I suppose I could use Word instead of notepad, but I don't want to wait forever for the files to open. Windows8 and 7 will let you open as many different copies of the same txt file as you want. With keeping my computer on most of the time, and doing various things, sometimes I forget that I have a file open. The most common instance is my list of software keys and activation codes. I had to reinstall something yesterday and had the file open, and it ended up behind a bunch of windows. Much later, I bought a new piece of software and had to add something to the list, a couple of somethings. I saved and closed--fine. Then, turning the computer off, it told me that my "Versions" file was still open--did I want to save, or what? At that point, I had to cancel the shutdown, open the saved copy, compare the saved copy with the one that was still open to see which information was different. Obviously, at that moment, I had not figured out which copy was which. If I had saved, it would have overwritten the changes, by reverting to the old version that I had open. I've had this happen several times, sometimes with new information in each file. I fail to understand why, when I try to open a txt file, Windows does not alert me that it is already open, and do I want to open another copy?
Since 2 days ago I've noticed that I cannot create a new folder with File Explorer by any way possible. Using the taskbar or the SHIFT + Ctrl + N. Even when saving projects with Save File as... and trying to use the "New Folder" text string button does not create any folder. Using CMD prompt or powershell all works well as with Total Commander which i only installed to see if it could create folders and it does. Other programs that auto create folders also works well (i.e. Foobar when transcoding to new unavailable folder). My Windows 8 Pro is original, it's a 4 month old install, I've not made any customizations, no registry hacks, Windows is bare apart from Classic Shell which i only use now as a custom button to go to start screen with the mouse. I also made a custom High Contrast Theme that i use at night or when eyes are a bit tired. It's 2 months old so it's there long before the problem.I've not installed any new programs in the last week apart from some updates from FileZilla, Foxit pdf and Notepad++.Last system update is COPICOM from 13 July.I followed this guide which as not resolved the problem: I cannot find a way to create a new folder in Windows 8. -
- Changed name to Connec8 - Compiled as exe. This is for the sole purpose to force Administrator privileges on double click - New icon - Administrator privilege check on startup. - Added option to restart the previous hotspot - Implemented an easier way to enable Internet sharing - Added blank lines for better readability
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Windows 8 is awesome. However it doesn't have the ability to create ad-hoc networks from Network and sharing center. The only way is to use netsh utility from CMD every time you want to start or stop your network. .
So I created a batch file to automate this process. All you have to do is to start it as administrator, follow the instructions and voila!. No need to open cmd again and again
This utility creates an adhoc network. You can use it for streaming Videos and Music or playing LAN games.
For Internet sharing aka Hotspot Go to Network and Sharing Center –> Change adapter settings Right click on the device which is connected to internet and select Proerties Now, open Sharing tab, enable Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection, and then choose the newly created ad-hoc connection from the list
I am facing several weird problems in my Windows 8.1 installation. My first problem is that when I try to copy/create a file to my C: drive it throws an access violation error.
But this not the case if I copy/create a file in any of sub directories in C:. For example I can copy/create files to system32 or program files with any such problems.
My second problem is that I no longer get a popup when I connect a external HDD to my system. It doesn't even show up in "My Computer" I have to open up disk management and then assign a drive letter to the external HDD then only will it show up in File Explorer.
Just starting to use my new windows 8 getting frustrated!! How can I print selected text in a email or web page without printing the complete email or web page?? When I select the text and select devices and printer (Canon Pixma MX512) I don't get the option of 'print selection'
I use the Commandline with just about everything I do on my laptop, often utilizing batch scripts that I've written, from editing, renaming, moving, timestamping, exif manipulation of my image files to SET-ting variables etc..
There remains quite a bit of internal commands that I'm not familiar with. One of them being the "sort" command of which I think may be responsible for my current issue.
I read a little about it via the "/?" command then gave it a little input until it occurred to me from the returns that command was supplying of which were no returns at all, that I was not doing things right so I got bored and went onto something else. It seems that since that time, all my text files have had "par" appended to them. and I don't know how to correct this.
At one point It looked like this would only happen if I opened them from the command prompt but then noticed "par" was there if I double clicked the text file. Is this something to do with that "Sort" command or is it something else all together? And, how in the heck can I fix it because it's really getting on my nerves as I'm creating some Tutorials pages utilizing "Choice" and "More" with cmd.exe being the viewer and every time I format some text, get it all prettied up for the tut program command muffles it up with that damn "par"!
