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Question: Application specific grouping

Are there any workarounds to have grouping only for specific applications on the taskbar...?

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Hello Everyone,
What I want to accomplish is to run the program "InstallShield" only with a specified user.
So Basically DENY TO EVERYONE (admins, users, ... ) and ALLOW to the specified user.
I've tryied to create a Deny rule to everyone and an allow to specified user rule but isn't working.
Pheraps it checks the deny rule first and if it's true it stop checking.
Is there a way to allow only my SA user to be able to run Installshield and to deny access to the app to everyone else?

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Hi ,How are you. I get this error over and over again in the Event Viewer:

1203 - Description              : The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID

                                   and APPID

                                   to the user NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE SID (S-1-5-19)
from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

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I am receiving the following error in the Event Viewer from the source DistributedCOM (Windows 8.1 64 bit) :
The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID class identitification
 and APPID identification
 to the user Lenovo\Ewa with security identification SID
(S-1-5-21-1287633286-651115146-4152900111-1001) from the address LocalHost (using

LRPC) acting in the application container with identity SID
This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.
It regards Zinio Reader application.
Please advice how can I fix the problem.
Thanks and best regards, Ewa

Answer:The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID

Hi Ewa,
It's just a example instead of your real ID.
The ID of yours {316CDED5-E4AE-4B15-9113-7055D84DCC97} must be in that list. Have you attempt to find it?
I have search it on my lab computer(Windows 8.1)as below:
Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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I wonder if the forum you give courses on the method of disinfection. your approach to the problem is logical to look at the operation of the computer before to see if the computer is infected.
So if you are organizing courses I'd like to participate.

Answer:specific application

The malware removal forum here says that only "authorized personnel" are allowed to respond to help requests.  Perhaps you could contact one of the moderators of that forum and ask how to go about becoming authorized.  I know that some other computer forums have actual classes to teach malware removal; this one might too.

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I have strange problem.

On my computer some application works with one internet connection ( ISP ) and some through other internet connection ( ISP )

This problem has started since last few days.*

I flush dns and did most common solutions found on net like changing TCP/IP but nothing worked.

Is there any way to get rid off from this error ?

Or is there any way we can combine BOTH wireless internet connection in one PC and make some settings that which application works with which internet connection ( ISP )

I have 2 wireless internet dongles and I have 2 dongles which I can attach to my PC to connect to this internet dongles.

I read about Bridge connection and i did it but this didn't solved the error. May be because I am not able to make settings which application uses which internet connection

PLEASE NOTE, I am not having problem in browsing website. I am having PROBLEM in installed application, like stock market trading software.

I tried disabling antivirus also, but nothing worked.

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I have been trying to diagnose a particular problem where applications freeze for a split 2-3 seconds at random intervals. I really hope that someone might be able to provide some suggestions as I am starting to pull my hair out with this.

For example, I could be running the following programs:
Google Chrome
VLC Movie Player
Playng TERA Online.

While playing Tera (current active program) and watching a movie on VLC. VLC will freeze for a few seconds (at random) and then continue, while the game I'm playing does not freeze at all.

Another scenario:
Mozilla Firefox
Quicktime Player
MS Office - Excel
While reading a webpage in Firefox (current active program) and listening to music with quicktime, as I scroll through the webpage the browser will freeze and become unresponsive for 2-3 seconds. Meanwhile the music playing in Quicktime has not missed a single beat.

List of attempted fixes:Checked Event Viewer(Applications) for errors, none found.
Adjusted Virtual Memory/Paging file from 8162MB to an Initial size of 16324/Max 32648
Ran stress test (passmark) To check if I could isolate the freezing during certain tests. (Did not lock up at all after running 5 tests)
Used Windows Error checking (CHKDSK) on physical drive to check for errors (none found in Event Viewer)
Updated GPU to latest driver version (v301.42)
Removed secondary GPU(GeForce 8600 GT), Ran with only Primary GPU(GeForce GTX 560Ti)
Used Windows Update to verify latest updates were instal... Read more

Answer:Application specific lock ups.

I think tonight I will purchase a new hard drive, also contemplating on whether or not to try Windows 8. I will post the results.

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I'm trying to setup a Application specific proxy. I have tried everything that I could find via Google search and nothing seems to work. All the proxy servers I have found seem to be centered around web browsers such as IE, and firefox.

Any help would be appreciated,

Answer:Application Specific Proxy

something like this?

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In Win XP, is there a way to force an application to use a specific connection while everything else uses a different connection? Here’s what I’d like to be able to do:

I connect from home to work via Verizon Broadband and Nortel VPN to access a secure LAN with shared drives and services, including intranet applications. This is already in place and working fine. The work LAN firewall is configured to block all Internet browsing attempts for all devices connected via VPN – not necessarily for security reasons, but rather to conserve bandwidth. The VPN switch and firewall share the same router and broadband connection, so incoming Internet requests from home through the VPN would go back out of the firewall – effectively doubling the required bandwidth for each request.

This configuration renders embedded Internet links in email and various documents almost useless. There are two choices at present to affect a workaround.

One is to drop the VPN connection when Internet browsing is required; browse to the Internet; and then reestablish the VPN connection after the Internet browsing is complete. This is cumbersome and inefficient at best, but it does work.

The second is to configure the VPN client to use split tunneling. This works too, but puts additional load on the Verizon Broadband connection between home and office (already the slowest link in the path). Also, this option meets with resistance from our network folks for reasons I won’t go into here.

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Answer:Can I force an application to use a specific network in XP?

The whole point of the VPN is to insure a secure channel into the remote computer. You drill a hole a truck could drive through if you actually allow Internet connections while the VPN is connected!

The ability to have multiple connections is normally configured by the VPN host, and I suspect your company would take a really dim view of you compromising their network for your convenience.

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I need some help. I have a PC running Windows 7 Home Basic. The PC has a LAN interface and a WiFi interface. Both the LAN and WiFi have individual IP addresses and connects to two different routers.

What I'm trying to do is have IE10 connect only through the LAN card that connects to my computer's router. & have all other applications use the WiFi adapter to connect to the internet.

So far, I have tried to use ForceBindIP to bind the applications and use Route command to route the traffic.. but will no success.

Can someone please provide me detailed steps to go about this? I can be reached at [email protected]

Any help you can provide will be appreciated.

Answer:NIC specific application setting in Windows 7

Not sure, nor do I know why would would want to do this. what's your reasoning for this?

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I need some help. I have a PC running Windows 7 Home Basic. The PC has a LAN interface and a WiFi interface. Both the LAN and WiFi have individual IP addresses and connects to two different routers.
What I'm trying to do is have IE10 connect only through the LAN card that connects to my computer's router. & have all other applications use the WiFi adapter to connect to the internet.
So far, I have tried to use ForceBindIP to bind the applications and use Route command to route the traffic.. but will no success.
Can someone please provide me detailed steps to go about this? I can be reached at [email protected]
Any help you can provide will be appreciated.

Answer:NIC specific application setting in Windows 7

This thread on tomshardware may be of help

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I need some help. I have a PC running Windows 7 Home Basic. The PC has a LAN interface and a WiFi interface. Both the LAN and WiFi have individual IP addresses and connects to two different routers.

What I'm trying to do is have IE10 connect only through the LAN card that connects to my computer's router. & have all other applications use the WiFi adapter to connect to the internet.

So far, I have tried to use ForceBindIP to bind the applications and use Route command to route the traffic.. but will no success.

