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    (Original post by Dez)
    VGA gets a bit ghosty at high resolutions, but provided you use a decent enough cable, even that can be overcome. Unfortunately my screen treats HDMI as a video input rather than a PC input, so it goes into TV mode (looks great for movies, **** for desktops). Not useful really.
    Surely your screen should have a 'native' resolution for it. I've got the same problem with my TV/monitor I'm using (the reason why I'm considering the Dell U2311). I use HDMI at the VGA native resolution because my TV has a HDMI port, and a mini-HDMI to HDMI (GFX card is a 560 Ti) wasn't that expensive.
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    I'm having a morning of epic procrastination trying to avoid getting ready for uni. On the plus side, my desktop is now very funky;
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    Switching between Mac and PC keyboards is so confusing :nooo:
    Haha it gets easier after a few weeks =P If you're using inverted scrolling in Lion, wait until you try using a Windows computer after a few weeks, now that's confusing XD
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    I'm having a morning of epic procrastination trying to avoid getting ready for uni. On the plus side, my desktop is now very funky;
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    Ooh. What program do you use to get the date/now playing on your desktop?

    Haha it gets easier after a few weeks =P If you're using inverted scrolling in Lion, wait until you try using a Windows computer after a few weeks, now that's confusing XD
    :teehee: I hope so :p:
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    Ooh. What program do you use to get the date/now playing on your desktop?



    :teehee: I hope so :p:
    It's called GeekTool, you can do all sorts with it (:
    Download link (Lion)
    Download link (Snow Leopard)
    Tutorial
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    It's called GeekTool, you can do all sorts with it (:
    Download link (Lion)
    Download link (Snow Leopard)
    Tutorial
    Script directory
    Thanks, I'll look into it :awesome: Is it completely safe or is it the kind of thing that could be exploited by malicious people? (I'm completely new to OS X).
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    Thanks, I'll look into it :awesome: Is it completely safe or is it the kind of thing that could be exploited by malicious people? (I'm completely new to OS X).
    Entirely safe, as far as I'm aware all it can do is display information and not actually transmit it. Pretty sure all the code submissions to that site get looked over before they're added, so that site's safe anyway. The only issue I've had is one monitoring my email wouldn't let me close my Mail app, it would just reopen it about 3 seconds later =P
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    Entirely safe, as far as I'm aware all it can do is display information and not actually transmit it. Pretty sure all the code submissions to that site get looked over before they're added, so that site's safe anyway. The only issue I've had is one monitoring my email wouldn't let me close my Mail app, it would just reopen it about 3 seconds later =P
    Cool, thanks :yep:

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    How do I join? Should I join? I mean I like tech
    You mean the society or..?
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    (Original post by Tathrim)
    Surely your screen should have a 'native' resolution for it. I've got the same problem with my TV/monitor I'm using (the reason why I'm considering the Dell U2311). I use HDMI at the VGA native resolution because my TV has a HDMI port, and a mini-HDMI to HDMI (GFX card is a 560 Ti) wasn't that expensive.
    It's not a resolution issue, or even a colour profiling issue. It seems to be more of a grayscale/contrast issue, but it's hard to explain without a photo or something. In any case, I've RMAed the cable, and shall be buying a replacement one in VGA flavour soon.

    In other news, writing that last paragraph has alerted me that Firefox is using a US "English" dictionary. I am disappoint.
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    I have a sony bravia lcd 32 inch where is the dvi port??? I want to connect it to my pc's dvi port (the white coloured square on my graphics card?)
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    (Original post by blueray)
    I have a sony bravia lcd 32 inch where is the dvi port??? I want to connect it to my pc's dvi port (the white coloured square on my graphics card?)
    TVs don't generally have dvi ports, either use vga or a DVI to HDMI adapter.
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    Success! I've connected my network hard drive through Linux to my Xbox! It's about ****ing time!
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    Sony Vaio arrived today, 'tis good.

    Also, I love the program F.lux, thanks to whoever brought it up here months back. Really does make the screen so much more gentle on the eyes.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    Sony Vaio arrived today, 'tis good.

    Also, I love the program F.lux, thanks to whoever brought it up here months back. Really does make the screen so much more gentle on the eyes.
    I used it a while back too... however increased photo editing late at night has meant I regularly have to turn it off since the sudden change was worse than it being bright in the first place :p:
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    (Original post by Jake9)
    TVs don't generally have dvi ports, either use vga or a DVI to HDMI adapter.
    Where do I get a DVI to HDMI adapter???
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    Oh god... The first virus I manage to get in about 10 years and it's on the work computer leaving me powerless to actually do anything.
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    (Original post by alexsheppard11)
    I used it a while back too... however increased photo editing late at night has meant I regularly have to turn it off since the sudden change was worse than it being bright in the first place :p:
    Ah yeah, it is a bit of a pain if you're doing that I would imagine. I have to turn it off if I'm watching films and Youtube videos too.

    (Original post by Wednesday Bass)
    Oh god... The first virus I manage to get in about 10 years and it's on the work computer leaving me powerless to actually do anything.
    How are you powerless?
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    Ah yeah, it is a bit of a pain if you're doing that I would imagine. I have to turn it off if I'm watching films and Youtube videos too.



    How are you powerless?
    No admin access (most workplaces) = nothing/very little you can do to remove it.
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    (Original post by Chrosson)
    No admin access (most workplaces) = nothing/very little you can do to remove it.
    Not even run a portable version of an anti-virus software off a USB stick?
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    Not even run a portable version of an anti-virus software off a USB stick?
    Depends on the virus. If it's using an exploit to elevate it to administrator privileges, there is nothing you can do short of also getting administrator privileges (potentially through the same exploit). The issue is that as a limited user, you (usually) have no rights (under the windows permissions system) to terminate other people's processes...and your portable antivirus is only going to have the same rights as you do.

    Of course, if it's running as a process you own (i.e. no exploit), you are far more likely to be able to sort it, because anything it has done you are by definition able to undo.
 
 
 
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