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  Reply # 1880451 10-Oct-2017 16:55
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If it's an Intel graphics card, Alt+Ctrl and the arrow keys should change the roatation. 

 

 

I just gave this a go and it technically works... but only seems to rotate the primary display. I tried holding Shift in the hope it'd do the secondary but no such luck.

 

 

This works for me on secondary displays. I just have to have the cursor on the display I want to change.





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  Reply # 1880454 10-Oct-2017 17:02
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Ah! That's not exactly intuitive. Thanks.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1880548 10-Oct-2017 19:29
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Finding the end of the Glad Wrap when it has fallen back into the dispenser and the edge / end is not visible!

 

Aaarrrrrggggghhhh!!!


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  Reply # 1880551 10-Oct-2017 19:46
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Manual transcription of data. A friend just ordered something online and the order confirmation lists his correct address. The delivery notice contains a typo (in the number, not the street name). Why is this data being touched by a human in the first place?


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  Reply # 1880708 11-Oct-2017 07:06
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Behodar:

Manual transcription of data. A friend just ordered something online and the order confirmation lists his correct address. The delivery notice contains a typo (in the number, not the street name). Why is this data being touched by a human in the first place?



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  Reply # 1880715 11-Oct-2017 07:41
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richms: Dinosaurs running businesses who have people on staff with no actual computer skills because the people doing the hiring have no skills.

 

I have to agree with you there. The number of times I've told people not to edit web pages in Word, only for me to look at the page a few months later and find it littered with <span class="mso-blah"> elements, not to mention broken links as pages are moved (since copying to Word results in it grabbing absolute URLs instead of page IDs).


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  Reply # 1880716 11-Oct-2017 07:45
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Behodar:

 

richms: Dinosaurs running businesses who have people on staff with no actual computer skills because the people doing the hiring have no skills.

 

I have to agree with you there. The number of times I've told people not to edit web pages in Word, only for me to look at the page a few months later and find it littered with <span class="mso-blah"> elements, not to mention broken links as pages are moved (since copying to Word results in it grabbing absolute URLs instead of page IDs).

 

 

I'm more talking things like copy and paste and basic stuff like that.

 

People I have worked with appear to be quite functional in other ways, but have to be shown everything on a computer step by step and end up with bizzare processes involving autocomplete and clicking on things and if someone else uses their computer and types in a different IP address and that comes up first in the list, so a routers login screen appears instead of a DVR when they click the first one, and their password doesnt work on the totally different login screen then "oh my god you have broken the cameras when you used my computer this is outragous" is the outcome.

 

These people operate a currently functional business, and will be the ones that act all surprised when they have no customers left because their last ones have gone to the rest home and retired and be blaming it all on amazon etc when in reality their business is stuck in 1985 like the song.





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  Reply # 1880721 11-Oct-2017 07:48
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Behodar:

 

Manual transcription of data. A friend just ordered something online and the order confirmation lists his correct address. The delivery notice contains a typo (in the number, not the street name). Why is this data being touched by a human in the first place?

 

 

 

 

I once worked with an assistant who had to prepare or update simple spreadsheets. After working with her for a while I was astounded to see that she added up, on a calculator, all the values in a column and typed the sum into the bottom cell. I kid you not.


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  Reply # 1880730 11-Oct-2017 08:10
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Finding the end of the Glad Wrap when it has fallen back into the dispenser and the edge / end is not visible!

 

Aaarrrrrggggghhhh!!!

 

 

Same problem but with sellotape.


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  Reply # 1880733 11-Oct-2017 08:14
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Behodar:

 

richms: Dinosaurs running businesses who have people on staff with no actual computer skills because the people doing the hiring have no skills.

 

I have to agree with you there. The number of times I've told people not to edit web pages in Word, only for me to look at the page a few months later and find it littered with <span class="mso-blah"> elements, not to mention broken links as pages are moved (since copying to Word results in it grabbing absolute URLs instead of page IDs).

 

 

I get clients that type up something in Word and then paste it into their website's CMS. Very often a single paragraph can consist of hundreds of lines of HTML and CSS code. There's a perfectly functional text editor that they can use that has all the usual formatting tools, but they like to do it in Word...


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  Reply # 1880734 11-Oct-2017 08:14
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MurrayM:

 

Same problem but with sellotape.

 

 

I will usually stick tape over the side of the roll when done so its easy to find the end of it.

 

 





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  Reply # 1880735 11-Oct-2017 08:18
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Mouse Pads.

 

I hate them with a passion taking up room on a desk, however I need to use one now as the desk I'v inherited at work is highly polished and my mouse is struggling.

 

 


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  Reply # 1880736 11-Oct-2017 08:18
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richms: end up with bizzare processes involving autocomplete and clicking on things

 

Yep, bizarre workarounds indeed, often created without asking for help. Two that stuck in my memory:

 

  • I popped into a training session for website editors and the trainer mentioned that if you wanted to create an empty table cell then you needed to go into Special Characters and insert a non-breaking space (TinyMCE's default, at the time, was to remove empty elements). I was like "... I wish you'd said something months ago; that's just a setting I can change".
  • I once received a bug report with an attached PDF. The PDF was a scan of a printout of a screenshot of an Outlook window with a screenshot of the error message inside it. In other words, the customer's thought process apparently went "I'll take a screenshot of the error, paste it into Outlook, take a screenshot of that, paste it into Word, print it, scan it, then email the PDF". It boggles the mind...

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richms:

 

MurrayM:

 

Same problem but with sellotape.

 

 

I will usually stick tape over the side of the roll when done so its easy to find the end of it.

 

 

Yup, and that's exactly what I do. The other half however has other ideas and very rarely does this no matter how many times I tell her it's a good idea... cry


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  Reply # 1880747 11-Oct-2017 08:27
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Behodar:

 

richms: end up with bizzare processes involving autocomplete and clicking on things

 

  • I once received a bug report with an attached PDF. The PDF was a scan of a printout of a screenshot of an Outlook window with a screenshot of the error message inside it. In other words, the customer's thought process apparently went "I'll take a screenshot of the error, paste it into Outlook, take a screenshot of that, paste it into Word, print it, scan it, then email the PDF". It boggles the mind...

 

Probably passed around the office a bit before asking for help outside.

 

Also people love the paste into word thing since that gets around the trashfire of an editor that is the outlook one.

 

 

 

I have to use office 2007 at current day job. Its horrible. word is a redundant piece of crap nowdays IMO that noone writes letters.

 

Also outlook cant handle emoji so I get emails with a square box instead of a thumbs up from customers and have to foward it to my phone to see if its a thumbs up or a crap emoji.





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