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  • Edge with http proxy

    [Removed. Mea culpa: it looks like it was my institutions proxy at fault.]

    And, while I have your attention, does anyone still actually check the site feedback forum anymore?



  • Deactivating account

    On your deactivate account page you indicate that old forum posts may be edited if you like... except the anti-necro threadlock prevents this!

  • Deleting comments

    I'm seeing a remove comment button on my own comments (not forum posts) (and only my own), which is fine, however the list of options, when I click it, consists only of reasons such as "spam" or "violates guidelines" - obviously that doesn't really make sense for my own comments.

    I'm guessing I either shouldn't be seeing this button at all, or the options list needs changing in these circumstances.

    deletion options

  • Office 365 Outlook  - Clutter

    , ScottWelker wrote


    Indeed. We geeks (no insult intended) knew and I acted immediately to disable the feature.

    The referenced office mate is a non-technical, extremely busy business executive who did not heed the "your cheese was just moved" notice (Perhaps internal IT is partly at fault here). However, I would not expect the average Office365 user to have known or appreciated the after-the-fact notice. Again, bad form - IMHO.

    "Tell 'em what your gonna do. Tell 'em you are doing it. Tell 'em it's done" - Most (business) folks do not appreciate surprises. This left a bad taste...

    I had messages before, the fact, several weeks of messages after the fact explicitly listing messaged that had been moved for my review and (IIRC) tooltip type popups in Outlook web app informing me what was going on too.

    Also, afaik, one of the ways clutter works is by monitoring how you deal with emails - so if emails are being cluttered it's very, very likely your colleague never actually read them. I can't help but suspect your colleague was making excuses for forgetting about, or ignoring, the email in question...

    Besides, as with your junk folder, you should periodically glance over clutter to make sure it didn't make an error. Not doing so is like complaining he tied his car accelerator to the floor, and closed his eyes, and the car drove into a wall.

  • Office 365 Outlook  - Clutter

    , spivonious wrote

    @ScottWelker: I'm with you, I like to manage my own email (with the exception of spam, of course). You never know when a "low priority" clutter message might actually be important. It's not hard to setup rules for the true clutter.

    Clutter is nothing more than a very aggressive spam filter. Almost all the messages it's "detected" in my inbox are (internal) email I otherwise had set to fly straight into the junk box.

    TBH I'd like to see this feature upgraded to despatch an operative with a crossbow to deal with the senders of all detected messages, and ensure they never misuse their access to the global address lists ever again.

  • WTF WIN10 auto update restart.

    , bondsbw wrote

    @figuerres:  Agreed with this.  I would prefer a curated issue tracker that shows status and allows moderators to merge repeats into officially-tracked issues.

    If only Microsoft had such a tool. If only they were using it.

  • I'm not happy with Windows 10 (details inside) - am I missing something?

    , Jamie​Mitchell wrote

    • Dual Monitor Support - I don't see any enhancements from 8.1 for dual monitor users - I do see one major drawback though: independent wallpapers. 8.1 allowed me to assign wallpapers independently to multiple monitors. I run one vertical monitor (for Google Music and reddit) so the wallpaper looks ridiculous when stretched to fit the 1080x1920 screen.

    Presumably you could bodge a solution to this by creating a custom JPEG with wallpapers arranged appropriately, and appropriate white space, and then setting it as a panoramic wallpaper?

    • GUI Uniformity - Right click on an icon in the task bar - now right click on a file/folder in Explorer. Some windows look like Windows 7, some look like Windows 10.

    tbh this has been a problem in every Windows ever.

  • Issues about my phone nokia lumia

    Is your APN set correctly for your network?


  • Who designed your internal network?

    Looks like the UK government are going for... Ernst and Young :S

    GDS wrote:

    We've brought in Ernst & Young to help us explore the possibilities. Reconfiguring our internal networks to free up addresses carries a cost, so we need to account for that, and we're keen to keep our public services running without disruption if we do transfer them.  So there is much to consider.

    Getting an accountancy firm to design your technology infrastructure... yep, that makes sense!

    This is a particular shame as the GDS have, in the past, demonstrated themselves to be one of the more technologically sane branches of the UK government. :(

  • There Is No Spoon

    @Bass: Don't tell PETA...