How do I switch to text mode? For example, in linux it's something like ctrl+shift+f7.
There are times when an application or a game is hijacking the screen/desktop, and hangs. When I try alt+ctrl+del task manager to kill it, I only see the task bar, and the rest of the desktop is black. So I can't see what I am doing. If I could only hijack it back, e.g. text mode to kill the application.
I changed the text size from default to 250%.the change happened on the first page of a website but when you went to a second or third page of that website the text was back to the default size which was smaller.why doesn't the change happen on the 2 or 3 page?i did not have this problem with windows 7.
I have to open a lot of text-based files on my computer each day to change settings and such (for example the hosts file or the http.conf file, etc.) In order for this to work I need to press win-key, find Notepad, right-click, select run as administrator, then open file, browse to the file location and finally open the file. is a faster way (preferably via right-clicking the files) to open/edit a text-based file as admin?
I need to be able to input text using three different languages: English (US), Russian, Ukrainian. To that end I have prepared the following:
As you see, UI is being overridden to Ukrainian too, which is also desired.
I also need to be able to switch input languages NOT using any cyclic shortcut like Ctrl+Shift or Alt+Shift, but by language-specific shortcut, namely Ctrl+1 for English, Ctrl+2 for Ukrainian, Ctrl+3 for Russian. It has been so for years for me and I got used to it.
To that end I found the following setup
There you see two Ukrainian layouts (I made one myself, another one is built-in).
The problem is that Ctrl+1 for English works, Ctrl+3 for Russian works too, but BOTH shortcuts for Ukrainian layots do NOT work. When I press Ctrl+2 or Ctrl+4 just nothing happens. I tried to change the Ukrainian shortcuts to no avail.
What's more interesting thing I just discovered, is that these Ukrainian shortcuts do work selectively.
In Notepad and MS Word -- don't work
In Mozilla Thunderbird and Firefox, also Skype -- does work.
Shortcuts seem to be working everywhere EXCEPT the software written by Microsoft.
I was adjusting my monitor settings with Calibrate Display in Windows 8.1 and accidentally clicked 'yes' for Windows ClearType at the end of the adjusting. That's when this problems started. Now my browser is showing bold text in a what looks like the Impact font, I think? It looks stretched out. Here's a screenshot of the problem. As you can see this causes the text to be slightly out of line. I've tried disabling ClearType and resetting Windows fonts, but nothing has worked so far.
How to stop/remove the annoying text boxes offering advice on swiping on Win 8.1?
I suddenly got one today on the left side of the screen - "Switching between applications........swipe from side of screen, etc....." I can't get rid of it, and it's driving me mad. I could restart, but I use DNS, MemoQ, etc, so it always takes a while to get started again.
I noticed that MS/Intel won't support my Intel 915GMA drivers and in the Windows 8 DP the surfing the web everything looked slightly too big and all the fonts look fuzzy. In the full version of 8 which I now have how is the text rendering on the basic display?
Today I updated my Windows 8 install to Windows 8.1.
For the most part it went smoothly but I'm having a weird problem with my text to speech files.
But when I hit speak the voice is very distorted and the volume is low, it's the same for all the voices including the Microsoft ones.
I reinstalled TextAloud to the latest version, and I reinstalled the Lucy voice, (really the only one I use).
I figured that I had some glitch in the software but here is the weird part, when I played one of my Lucy videos the voice in the video shows the same distortion, so do .wav files that I had previously made and saved.
Windows normal sounds are unaffected as are music files. Even the music in the videos is normal while the speech is distorted.
When I played one of my videos that I have on Vimeo the voice is distorted. So something is affecting only the text to speech voices not any of the other sounds no matter what the source.
I don't have a clue, If I can't figure this out I'll have to go back to my Windows 8 backup image.I use TextAloud almost every day.
I updated my sound drivers, no change! SB Recon3D PCle sound card.
In the comments section of my JPEG files, on some pictures, the English that I had there will all of a sudden show up as "䌀漀渀猀琀爀甀挀琀椀漀渀" How this happens; it only happens on some pictures in the same folder.
I am running windows 8.1. I just turned on my computer and got the following screen. It wont recognize keyboard input as normal characters nor will it allow me to connect to the internet. It was perfectly on 3 hrs ago before I turned it off then back on again.
The link below shows you what my current windows 8.1 screen looks like.