a programmer and business analyst?

My organization avoids drawing a line between the responsibilities of the system analyst and those of the business analyst in completing a change request. Can you tell me what's typical? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Mar 20, 2014 - 11 answers

Where are virtualBox guest data saved in the host system?

Where are virtualBox guest data saved in the host system? [more inside]
posted by pack2themoon on Mar 12, 2014 - 6 answers

half-remembered philosophy

I am struggling to remember or find a line from what I think was a work of philosophy, something like:"at the heart [center] of every system [of belief | of thought | world-construct] is a secret [hidden] trangression [contradiction | inversion | denial]" [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Feb 7, 2014 - 15 answers

SSD 1 partition, how to shrink?

I have a windows laptop with only 128G SSD hard drive, which is not partitioned, only with one partition C: . I want to install Linux aside from the original windows 7 so I can have double OS. There are about 15G empty space I gues it's enough. I think I need at least two partitions in order to do this. So I went to Computer Manage storage trying to shrink the C:, however, it shows 0 shrinkable space. Why is this? Should I run Disk Defragment? Anyone can help me out? And it's appreciated if you can give me some detailed step by step instructions, ie, how to mount partitions. I'm a newbie to linux and what I'm trying to install is elementary OS Luna. if you can share with me some introductory articles on the basics of the system adminiatraion, OS install stuff it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!
posted by pack2themoon on Jan 30, 2014 - 9 answers

Can I wash an Army Modular Sleep System in my top-load washer?

I just got a set of surplus unused Army sleeping bags (called the Modular Sleep System) and want to wash them. The tags say to use a commercial, front-load washer; can I use my modern, top-load washer that does not have an agitator? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Jan 20, 2014 - 5 answers

Your crisis is not my crisis, except it is

Every time I commit to leaving my current job, something goes nuclear, and it falls on me. I'm sick of it. What is the best way to handle a current boss planning drastic future plans around you, while you've just interviewed for your dream job? Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2013 - 53 answers

Counter-typosquatting techniques?

Do large companies systematically register domains that would result from URL typos? If so, how do they go about it? [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Dec 2, 2013 - 2 answers

CRM platform recommendations?

Hi, I work at a political advocacy organization and we're looking for a new CRM platform... [more inside]
posted by HylandErickson on Nov 21, 2013 - 8 answers

How worried should I be that my system has been compromised?

A couple of days ago I clicked a legit-looking result from a Google search and got to a page of hackery-looking type saying that my system now belonged to somebody else. I backed away fast, but tried it again out of curiosity and the same thing happened. I didn't cap the screen and now I can't find the page, but can somebody hijack my computer (Mac running Safari this week for some reason) just because I clicked a link? This might be a laughable question, but since this has never happened to me before I don't know how seriously to take it!
posted by Camofrog on Nov 8, 2013 - 7 answers

Need a remote audio performance set-up

I am a performer looking for some type of system to remotely control audio. And I have no idea where to begin. [more inside]
posted by Philipschall on Sep 19, 2013 - 8 answers

Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials Missing From System Tray. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Sep 2, 2013 - 35 answers

Escaping a sick system

It's clear to me that my job is a sick system, and I don't know how to get out. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 21, 2013 - 12 answers

Network cable label maker reccomendation?

I am in need of a good quality label maker soley for network/power/fiber cable identification in our server rooms and data center. [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Jul 5, 2013 - 4 answers

Do you see constant, unstoppable images when you close your eyes?

Is there a problem with having constant vivid visions happening when one closes their eyes? Have you heard of this before? What's it about? [more inside]
posted by namesarehard on Jun 13, 2013 - 18 answers

Operating System Question

I have 20 computer that don't have hard drives. After installing new hard drives, I plan on installing windows 7 on all 20 computers. My question is will I need to purchase 20 copies of Window 7? Does Mircrosoft have an option when outfitting multiple computers.
posted by Noodles on May 7, 2013 - 9 answers

But Honey, Its Just Too Hard!

I'd like to hear from people who have installed water softeners in their homes. What are the pros and cons, the prices, and the life expectancy of a whole house system? I'm not on a well. I have municipal water so would be most interested in answers from people who are also on municipal water. The other big concern I have is that I have an allergy to salt (yes i do) and wonder if the salt softened water would bother me. [more inside]
posted by WalkerWestridge on Mar 28, 2013 - 7 answers

How do I build a support system?

Hey mefites, how did you build up your friendship group and support system? [more inside]
posted by dinosaurprincess on Feb 20, 2013 - 11 answers

CMS VS POD

Content Management Systems allow users to manage/publish web content. A Print on Demand system allows users manage/publish print content. I need a single system that does both. [more inside]
posted by pmaxwell on Feb 10, 2013 - 3 answers

How to safely resell a barely used netbook?