Can someone please provide me detailed steps to go about this?

Any help you can provide will be appreciated.

Answer:NIC specific application setting in Windows 7

Quote: Originally Posted by arijitray81


I need some help. I have a PC running Windows 7 Home Basic. The PC has a LAN interface and a WiFi interface. Both the LAN and WiFi have individual IP addresses and connects to two different routers.

What I'm trying to do is have IE10 connect only through the LAN card that connects to my computer's router. & have all other applications use the WiFi adapter to connect to the internet.

So far, I have tried to use ForceBindIP to bind the applications and use Route command to route the traffic.. but will no success.

Can someone please provide me detailed steps to go about this?

Any help you can provide will be appreciated.

Hi and welcome to Seven Forums.

I do not think this is possible to do I would think they would interfere with each other.

EDIT: The only way to do this would be to have them connecting to different networks (eg. for wired - then for wireless)

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I'm new to the board here so I'm not positive what the typical format is for posting questions but I'm getting the following message which causes the computer to reboot. The error pops up approximately 2 hours after the computer has been logged in.

Services.exe Application Error
The instruction at "0x606d334c" referenced memory at "0x02d40328". The memory could not be "read".

Clicking either OK or Cancel causes the computer to reboot. You can move the window to the side and ignore it but that doesn't fix the issue.


Answer:Services.exe Application Error (specific)

Hi and welcome to the forum

After doing a bunch of searching, I don't have any answer. I only found about 6 entries for 0x606d334c, no one had an answer

If you drag it across the screen, so you can continue to work, do you notice other problems like slowing down?


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I have encountered an issue on one Windows 7 Enterprise x64 machine. An Application is slower by the factor of about 10 when run from a specific path. If i remove a space from the path it is normally fast. If I add it back the application is slow again.
What could be the issue here?
Thank you in advance, best regards
I realized that I prematurely asked this question and there probably is a really good reason for this. I should first try to investigate with the Visual Studio Performance tools.

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I have an application, that has fairly small fonts and no option to increase the font size.
So I thought, that maybe there is a way to zoom the window of that application on the
I quickly found several apps, promising to aid in doing that, but soon my disappointment
was quite big, as they were zooming the entire screen (and I couldn't see the entire window
of a maximized application, which I have open in parallel) or just an area around the mouse
or I had to specify which coordinates on the screen to zoom (how annoying can that be ?!?).
And I wasn't able to find an app, which would just say - click on the window you want me to
zoom in to and that's all...
Please kindly help me !! Thanks!

Answer:How to zoom a specific application's window ???

Welcome darkman088 to the forum.
Try this.

Start Orb and type in magnifier. You will get Windows built in magnifier.

I use it a lot. I use a selected button on my mouse to activate it when needed.
You can adjust the magnification from 100% to over 1000% but not much else.

It magnifies the whole page.

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I have a command line utility for some purpose. I start this utility from a COM DLL using ShellExecuteEx function. When calling ShellExecuteEx, i specify the lpVerb parameter as "runas" so that the utility is started elevated. I call
the COM Interface function from an exe client on its startup. So when i start the client exe, the utility is also started. My problem is that since the utility is started elevated, it always asks for the UAC confirmation prompt. I can't stand this because
there will be no manual intervention during this process. So I need the utility to be started without showing the UAC prompt, but still elevated when i start the client exe. Is there any way to achieve this? I would prefer some changes done within the utility
itself like changing the manifest file rather than some system settings changes. Any help will be appreciated..

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I need a software solution to be able limit the bandwidth for specific (defined) application. I run XP behind a firewall (no access to firewall) and need to limit both uplink and downlink. I have tried a product called NetLimiter v0.91 Beta 3 but it is too buggy.



Answer:Limit bandwidth for specific application Software/GAW03/Bandwidth Software

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How can I give admin right to a specific application? For example, On some client PCs users not have permission for install and update application and they need admin account for it. How can I let users to install or update specific applications without
admin account?

Thank you.

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I have been OK with Windows XP on my old P4 PCs 2GB RAM (standalone No Internet) that I use for basic word processing and Photo Editing (mainly with FastStone Image Viewer FastStone Image Viewer - Powerful and Intuitive Photo Viewer, Editor and Batch Converter), but would like to upgrade to Windows 10 for more software options.
Am starting to do my homework and just read "Windows 10: Which version of Windows is best for my old Dell Latitude D620 laptop"
I was encouraged when read Fafhrd 's PC system specs and noticed "CPU: Intel socket 775 Pentium 4 540 HT 3200 Prescott " which is similar to mine.
For Windows XP I have found "Mini WinXP" that comes with Hiren's 15.2 Hiren's BootCD Fan & Discussion Platform on a bootable USB drive to be the fastest for many things.
Does anyone know if there is anything similar for Windows 10?
If not any suggestions for reducing Windows 10?

Answer:Application Specific Windows 10 Suggestions?

Normally I cut and paste and then remove any irregularities by using "remove format".

Tried this in "preview post" but did not work.

Would appreciate suggestions!!!



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I have a laptop on my desk just for testing external access issues to our sites. I'd rather not.

I know it's been asked.. I think I've read over 20 posts on it with no clear and simple solution.

On my windows7 x64 station I have a hard wired LAN Network Connection and a USB wireless network conection. If both are up, IE uses the wired Lan connection. If I disable that LAN connection, IE uses the wireless. Great.. but?

What If I want to have both up? Reading emails and and accessing other intranet resources normally, but surfing via the wireless. Or even better, surfing from a specific browser or instance of a browser through the wireless Connection, and all others using activity through the wired Lan connection?

I'd like to do this without a Proxy or a VM. I understand there is a product called ForceBindIP that sounded very promising, but it does not support Windows 7 yet.

Is there maybe a firewall setting to route port 80 and 443 traffic to a specific Lan connetion? How about tweaking setting of the wired lan connection so that it fails to find DNS servers or anything on the outside?

I'm somewhat surprised this is not a setting somewhere already. I see great value having this.


Answer:Forcing an application to specific Network Connection... AGAIN!?

Cisco has a software that can do this but I'm not familor with it and don't know much about it,you might even need a Cisco router to use the software.

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I use Tunngle to game online through LAN, and it uses a service named TnglCtrl.exe which uses 10mb of memory idle. Even though when I am not using Tunngle, it starts. If i close the service, Tunngle will refuse to run. So I would like to know if it is possible to do the following:

In Services, I set TnglCtrl.exe to Manual startup. When I would like to start the Tunngle application, TnglCtrl.exe would start automatically. Is this possible?


Answer:Starting a specific service when opening an application

Just have it on all the time...10 MBs of RAM is absolutely NOTHING.
You have way to much RAM to be concerned over this.

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I have found an incredible software on the internet (SUNNYSIDESOFT | VirtualTablet ). It has only one issue - it constatly inputs mouse 1 when I touch my tablet screen (as it should...), but I don't want it. I need only tracking, so theres my question:
Can I disable application's mouse 1 input, so it will only track mouse position?

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there is an application that communicates with remote server. it connects to the server and the user selects the records/files (txt or tif files) it then starts downloading them.

the issue with it is that this application works from home or non company internet. but it doesnt works on company network.

i want to investigate whats stoping it.

it can successfully login to the server and shows the files needed to be downloaded. and it sometimes does starts downloading . but it fails midway through files.

we are behind a tmg.

and tmg client is working but no success with it.

so i want some application to be installed on that particular pc on which the application is not working .(again it works if non company internet is used). that should just monitor the packets sent and received by that application..

wireshark is too complicated.. and displays all packets flying by.

how can i corelate the packets shown in wire shark to that specific program ?

any other alternative ?

or how to tackle the issue with this particular app? that is what i want to solve.

that application uses http to download data .

