Ever been asked to enter your postcode to register on a web site and not wanted to give it? I have. Sites like YouTube require a postcode, but what for? Presumably to do some sort of statistical analysis but who knows? When faced with this I always enter the postcode for 10 Downing Street; the home of our illustrious leader. SW1A 2AA.
The problem is that Windows protects many of its utility files located under the c:\windows or c:\winnt directory. Each time you overwrite one it gets deleted and replaced with a protected version under Windows control. So how do we get around it? Rest assured the answer is here. Special thanks go to Omar Shahine’s WebLog for providing the solution. It took me a while to find it, so hopefully this one will contain more of the words you are looking for. Window’s default text editor is notepad so we are going to rename our favourite text editor to the same name.
move notepad2.exe notepad.exeOpen a command window and run the following batch commands to rename the orginal notepad files and copy in the new version.
cd <locate of your version of notepad>
move %WINDIR%\system32\dllcache\notepad.exe %WINDIR%\system32\dllcache\notepad_orginal.exe copy notepad.exe %WINDIR%\system32\dllcache
move %WINDIR%\system32\notepad.exe %WINDIR%\system32\notepad_orginal.exe copy notepad.exe %WINDIR%\system32
move %WINDIR%\notepad.exe %WINDIR%\notepad_orginal.exe copy notepad.exe %WINDIR%A message to the effect of “Files that are required for Windows to run have been replaced…” pops up for each file that is replaced. This is Windows noticing that the notepad is different so just click cancel, and confirm that you are sure. Windows accepts the change and doesn’t ask again. If you are upgrading then run the following :
move notepad2.exe notepad.exe del /f %WINDIR%\notepad.exe copy notepad.exe %WINDIR% del /f %WINDIR%\system32\dllcache\notepad.exe copy notepad.exe %WINDIR%\system32\dllcache del /f %WINDIR%\system32\notepad.exe copy notepad.exe %WINDIR%\system32Note: Some versions of Windows are funny about replacing notepad and even replacing the copy in the ddlcache eventually changes back to the original notepad. I did a search and found all these copies of notepad. Add the following lines to a file called
install.batand run it.
copy /y notepad2.exe %WINDIR%\system32\dllcache\notepad.exe copy /y notepad2.exe %WINDIR%\system32\notepad.exe copy /y notepad2.exe %WINDIR%\notepad.exe copy /y notepad2.exe %WINDIR%\LastGood\notepad.exe copy /y notepad2.exe %WINDIR%\LastGood\system32\notepad.exe copy /y notepad2.exe %WINDIR%\ServicePackFiles\i386\notepad.exeBetter explanation here: http://www.flos-freeware.ch/doc/notepad2-Replacement.html Or even simpler you can use Binary Fortress’ Notepad Replacer which you can download for free: http://www.binaryfortress.com/NotepadReplacer/
I have been looking for Firefox plugins which will allow me to launch plain text urls which don’t have web hyperlinks and thought I would share my discoveries with you. I suppose I should have read the Firefox manual before setting out on my search, but you know how that goes. Looks like Adam Pash did, because he wrote about some of Firefox’s built in features - or maybe he just read it from someone else’s blog! I don’t think anyone reads manuals any more. If its not in a FAQ then no one seams to know about it. Anyway, I digress. In Firefox, you can select text and drag it to the address bar. If the string starts with a protocol (e.g. http) then it will automagically direct the browser’s current tab to go there. This also works with the Google search bar; dragging text to the google box automagically does a search. Neat. I found this feature pretty good but I wanted to launch it in a different tab. Often I am reading a (possibly text) document, which I would like to continue reading and come across an unlinked link. And thus my search starts. I found Jeff Chien’s Fetch Text URL which is a nice little Firefox plugin which spots you have highlighted some text and offers you 3 options. “Fetch url in current tab", “Fetch url in new tab” and “Fetch url in new window". Each one of these is turn off and onable, and it works pretty well.
Try searching for Plesk and Blackberry to find information on configuring Plesk to forward incoming email to a Blackberry device. There is so much Blackberry chaff that you can’t see the wheat. Fear not I to here to help. The problem is that I need to set up the mail server to accept the mail into a users mail box then forward a copy of the mail to another email address. In my previous experience “Forwarding” a mail does not leave a copy - it just forwards it. After much reading I figured out the the facility I needed is called “Redirect". It seems obvious now, but like I said, there isn’t any documentation. The true “Forwarding” facility does not seem to be supported under Plesk - well I can’t find any documentation which suggests it is.