I bought a netbook a couple of years ago and have probably used it a total of eight times since. I just resold it on Amazon and am now preparing to ship it off. I understand that under normal circumstances it's advisable to wipe the hard disc and then reinstall the operating system. My netbook has no CD drive and therefore no operating system CD. I'm told the operating system may be embedded in another disc but I don't have the savvy or patience to figure it out. [more inside]
posted by AlmondEyes on Jan 7, 2013 - 9 answers

What type of audio connectors are these?

What type of audio connectors are these? [more inside]
posted by woolite on Dec 24, 2012 - 7 answers

Should I go with a wireless or wired sound system?

I'm wondering whether to go with a wireless sound system or in-the-wall wiring. [more inside]
posted by zagyzebra on Nov 16, 2012 - 14 answers

I have a bunch of undeletable podcasts on my iphone 4s that I would like to get rid off but can't.

I have a bunch of undeletable podcasts on my iphone 4s that I would like to get rid off but can't. this is what it looks like: http://imgur.com/oiNKY this happened because the downloads failed (blame the craptastic chinese mobile connections). I cannot redownload these episodes, I cannot play them, I cannot swipe-to-delete them, I cannot see them in itunes. a restore was no help because my last backup already had these "ghost files" on them. I don't want to wipe the iphone because maps in ios6 is even worse in china. do you know how I can still get rid of these unusable files?
posted by krautland on Nov 14, 2012 - 6 answers

Computer for parents

What's the best, fastest way to set up a computer to do nothing but surf the internet? [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Oct 10, 2012 - 10 answers

Reconfiguring Prefs After OS Reinstall (MAC 10.6.8))

My Mac (OS 10.6.8) is behaving wonkily, and I need to reinstall the system software. I'm wondering if there are any tricks for helping me reconfiguring my various prefs after the reinstall. [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Sep 25, 2012 - 4 answers

Help organize and streamline my work process, pretty please

Can you suggest a system that could help a group of employees manage a long, many-stepped process? We're driving ourselves bonkers in the meantime. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Sep 18, 2012 - 14 answers

no digital love

Index card lovers unite! Looking for non-digital ways to manage citations, sources, etc. for academic research projects. [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jul 30, 2012 - 9 answers

How do I find an adult psychologist in Boston or Manhattan available on short notice?

Help find a Boston or Manhattan psychiatrist who takes 1199 insurance and can see a new patient soon. My dear friend is in serious distress. [more inside]
posted by jcrcarter on Jul 20, 2012 - 4 answers

How to find a leak in a sprinkler system

How can we find out if there's a leak in our sprinkler system? [more inside]
posted by allison00 on Jul 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Painful digestive condition - causes?

Embarrassing, uncomfortable digestive condition - what the heck is it? I regularly experience pain, constipation, bloating, and flatulence. I also get rashes regularly. I eat healthy and drink lots of water. Bread seems to trigger it - is it IBS, celiac, or something else? [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction on Jul 4, 2012 - 28 answers

I'm drowning in sorrow, water, frustration...

I have been battling with the sprinkler system at my house for almost a year (previously on MeFi) and I am about to give up as it appears that it has gotten the better of me, here is a brief history... When we moved in the outdoor watering system was a mess, there were drip lines on 24 hours a day, many of the sprinkler valves were not working properly, etc. I have spent many hours fixing, replacing and getting a better understanding of what is going on out there, I found multiple system and wiring all dead from neglect, quite a mess. [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Jun 16, 2012 - 9 answers

How can I bolster my terrible immune system?

How can I bolster my terrible immune system? [more inside]
posted by pluckysparrow on May 28, 2012 - 26 answers

Seeking a better understanding of the immune system.

Seeking a better understanding of the immune system. As I understand it: #1 I am exposed to bug. #2 I get bug. #3 I am now immune to bug. I understand that open wounds, chemo, or ailments that suppress the immune system would cause a person to fall ill more easily. How could a product effect a person's immune response?
posted by kristymcj on May 10, 2012 - 13 answers

Having trouble restoring Mac OS X system software

Please help me restore Mac OS on my wife's MacBook! I am pulling my hair out. [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Apr 11, 2012 - 13 answers

Wheatgrass for cancer?

Have you or anyone you've known had luck with an alternative cancer treatment - wheatgrass in particular? [more inside]
posted by gardenbex on Apr 9, 2012 - 12 answers

Two Careers & Retirement

Three questions: (1) How many current civil service employees are also reserve/national guard members, (2) How many current civil service employees were also active duty military service members, and (3) How many of both groups retired from the military? I've been to DOD, the Census, OPM ... I'm not having much luck.
posted by CollectiveMind on Mar 16, 2012 - 5 answers

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