Posts by tag: troubleshooting

Displaying Random NextGEN Gallery Images

In NextGEN Gallery plugin for WordPress prior to version 2.0, it was possible to display a limited number of random images from one specific gallery — like so: This would output eight random thumbnails from the gallery with ID 25, each time different pictures when the page is refreshed. Unfortunately (“thanks” to the company which […]

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Viber Messing Up Android Contacts

One day, I’ve finally found some time to walk through my Android phone’s contacts, cleaned things up a little bit, and adjusted a couple of dozen names for better accessibility, readability and all that. After some time, however, I was surprised to notice that some of the names that had previously been changed into something […]

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Missing Notification Area Icons in Windows 7

Almost after every other system boot (Windows 7 on my Dell laptop), some notification area icons tend to disappear (while the corresponding processes/services are running issue-free). The “champions” are the volume and the power icons, although they are not the only ones affected. And I’m not talking about those “show icon and/or notification” modes which […]

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Whimsy HTC Desire

A couple of weeks ago, my smartphone HTC Desire HD running on Android 2.3.5 started to completely freak out: ··  USB tethering ceased to start automatically when the device got connected to a computer’s USB port. ··  When making or accepting calls, the speaker started to turn on at the very beginning of the conversation. […]

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Disappearing Preview in Avid Studio

After having installed Avid Studio on my Dell XPS 17 laptop (purchased in October 2011, running Windows 7 64 bit with Intel Core i7-2720QM @ 2.20 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M with DirectX 11 and 1 GB dedicated RAM), I faced a pretty nasty problem: whenever I played a […]

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MacBook Forgetting Wireless Network

Everything had worked just fine until my wireless router waved everyone goodbye and I had to replace it. The model of the new device was slightly different, though, but it did “understand” the settings loaded from backup configuration and — voilĂ , my mobile devices were back online within minutes. The only thing I adjusted in […]

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