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  1. Yeah, over the last few major updates to Firefox, I've noticed that it grew bigger and bigger in size. It also seems to lag a bit too, like when my custom Google background loads. I only have AdBlock Plus, Java Console, and Chromifox extensions, and the Chromifox theme. I'd suggest Google Chrome, but it has even more of a "plugin separation"... as in, each tab AND each plugin creates its own process, as well as the actual program. At least Firefox attempts to store my tabs if it crashes.
  2. I just removed AVG Free and installed AntiVir. It frees up a little bit more resources.
  3. So much for clarification. I meant "windows", not "weapons."
  4. Well, to clarify things up a bit, I have a laptop and within the mouse settings, there is an option to set-up what happens when you press both buttons. There's options like: do nothing, left click, double click, search, and run. The run option allows you to open up a file when you press both buttons. I was looking for a way to write a script in Notepad(to save as BAT or something else) that does the same action as pressing the Windows and Tab keys(with Aero)- 3D window switch. I'm just looking for a way to press both buttons of my mouse to switch weapons, instead of pressing keys.
  5. Is it possible to set up a script in Notepad that when opened, it runs the windows-tab feature of Vista with Aero? I'm looking to set-up my Dell touchpad to where when I press both buttons, the 3D window switcher comes up, instead of pressing the Windows and tab keys. Thanks.
  6. xbrianx

    May Desktops

    I'm working on keeping things organized. I use "large icons" so it makes me think I'm on a Mac. Everything is saved in My Documents and My Pictures. Gotta love the Start Menu quick links.
  7. I found out that my processor can work up to 150 degrees Celsius. I found it online and an Intel chat-support person gave me a link to the same information on their website. It wasn't until after I left the chat that I was curious to see the degrees in Fahrenheit and, well, it's 302 degrees Fahrenheit. I know that the processor would probably never get up to 150C, but I can't see how all that heat is good for the hardware around it. Do processors contain the heat or something? I'm super paranoid about this computer. I have to keep it running smoothly for 4 years, at least, especially since it came with a $2,000+ price tag...
  8. Okay, I'll try that when I get the chance tomorrow. I'm not using any Ethernet cables, I'm using a wireless card. PCI I think?
  9. It seems like my amount of questions and need of help has been rising lately I was going through my desktop and uninstalling stuff, since I won't be using it that much anymore. I uninstalled Unreal Tournament 3 and the AGEIA PhysX software that came with the game. Shortly afterward, my internet was cut off. I use the Netgear card and the software that comes with it. Restarting the software didn't help, so I restarted my computer. When it turned back on, I get the "Found New Hardware" wizard and it wants me to install the driver for my Ethernet Controller. The Device Manager shows a question mark beside the entry and says "This device is not configured correctly(Code 1)." The Netgear software won't even open now. Now, I've spent almost 2 hours searching Google and reading other people's problems. I searched Dell, the brand of my computer, for the driver, but I only get the Broadcom Gigabit Controllers, which I've tried and nothing happened. I have no idea what brand I should even contact, because I don't know if the Ethernet Controller is a part of my motherboard, from Dell(which I Googled "ethernet controller dell i925x" and found nothing), or if it's associated with Netgear or the previous wireless internet brands I've used, like Belkin. I can't search on the desktop, because the internet isn't working. Anything that I have to try, I have to download on this computer and move it over to the desktop. Any help? Am I searching for the wrong thing completely?
  10. Thanks! I don't know how much I'll really need, but after thinking about it again, 20GB seems good enough for me and allow some extra space. Also, like you said, I can always resize it if I need more. The tutorial I found was for another version of Vista and had different menu options than my version. I found others, but I'm not sure if I understand. Basically, I right click on my OS drive, click on Shrink Volume, and then it creates another partition that includes the space that I just "shrunk" from the OS drive?
  11. Intel Core 2 Duo T9550 2.66GHz in a laptop. I don't know the cooler.
  12. I decided to see how the temperatures were while playing UT3, so I downloaded Speedfan. I ran UT3 in windowed mode and just sitting idle on the main menu, Core 0 and Core 1 both had the flame icon and were between 55 and 57 degrees Celsius. Before I started, HD0 had a green check, Temp1-3 had a blue arrow, and both of the cores had green checks. When I opened up Firefox, both Cores got the flame emblem and went up to around 49 or 50. Then, once Firefox loaded, the temperature went back down and a blue arrow was there. Is that normal for hardware to do that? Whats a dangerous temperature that could possibly effect the part? Is >60C a warm enough temperature where if I still play UT3 for a few hours, nothing will be affected? I've noticed that UT3 uses between 65 to 100% of my dual-core processor, so I may have to wait until they update it for multi-cores to take a little pressure off my processor. Currently, everything has a blue check except the HD0, which has a green arrow. The temperatures range from 27C to 41C, with the latter being the HD0.
  13. I have Vista Ultimate(64 bit) and one hard drive with 226GB of free space. Dell has already created one partition for "recovery" that only uses 15GB. I want to create a partition to separate my art files, like all my PSDs, reference images, videos, etc. With my hard drive size, would 50GB be enough to satisfy my OS afterwards? I have 5GB of RAM too. Also, just a quick question, if one of the partitions gets a virus, would that affect both partitions since they're the same hard drive?
  14. Thanks hazelnut and Dennis. The link above gave me my answer. I disabled Quickset and thats why my volume "pop-up" disappeared. Oh well, I guess I'll have to live with the 70+ processes running.
  15. Thanks. I Googled myself, but I only found information on sound drivers and hardware issues. Using the word "pop-up" wasn't helpful either, since well... that brought up results about pop-ups in Vista.
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