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by RickC
18 Oct 2018, 16:16
Forum: Forum Issues
Topic: Feedback: phpBB forum interface switch
Replies: 53
Views: 1149

Re: Feedback: phpBB forum interface switch

Sorry but... I have no interest in finding out how to re-configure my PC or browser or whatever in order to revert from the new 'grey on grey' theme back to what was eminently readable. It's bad enough dealing with my dyslexia and having to re-read and re-read again everything I post so I don't soun...
by RickC
18 Oct 2018, 04:18
Forum: Forum Issues
Topic: Feedback: phpBB forum interface switch
Replies: 53
Views: 1149

Re: Feedback: phpBB forum interface switch

3 days now and new 'grey text on grey backgound' theme hasn't yet been switched back to previous eminently readable theme. What the heck is going on?
by RickC
15 Oct 2018, 14:38
Forum: Forum Issues
Topic: Feedback: phpBB forum interface switch
Replies: 53
Views: 1149

Re: Feedback: phpBB forum interface switch

Hmmm... grey text on a grey background. Not helpful to these tired old eyes. :(
by RickC
07 Jul 2018, 11:46
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: i need a ahk for pressing z fast
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: i need a ahk for pressing z fast

Code: Select all

Loop
{
Send z
msgbox I can't be bothered to try working it out myself.
}
by RickC
04 Jun 2018, 10:58
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Help Desk Call Center Need Urgent Help Identifying Cause of Process Launch
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Help Desk Call Center Need Urgent Help Identifying Cause of Process Launch

Here's an article by Microsoft Fellow Mark Russinovich about tracking down the cause of a random and unwanted malware process (similar to your scenario), in this case the use of ftp.exe: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/markrussinovich/2012/10/28/the-case-of-the-unexplained-ftp-connections/ It ma...
by RickC
03 Jun 2018, 11:23
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Help Desk Call Center Need Urgent Help Identifying Cause of Process Launch
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Help Desk Call Center Need Urgent Help Identifying Cause of Process Launch

At least we now know - from the other thread - that you're talking about Windows 10. Your first post shows "The average technician spends 25 minutes tracking down the process that caused IE to launch. Some AV will catch it , some won't, but those scans take time too." (My emphasis) Surely this means...
by RickC
03 Jun 2018, 06:44
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Help Desk Call Center Need Urgent Help Identifying Cause of Process Launch
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Help Desk Call Center Need Urgent Help Identifying Cause of Process Launch

So, 1) I wasted my time replying because you didn't provide sufficient information about what you had already tried and 2) you're cross-posting... but you haven't let us know the other forum nor the results, so - once again - we have no idea what's already been suggested.

Best of luck...
by RickC
03 Jun 2018, 06:38
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Autohotkey for Mac
Replies: 5
Views: 15851

Re: Autohotkey for Mac

Unfortunately AutoHotkey cannot be used in macOS . In terms of ease of use vs complexity and capability, have a look at 2 built-in programs - Automator and AppleScript . After the debacle of Windows 10 I'm trying to wean myself off Windows now in favour of macOS (and Linux Mint Cinnamon ) and have j...
by RickC
02 Jun 2018, 20:25
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Help Desk Call Center Need Urgent Help Identifying Cause of Process Launch
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Help Desk Call Center Need Urgent Help Identifying Cause of Process Launch

Instead of Process Explorer , I suggest you use Process Monitor (ProcMon) instead on a test machine. Process Monitor will let you filter on iexplore.exe so you can examine the events immediately preceeding the firing of each new IE process. Just be warned... ProcMon generates a huge amount of info v...
by RickC
29 May 2018, 09:06
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Best practice for a 'SysInfo' script
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Best practice for a 'SysInfo' script

I'm involved in another Windows forum and we are forever asking for the same details, e.g. what SKU (Home/Pro/Enterprise/Education), what build, what bitness, is System Protection enabled, has SMB1 been disabled, is network access private or public, what version of XYZ installed... blah, blah, blah....
by RickC
22 May 2018, 12:08
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Registry changes not being recognised
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Registry changes not being recognised

After your first RegRead I would add, temporarily, a MsgBox %reg1% to check you have some data.

If the MsgBox doesn't show any data then have a look at the use of SetRegView (for using 32-bit AHK in a 64-bit environment and vice versa).

Hope this helps...
by RickC
17 May 2018, 04:23
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Run script on program startup, and then turn off script on program shutdown
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Run script on program startup, and then turn off script on program shutdown

Do it the other way round, i.e. have the script run the photo editing software then use [docs]process[/docs], exist to check for when the photo editing software is no longer running to close the script.

Hope this helps...
by RickC
11 May 2018, 11:48
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Forum update on weekend of March 24th 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 2350

Re: Forum update on weekend of March 24th 2018

Time to remove as a 'sticky'?
by RickC
24 Apr 2018, 10:39
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: "Can't open clipboard for writing"
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: "Can't open clipboard for writing"

If you want to clear the clipboard just use clipboard =.
by RickC
24 Apr 2018, 04:28
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Having TeamViewer process running slows down script by a factor of 4
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Having TeamViewer process running slows down script by a factor of 4

Have a look at Process, Cmd, Priority. It should do what you want.

Hope this helps...
by RickC
17 Apr 2018, 19:50
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Windows update + background processes - can I control?
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Windows update + background processes - can I control?

The simple answer is YES, you can control Windows Update and its related services. Just be aware that Microsoft interrogates your devices and, if it finds you have fiddled with the defaults, will often return them to the defaults. Windows Update - as the umbrella term - consists of four services if ...
by RickC
23 Mar 2018, 09:32
Forum: Gaming
Topic: help!
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: help!

Nwb wrote:
RickC wrote:Apology accepted.
Savage lol.
I'm innocent. Jebus made me do it... :)

Thank you for helping when patience failed me... I'm just a sad, bad man. :(

ROFL
by RickC
23 Mar 2018, 09:11
Forum: Gaming
Topic: help!
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: help!

Apology accepted.
by RickC
19 Mar 2018, 11:56
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Hotkey script to change between 2 .reg files.
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Hotkey script to change between 2 .reg files.

The popups are 1) a User Access Control (UAC) prompt asking "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device"; 2) a Registry Editor prompt asking "Are you sure you want to continue?" and; 3) a Registry Editor message informing you whether the 'merge' succeeded. This is because just 'run...
by RickC
08 Mar 2018, 10:33
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: antivir related popups
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: antivir related popups

I haven't used Avira for a while but the popups were the 'In Product Messaging' process.

Try process, close, ipmgui.exe

Hope this helps...

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