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by Simon Sheppard
2022-Dec-02, 8:17 pm
Forum: General Tech News
Topic: Thunderbird in macOS - icon not displaying a count of new mail
Replies: 0
Views: 51

Thunderbird in macOS - icon not displaying a count of new mail

This took far too long to figure out, so I'm leaving the fix here in case someone else finds it useful. In Thunderbird Settings, select the 'general' cogwheel. Scroll down to the bottom and click on 'Config Editor' search for "mail.biff" Set mail.biff.show_alert = TRUE mail.biff.use_new_co...
by Simon Sheppard
2022-Nov-24, 1:29 pm
Forum: Meta: Site Feedback / Forum Q&A
Topic: dead link
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: dead link

Fixed now, thanks
by Simon Sheppard
2022-Nov-09, 9:22 pm
Forum: Windows PowerShell
Topic: Unix-like ampersand operator available since pwsh7
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Re: Unix-like ampersand operator available since pwsh7

I updated the page to include that syntax now, thanks
by Simon Sheppard
2022-Nov-08, 9:41 pm
Forum: Windows CMD Shell
Topic: How to fix problems when running scripts as administrator
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: How to fix problems when running scripts as administrator

I have added a note about this to the elevation page, thanks all.
by Simon Sheppard
2022-Nov-02, 9:10 pm
Forum: Windows CMD Shell
Topic: FTYPE reports wrong executable file
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: FTYPE reports wrong executable file

Is the behaviour the same after a reboot? Sometimes a restart will reset things.

On the MPC website they have:
July 16, 2017 XhmikosR
v1.7.13, the latest, and probably the last release of our project…


So it is possible that whatever method they use to set file associations is out of date.
by Simon Sheppard
2022-Nov-01, 8:57 pm
Forum: Windows CMD Shell
Topic: FTYPE reports wrong executable file
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: FTYPE reports wrong executable file

Interesting, but that doesn't explain what's going on in my case. FTYPE is supposed to tell you what executable file a particular type of file will be opened with. I have AVI files associated with Media Player Classic - Home Cinema. So why does FTYPE think they're opened with Windows Media Player? ...
by Simon Sheppard
2022-Oct-31, 6:25 pm
Forum: Windows CMD Shell
Topic: FTYPE reports wrong executable file
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: FTYPE reports wrong executable file

I have updated the FTYPE page with some additional details about this, to make changes now requires applying a hash algorithm so generally has to be applied via group policy.
by Simon Sheppard
2022-Oct-21, 5:24 pm
Forum: Windows CMD Shell
Topic: Xcopy bug
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Xcopy bug

I don't know why it behaves differently for a compressed folder, but I have changed the example on that page to use the syntax which works everywhere.

https://ss64.com/nt/xcopy.html
by Simon Sheppard
2022-Oct-20, 10:01 pm
Forum: Windows CMD Shell
Topic: Xcopy bug
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Xcopy bug

I don't think this is a bug, XCOPY just thinks you are trying to copy a file called C:\demo with no file extension. To tell it this is a directory, you need to add a trailing backslash. When using Robocopy there is no need for a trailing space because robocopy is centered around copying a whole dire...