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What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread


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1 hour ago, reb said:

I wish I'd done it ages ago! There's two of them so I could have 8 sensibly sized browser windows open at any one time.

The only issue is if I maximise one them they're not hugely readable, entire paragraphs end up on one line! It's going to take a little bit of getting used to I think.

The reason I did the upgrade now is I've got so used to having a 4K screen attached to my work laptop (I bought the screen myself) that the 1080p ones just weren't comfortable to use anymore. It's amazing how a resolution and screen size that felt impossibly roomy when I got it can feel so cramped now. 100% scaling is nice for fitting as much as possible on the screen, but it's maybe a bit small for extended use, I'll try 125% and see how I get on.

I think we've reached the peak resolution of sensibly sized monitors now though, 8K might be a bit of an improvement, but I can't see anything past that actually being any more useable at sensible distances. Maybe one day once the prices come down a bit I'll get a couple of 40" 8K monitors!

I still keep a 1080 in portrait mode for outlook and etc. Needs barely a glance to see what's there. Bar that like you I just resize to what's good (long thin windows are amazing) 

You tried the fancy zones program that's within windows power toys? That's handy 

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10 minutes ago, beko1987 said:

You tried the fancy zones program that's within windows power toys? That's handy 

I run Kubuntu on my desktop and my work laptop is quite locked down. What does it do? Kubuntu lets you snap to a quarter of the screen, is it like that?

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3 hours ago, reb said:

My new monitors mean I can browse the entire forum at once.

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All are perfectly readable, each window is roughly the resolution of a normal 1080p screen.

 

38 minutes ago, beko1987 said:

I still keep a 1080 in portrait mode for outlook and etc. Needs barely a glance to see what's there. Bar that like you I just resize to what's good (long thin windows are amazing) 

You tried the fancy zones program that's within windows power toys? That's handy 

can all the nerd FRO please

*looks blankly at screen on potato

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9 hours ago, hairnet said:

I wasn't expecting this

@PhilA

How much did it cost them to post that?

i only bought it on the 29th april - royal mail learn from this

120 bucks for a shit econo lodge - i dont think so lmao - hampton ftw

 

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International postage from here is steep, regardless.

Those are $0.58 each.

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I had cause to sit in my car for an hour or so the other day.

When I went to Northallerton I attempted to put the AC on as it was hot but opening the windows too noisy.

What I had actually done was to put it on recirculate :( which didn't help at all.

And I discovered the AC button.  Only right in front of my nose so no wonder I was unaware of it.

I have been using recirculate all winter and wondering why it was steaming the windows up.

Also discovered lots of things that the 'radio' does, except I never use the radio part of it.

Listened to a lot of music, I have a USB dongle that would take a month or more to plough through everything on it so lots of surprises as I have mostly forgotten much of what I put on it.

All very pleasant until I tried to start the car and had flattened the battery.  Could have done without that.

 

Also the American spell checker can sod off.

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20 hours ago, PhilA said:

International postage from here is steep, regardless.

Those are $0.58 each.

Minimum international postage from the UK is now £1.85, about $2.30.

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The left control key had stopped working on my laptop due to some software shite I really don't understand. It's now working again after I've done precisely fuck all to fix it. :D

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1 hour ago, RoverFolkUs said:

Think they could do with some grammar lesson's ....... :)

Or just add before their shitey shite; "We repair previously botched, buggered or bolloxed......

13 minutes ago, AnnoyingPentium said:

The left control key had stopped working on my laptop due to some software shite I really don't understand. It's now working again after I've done precisely fuck all to fix it. :D

Spilt coffee, bogeys, nasal hair or any combination of all three moving around in the heady temperatures we are heading towards called  "summertime". Just a thought.

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26 minutes ago, AnnoyingPentium said:

The left control key had stopped working on my laptop due to some software shite I really don't understand. It's now working again after I've done precisely fuck all to fix it. :D

My laptop has a mind of its own, sometimes the keyboard will refuse to work unless I put it in sleep mode and switch it on again 🤷‍♂️ makes no sense to me how that can make any difference, but it does!

Have I done anything to rectify that? Of course not! :)

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After spending an inordinate amount of time uploading CDs to my laptop over the weekend to "sync" with my phone for listening whilst a colleague is away, then having to trawl the tinternet to find a Windoze 8.1 fix just to connect the bloody phone via USB, l eventually realised sending them from Windoze Exploiter took seconds rom a CD Rip.

Once that shite was dealt with,  I did grin today through gritted teeth when realisation set in my Bose speaker was still at home!

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4 hours ago, 62 Austin said:

 

Look hard to see if you can find the errors _  _ _ 

supposed to be in English

Wichita, Kansas

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I took this yesterday. 

At enstion two d_tale = zer0

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27 minutes ago, Quintus said:

I'm not sure if this is Thailand but it doesn't look very appetising , if I ever went there I'd need to bring a freezer full of ready meals 

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