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  1. thatmanbrian

    Modify Windows application backgrounds

    I feared as much. Changing the way a browser renders a website would be fraught with difficulties thinking about it. I might give WB another go. Not used it for a while.
  2. thatmanbrian

    Modify Windows application backgrounds

    What I'd like to do is change the default white background in my browsers and applications. I've used utilities like WindowBlinds etc but they don't do it. Isn't there a simple setting somewhere please? As you read this, you are seeing black text on a bright white background.
  3. thatmanbrian

    Messed up formatting new drive

    I'll give it a try, thanks
  4. thatmanbrian

    Messed up formatting new drive

    I installed a WD Black 4Tb internal drive and when asked, selected to initialise and format it as GPT. Then I created three simple volumes and all was well. Then I made the big mistake of deciding I didn't want that and tried to install it again as an MBR drive. I did something wrong somewhere...
  5. thatmanbrian

    Email hijacked?

    Header: From - Sun Jul 27 17:01:40 2014 X-Account-Key: account1 X-UIDL: UID3160-1400167536 X-Mozilla-Status: 0001 X-Mozilla-Status2: 00000000 X-Mozilla-Keys: Return-path: <> Envelope-to: [email protected]
  6. thatmanbrian

    Email hijacked?

    Yes thanks I understood the reason, what I don't understand is why! I have not sent out lots of emails - ever. So someone is using me to spam??? If so how to stop it. Is it my end or the host?
  7. thatmanbrian

    Email hijacked?

    Today, Sunday at 16:00 GMT I received a dozed failed delivery notifications in my inbox. I haven't been using my email. I host a couple of websites with Zyma.com and use EMAP email and Thunderbird. My desktop is secured with AVG and Malwarebytes running all the time and spot scans by other...
  8. thatmanbrian

    Partition or Map drives?

    Thanks for your comments lastof. I've already ordered the WD drive and my NAS drive is WD too. I've used all makes of HD over many, many years and never had an early failure from any. However I am also aware that at one time or another, a manufacturer may slip and get a bad name for a while. It...
  9. thatmanbrian

    Partition or Map drives?

    Ah yes GPT. I'd forgotten that, thanks. My OS and apps are on the SSD as you suggest. I use Lightroom to manage my photos and have a dedicate drive already so that will become a partition on my new drive.
  10. thatmanbrian

    Partition or Map drives?

    I am shortly replacing 3x 2Tb hard drives with a Western Digital Black 4Tb in a major reorganisation of my system. Currently my drives are not partitioned and folders have become badly organised as I was led to believe that partitioning wasn't a good idea nowadays. A few folders are mapped...
  11. thatmanbrian

    slow loading of explorer file lists

    Ztruker I have explorer view set to details and this does carry over to when an app opens Explorer. lastof, thanks, I'll look intothat and let you know.
  12. thatmanbrian

    slow loading of explorer file lists

    I can't help, but it sounds like the same issue. Applications opening an Explorer window are not picking up configuration data? But who's error is that??
  13. thatmanbrian

    slow loading of explorer file lists

    Thank you, I checked and there was a thumbnail db cache set up but to be sure I downloaded the reg file to enable it too and will see if it helps.
  14. thatmanbrian

    slow loading of explorer file lists

    I'm sure that's right. I am going to search for some utility that will analyse my drives and report on numbers of files and folders. I may need to subdivide further. But it makes a nonsense of having 2Tb drives doesn't it?
  15. thatmanbrian

    Solved Control Panel question

    Yes, they are. I'll reset them as they are all internal drives. Thanks.
  16. thatmanbrian

    slow loading of explorer file lists

    Thanks for the replies. The drives are all in one standalone computer. Windows doesn't make it easy to analyze the number of folders and files in each but as an example, on one drive is 16 root level folders and one of those folders has 54 subfolders each containing a few dozen files. Typical of...
  17. thatmanbrian

    Solved Control Panel question

    Win 8.1 64 In Device Manager, my five drives are listed by device name but further down also by volume name as "portable devices".
  18. thatmanbrian

    slow loading of explorer file lists

    Win 81. 64 16Gb RAM When an application lets me browse a folder to find a file, the window it opens always displays files in name order even though the sort by date column is set in Explorer. Eventually (ofter after two minutes!) the display rearranges itself into date order. Related is this...
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    explorer behaviour

    Win 8.1 64 up to date Windows Explorer opens to show a lot of stuff I don't want, mainly a list of folders which are also listed seperately under the Library heading. I only want to see my five hard drives listed. How can I do this please. An ancilliary question re Libraries. All my 'library'...
  20. thatmanbrian

    Win8.1 disk manager having trouble formatting USB drive

    Win8.1 seems to have problems with an old Iomega external hard disk. The drive is SATA and the Iomega casing adds a USB connection with one cable for data and the other for extra power if required. In the past I had totally reformated the Iomega drive and got rid of the DVD ROM emulation...