Answer:monitor the traffice sent and received by one specific application

Start with Process Monitor. It will not show you the packets, but it might provide a clue.

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The DistributedCom error message appears in Event Viewer on ALL my personal computers only the CLSID, APPID and NT SIDs change.

I know the CLSID and APPID, how can I identify the software these numbers represent?
I know authority to launch the service for user S-1-5-18 has not been granted, who is S-1-5-18?
I wonder how to use the Component Services Admin tool to grant local launch permission, assuming launch is desirable.


Answer:How to modify application specific security settings

For S-1-5-18 see: Well-known security identifiers in Windows operating systems

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T420Plugged into power.Power set to maximu. Seems to only affect one program i.e. AS400 When on battery, it seems to be normal, only when plugged in, does it dim the screen when on that application. You open up mycomputer or anything else and it will be back to normal.  -Aaron

Answer:T420 - Dims automatically for specific application

Wow, how do I enable that feature on my notebook. Niffty.

T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Win 10 64bitZ70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Win 10 64bit FHD 17.3", G840 w/2GB

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Is there a way in Windows 2000 to specify a separate printer for an application without changing the default. Both printers are network printers. Example:

Microsoft Word automatically prints to Printer 1.
(User doesn't have change from the default printer to Printer 1 when print options screen comes up. It is already set. )

All other applications print to Printer 2 (the default printer).

Thanks in advance.

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This is a question concerning anonymity and maintaining privacy. I can use a proxy server, http or socks, and that shows I am connecting from another address than my home IP. However, some sites also track things like browser language and time zone. Language I can simply change by using an English version of my browser rather than a Swedish one, but what about the time zone? Even if I connect through say a US proxy, it will show my time zone as central European.

The question: Is there any way to either prevent the time zone from being detected through the web, or change the time zone which is displayed? I know I can of course just change the time zone of my system but I'd rather not as it will mess up logs and such. If there is another way of doing it, either with what utilities are in place or by additional software, I'd love to hear about it.

Thanks in advance.

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I have an IR receiver constantly attached to my computer. One program I use always registers it as a game controller, and stops me from using my actual game controllers in favor of it. Is it possible to automate disabling the IR receiver while the program runs, and re-enabling it after the application closes?

Answer:Is it possible to disable a device while a specific application runs?

Hi, if you know or can find a command to disable it, you can write a simple Autohotkey script- for example, a loop that periodically tests to see if your game is running, and if so, disable the device.

(Autohotkey is free and well supported- it can be programmed to test for the presence of a particular process in 1 line).

Probably 5 lines would suffice.

It comes with a comprehensive help file, detailing each command with examples.

AutoHotkey Beginner Tutorial

Or you could create a shortcut to a script that
a. launches the game
b. disables the device and exits when you choose.

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Hello Everyone,
I am in a need of a software that will have application specific settings.
The software should
1.Stop dwm service
2.Kill sidebar.exe
3.Kill Rainmeter.exe
4.Change power plan
5. Start the program(game I want to start)
When the game ends
6.Restore dwm,sidebar,rainmeter,power plan.
It would be great if the software enable me to have a shortcut to start the app with those settings....
Thanks for viewing...
I use Windows 7 64 bit

Answer:Turbo mode for specific application(esp. games)

Ahh! I think I have no other way using vTask Studio
I can then edit its shortcut to the game's icon ...
Going to do for all my games ..

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I have tried several personal firewalls and have yet to find one of the free ones that will allow you to set firewall rules that allow only a specific ip or ip's to connect to a specific application. Most only have a trusted ip list.

Online Armor has this functionality but not for the free version.

I dont recall whether comodo has this ability but I did not like that comodo would have several outbound connections even when I did not have anything that should be connected out to the internet (something to do with cloud?).

Answer:Firewall that blocks application connect to specific ip?

It seems that the Windows' built-in firewall might be able to do what you're after by creating a new custom rule.

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I have had repeated BSOD with message (DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION) on a Lenovo E550 running Win 10 Pro 6 bit (upgraded from win 8.1pro 64). It occurred:
1. on sleeping, and
2. seemingly randomly. i.e. with applications open, idle with no applications open

I seem to have got around (1) by unchecking the "Turn on fast startup" option in Power Options. but the BSOD continues to occur at other times.

I have used the Lenovo System update tool to update the drivers it can but have reached the limit of my current capabilities/knowledge so am looking for some help interpreting the dump files and troublshooting

Per BSOD posting instructions I've run the utility and attached the zip file to the post.

Thanks for any advice/direction.

Answer:Repeated BSOD (DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION) no specific application

Hi obiwan,

Welcome to the 10forums.

Please uninstall everything of AMD using Display Driver Uninstaller and install new drivers from your manufacturer.

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys

3: kd> lmvm atikmdag
start end module name
fffff800`b6420000 fffff800`b7927000 atikmdag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmdag.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys
Image name: atikmdag.sys
Timestamp: Tue Jun 23 03:34:51 2015 (5588B7BB)
CheckSum: 014A1763
ImageSize: 01507000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

Please check your manufacturer for driver updates for the sound driver and Intel Storage Rapid Technology driver.
You might want to disable the ISRT service.

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for CHDRT64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for CHDRT64.sys

3: kd> lmvm CHDRT64
start end module name
fffff801`1d4b0000 fffff801`1d633000 CHDRT64 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: CHDRT64.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\CHDRT64.sys
Image name: CHDRT64.sys
Timestamp: Tue Mar 10 06:36:29 2015 (54FE82DD)
CheckSum: 00177D4B
ImageSize: 00183000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0... Read more

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I have found an incredible software on the internet (SUNNYSIDESOFT | VirtualTablet ). It has only one issue - it constatly inputs mouse 1 when I touch my tablet screen (as it should...), but I don't want it. I need only tracking, so theres my question:
Can I disable application's mouse 1 input, so it will only track mouse position?

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I have an desktop application I use for nntp, but I can't associate nntp with my app in windows 8. I never had a problem on windows 7 and prior.

How do I manually configure windows8 that nntp should be handled by my application? When I go through control panel, it only lets me add apps from windows app store, or Google Chrome. I do not see how to add my app to the list of apps.
Thank you in advance for your time.

Answer:Associate NNTP Protocol to a specific application in Windo

In the classic Control Panel, find "Associate a file type or protocol with a program" ans scroll all the way down. Is NNTP listed under protocols?
If so, what happens when you click "Change program"?
If not, what kind of software is it? Does it come with the installer?

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As the title indicates, I'd like to restrict the amount of bandwidth or internet access speed of a specific application on my PC. Preferably during certain times only, but even a way to enable and disable this rule as I need would be fine.

I have a 1Mb ADSL with a measly 3GB monthly cap (it's painful, can't afford more at the moment though), and Steam turns out to be the nastiest, bloated, deceptive, sneaky, bandwidth-whor........<a while later>........ piece of software ever released to the world at large.

So, I keep setting all my games to "Do not update automatically" (which needs to be re-set after each time a game is run), and it supposedly doesn't download updates or patches while a game is being played... Despite this, if I decide to play Borderlands, after launching the game I have to alt-tab into Windows, go to Steam, and pause the next "Suspended" 250MB or 300MB update that it's busy downloading... I may have a slow connection by most of your standards, but at a pretty constant 100KB/s, 3GB isn't exactly going to last me that long.

