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    Android: Blocking or muting notifications while on a video call?

    I have a Samsung phone and am somewhat new to android. I find when I am doing job interviews on MS Teams or Google Meet, that I occasionally get messages or alerts that interrupt the meeting. Is there a way to block or mute all messages and notifications just before or while I'm waiting to...
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    Dell U2412M

    Just like the Dell U2412M, this thread will never die. :)
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    Best 27-32" Productivity Monitor [edit: 1440p only]

    Sorry, my bad. It was late at night and for some reason I was reading the spec 144 Hz as 1440p. Anyway, the Asus ProArt PA279CV should be okay, but I was reading some negative reviews about it on Amazon, especially about issues with the USB-C connector, as well as poor customer service. If you...
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    Best 27-32" Productivity Monitor [edit: 1440p only]

    If you want to really zoom in on images, occasionally look at large photo files, or do any kind of photoshop type work, 4K can be really helpful. If not, then you probably don't need it. If you go with 4K, the scaling only affects the OS system GUI and fonts. Almost all apps and programs have...
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    Poll: Which motherboard has the best UEFI menu?

    Interesting that the Asus and ASRock GUIs look similar, and the Gigabyte and MSI GUIs look similar. To my eyes, the Gigabyte seems a little easier to read, with the text layout being a bit more spaced out and clearer. Which do you prefer aesthetically?
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    Poll: Which motherboard has the best UEFI menu?

    If you've worked on mobos from different manufacturers over the last few years, which UEFI menu do you prefer?
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    Question for anyone with a 27" 4K monitor

    I know someone with a 32" 4K monitor and he scales at only 125%. I was thinking that therefore a 27" 4K might need a lot more scaling because of the much smaller screen size. But from the responses here it seems that only 25% more scaling is required for most people. Interesting. Thanks.
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    Question for anyone with a 27" 4K monitor

    What do you set your display system scaling % at to make things more readable? - native resolution? - 125% - 150% - 200% I'm just trying to get an idea of whether you can get more usable real estate with a 27" 4K or a 32" 4K after factoring in scaling.
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    Alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Pro?

    My version of Adobe Acrobat XI Pro is getting rather old and now that Acrobat has gone completely to a subscription model, it's too expensive. I use Acrobat mainly to do OCR and scanning of PDFs. I like some of the advanced features as well found only in the Pro version. Are there any cheap or...
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    Video stuttering in Firefox

    Yeah, thanks. It makes me wonder if Firefox is doing something different with older codecs.
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    Video stuttering in Firefox

    Nope, didn't seem to work.
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    Video stuttering in Firefox

    No, didn't work. I wasn't having problems with youtube anyway, just videos embedded in websites.
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    Video stuttering in Firefox

    Intel G45/G43 Express Chipset integrated graphics (circa 2009). Driver has been updated or no new driver available.
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    Video stuttering in Firefox

    It happens right from boot up.
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    Video stuttering in Firefox

    There is no video problem with Brave, Chrome, or Edge, so I don't think it's a driver issue. The only extension I use is Ublock Origin.
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    Video stuttering in Firefox

    Yup, already did.
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    Video stuttering in Firefox

    For the past 6 months I've noticed that embedded videos (on websites) are really laggy and stutter in Firefox. I've tried turning on (and off) hardware acceleration, but it makes no difference. I've tried tinkering with other settings, but nothing seems to help. I've been researching this...
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    Crackling/whirring noise from SSD?

    yes the noise coincides with the drive activity light.
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    Crackling/whirring noise from SSD?

    I don't have another system.
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    Crackling/whirring noise from SSD?

    Thanks. I will try some of those. Just to be clear, again, it's not a continuous noise. It happens in sharp bursts. And it's not a whine, it's a grinding/buzzing sound for about a second or two. I just checked again, and it mostly happens when I 'select' or highlight a document i.e. when I...
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    Crackling/whirring noise from SSD?

