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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

Missing check number column in Quicken [SOLVED]

Show the missing reference number / check number field

Q. Help! I just upgraded from Quicken 2010 to a later edition and now I am missing my check number column for all my credit card accounts! (I use that field to store extra info) Where did my check number column go in Quicken and how do I GET IT BACK? A. Thankfully, you can easily re-enable the Reference # field! Here is how: #1 While at the register screen for the account you want to edit, click the ‘Gear’

WordPress post/page revision side by side comparison? [SOLVED]

WordPress revision comparison screenshot

Q. Do you know of a plugin that will show my side-by-side page changes (compare what has changed side by side) it is imperative that I have good revision capabilities and workflow management for my school projects! - Ellyn O.C. A. Hi Ellyn, thank you for your question! If you use the latest version of WordPress then you will have some nice revision capabilities at your fingertips: You can find out more about handy WordPress revision capabilities here: WordPress › Post Revisions I

AdSense tips and sample AdSense money making sites

AdSense Earnings Report Screenshot

I came across this woman who has some fairly good AdSense tips as well as some example sites that she has built. I am mainly posting this as a bookmark for me to come back and read more later: How to Make Money With Google Adsense – Earnings Revealedhttp://www.2createawebsite.com/money/google-adsense.htmlHere is an AdSense check I scanned from 2006. At the time, it was the largest check I had received in the three years I had been in the program. Ab Crunches

Target’s No-Receipt Return Policy Limit

Question from Kasey: Hiya. Recently tried to return some items to Target without a receipt and they said I exceeded my return limit? What does that mean? Answer from JD: I asked the return desk at our local Target and they said that without a receipt  Target has a 12 month $70 return policy limit. So, without receipts you can only return $70 worth of stuff  during a 12 month time period They enforce this limit by checking your drivers license

Disable beep on Acer AO722 netbook [SOLVED two ways]

The Acer AO722 is a lovely little netbook. However, it does have a few annoyances. One of which is that when using the netbook it will make an annoyinh beep, if you plug-in, or unplug, the power supply. I am not sure why Acer designed the A0722 this way, but thankfully there are a couple ways to disable the power plug beep! In Windows 7 go to: Control Panel > Sound > Playback Tab > Speakers > Properties > Levels

Disc Golf notes before doubles tournament

Miscellaneous disc golf form and technique reminders. For me to keep in mind during the upcoming doubles tournament… Backhand (my normal drive) Tilt disk to the right on release (to even out the disk’s flight) Open palm after release (so fingers don’t impede/alter course) Hip rotation! Putting Fingers extended underneath the disk Gives stability (not gripping the edge) Palm OPEN after release Authoritative throw, really drive it into the basket Forehand (NOT my normal drive) Tilt disk to the left Red

[SOLVED] Shut down Windows 7 at “Set Up Windows” screen, without error?

Thankfully there is a way to shutdown and get back here with no errors

Q. Hi, I am selling a new laptop after upgrading the RAM. It has a factory fresh install of Windows 7 on it. I booted it up once to make sure the RAM was recognized and now I am stuck at the creating a user name and computer name screen on the Windows 7 setup If I power off the system the purchaser will get an error message the first time the notebook boots up saying Windows did not shutdown properly… this

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