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a kind of Moto (psa?), also, anyone around?

It seems Apple isn’t the only one not supplying an adequate charger out of the box. I have this little Moto G4 that charged oh so slowly, maybe full in say... 6 and a half hours. <—— that’s too *(&**(&* long. I knew it was a risk, though a small one, if I used the brick that came with a Moto G5 instead. And now the G4…

Weekend Open Thread

We’re a day late. Hell we’re a lot later than that. Been ages since a thread. I thought I’d open up one in case there’s anyone around wants to talk or vent or whatever. The humidity here is down, but the temps seem somehow higher than they should be in mid August. No heatwave, just expected things to cool and leaves to…

Wallpaper disappears with each restart of Windows 10

Hi Hackerspacers!! It’s been another long time. But here might be a good tip for you who are using Windows, especially 10. I kept losing my wallpaper with each restart of Windows 10 <—- with all the feature updates and security stuff and whatever, up to date as of July 24 2018. I found some instructions here, but maybe…

Step Counter - recommend?

Can anyone recommend a simple free step counter app for Android? What I need is something that can measure distances walked in km and miles. Right now I’m trying to make an app work, based on height and weight, but it refuses to count steps in any kind of synchronized way, even though I’m sure I measured those…

Talk dirty in the Friday Open Thread Talk dirty in the Friday Open Thread

Say it sweet, say it perdy, say it soft, say it derdy, gimme shelter, gimme air, so at least I know you’re there.

bass guitar thoughts

Ok I don’t know if these items will be useful to anyone, other than people playing bass instruments, or some other music thing that has a long neck. I sat down in the lotus position, bass guitar in hand, and tried to play the way I played in days of ye old yor. It didn’t work out. It was bad posture for such a thing,…

Bluetooth issues with a Moto phone

Hi again Hackerspacers! I own a Moto G4 Play phone. I use it just for playing audio books. It’s perfect for that, except when something crashes. I expect the Moto to just keep playing books in the background at home, no matter what else is going on. Lately it’s either the media player (in this case, Play Music) that has…

Does this Android app exist?

Just in case anyone still checks here, I am looking for an Android app that makes a sound when a wifi connection is established. I’ve used so many different search terms on Play Store, but they don’t lead to anything like what I want. Does anyone know about such an app? A link to one? Thanks!!

No way to schedule a backup, then a sleep.... but

It’s late in the game and who knows if there’s any who will read this or use it. But better late than never again. Right? : ) Ok so once upon an eon ago, someone here or at HowToGeek was saying they needed a way to schedule a Windows backup with Task Scheduler, and then have TS sleep or shut down the computer. They…

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. …

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