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Question about using a smartphone as a magnifier

Hi everybody. Or everyone around. )) I need some advice on what exactly to look for if I wanted to use a smartphone (such as an Axon 7) as a kind of magnifying goggle. I thought maybe Google Cardboard would do. I’m not sure tho. The phone would be doing all the work, but something needs to hold it in place in front of…

View Image - addon for Firefox

Any Ffx users around, want to try this? I wanted the feature back but I wasn’t going to migrate to Chrome to get it.

Usable Battery Charge Notifiers

In searching for Android apps that could be counted upon to play or sing or chime something when the battery got too low or high enough <—- and NOT EVER FAIL— I settled on these two, though neither are totally infallible FWIW, “Battery Charge Notifier” does well on an Axon 7 (2016), while “BT Free” seems best for a…

Fly Over IceWorld in the Friday Open Thread Fly Over IceWorld in the Friday Open Thread

Well this is probably the reason everyone’s down with a plague of some kind or other. But in case not, in case the ice and cold and the flying flotilla of flu bugs hasn’t gotten everyone, here is the thread for Friday.

Gravity Screen - On/Off

Amazing as Android is these days, this app makes it even more so... especially if your phone isn’t exactly new and/or doesn’t have certain motion/proximity gestures built in, like mine. I have a Moto G4 Play which especially benefits from the slight-of-hand magic that Gravity Screen provides. Flip the phone, off it…

Pasting Text Within Firefox for Windows 7

Just in case anyone wants to try. I noticed that doing a ctrl-v (paste) in Firefox— even in 2018—- is still not working right. <-unless one of you guys have a fix. In order to paste, say, plain text into a gmail message (like an url), I have to first - make sure the focus is in the message body - tap the TAB key once -…

Battery notifier app?

Hi! Can anyone suggest a (preferably free or even ad supported) battery notifier for Android? I’m not exactly happy over what I found so far. I was hoping for one app that would reliably work on all the devices I have. Two devices are on Marshmellow, another on Neugat. They don’t have to be feature filled apps— a…

If Windows 10 nods off after about 2 minutes

Here is a thread and possible fixes for Win10 users whose computers keep going to sleep after about 2 minutes, power options notwithstanding. https://www.tenforums.com/performance-maintenance/17899-monitor-turns-off-after-2-minutes-inactivity-3.html#post441903

Win7 Stickynotes on Win10

If anyone wants the pre-win10 sticky notes app, it’s here. It only needs to be installed. Imo it’s better than the blandish thing that MS put in its place.

Firefox - bring along your settings-- don't remake them

Here is a way to get up and running with a new install of Firefox on Windows. Assuming you keep a backup copy of your custom profile folder, get it and keep it handy. Install Firefox like always, say yes or no or whatever it asks— it doesn’t matter— you only want Fox to create a default profile with a name you can work…

Defrag is needed, in more ways than one.

I got the following message when trying to “shrink” a “volume” on a secondary hdd. “... virtual disk manager ... the service cannot be started because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it..” Except Virtual Disk *was* on. Then google gave this as the first result. …

Need help fixing non-working Bluetooth on a Dell Inspiron N7010

Hey all, or whoever’s here. My bluetooth exercise on W7/10 has failed. The os says that my comp doesn’t have bt, though it does. W7 sees it, but won’t allow me to install drivers for it, so it sits there with a yellow triangle in device manager— when it’s there at all. Something is broken, and it may not be my fault.…

Can't Hide File Names for Pics and Videos

It appears that in the Fall Creator’s Update, MS removed the ability to hide file names for pics and videos. I can’t find the option *anywhere*. And man have I looked. I don’t mean hiding extensions, rather the feature that makes pic and video thumbnails look tidier when you open their folders. I can do this for any…

Anger Management for Windows Users

I use a text-to-speech program called ReadPlease. It is old and hasn’t seen updates in years. But I try to keep its word pronunciation list up to date and sounding as close to correct as possible. A lot of time has been invested in this, so much that it would be a chore to adopt a newer program and give it the same…

Firefox 57 - 64bit installer - Windows

It is possible that I’m the only one who was looking for the full installer for Firefox 57 64bit. I don’t mean the stub portion, but the whole thing. And if there is someone here who has the installer, they probably had a better way of finding the exact url. But here it is anyway. …

Simple Sticky Note Widget

A few weeks ago I recommended a stickynote app to someone on here and I don’t know how to find them and give the link to the correct app. The app I recommended was/is a feature-stacked piece of shit with ads. This one isn’t. It’s just a widget.

Kinja is shit.

I’m having a really ******* hard time getting public dropbox links to appear in these kinja blogs. I’m tired of this, and all the stupid corporate/geek/&&&&up reasons that it keeps on happening. I can’t even post the dorkiest css lines. I have to link to a text file, and that doesn’t even go right. …

Tabs Underneath?

This is what Mozilla has reduced us to, editing css files. Well ok it’s not that bad, but it’s the only way I know to put tabs under the address bar, in Firefox 57.

No Scrollbars in Firefox 57

I’m here in the Firefox 57 Nightly build, trying to salvage something of the user interface I got used to in Ffx versions past. E.g. The addon, “Stylish”, is dead here. “Stylus”, supposedly a substitute, is almost as useless. If nothing else, I wanted to not have to see horizontal and vertical scrollbars. It is still…

I Happened on a Blue Truck I Happened on a Blue Truck

Welcome, ALL, to the Friday thread for September 8th! I have the dubious luck wherein the little things in life are going well and life is quiet. I guess that’s a good thing. But I’m not feeling it. I’m having very few “ah hah” moments, though I will pass on any nasty surprises, I mean those things that barge in like…

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