Now, I do have a service from my ISP that gives me 5 times my download cap between 1am and 5am (more info, if you like).. So I can get a theoretical 15GB a month if I play my cards right. Is there any firewall out there that will allow me to limit the access speed of Steam to 5KB/s or 10KB/s during specific times...?

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Answer:Limit Bandwidth / Internet Access for Specific Application?

Has nobody got any suggestions...?

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I downloaded a bespoke appn from a site called that allows you to put together your own pictures into specific book types and they then produce a proper coffee table stylebook, ideal for wedding pictures etc.

But for some reason as soon as I open the application it is trying to connect to the internet to check for updates as it is supposed to do and it cannot reach the server it's trying to. Similarly if you try and manually update it this happens.

I have allowed it as an exception in Windows Firewall so other thought is it's something to do with my router settings. Any suggestions? I can't understand why this would be the case though because AVG, Spybot, Adaware etc etc have never given me a problem like this and I've never had to manually configure my router in any way (it's a fairly standard Netgear one.)

I tried installing the same software at work and it worked straight away, so clearly it is something to do with my setup at home. Sigh....

I contacted Bob's Books and they said they've never had this problem before. And with the best will in the world they are not techies.

Any suggestions greatfully received as the (new) wife is hassling me to get it sorted so she can sort the wedding and honeymoon pictures out. Whoever said married life would be all bliss....


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HI I was wondering if anybody knew of a way to show a particular app on all virtual desktops. I have a password manager that interacts with any window that requires a password and I dont want to have to move it every time I have a window that requires access to it. I like my applications separated into separate desktops as it is now, but a few applications I need to see on every desktop. Is there a way to do that?

Answer:Windows 10 Task View: Showing a specific application on all VD's

trinsic said:

HI I was wondering if anybody knew of a way to show a particular app on all virtual desktops. I have a password manager that interacts with any window that requires a password and I dont want to have to move it every time I have a window that requires access to it. I like my applications separated into separate desktops as it is now, but a few applications I need to see on every desktop. Is there a way to do that?

In Task View, right click on an application:

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Thank you all for this forum
I want to do the following
increase width of an icon for a specific application application not all icons

I see this method

Registry Editor ->
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics -> MinWidth
but it change in all icons
I want to do that for a specific icon
Could any one help for that ?

Answer:Change Taskbar Icon Width for a specific Application

Hello Mialbedwy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could use the same method of pinning the Recycle Bin to the taskbar in a folder as a toolbar, but use the application you want instead of the Recycle Bin. This will give it a wider space.

Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar

Hope this helps,

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In Windows 7, the input method is application-specific, i.e., when you change the input method in one application, it doesn't affect other applications. However, in Windows 8 this seems to be changed: the input method is system-wide.

The problem is: I need to use Chinese input (either the embedded Windows Chinese input, or the one from Google, I prefer to use the later), which seems to only use US keyboard layout. However, I am using Finnish layout, so the locations of symbol keys are different. I need to frequently switch the input methods, which is really annoying. I really miss the one in Windows 7: the Chinese input was only effective for the application I needed to type Chinese

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I purchased a game that has a known sound issue. It only plays all of the sound when using Stereo sound. 5.1 sounds are sadly incomplete. Currently I only know how to change all sound on my system to either be Stereo or 5.1. Is there any way that I can set this one application to use Stereo sound? Perhaps with a third party app?

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Greetings everyone.  I've been dealing with this annoyance for two years.  I've been in contact with the support staff for the application, and have tried everything suggested, but the issue still stands.
The application is League of Legends.  The issue is when the game tries to launch lolclient.exe, I get this error: "Unable to connect to the server.  If you have a firewall, it may be blocking the connection.  Please refer to your firewall's documentation.  Would you like to retry the connection?"  
If I click "Retry," I'm stuck on a black screen for ~30 seconds and then it loads successfully.  Sometimes it waits for ~30 seconds, prompts the error again, and then it's successful.  It always eventually succeeds, but it takes a while to get there.  Besides using a VPN and replacing hardware, I've tried literally everything suggested by the community and the staff.  All necessary ports are forwarded and confirmed as open.  I do not experience any persistent network issues besides this one. 
I know that it's not actually related to my firewall for two reasons: 1. it happens on ANY computer on the network, regardless of software.  If I use the computer on another network, it connects immediately, and 2. I've completely uninstalled my firewall software, disabled Windows Defender, and ensured that all firewall-related services were stopped.  The router's internal firewall is disabled. &#... Read more

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I have several versions of an application (Adobe After Effects) installed (I help test out prerelease versions of the software - which is nice) and I'd like to be able to set the precise application / file type association.

If I get a file's properties and 'Change...' the 'Opens with:' and browse to the exact application I want it to open with (After Effects version 13.6x123), then Apply/OK it, when I open the file, it just loads up the oldest version of the app (After Effects version 13.2) that Windows can find. Is there a better way to set filetype associations than the broken method that Windows is clearly attempting to use?

I have four versions of this app currently installed, all in C:\Program Files\Adobe. 90% of the time, I want to use the latest version, but occasionally need to use an older (public release) version to check how certain bugs/behaviours have changed, so need to keep all those versions installed.

I can use the workaround of opening the specific app and File > opening the file from within it, but it would be nice if I could get Windows to behave properly. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

~ Paul

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How To Turn Off User Account Control (UAC) For A Specific Application i am using windows 7 and mcafee anti-virus i m geting tat question every time i use s irritating!!!!

Answer:How To Turn Off User Account Control (UAC) For A Specific Application


You may find this post helpful
Can you turn UAC off for a specific program?


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I am writing this because I am seeking help with an Email related issue.

I am trying to use a program that retrieves Inbound Email attachments and resends them to a new destination… it is a dispatch program.

The Help Files associated with this program make reference to “The Attachment Folder” from “My Email Program”.

I am currently using Microsoft Outlook 2000 as my Email program although… I also have Outlook Express as an optional email program that I could use.

I would prefer to stay with Outlook 2000 though…
“if possible”.

I am enclosing an excerpt from the “Help” File associated with this program so you can see their exact reference to an “Attachment Folder from my Email Program”.

I have tried contacting The Program Manufacturers Tech. Support but as yet have not heard back from them.

I am looking for any advice or direction to be able to Locate and Identify this “Attachments Folder” in “my Email Program” that they make reference to.

If you can assist or advise me in any way I would appreciate it very much, as I am completely lost as to what to do next.

My Operating System is Windows 98SE.

Thank You
Mike Santos

My email address is à [email protected]
Excerpt from The Program Distributor… “as Follows”

If you want to automatically scan for information sent by email, add the attachments folder of your email software to the list of folders to scan.

The Program is “Express Delegate” and it is available... Read more

Answer:Simple Program Application Question Re; A Specific Folder ???

Outlook does not save the attachments in a "separate folder", it bundles them up with everything else in a .pst file.

Other email programs such as Eudora use an attachments folde, located wherever you want it. Looks like thats what the program is designed for?

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is there any software out there that will tell me how much upload and download bandwidth is coming from what processes on my machine, and possibly total it up over time? i'm cureious to see how much things like dropbox are affecting my monthly bandwidth caps and also wanting to make sure i don't have any apps that are sneaking stuff over my lines. (for windows btw)

Answer:Solved: program to track application-specific bandwidth usage?

