• ChuckWW



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    • I also see no option to change the note size in the program’s settings, so I don’t know what Deanna is talking about. You can, however, edit the .ini file to change the default note size (note width=xxx, note height=xxx). I had a problem with the notes being halfway off the screen, too, but by editing the .ini file’s “note adjust top row position” and “note adjust top col position” numbers you can place it where you want by default. The program’s a great idea, but not being able to adjust the size and position on the fly is more of a hassle than it’s worth. I think I may have tried Stickies (mentioned in another comment), but maybe not since I don’t remember it having an option to stick to certain programs. I’ll give it a look.

    • in reply to: Look Ma, no legs #2399621

      Thanks for the laugh, Susan.

    • in reply to: New smartphone? Great! Now don’t charge it past 80% #2356905

      I’ll second Brian’s AccuBattery app recommendation. I’ve used it for a couple of years, and am quite happy with it. And while free is great, upgrade and give the developer some $ for his work.

    • in reply to: Microsoft Store – internet connection #2261531

      Yep, anything Bing-y was getting blocked.


    • in reply to: Microsoft Store – internet connection #2261522

      Well, hallelujah! I so happy that worked for you.

      Like you, I don’t use the store much, but I do have a few apps I like. A big part of it was simply knowing that something wasn’t working like it should, and that kind of thing bugs me to no end.  Another function that accursed WPD blocked was the radar on the Weather app. There are a million ways to get weather information, but that app is actually quite handy.

    • in reply to: Microsoft Store – internet connection #2261469

      I fixed it on my PC! I ran network diagnostics and while it couldn’t fix anything, the log gave me a starting point. For me, the culprit was one of the telemetry blocking programs I’d forgotten I even had – WPD. I reset everything to the Windows defaults, and I didn’t even have to reboot for those Microsoft addresses and the Store to work. The other thing I thought might be causing problems was another I use, O&O SutUp10, but setting it back to the factory settings didn’t fix the problem. See if you have WPD.exe on your PC. It’s a stand alone executable. And if you don’t, your network diagnostics log should point us to what settings are blocking those Microsoft connections.

      The pertinent diagnostic log info:

      Issues found
      Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (bing.com) is not responding. Contact your network administrator or Internet service provider (ISP) Completed

      Security or firewall settings might be blocking the connection

      InformationalDiagnostics Information (Network Security)
      Details about network security diagnosis:

      Settings that might be blocking the connection:
      Provider name: WPD_Provider
      Provider description: WPD_Provider
      Filter name: WPD MS Third party IP Block V36

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    • in reply to: Microsoft Store – internet connection #2261462

      I’m in the process of tracking down the cause, running through firewall and diagnostic logs plus searching through the registry. I think I have a lead, but I’m not going to get too excited about it yet. But it may pan out!

    • in reply to: Microsoft Store – internet connection #2261373

      I  got onto this thread just now via the new newsletter, and I am having exactly the same problems as you. I mean exactly! I’ve also done most of the things you’ve done to try and repair it. As a last resort, I tried the in-place reinstall two days ago, which I’ve done a couple of times in the past to fix other problems I could not resolve. I’m sorry to say absolutely nothing changed with being unable to connect to the Microsoft Store and the Microsoft sites (plus bing.com for me) you’re having the problem with. Phooey!

    • in reply to: MS-DEFCON 3: Get the February patches installed #2173343

      After three tries, the Feb updates finally worked, and so far none of the weirdness reported in my original post has occurred. Fingers crossed!

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    • in reply to: MS-DEFCON 3: Get the February patches installed #2173187

      Woody, thanks for your reply, and no, I didn’t and have not installed KB 4535996. Only the Feb Cumulative Update. Believe me, I also stay away from any optional updates.

      I may unpause WU and do a screenshot of what it’s wanting to download. That way I can document exactly which updates are coming down the pike.

      Dang, I was looking for the “reply” button for this comment and didn’t see it until after I posted.

      • This reply was modified 3 years, 6 months ago by ChuckWW.
    • in reply to: MS-DEFCON 3: Get the February patches installed #2173149

      I installed the Feb 2020 updates on my Win10 1909 PC two days ago, and everything seemed fine until the first time I came back after the screen lock had initiated. Before the updates, any input (keyboard, mouse) would bring up the password screen. After, it required Ctrl-Alt-Delete. That in itself is not a problem, but after the PC was unlocked, it would repeatedly re-lock by itself every 20-30 seconds. I changed to timeout from 30 to 40 minutes and that took care of the spontaneous re-locking. But when the machine locked again after 40 minutes (or initiated manually), the same repeated login problem was back.

      I rolled back to the image I’d done immediately before installing the updates, and the problem was gone. I didn’t see anything involving that issue in the KB4535996 list of fixed issues, but I’m tempted to try the Feb 2020 updates again, followed by KB4535996 and see if it has any effect.

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    • in reply to: Windows Update service disabled #2110386

      I’ve run into the same problem as you and tried practically everything listed above. Tweaking.com’s Windows Repair finally did the trick for me. The free version has the functions needed to fix everything involved in WU. Scroll down a little below the “Buy” options at the top of the page, and there are three mirrors you can download it from. I hope it works for you!


    • in reply to: Update no update #1980177

      That would be hilarious if it wasn’t so pitiful. I must confess, though, I did snicker when I saw it.

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    • in reply to: iOS 13 for iPhone, watchOS 5 Released, Apple Arcade Launches #1958815

      I’m exceedingly cautions about my internet activity, so I’m not too worried. At least the apps themselves will continue to be updated, for what that’s worth. The iPad was free, so I’m not ready to rush out and buy another.

    • in reply to: iOS 13 for iPhone, watchOS 5 Released, Apple Arcade Launches #1958715

      My one Apple product is an iPad Mini 2, which is one of the products that’s not moving up to iOS 13. My question is: do I need to be concerned about the lack of future security updates from Apple? I don’t do much on it besides web browsing, email, and a few mainstream apps. I haven’t really seen any articles on the aspects of continuing to use a non-supported device.

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