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  1. using windows mail app in windows 10. adobe reader DC is the default pdf software. opening a pdf attachment in windows mail opens the file in reader UNDER the windows mail app window. How do I force/enforce reader DC opening on TOP of the message that contained the .pdf? i do not see an "always on top" option in either reader DC or in windows mail.
  2. @GoodBytes the issue persists. And I am assuming it has been long enough for the Photos App 'Preview' version to kick in, though I am unsure of how to confirm that. It looks like i might have to enroll my computer in the insider program and then choose the preview ring - however I get stuck in a select/register account loop at enrolling for insider.
  3. I have enabled the preview version of Photos App and will update here once it has kicked in. FWIW, i had to fullscreen the current version of Photos for the 'settings' option to be available in the '...' menu. now that preview is enabled, 'settings' is available at any size via scroll of the '...' menu. I ran microsoft store update and windows update and nothing new was available, so apparently preview versions deliver across some other subsystem. So I'll wait as you said. Regardless of whether it works, thanks for this incredible info i didnt realize existed.
  4. that image locally on my machines presents the same issue. All machines are: Windows 10 Pro Version 1903 (OS Build 18362.449) some were upgrades from win7, some from win10 home, some were fresh installs, all recently moved to win10pro. varied hardware.
  5. happens even on machines that dont have any special color profile installed, and tried your instructions to remove the custom profiles on machines where they existed to no improvement. excellent suggestion though.
  6. When viewing an image with transparencies, the Microsoft Photos App, the default viewer in Windows 10, images look washed out or otherwise display incorrectly. During active resize of the Photos App window, the image shows correctly, but as soon as the resizing stops, the image is back to its washed out look. This is a major problem for designers proofing to unaware recipients whom just think that the image looks poor. This is not Switchable Graphics issue, as was able to reproduce on machines with Switchable Graphics, with Discrete Graphics, and with Integrated Graphics. I created a bug report on the windows feedback hub here, with enough upvotes there, hopefully microsoft will fix the problem: https://aka.ms/AA6ityt The images display correctly in other softwares and on webpages. The problem is that the Photos App is the default image viewer in Windows 10. It's not a good fit to tell every design recipient "hey make sure you aren't opening this in the Photos App" and then that becomes a whole discussion placing doubt in the mind of the client. I have tried the reset Photos App, and even remove/reinstall the Photos App. Affects all up to date Windows 10 machines that I have access to. I can change the default viewer to another software for my own use, but that doesn't improve the recipient's situation. For own use there's also the ability to re-enable the legacy photo viewer - but that's a bad move due to the legacy viewer's inability to properly reproduce gamma and colorspace, that's why it was deprecated and again doesn't help the recipient's situation. transparent images in win10 photos app.mp4
  7. an answer sent to me a bleepingcomputer fixed it. manually downloading the cumulative update KB4522355 which deprecated KB4517389, got windows update to the point of "up to date", ergo usocoreworker no longer persisting, which was preventing sleep.
  8. recently found that my computer hasnt gone to sleep on its own in days. noticed fans were not at idle either. opening task manager performance, found that cpu is at constant use, ranging in about 20-30%. opened a command prompt [Win+R, cmd] to run 'powercfg -requests' and found that usocoreworker.exe was preventing sleep. usocoreworker seems to be part of the latest windows update subsystem. opened windows update to find that KB4517389 was stuck at 98% downloading. in command prompt, i ran 'net stop wuauserve' and 'net stop bits', then i emptied the contents of the %windows%/softwaredistribution/downloads folder. in command prompt ran 'net start wuauserve' (which had already restarted on its own) and 'net start bits'. went into windows update, KB4517389 was found and completed, "restart to update" indicator appeared on the power off in start menu. rebooted. "cleaning up" came on the screen prior to OS. in OS, in command prompt, ran 'powercfg -requests' and usocoreworker was still there. reopened windows update and KB4517389 was in a loop of: getting ready, downloading, installing, completed, getting ready.. so i paused windows updates for 7 days. now usocoreworker was gone from 'powercfg -requests' and cpu usage dropped. now the computer goes to sleep as it should. Hopefully enough folks will have the same issue that Microsoft will push a fix for KB4517389. Any other suggestions to get past this update loop?