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I'd like to ask if it is possible for a non-administrative account user to run a specific application that requires elevated privileges without supplying administrator's password? Is there perhaps a possibility for the administrator to create a rule for the standard user, so that the user will not be prompted for password?

Answer:Running specific application with elevated privileges without admin password?

Found an article that seems might be able to help here - How to launch a program always elevated under Vista UAC. Will try this approach later today and see if it can be applied to a lower standing acount.

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My goal is to start Windows Event Viewer from a command line, with the Application node already selected, showing only entries for my specific application, or provider? In other words, I need to filter it by the Source column for the "Application X" using command line call:

So far I could figure out that I need to do this to show Application node:

eventvwr /c:Application
but I can't figure out how to specify provider in the /f: parameter, and the example given if I run "eventvwr /?" does not help much.

Any idea how to do it?

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I've looked around quite a bit on both this forum and Google and can't seem to find an answer, so if this has been answered before, please forgive me and be so kind as to provide a link to a relevant topic.

I am using a TiddlyWiki stored on a USB flash drive. What I would like to do is set a parameter on the shortcut so that it always launches with a specific portable browser, also stored on the pen drive, rather than the defauly browser that is stored on the computer it is attached to.

Likewise, I have a few PDFs that I use regularly between machines, and would like to have them open using a portable PDF reader (Sumatra) which is also stored on the flash drive. That way, the PDF will always open to my last saved page, regardless of which machine I am using.

The computers I use are a home desktop PC (Win 7), home netbook (Win XP) and work laptop (Win XP).

If there is a different way to achieve this without using shortcut parameters, I would be more than happy to give it a whirl.


Answer:Solved: Setting shortcut parameters to open with specific application

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Help Appreciated.

In a Windows 8 PC, User account is "Standard" and Administrator account is different, in which how can I exclude some application which is from asking administrator password to execute?
My situation is specially for application updates such as java and/or adobe reader. Each time, when there is an update, it is asking administrator password to run the same.
Kindly assist.

Answer:Exclude specific application execution in "Standard User"

Hello Anil, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Normally you could use an option in the tutorial below to prevent standard "users" from being able to run a specific file.

Applications - Prevent Running Specified Programs - Windows 7 Help Forums

However, in this case, the user isn't the one running the application. The applications are set to automatically check for updates, so they're running themselves instead. If you turn off the check for updates automatically option in the java and Adobe programs, it should stop this. You will of course need to manually check for updates afterwards every so often though.

Hope this helps,

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Here is the error I am getting and it makes it so we have to reboot the PC when it happens? How can I fix this ?


Windows Error Reporting


1/25/2017 2:36 PM



Fault bucket , type 0
Event Name: AppHangB1
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: Spectrum.exe
P3: 56089bae
P4: be5b
P5: 0

Attached files:
C:\Users\CPC - VNG\AppData\Local\Temp\WERED0E.tmp.appcompat.txt
C:\Users\CPC - VNG\AppData\Local\Temp\WERED5D.tmp.WERInternalMetadata.xml

These files may be available here:
C:\Users\CPC - VNG\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\AppHang_Spectrum.exe_50dc70ec2178cd4cd23a7c45d49df59424de3092_1d0bed7b

Analysis symbol:

Rechecking for solution: 0
Report Id: a9139c79-e34e-11e6-8c87-605718e18f97
Report Status: 1

Thank you for your time.

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Hello all!
So I work tech support at my company and recently had one of our secretaries run into a virus. It was an email containing a fake resume in .doc format that once opened, attempted to direct the computer to download a trojan. AVG detected it right off the bat and quarantined it. I then ran a full system scan with AVG, Malwarebytes, and Spybot and everything came back clean.  I had assumed AVG along with Word being macro-disabled by default kept anything from actually happening.
However, at the time of the download she was running our company bookkeeping software (eClub for those interested) and it crashed once she tried to use it again. I check it out and see that the .exe to run eClub had been removed from the eClub folder (let's call it eclub.exe). Weird! So I go ahead and completely uninstall the program and reinstall, only to find eclub.exe was not reinstalled with it. I copy eclub.exe from another computer and try to paste it into the folder, and I'm told I don't have permission to do so. Then things get weird:
1. I uninstalled eClub completely again, removed the eClub folder and every possible saved setting for it.
2. I created a blank eClub folder (ex. C:\Program Files\eClub)
3. I can put anything I want into this folder, including .exes, EXCEPT for eclub.exe, getting the insufficient permission error.
4. I can put eclub.exe in subfolders of C:\Program Files\eClub without a problem
I checked all my permission levels and have fu... Read more

Answer:Virus Preventing Specific File from Being Created in Specific Folder

Please post the Malwarebytes Antimalware log in your topic.
To find your Malwarebytes log,download mbam-check.exe from here and save it to your desktop.
To open the log double click on mbam-check.exe on your desktop.  Copy and paste the log in your topic.
 Please run TDSSKiller.
Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your Desktop.
The log for the TDSSKiller can be very long.  If you go to the bottom of the log to where you find Scan finished you will see the results of the scan.  If it shows Detected object count: 0 and Actual detected object count: 0, this means that nothing malicious was found and you will not need to post the log.
1.  Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters.
2.  Check Loaded Modules, Verify Driver Digital Signature, and Detect TDLFS file system.
If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot now.
3.  Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run.
4.  If threats are detected select Cure (if available) for all of them unless otherwise instructed.
 ***Do NOT select Delete!
Click on Continue.
 Emsisoft Emergency Kit
Please download Emsisoft Emergency Kit and save it to your desktop. Double click on the EmsisoftEmergencyKit file you downloaded to extract ... Read more

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For some time I have been unable to send email to one specific domain. If I send a very brief message (literally a few words) the email will go through: if there is an attachment or more than just a few words in the message body I receive a delivery failure notification. I have checked with my ISP (BT connect) and the ISP of the recipient and there is no evidence that the problem is due to filtering, blacklisting etc.

I have no problem sending emails (with or without attachments) to any other domain.

My pc runs Win98SE and Outlook 2000.

I signed up for a hotmail account and was able to send an email with a large attachment to the affected domain using that. I concluded the problem was my ISP, but before changing to another I ran one more test.

I sent a large email to the affected domain using my Win XP Pro laptop, also with Outlook 2000. It arrived!

This suggests the problem is specific to my PC setup. The problem started some time ago (maybe a year or so) - before that I was able to send emails to the domain from the PC.

I'd be very grateful if anyone has any suggestions about what could be causing this problem on the specific pc.

Answer:Solved: Problem sending email to specific domain from specific pc

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I recently moved in with my aunt, and I had this same problem last summer when I visited. Now that I live here, its a much bigger issue :/

my laptop, which connects fine to all other wireless networks, has trouble on this one. It can browse the web all day, but the second a large file begins to transfer (video, a file download, etc.) it will drop the connection randomly, usually rather quickly. The computer does not need to be restarted to reconnect, it often reconnects on its own near-immediately, though sometimes I have to go to the system tray and reconnect manually.

I thought it was too far from the router, but my tower in the same room connects flawlessly, and going in to the same room as the router doesn't help. This same laptop has been fine on every other network, and every other computer is fine on this network. I've web crawled off and on about this for months, but no one's problem is limited to one computer/network combination.

If the solution is in a setting on this laptop, that would be awesome - the network is used for my aunts business and I'm really hesitant about changing any settings, and since it works for all other devices theoretically the router settings should be something I can adapt this device to as well. crossing my fingers, thanks guys!

