Simon Garrett

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on Jun 14, 2005
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Nikon D800, Nikor 24-120 VR, 70-300 VR, 35-105, 50 1.4, 28 2.8...

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  • I've had a Canon Pro-200 for 2 years, and often don't print for a couple of months, and have never yet had any clogging.  Not once.  Perhaps I'm living on borrowed time.
  • Yep, the i7-4770 was released in 2013.  My last 2 desktops have used more recent processors than that, and I'll probably upgrade again this year or next.
  • Well, it may be because you are more knowledgeable about linux than I am, and perhaps I'm not using it as efficiently as you. I spend time googling and reading on the tasks I need, but I'm sure ...
  • Wow! W10 to linux is out of the frying pan, into the fire. I use linux mainly for web hosting. Once or twice a year I have to rebuild linux on a server. Just building linux and loading the ...
  • Agreed, but it's guesswork really as one can have little idea of the ambient light levels of someone else.  The ambient light levels for working in sunlight compared to indoors in a working ...
  • Nor me on Classic Shell or the new Open Source replacement Open Shell.  I've used it on half a dozen or more computers without issue.  AFAIK it doesn't make an irreversible changes to Windows, and ...
  • Very easy. There are a lot of options, but it works out of the box with no tweaking and gives a start menu very similar to W7. I've used it ever since W10 launched. Works on W11 as well. You still ...
  • For me it's 175% on a 27 inch 4K monitor.  That makes text the same size as on a 24 inch 1920x1200 sitting next to it (scaled at 100%).
  • Replied in Sure
    I agree about the not much good, but there are a few bad things. For example I use Windows File History Backup, which still exists in W11 but has been severely reduced in functionality. PS - your ...
  • Glad to hear both what you are doing and that someone is paying for it!
  • My mileage does indeed vary! I used to leave my desktop on most of the time, but it runs at an average power consumption of 150W even if I'm not running intensive programs.  At current UK ...
  • And if you use 3rd-party inks then colours won't be precise (and not necessarily consistent) unless you regularly profile the printer (more time and expense).  A new printer might be more ...
  • I can't find anything specific about the 300 on film.  Keith (list above) just says he'd choose dye for gloss and film. For more information about the differences between the 200 (dye) and 300 ...
  • Agreed.  I don't think I've connected a printer via USB for a decade.  I connect to the house network via Ethernet when possible or via wifi.  That way I can print from any computer in the house, ...
  • For a very extensive overview see Keith Cooper's article at: https://www.northlight-images.co.uk/dye-inks-or-pigment-inks-for-photo-printing/ tl;dr from Keith's article: So, if I had both sitting ...
  • Replied in Remote...
    There are other work-arounds to get remote desktop on Windows Home: https://www.helpwire.app/blog/remote-desktop-for-windows-10-home/
  • Thanks for your suggestions. I don't have ECC RAM. The problem mentioned by the OP is one I also get, of occasional slight mangling of the display of the last few characters in Word.  This is ...
  • I keep data files on a separate drive (not C:).  Photo apps work fine.  I'd say Lightroom and Photoshop are significantly more reliable than the Office apps I use.
  • Well, we may be using different features.  Problems I can recall off the top of my head: Outlook: (1) Sometimes hangs (2) Search is quixotic.  Sometimes it will show nothing and a message ...
  • I have the same issue (NVIDIA 1660 Super). Office 365 is quite buggy. I upgraded earlier this year from Office 2010 and was happy at first to find that some of the Office 2010 bugs had gone, only ...
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