Fix the brightness adjustment buttons on a Dell M6700 [SOLVED]

Right click on the display adapter and select 'Disable'

Occasionally after a few hibernate/resume cycles, my Dell Precision M6700 laptop’s brightness UP/DOWN buttons become unresponsive (specifically, the Fn+Up Arrow and Fn+Down Arrow key combination). Rebooting will fix the issue but sometimes if you are in the middle of something that can be a major inconvenience. Thankfully the same solution I posted for other Dell models also works on the M6700 Instructions for re-enabling brightness adjustment (without rebooting) #1 Go into device manager and locate your display adapter (in my case, an

Staying at Crossroads Inn & Suites in Salem MO

This evening we are staying staying at the soon to be Crossroads Inn & Suites. They are located at 1200 South Main Street, Salem MO (next to the Crossroads Shopping Center). The facilities are top notch and the rooms are the nicest in the area (actually better than most in Springfield in my opinion). On March 19th the hotel will be switching from the old Holiday Inn Express to the new Crossroads Inn and Suites.  They have some exciting changes in

Heating vaulted or cathedral style ceilings (efficiently)

Please note, this is a draft version of the post Everyone I know that has a vaulted ceiling says they are very nice to look at but that it is very difficult to heat/cool a house that has them. The most recent example was this past Sunday at church. My friend is retired and her children have moved out on their own. Now her house is too big and the vaulted ceiling is costing her a lot of money to

Serving area for screened in deck

Hand drawn house plan showing inspiration for deck serving area feature

Samantha sent me this link tonight: 31 Insanely Clever Remodeling Ideas For Your New Homehttp://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/insanely-clever-remodeling-ideas-for-your-new-homeCan you get through this post without calling your contractor? And that resulted in #27 ‘Bring the outdoors in…’  being included in this email to our designer: Evenin’ Steve, Just a quick note here Kitchen notes & deck serving area The kitchen layout is Samantha’s domain, and we don’t have to go into extreme detail in these plans, but the pencil drawing is inaccurate as the

Dell M4400 BSOD with NVIDIA drivers [powermizer switch solved]

If you are trying to use Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 on a Dell M4400 you can encounter some major BSOD issues and display corruption issues when using a NVIDIA driver that enables PowerMizer Here are some resources on the topic: Disable PowerMizer **Tested**http://forum.notebookreview.com/gaming-software-graphics-cards/261929-disable-powermizer-tested.htmlDisable PowerMizer **Tested** Ok guys. New to the forum 1st real contribution. Ive been reading alot about this issue as i was dealing with it as well. Please try at your own risk because what

4.4GHz OCed system

Here are the components for my buddy’s new 4.4GHz OCed gaming system, pretty sweet and quite a nice price! Begin quote: ASROCK Extreme 4 Z77 Motherboard – http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293 $90 via NewEgg with Open Box deal Core i5-3570K Unlocked Processor – http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i5-3570K-Quad-Core-Processor/dp/B007SZ0E1K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389275068&sr=8-1&keywords=core+i5+3570k $199 via Amazon G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB Kit – http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428 $79 via NewEgg Zalman CPNS9500LED-A Cooler – http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118223 $39 via NewEgg Lite-On SATA DVD Burner – http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289 $14 via NewEggg I reused my Antec P180 case and my Antec 550watt

Timber frame house plan revisions

NOTE: this post is a copy of an email that I sent to our designer Steve.  He has been a big help to us throughout the entire planning process. Good morning Steve, I tried to keep my previous revisions email as short as possible, but I did want to let you know that the decision to make changes was not a flippant one. I recently read this book at my dad’s prompting: Your Engineered House It is a book by

Samsung 11.6″ Chromebook photos

Samsung Chromebook unboxing

  Brand: Samsung Graphics Processing Type: Integrated/On-Board Graphics Model: XE303C12 Memory: 2 GB MPN: XE303C12-A01US Hard Drive Capacity: 16 GB Product Line: Samsung S Operating System: Google Chrome Screen Size: 11.6″ Type: Netbook Processor Type: Samsung Exynos 5 Dual, Exynos 5 Dual Operating System Edition: Chrome OS Processor Speed: 1.7 GHz UPC: 887276007144    

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