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So yeah, curious, what would happen if one was to go from a large monitor to a noticeably smaller one and a program window happened to end up completely off-screen and inaccessible due to resolution limitations. I've been having this problem with Winamp as it decided to somehow end up finding it's way completely off my screen and I see no viable way of bringing it into a position where I can actually manipulate it. I've alternatively been using Songbird despite my preference for Winamp and Songbird has been getting progressively more buggy and crashing regularly as of late, not to mention being an all-around heavier program (resource usage wise).

If you change the Windows resolution to something really small (like 800x600) with Winamp open, it should reset to the middle of the screen. Otherwise, you could just plug your PC into a HDTV for a short while to fix things up.

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So yeah, curious, what would happen if one was to go from a large monitor to a noticeably smaller one and a program window happened to end up completely off-screen and inaccessible due to resolution limitations. I've been having this problem with Winamp as it decided to somehow end up finding it's way completely off my screen and I see no viable way of bringing it into a position where I can actually manipulate it. I've alternatively been using Songbird despite my preference for Winamp and Songbird has been getting progressively more buggy and crashing regularly as of late, not to mention being an all-around heavier program (resource usage wise).

If you change the Windows resolution to something really small (like 800x600) with Winamp open, it should reset to the middle of the screen. Otherwise, you could just plug your PC into a HDTV for a short while to fix things up.

Nope, that didn't help and I have no access to anything with a decent resolution in comparison to what I had (we have a 16:10 monitor that's only slightly bigger than this and a large 720i flat-screen CRT and I imagine neither of which would really help in the slightest). Went from a 1080p Asus LED to a 1280x1024 Compaq CRT and the change had some varied accompanying issues since I had the 1080p monitor for a good six or more months before it broke and I had to default to this.

 

You imagine there's something along the lines of a config file I could access to alter Winamp's screen position? I've Googled this, but it's kind of an oddly specific issue in all honesty and Google rarely handles those very well.

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So yeah, curious, what would happen if one was to go from a large monitor to a noticeably smaller one and a program window happened to end up completely off-screen and inaccessible due to resolution limitations. I've been having this problem with Winamp as it decided to somehow end up finding it's way completely off my screen and I see no viable way of bringing it into a position where I can actually manipulate it. I've alternatively been using Songbird despite my preference for Winamp and Songbird has been getting progressively more buggy and crashing regularly as of late, not to mention being an all-around heavier program (resource usage wise).

If you change the Windows resolution to something really small (like 800x600) with Winamp open, it should reset to the middle of the screen. Otherwise, you could just plug your PC into a HDTV for a short while to fix things up.

Nope, that didn't help and I have no access to anything with a decent resolution in comparison to what I had (we have a 16:10 monitor that's only slightly bigger than this and a large 720i flat-screen CRT and I imagine neither of which would really help in the slightest). Went from a 1080p Asus LED to a 1280x1024 Compaq CRT and the change had some varied accompanying issues since I had the 1080p monitor for a good six or more months before it broke and I had to default to this.

 

You imagine there's something along the lines of a config file I could access to alter Winamp's screen position? I've Googled this, but it's kind of an oddly specific issue in all honesty and Google rarely handles those very well.

Run Winamp, right click on the taskbar icon and select Window Settings -> Docked Toolbar -> change it to bottom or top.

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Anyone want to suggest a new case, preferably one that looks sleek (kind of like Fractal's cases) with a bottom mounted power supply and possibly soundproofing (although not neccesary.) Currently have a Raidmax Smilodon (because green led's and windows were the sh*t).

 

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How about an actual Fractal case? The last two builds I've done have used as Define R3 case. They're brilliantly modular, extremely quiet and utterly cavernous. You could comfortably park a small aircraft carrier in one. If the weren't so sodding expensive (£70-odd for the R3 on a good day, I think I paid £82 for one next-day delivered but it wasn't my money) I'd have treated myself to one already.

 

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Now that's a sleek case.

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2 things to try...

1) What should be the easy way out of this problem but creates new issues: Go to the Winamp folder and rename the file "winamp.ini" to something else, for example: winamp.ini.bak. Run Winamp and hopefully that'll fix that problem and place Winamp back in the middle of the screen again. The problem it creates is that you lose all of your settings.

 

2) Go the Winamp folder and find "winamp.ini" and open it with Notepad. (NOTE: make a copy of the file first just incase)

Look for wx=XXXX and wy=XXXX (The Xs are numbers). Change from what ever they are to let's say 10.

Save the file and re-open Winamp.