  9. My kid got me a wireless headset for my birthday. They're great. They only connect to one source at a time. The better bluetooth adapter is in my main machine, so I hook the headset to it. While the main machine is busy chewing on projects, I have a 2nd machine that i use for netflix. I currently use a 3.5mm audio patch cable from the 2nd machine headphone jack to the mic-in on the 1st machine. System volume is at 50% on the 2nd machine, and on the 1st machine the mic level is at 1, with boost set to 20, with 'listen to mic' enabled. That gets 95% of the crackle out of the line between the machines, and normalizes that feed. I'm not striving for zero latency or audiophile grade capture. I just would like to have 1 less cable across the desk. Can a bluetooth link be established for audio between 2 computers? If so, how? Once I achieve that, then I'll drill down into multiple BT connections at once on my 1st machine. The bluetooth platform promised a PAN (Personal Area Network) which I have yet to experience in practice. Thanks in advance for any direction.
  10. i am looking for real world recommendations on a 6+ port usb 3 hub. prefer externally powered. the ones ive tried either work great for about 2 months then fail or have major issues from the beginning, such as ports not working above usb 2 speeds (even when only a single drive is in use). i have an inline usb power meter ive used to verify i am not overloading the hubs ive tried. so many RMAs..
  11. my kid wants to play games on steam with me, but finding a kid friendly (pre-teen) games has become a larger challenge than i anticipated. To the parents out there, what games do you and your kids enjoy playing? I know that disabling all in-game voices is a must, and would have to NOT have in-game chat, or the ability to turn that off. we've worn out the wii games, which we didnt have to worry about the titles we had purchased. Specifically looking for no nudity, scant-clad skins, innuendo, foul language, horror, gore, excessive blood, or death focus. Nothing like having the pit-chief AI of the rally racer cursing at your kid..
  12. greenshot - screenshot and editor getgreenshot.org ultraedit (suite) - code editor, code comparison, code find, a really powerful suite ultraedit.com filmora scrn - screen recorder and lite video editor, great for tutorials wondershare.com snipboard.io - ever been in support chat and the other side "doesnt have email or file upload"? , drop images on snipboard.io and copy the link to chat. traystatus - simply see in tray what your numlock status etc is, no ads or nags. I HATE logitech Options and also my keyboard didnt have a numlock indicator light. uninstalled Options, snipped the cable in my m720 for the lower thumbswitch and installed traystatus, no more steam crashes or win10 failing to reboot due to Options crashing. traystatus.com one i would like to find a replacement for: linkexaminer - finds errors in a site and generates a concise report. last updated in 2009 and doesnt support https urls. analogx.com
  13. i recently installed filezilla 3.45 and thought the queuing seemed slow. so i did a queue all of my server and timed it, repeated this several times. it consistently took about 30 minutes to queue it all. i uninstalled 3.45 and installed 3.6 (oldversion.com) and ran same test. 3.6 consistently queued it all in about 20 minutes. a 10 minute slowdown to perform a single site download is awful. can some settings be changed to get the 3.6 queuing speed out of 3.45?
  14. It's not a knock your socks off rig, but a max out of what we started with, an education project, and my kid hasn't taken an interest in gaming on steam yet. Hp 505B MT (Narra6 mobo) Athlon II x4 645 3.1Ghz 8gb (2x4) DDR3 1333Mhz (HP bios shows 0, but windows and memtest86+ find it all) Asus GTX 750Ti 2gb GDDR5 [Aliexpress.. VGA, Hdmi, DVI] (had to cut down shroud) [mV +31, limit 100%, Core Clock +201, Memory Clock +200] Kingston V300 120gb ssd [boot] Toshiba 2.5" 1TB 5400rpm 128MB 7mm sata III [storage] WD 3.5" 1TB 5400rpm 64MB sata III [local net share] TP-link Gigabit PCIe Network card StarTech 5.1 PCI Surround Sound Mailiya PCIe USB 3.0 2+2 card (upgraded front usb to 3.0) HP 15-in-1 multi-card reader (custom front mount) Evga 450 BT power supply ZEXMTE USB Bluetooth 4.0 CSR MPOW 059 Bluetooth headset Logitech HD C270 HP DH16AAL lightscribe dvd-rw Windows 10 Pro CoolerMaster Fans Toshiba 46" Regza TV Looks bone-stock from the front/top/sides (other than the usb3.0 blue ports, and the little area of black paint i did to cover where i accidentally scarred the gloss front while cutting-in the card reader. The fans rarely ramp up to audible levels, the machine's day job is ingest station, local network share, ftp server for printer's scanners, and netflix. Proof you don't have to break the bank for HTPC, data handling, and casual gaming (non-ultra settings). Plays MarioKart Wii via Dolphin (I own the Wii and the disc) with WiiMote, and Minecraft each very well. Let me know what you think. Suggestions for a next tweak?
  15. I have had the best experience thus far with VirtualBox out of the many VM solutions I have tried on Windows (despite its XP-esque GUI styling). But please, change my mind - what is your go to VM solution, and why? Which one gives you the easiest snapshot, restore, and network isolation.