Answer:Specific laptop drops connection when streaming on specific network

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So I was browsing the web, looking for a way to disable the Start background for a certain user (he keeps toying around with windows 8) and other permissions too. Most things I disabled were meant to be used with gpedit.exe, but I used a user Snap-In in mmc.exe. However, I and some other people want to change the background. So how do I disable this setting for a specific user?

Answer:Force specific background color for a specific user??

It's been a week and no answer...

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okay, this is a weird problem. I can use my internet just fine except for two specific web-sites (that I know of) that crash when I try to access them. those two websites are: and when I type them into the search bar, I get this:

This webpage is not available
Google Chrome could not load the webpage because took too long to respond. The website may be down, or you may be experiencing issues with your Internet connection.

I know it's not the website because other people I know can access them just fine.

but there is an even stranger problem. When I do a google search in the URL bar, usually it works fine. but when I include the words "torrent" or "what" in the search, the browser crashes the same way. I can search for anything else and it works fine. But if one of those two words "torrent", or "what" is included, it crashes. what. the. hell.

Answer:Cannot access specific pages / search specific words

Hi and welcome to TSF we do not help with torrent issues it is against forum rules this thread will now be closed

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For the past 2 months I have been having a problem viewing a specific website (Real Clear Politics). This problem occurs with IE, Mozilla, and Google Chrome, from three different ISPs (Comcast, Wide Open West, Keyon Communications). After contacting the webmaster for the website they were baffled and recommended a workaround of eliminating the "www." at the beginning of the address. This solution has allowed me to view the website though it does cause annoyance and links directing to deeper within the site are broken when clicking on them and the "www." must be removed to access them.

Today while exasperated I came upon a possible cause and solution of flushing the dns cache

However when I tried to perform the operation ipconfig /flushdns I received the message
"The requested operation requires elevation."

Any help would be appreciated either aimed at the root cause (ideas, solutions) or at this flush dns issue.

Thanks very much

Answer:Problem viewing a specific website on a specific machine

I am running

Intel T7500 2.2Ghz in a Dell Inspiron 1720
2 GB ram
Vista Home Premium

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Whether Indexing options settings are User specific or PC specific

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I have been regularly receiving an update titled "Hewlett-Packard - Imaging - Null Print - HP Deskjet 3510 series" that is for my printer. After attempting the update it always displays Error 0x8024200b. I do not need this update, and would like it to disappear forever, but can't for the life of me figure out how to control or hide individual updates. Anyone cracked this code? I am using the first full-version of Windows 10 (doesn't have a preview number) and would really appreciate the help!

Answer:Disable a specific update or all updates for specific software

Is this any help

check post #10

Refuse driver updates in Windows 10?

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I manage a school network and would like advice on an issue with offline files.
For reasons of access to teaching specific users on specific computers need to have their files stored on their local machine.
Other users who log into the machine do not need to store their files (I don't want them to).
I also don't want the specific users to store offline files on other local machines.
Is this possible using active directory and group policy ?
How would I go about it?

Answer:Offline files specific user on specific computer

kingmatt said:

I manage a school network and would like advice on an issue with offline files.
For reasons of access to teaching specific users on specific computers need to have their files stored on their local machine.
Other users who log into the machine do not need to store their files (I don't want them to).
I also don't want the specific users to store offline files on other local machines.
Is this possible using active directory and group policy ?
How would I go about it?
MattClick to expand...
You can redirect specific users My Docs folder to a network share. Then the files will not be stored on the local machine, and you can also include that network share in your daily backup routines. As for the other users, just leave their My Docs folder set to the default path, and their files will be stored on the local machine.

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Hi, newbie in VB programming.Im just looking for example or something to grap the idea!My assigment is to be able to:Find in column D all the data that match a sheet name. then Copy and paste the complete row in the maching sheet.Thanks for the help.

Answer:copy and paste specific data on a specific sheets

Try this thread for an example that might get you started... Here Before Posting Data or VBA Code ---> How To Post Data or Code.

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I have an issue with one specific website on my home computer. One or two pages will usually open then I get a "Website not available" msg on everything I do after that even logging out. Sometimes after multiple tries the next page will open. I did not have this problem on my computer until a month or so ago. Before that it worked fine. I do not have this problem on any other computer. I can also access the site with my Iphone without any problems. I have tried Internet Explorer, Goggle Chrome, and Fire Fox and still have the same issue. I have deleted the Cache, Cookies and turned off the antivirus software (McFee All Access). Nothing seems to help. I am convinced it must be some setting on my computer that was changed but do not know enough about computers to go beyond what I have mentioned. BTW, I searched for a similar issue but could not find one. Any help will certainty be appreciated. My computer info follows, please let me know if addition information on the issue is needed.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2045 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller, 96 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76285 MB, Free - 43156 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0N6381
Antivirus: PC Cleaners, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

Answer:Solved: Problem with one specific website on one specific computer

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Question: Grouping Printers

I have one printer that has 2 different settings. 1 for general printing and 1 for envelopes.

Right now it's set so it's grouped. How can I have it so that it shows up as 2 icons in the device/printers.

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I went to All programs right click and grouped the file. But when I got out of that and went to the all programs they still were all listed, now what

Answer:Grouping All Programs

are you trying to put them into categories?

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At my work I use hundreds of PDF's varying from vendor to vendor on specs and installation manuals, brochures, etc. I have them all downloaded locally to our server. I would like to come up with a program that I could build a menu and link all the files to it, for easier perusing. I have seen multiple vendors do it with there product on cds. Is this possible for me? Would PDF Professional handle all of my needs? Is there a MS program I can use? they are not only PDF's, but Word Docs, Excel files, and images.


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Hi guys,

I am really hoping someone here may help as have not had much luck in another forum I joined. I am creating a 'dashboard' at work. The dashboard shows outstanding jobs on one work sheet and completed jobs on another and graphs and charts relating to these tables on a third spread sheet.

I am no expert in excel and received help on putting together VBA's for both the completed and outstanding work sheets. However, I have since had to make changes to both of these work sheet tables and now the VBA's no longer work. Although I wanted to make some slight changes to the VBA's anyway.

What I am hoping for on the 'outstanding' work sheet, is jobs to be grouped by status (which is a drop down select in column B) and preferably in the order that the drop down list provides. I then would like these groups (of which there are 7) to be displayed in 'status changed' date order (oldest to newest - uk date). The date itself can be inputted manually but if there is a way this could automatically change when the status is updated even better!! There is an 8th status which is 'completed' and when this is selected I would like the job name and area to move over to the 'completed' work sheet and be removed from 'outstanding'.

I would like the outstanding worksheet is also banded by groups based on 'area' drop down in column C and again in date order based on 'implemented' column I.

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Answer:Solved: VBA for Grouping

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Question: grouping files

is there any way to group files together into one file without compressing them? I'm looking for a way to quickly group a whole folder of files and then send that over aim to someone.

Answer:grouping files

Let me ask you this. Why not compress them into a Zip file. It reduces the file size for one.

You could also use a Yahoo briefcase account. It is free and they give you 30mb's of storage. You can upload to there and then the people who need to download them, can download them at their convenience.

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Is it possible to edit the folders in Start/All Programs?
There are so many and as in XP, I'd like to be able group them either by type or function.