These should the be location where the top left corner of Winamp should be in relation to the top left corner of your screen in number of pixels. So an X and Y of 0 would be the the extreme top left. I use 10 just to give it some room just in case. You can use 100x100 if you want it should still work....unless your screen is some how smaller than 100x100 pixels in which case you're PC monitor is a wrist watch.

 

And if your other windows like the EQ and playlist weren't attached or later don't open new the player window, open the same file and look for anything that says wx= and wy= and make the same changes like before.

 

 

If it's XP you should be able to right-click it in the Taskbar and select MOVE which should turn your arrow mouse pointer to a 4-way pointer then you should be able to use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move the window around.

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How about an actual Fractal case? The last two builds I've done have used as Define R3 case. They're brilliantly modular, extremely quiet and utterly cavernous. You could comfortably park a small aircraft carrier in one. If the weren't so sodding expensive (£70-odd for the R3 on a good day, I think I paid £82 for one next-day delivered but it wasn't my money) I'd have treated myself to one already.

 

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Now that's a sleek case.

Think I'll go with the R3, cheers buddy icon14.gif I'm also interested in getting a slot load drive however will they fit a standard 5.25 drive bay?

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I'm also interested in getting a slot load drive however will they fit a standard 5.25 drive bay?

Honest answer, I'm not sure. Email Fractal, they're very good at responding.

 

My question- is OpenDNS down for anyone else?

 

-EDIT- back up now.

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f*ck, the enter key popped out of my laptop keyboard. I managed to get it back in, but it's still very loose.

What to do?

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f*ck, the enter key popped out of my laptop keyboard. I managed to get it back in, but it's still very loose.

What to do?

Push it down hard till it "clicks" back in properly.

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Why have the PSU on a case near/at the bottom versus top? Is it because the last case I worked on with that normal ATX config had the power cables fall on the pins of the CPU socket and blow the board for me? I like the conventional old layout, but after that happened, I was nearly crying!

 

As for broken laptop keyboard keys, you can buy new keys and keyboards off eBay, no problem, but you can snap them in only if you get "lucky" (wiggle gently DO NOT PRESS HARD ^^ That's just wreckless.) The spring - plastic design is like a folding chair, held only together by plastic pins that are very small, they will either latch correctly or they never will, and you will have to make do, which believe me, I'm doing the same!! I used two keyboards in rough shape to make one for my Acer Aspire 4710, the keys sit cock-eyed but they don't fall off so much as they are loose till I replace the KB again.

 

I got another question I'm wondering about but originally brought up about a year ago I suppose....

 

MXM and MXM II cards are graphic Daughter Boards for laptops allowing them to expand for gaming and other means, Can an MXM2 card work in the MXM slot, as it's more powerful, better Ram etc? It seems it's rated as a larger card so I am suspecting not

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Why have the PSU on a case near/at the bottom versus top? Is it because the last case I worked on with that normal ATX config had the power cables fall on the pins of the CPU socket and blow the board for me? I like the conventional old layout, but after that happened, I was nearly crying!

Having it at the bottom stops it from intaking hot air expelled from the CPU fan, thus theoretically prolonging its life. Personally, I find them much easier to cable up (much more space if the PSU sits alongside the 3.5" bays opposed to the 5.25" ones), and also like the added weight at the bottom of the case making the thing more stable.

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At the top = PSU blowing hot air down onto other components.

On the bottom = PSU blowing hot air out of the case

 

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Erm wha? PSU is NEVER blowing air into the case - it's the other way round.

When mounted on top PSU is cooled by hot air from the case. When mounted on bottom PSU is cooled by cold air from outside of the case.

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@The-King

2 things to try...

1) What should be the easy way out of this problem but creates new issues: Go to the Winamp folder and rename the file "winamp.ini" to something else, for example: winamp.ini.bak. Run Winamp and hopefully that'll fix that problem and place Winamp back in the middle of the screen again. The problem it creates is that you lose all of your settings.

 

2) Go the Winamp folder and find "winamp.ini" and open it with Notepad. (NOTE: make a copy of the file first just incase)

Look for wx=XXXX and wy=XXXX (The Xs are numbers). Change from what ever they are to let's say 10.

Save the file and re-open Winamp.

These should the be location where the top left corner of Winamp should be in relation to the top left corner of your screen in number of pixels. So an X and Y of 0 would be the the extreme top left. I use 10 just to give it some room just in case. You can use 100x100 if you want it should still work....unless your screen is some how smaller than 100x100 pixels in which case you're PC monitor is a wrist watch.

 

And if your other windows like the EQ and playlist weren't attached or later don't open new the player window, open the same file and look for anything that says wx= and wy= and make the same changes like before.

 

 

If it's XP you should be able to right-click it in the Taskbar and select MOVE which should turn your arrow mouse pointer to a 4-way pointer then you should be able to use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move the window around.

