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Envy 15t brightness control

After updating to window 10, I noticed that the brightness control function keys doesn’t work.

Manually updating the Monitor from PnP-Monitor (Standard) to Generic PnP monitor worked.

source: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Video-Display-and-Touch/Brightness-Control-Hotkeys-are-not-working-after-windows-10/td-p/5178024

Plex Media Objects

Media objects

class MediaObject (**kwargs)

  • protocols – depreciated
  • platforms – depreciated
  • bitrate
  • aspect_ratio
  • audio_channels
    2 = stereo, 6 = 5.1
  • audio_codec
  • video_codec
  • video_resolution
  • container
  • video_frame_rate
  • duration
  • width
  • height
  • protocol
  • optimized_for_streaming

Dell XPS M1210 + Windows 10

My Dell XPS M1210 is still alive and it is will 8 years old soon. It is on its 3rd battery. Swapped in an SSD.

Brief Specs:

  • CPU: Ghz Intel Core2 Duo T7200
  • RAM: 4GB DDR SDRAM
  • GPU: GeForce Go 7400
  • Camera: Integrated Logitech Camera
  • Storage: Upgraded to 120GB SSD
  • WiFi: Intel 3945ABG upgraded to Intel 4965AGN

It started off with Windows XP, then Vista, 7 and finally 10. Dell officially supports Windows XP and Vista, but not 7 and above.

Almost everything is detected on Windows 10 except:

 

PC History

Dad’s Past PCs – Retired
1992? – AMD 386 (Acer Power 386SX?)
1997? – Intel Pentium MMX 233Mhz (Packard Bell)

1999? – First DIY PC – Retired
CPU: Intel Celeron 433Mhz (Socket 370 + Adapter)
RAM: 128MB? RAM
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-6VXE+ (VIA Apollo Pro, Slot 1)
GPU: Nvidia RIVA TNT2 AGP 4x

2002? – Upgraded First DIY PC – Retired
CPU: Pentium 3 500Mhz
RAM: 256MB? SDRAM
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-6VXE+  (VIA Apollo Pro, Slot 1)
GPU: Nvidia Geforce4 MX 440

2004 – College PC (DIY) – At parent’s home, different motherboard & dead.
Intel Pentium 4 HT 2.6C (Northwood)
RAM: 512MB DDR SDRAM
Motherboard: Abit AI7 (something else now, but dead.)
GPU: Asus Radeon 9600XT VIVO 128MB

2007 – First Laptop (Dell) – This pc is still running after 3rd battery change.
CPU: Core2 Duo T7200
RAM: 4GB RAM
GPU: GeForce Go 7300
160GB 5400rpm -> 320GB WD Black -> 128GB SSD

2008 – Salvaged PC1 (DIY) – Parts sold off
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 3.2Ghz
Motherboard:  Asus P4P800
GPU: Nvidia NV6600
Case: CM Stacker 832

2009 – Salvaged PC2 (DIY) – Parts sold off
CPU: Core 2 Duo 2.2 ghz
Motherboard: EVGA nForce 680i SLI
RAM: 4GB OCZ NVIDIA SLI_Ready DDR2 800 (2009)
GPU: PNY XLR8 GeForce 9800 GT EE 512MB (2009) / Quadro FX570 (2010)
PSU: OCZ 600MXSP (2009)
Case: CM Stacker 832 (2008)

Current PC (2012+)
Intel i5-3570K Quad Core (2012)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4-M
RAM: 32gb Corsair Vengence DDR3 1600 (2012/2013)
GPU: Sapphite Radeon 7850 2GB (2012)
Case: CM Stacker 832 (2008)
PSU: OCZ 600MXSP (2009)
Multiple SSDs+HDDs

Computer Name in Taskbar.

My boss wanted to put a name on the desktop (floating) or taskbar so that he knows which machine is he working on (Virtual Machine, Host Machine or Remote Desktop). Here’s what I found which is simply brilliant;

  1. Right-Click your Taskbar
  2. Click Toolbars –> New Toobar…
  3. Right Click in the empty space, Click New -> Folder, and give your New Folder a Name. Example: ZY-I5-PC
  4. Click Select Folder

Credits: http://www.hanselman.com/blog/WindowsTipEasilyShowYourComputerNameInTheTaskbar.aspx

Result:

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