Answer:Grouping 'All Programs'

Program data/Microsoft/Windows/Start menu/Programs

Here is the directory to the start menu. You can arrange it as you like. Is this what you needed?

Program data is a hidden folder, you need to uncheck the box in "folder options" to see it

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Question: XP- Grouping Tasks

Im sure 99% of us are aware of the feature in XP to group the open tasks into one button in our task bar.

My question is:
Can I control when to group the tasks? i.e.- I currently have open four browser windows, two xls, and three notepad. None are grouping and I do have the feature turned on. Does XP wait until I have a certain amount open before grouping? I think I remember it grouping when having four of something open in the past. It seems to have a mind of its own it just groups when it feels like it.

Thanks for you help.

Answer:XP- Grouping Tasks

I think this will do it for you:

This tells you how to configure it.

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Question: Solved: Grouping

Hi All
I have set up a spreadsheet (excel) that as the cells grouped down the left hand side
I know how to lock the cells in the sheet but I need to be able to expand and close the group bars on the side but when I lock the sheet it also locks the grouping bars so I can not use it possible to lock the sheet but still open and close the group bars?


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I just reformated my computer now if i open muiltple windows of folders . Windows will group the folders together in one icon. Its annoying. I forgot how to ungroup them. Does anyone know?


Answer:Getting rid of grouping files

Davmx said:

I just reformated my computer now if i open muiltple windows of folders . Windows will group the folders together in one icon. Its annoying. I forgot how to ungroup them. Does anyone know?

ThanksClick to expand...

From explorer, view, arrange icons by, uncheck show in groups. You may need to apply this setting to all folders.


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Question: Files Grouping

Like, Internet Explorer, AIM, folders, and files. When I open to much, the OS starts to group them. I dont like that. How do I disable the grouping? Oh yeah, im running window xp

Answer:Files Grouping

1a) If you are using the new style Start Menu:
Click Start, right click on the empty area beside log off/shut down, Properties.

1b) If you are using the classic style Start Menu:
Start, settings, Task Bar and Start Menu.

2) in the Task bar and Start Menu properties dialog, click the Task bar tab

3) Uncheck the "Group similar taskbar buttons" option

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Question: Bookmark Grouping

I have hundreds of Bookmarks and many are related issues. At present they are all scattered around and I simply cannot find them.

Is there a simple way of collating relative Bookmarks into say a Folder located in the Bookmarks listing ?

If I could create a folder, then look through my Bookmarks to drag and drop all related items into it, then when the folder comes up on the listing, to click it and see the contents listed so I can select them at a glance, it would be a great help.

Can I do this ? If so how ?

John B

Answer:Bookmark Grouping

What browser are you using?If Firefox:On the Toolbar, click Bookmarks and select Organize Bookmarks...This will open the Library window.In there, you can add all the folder you want, and organize everything by simply dragging the bookmarks into the folder you want.You can also create sub-folders, within folders.

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Hello. I am looking to find a way to not have new IE windows be grouped next to each other on the bottom of the screen. For example, I have 1 IE window open, 2 excel file, and 1 word file, in that order left to right. Now if I open another IE window, the order changes to IE, new IE, excel, word (left to right) on the bottom. Is there a way to have it place a new window/program on the right side of any current open programs?

Answer:grouping of new IE windows

hi finnsbad, and welcome to sevenforums,

i think you are talking about icons being 'combined' on the 'taskbar'.

if you do not want this to happen, right-click on an empty bit of taskbar >> properties >> chose 'never combine'

Taskbar Button Grouping - Enable or Disable

unfortunately, the icons will still be grouped, and i do not know of a way to separate them, so that word will be in the middle of two ie icons, but at least you'll have two ie icons.

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I really want to know how to stop things from grouping on the taskbar.

What i mean is when you have (for eg - 5 internet explorer browser windows open, it groups it all into one tab to click on) or when i'm talking to 5 people on MSN it groups all the conversations into one tab, i dont want it to do that. I want them all to have their single tab along the taskbar to click on just like Windows 2000 and 98 was able to do.

How can i go about preventing it from grouping?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:How to stop it from grouping

Open Taskbar properties, uncheck "Group similar taskbar buttons".

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I have an audio file (mp3) of a toilet flushing , and I would like to make it so that every time I delete anything , I want to hear the toilet flush. what is the easiest way to apply that sound to the delete action ONLY , and what format do I need to convert my MP3 into so that it will work........

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
3.20 gigahertz Intel Core i5-3470
16334 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
Z77A-G41 (MS-7758) 3.0
nvidia evga geforce gtx 560 superclocked 2gb gddr5

thanks ,

Answer:how to apply a specific sound to a specific action

Heh. I did that quite a few years ago with Win95.
First off, you'll need to convert that mp3 to a .wav file. Audacity can do it in seconds.
Put your .wav file in C: -> Windows -> Media
Then go to your Control Panel, select Sound, then click the Sounds tab.
Scroll down to Windows Explorer in the window you see, and click on Empty Recycle Bin.
The dropdown box below will turn from grey to white. In that dropdown window, choose the name of the .wav file, in this instance, perhaps "Toilet".
Click "Apply". Save your new sound scheme if you wish with a new name.
Every time you empty the Recycle Bin, you'll hear your flush.

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I am trying to develop a GPO that will only apply to my primary laptop users while they are using their laptop but am having trouble getting it just right. What this GPO is meant to accomplish is to alter the default my documents location for my laptop users only while using their laptops. If the user signs into another system I don't want it to apply, and if someone else who is not the laptop's primary assigned user signs in, I don't want it to apply.

I have both a Laptops group under my Computers container and a LaptopUsers group under my user's container in AD, but when I apply the GPO to both of these groups it seems to affect these users everywhere, not just on their assigned laptops. The GPO is meant to redirect the My Documents folder from a network location to a local system location which will sync back to the network, so when the laptop is out of the office My Documents are still available.

Thanks for any advice!

Answer:Assigning GPO to specific users on specific systems

Put the GPO for the redirection into a sub OU of computers, link the GPO to that sub OU and then move the computers you want it to affect into that OU, in the scope/security options of the GPO, remove authenticated users and then enter the users you want the GPO to affect once you've done this, make sure its all tested.

I'm not an expert on GPO's and there is probably a much cleaner way to do it but thats how I've managed to do it in the past.



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I created a new user acount for my son on my primary desktop. Upon creating it and logging in to the newly created account I see a bunch of my applications on his desktop. I want to make his desktop as clutter free and only have the apps he needs and uses.

Hastily I go and delete some of the shortcut icons only to later find that the same icons have also been deleted on MY desktop.

I later figured out that anything edited under "public desktop" would be shared & affects all users.

Is the only way around this situation to move the specific contents within "public desktop" into My (administer) "desktop" folder?

Answer:Specific desktop icons for specific users

Of course. The point of having a Desktop folder in your user directory is for this purpose. So use it for its intended purpose. I fail to see the reasoning behind wanting another solution when one is already staring you in the face.

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On a specific PC certain users (not all) cannot access Intranet sites. User can access intranet sites normally on all other PCs (we use roaming profiles). I have logged on to the PC and everything works as normal, while affected user was logged on I was
able to run IE 11 As Different User (myself) and all intranet was available. GPupdate, killed off the user in Registry and \Users, deleted all stored user credentials (user oddly had 16 separate Communication Server creds; all but 1 expired), reboot and issue
still exist.