Hmm, re-enabled the media browser frame and now it's reverted to being larger than my screen meaning any access to either being able to drag/maximize it and/or resize via the bottom right corner are out of my control. Is there any way or keyboard shortcut to drag a window without having access to the top of the frame?

 

Also, the actual .ini file with my settings is being incredibly reclusive and is seemingly hidden somewhere within my .appdata folder and can't be accessed, easily at least.

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Erm wha? PSU is NEVER blowing air into the case - it's the other way round.

When mounted on top PSU is cooled by hot air from the case. When mounted on bottom PSU is cooled by cold air from outside of the case.

 

Erm wha? PSU is NEVER blowing air into the case - it's the other way round.

When mounted on top PSU is cooled by hot air from the case. When mounted on bottom PSU is cooled by cold air from outside of the case.

So this PSU isn't blowing air down?

 

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And this one isn't blowing air out?

 

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Sorry but the last time I used Winamp was with XP and even then I stopped use it.

I now use KMPlayer for videos and audio files for the most part.

 

 

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The fan on the bottom of a PSU is to blow air into the PSU itself. Some have the fan on the back and some don't have one like that all. Some only have a fan that blows air out the back of its case. Then there is some that has both a fun under it to pull air in and one in the back to blow it out.

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The f*ck I thought bottom PSU's blew air out of the bottom? oh well haha I feel like an idiot now!

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@.Lycosa: Fans on the bottom of a PSU always intake air. That said, the one in the top image would be in-taking hot air from the system, whereas the one in the second image would have cool air to intake from.

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So yeah, curious, what would happen if one was to go from a large monitor to a noticeably smaller one and a program window happened to end up completely off-screen and inaccessible due to resolution limitations. I've been having this problem with Winamp as it decided to somehow end up finding it's way completely off my screen and I see no viable way of bringing it into a position where I can actually manipulate it. I've alternatively been using Songbird despite my preference for Winamp and Songbird has been getting progressively more buggy and crashing regularly as of late, not to mention being an all-around heavier program (resource usage wise).

If you change the Windows resolution to something really small (like 800x600) with Winamp open, it should reset to the middle of the screen. Otherwise, you could just plug your PC into a HDTV for a short while to fix things up.

I've seen that, something akin, happen on 12 inch laptop screens where graphics mode supports larger, It's something of a mis-match, but what I noted happening is moving the cursor to the edge of the screen shifts the actual viewable screen, this is not something that's helpful really, but You can VIEW all of the normal screen irregardless! haha

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@.Lycosa: Fans on the bottom of a PSU always intake air. That said, the one in the top image would be in-taking hot air from the system, whereas the one in the second image would have cool air to intake from.

...Along with lots of fluff and other crap from the carpet. The top-intaking, bottom-mounted fans draw the coolest air in the case- which might be hot, might be cool, depending on how the system runs.

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@.Lycosa: Fans on the bottom of a PSU always intake air. That said, the one in the top image would be in-taking hot air from the system, whereas the one in the second image would have cool air to intake from.

...Along with lots of fluff and other crap from the carpet. The top-intaking, bottom-mounted fans draw the coolest air in the case- which might be hot, might be cool, depending on how the system runs.

That's what dust filters are for. Almost all cases that have a bottom-mounted PSU these days also include a dust filter there. wink.gif

 

 

If you have a large heatsink cooler (like an NH-D14) and a hefty overclock then a top-mounted PSU is going to get barely any cool air.

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Can anyone explain why whenever I use Desura, I constantly get pop-ups in FireFox for a blank page titled "AddThis Utility Frame?" More importantly, does anyone know how to make it stop? Very frustrating.

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Ok, so I got Acer Aspire 5551G (Laptop), and I'm suffering from pretty bad cooling issue. I think it's mostly because there's crap in the fans, but how I clean them up? Pressure air? If I can't get pressure air, what other options I got?

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Does it happen on all web pages or just certain ones?

Are you sure it's only happening when Desura is running?

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Ok, so I got Acer Aspire 5551G (Laptop), and I'm suffering from pretty bad cooling issue. I think it's mostly because there's crap in the fans, but how I clean them up? Pressure air? If I can't get pressure air, what other options I got?

You could use a hoover on blowout mode, but you'll need to be more careful to not put it too close to laptop components (i.e. the motherboard) due to ESD.

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He'd be better of buying some gas duster to save him the paranoia that may come with the risk of frying his sh*t, sure it isn't cheap, but as long as gas duster isn't used liberally it should last long enough for the job.

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I ripped open a laptop once and the fan in that was so f*cking small, and in the bottom left corner. No wonder it was overheating!

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