    Not a laptop. A PC desktop. Specifically, an HTPC form factor. One fan. One SSD. A 200W PSU. Onboard graphics. All components except for SSD and RAM are 12 years old. It makes the noise when I start it up (power on) but mind you, every desktop with any kind of drive I've had makes a similar...
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    Crackling/whirring noise from SSD?

    I only have one fan in my PC and that's the CPU fan. It's not a high pitched whine or whurrr or whoosh or anything. It's an actual grinding or buzzing sound, similar to a HDD grind, but more buzzy.
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    Crackling/whirring noise from SSD?

    Does the grinding/buzzing hurt the SSD at all?
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    Crackling/whirring noise from SSD?

    I'm feeling the SSD itself vibrate. Not sure what you mean by the drive case. It's an older Asus P5Q-EM mobo. I don't want to step down the sata speed if I can help it.
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    Crackling/whirring noise from SSD?

    Yes it is annoying.
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    Crackling/whirring noise from SSD?

    So I opened up my case to hear it, and the noise is definitely coming from the SSD. When I do something like open a document, it makes a grinding/buzzing sound. When I touch the SSD while it's buzzing for that second, I can physically feel it vibrate.
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    Crackling/whirring noise from SSD?

    Is it from the PSU?
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    Crackling/whirring noise from SSD?

    Why is it called a "whine" if it's actually a grinding buzz sound?
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    Crackling/whirring noise from SSD?

    I have the same problem. A brand new Samsung 860 Pro just installed it. It makes a grinding/buzzing sound every time I copy and past a document. It's only intermittent when work is being done. The rest of the time it's silent. But the sound is much louder than in that video. Any ideas what...
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    Where to get product key for Microsoft Office 2019 Professional Plus?

    FYI: Got a product key for Office 2019 Pro Plus from Amazon. Cheap like borscht. Seems to be working fine so far.
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    Where to get product key for Microsoft Office 2019 Professional Plus?

    Thanks, yeah, that's why I was wondering about another source.
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    Where to get product key for Microsoft Office 2019 Professional Plus?

    Someone was selling them on here about a year ago.
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    Where to get product key for Microsoft Office 2019 Professional Plus?

    Looking to find cheap product key for MS Office 2019 Pro Plus. Where is the best trustworthy site for this?
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    Will a new SSD work on old computer?

    The SSD that's in it now is an old Intel X25-M (yes, SATA). I think it's the first SSD Intel put out. I was just worried about controllers from the 12- year old CPU being compatible with an almost brand new SSD. But it sounds like it should be ok.
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    Will a new SSD work on old computer?

    Thanks, yeah, I already have an 860 and an 850 Evo on hand that I was saving for my new build, but I need more storage right away. I figure when I build my new comp next year, I can just swap the 860 into it.
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    Will a new SSD work on old computer?

    I have a 12 year old Intel Q9550 CPU on a computer I need to keep going for another year or so. I want to put a new Samsung Pro 860 SSD (SATA III) in it because I need more storage. I was wondering...will there be any incompatibility with the SATA controllers, TRIM, or bios, or anything?
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    Philips 279P1 Review - good productivity monitor

    Nice 4K IPS 27" monitor with light matte coating. Above average contrast and full sRGB coverage. Some moderate IPS glow and backlight bleed, however. Review: https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/philips-279p1/#Colour_reproduction
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    Youtube forcing ads on uBlock

    From wikipedia: "The uBlock project official repository was transferred to Chris Aljoudi by original developer Raymond Hill in April 2015, due to frustration of dealing with requests. However Hill immediately self-forked it" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UBlock_Origin You're right. uBlock...
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    Youtube forcing ads on uBlock

    UPDATE: Okay, so I tried removing uBlock and installed uBlock Origin instead (even though this is supposedly a known problem with uBlock Origin as well). UBlock is a forked version of uBlock Origin that has been stripped down and made lighter (fewer filters and features). That seems to have...
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    Youtube forcing ads on uBlock

    I don't see the ads themselves either, just the blank screens and 'skip ads' notifications. Do you see any of these with Brave?
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