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Hey All,

I've been working in a lab recently where in order to connect to some of the hardware, we have to connect to a special wireless network, we'll call it <hardware network>. In order for everything to work, i have to use a pre-assigned static ipv4 address <hardware IP>, and I must use a specific gateway. I can always make the changes by hand

right-click on start>network connections>right-click on the wifi connection>properties>tcp/ipv4 properties>use the following IP addres.

BUT the big annoyance is that this network doesn't have an internet connection (strictly for connecting to hardware), so I often have to switch between the networks (if i'm pushing code to git, for example). Is there a way for me to save this specific configuration to be automatically used if I attempt to connect to <hardware network>, but if I attempt to connect to another network <internet network>, it allows for automatic IP acquisition?

Answer:Assigning a specific IP and gateway for a specific network

Windows IP Freeware NetSetMan: Network Settings Manager (LAN WiFi)

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I honestly don't know how to explain this so please be patient with me.

Somehow I have lost my groupings in My Computer. It would group the items and I have lost that. They are now just grouped together like any other icons are on my computer ie.. by name, date, etc..

The icons used to be grouped under their titles such as "Files Stored On This Computer", "Hard Disk Drives", "Devices with Removable Storage", & "other". As I stated before these titles are now gone and the icons are just grouped together like any other icons that are on the computer. How do I get the titles back??


Answer:Windows XP My Computer Grouping

I think I may know what your describing,

Open My Computer and in any blank space right click on mouse and then you have a menu with Sort By and Group By, choose Group By and pick Type.

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Is it possible to group icons that are pinned in the taskbar, into groups for quick launch. Example; system tools would be the name and have 4 icons inside that group name, like speed fans SIV64, cpuz and siw. Sort of like you can in windows 8 with the tiles.

Answer:taskbar icon grouping

Hello Jimbo,

I suppose that you could create folders for each group and pin the folders to the taskbar as toolbars. Afterwards, arrange (drag) the toolbars how you like on the taskbar.

Hope this helps.

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as the topic says how can i disable this grouping feature of firefox and for Ineternet Explorer as well ? any tips folks appreciate the help

Answer:how to disable Firefox grouping

all programs will group like this if there is enough windows open
to turn it off
1.Right click on task bar

2. click on properties

3. change "task bar buttons" to "never combine"

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Is there a way to "check" several categories in a pivot table column and have them all be grouped together in one column instead of 3 or four columns? i.e. i've got a date field in the "row", and an Name field and Type field in the "column", and the raw data in the "data" field. I'd like to only check several of the "names" and have them all appear under the same column or group with the corresponding "type" field next to them. Is there a way to do this? Hope this wasn't to hard to understand - thanks in advance for your help.

Answer:Grouping in pivot table

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How do I "group" radio buttons in Excel? I'm able to create the buttons, and I'm able to attach labels next to the buttons, but I can't allow 2 radio buttons to be a group and the other 2.

I currently have 2 separate Yes/No questions on my excel sheet. And the reply is via a radio button. But it's like all 4 buttons are part of the same question somehow. How do I separate this?


Answer:Grouping Radio Buttons

You need to create both sets inside seperate Group Boxes. So the first two dependent on each other would go in one, the next two in another. Then you would have two sets of two radio buttons only dependent upon which Group Box they were in. Same thing goes for UserForms only thier called Frames.

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Hi, I have a computer running Windows 7 but most of the Drivers are only supported for Windows Vista and it had Vista Pre-installed.

I will be installing Vista over Windows 7 by completely erasing the Hard Drive as this is a second hand computer, and the previous owner kept everything there.

But I need a Windows Vista Home Premium CD for ?50 and can't find any under ?130 anyways.

One thing I want to know is how can I group Taskbar programs in Vista like Windows 7 does :- Is there a registry tweak that can allow you to do this?

Vista normally looks like this or something like that - I just turned of grouping on Taskbar and selected Small Icons from Windows 7:

Windows 7 looks like this and is what I want to tweak Windows Vista to look like:

I don't mind not having Windows 7 Features, Icons, Show Desktop, etc, just grouping.

Thank you.

Answer:Vista Taskbar Grouping

Right click on the taskbar and uncheck, "show text".

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Hey TSF,

My taskbar on windows 7 I made it so it never hides names and never group together, so it basically looks exactly like windows vista, but somehow when I was dragging a window over, it grouped with the other two. The video link will show what I'm talking about, how do I ungroup these? And for future reference how do I group things together?


YouTube - Windows 7 Taskbar Grouping Help

Answer:Windows 7 Taskbar Grouping

see the following - with pictures :-) hopefully it is what you are looking for.

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I have recently upgraded to Word2003 and have been surprised that working with drawing objects does not work as it did in Word2000. For example, I have a half dozen text boxes and a few lines connecting the text boxes. I select all objects and group them (or so I think). The text boxes are grouped but the lines are not. I undid and then carefully selected every object and grouped again -- same result. I undid that and then tried to select the lines and group them -- that worked. I tried to add a text box to that group -- did not work. Is this normal for Word2003?

Word's Help on this topic is, as one might suspect, completely useless.

Answer:Grouping Objects in Word2003

Seems to work OK here, how are you selecting all the lines / boxes?

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My query totals are grouped in the following:

column 1: name (ascending)
column 2: revenue

on reports, I want column one to report totals for each name separate

separate report for: john-a, john-B, john-c, etc.,etc.

Answer:Access Reports (grouping)

Use the report wizard to create a report based on your query. When you get to the summary/grouping options, group by name, sum by revenue. These should be options available to you if you've got the wizards installed. If you don't, I strongly suggest you install them. It's too hard to do some stuff without them.

Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word

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I can't find how to do the following very simple thing in Windows 7, probably because I'm not using the right buzzwords.

I want to group shortcuts to apps that I commonly use so that, for example, with one mouseclick (ot two at the most) I can see the shortcuts to all my photo retouching and photo management apps or all the shortcuts to my geotagging and mapping apps or all the shortcuts to my music editing apps and so forth. The reason is that sometimes I can't remember the exact name of an app I'm looking for but I know, for example, that it's in my music editing "toolbox" so when I hit the Start button and I'm asked for the name of a program or app to search for I'm left scratching my head.

There must be a simple way to do this.


Answer:Grouping shortcuts to apps

Hello Paddy,

I suppose that you could use Quick Launch or a Toolbar or two (see also: Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder ) on the taskbar to place your shortcuts into for easy use.

Hope this helps,

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Hi all,

I have an Access report that I've been working on. I used grouping by to get the workers to be grouped together depending on what they do. Now my problem is that I have the loan for each worker and that is fine and dandy, but the total of all the different loans for each person, I can only get when I put that in a group by workername. The problem with that is it's on a different line and I can't get it on the same line as the other numbers. I have attached the report. In the report that I attached, the number are exactly how I want it and the names, but I want the name and 2 totals at the end to be on the same line as the rest of the numbers!! Can anyone help???

Thank you,

Answer:Access Report Grouping!

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My Excel spreadsheet has a column of some 200 names in random order.

What function do I need to do, to put each name cell in a group together.


Current column


Required column



Answer:Grouping similar cells together

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I have my music folder set to "music details" folder customization. I then
set each sub folder to group by artist. The problem with this is, it does
not sort the song titles alphabetically, but it sorts by album title. If I click
the name tab it sorts AND groups by song titles, so I cannot find a proper
way to keep it grouped by artist and sorted by song title PER artist group.

Answer:grouping / sorting files

Click the main field you want to sort by - then hold CTRL + SHIFT and click the secondary field you want to sort by.

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