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WordPress NextGen Gallery Simpleviewer: viewer.sfw: Modify Caption Location

I use SimpleViewer to display some of the image galleries on my personal WordPress blog and decided I wanted to change the caption location. Moving the caption to below the image itself instead of below the thumbnails is easy however you must have the source code that comes with purchasing the product. I figure it is worth the money if this is a gallery you are using as it would cost much more in time to develop the gallery yourself.

The default location of the caption is shown below in the image.

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Upgrade Wireshark From Version 1.0.2 to Version 1.0.7

Wireshark, previously Ethereal, is a network protocol analyzer that allows you to inspect the packets of hundreds of different protocols. The upgrade process is very straight forward but it doesn’t hurt to mention that it is OK to go ahead and uninstall the previous version during the upgrade. Basically you will be uninstalling your current version of Wireshark (1.0.2 in my case) and then installing the new version (1.0.7). Follow the directions below to complete the Wireshark upgrade process.

  1. Download Newest Version: You can download the latest version of Wireshark here.

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Outlook: Remove Click Here to Enable Instant Search Message

If you do not have Instant Search enabled for Microsoft Outlook then there will be a message that displays on every screen asking you to click to enable it. This message is really annoying however it is also easy to get rid of. Follow the directions below to remove the message without having to install Instant Search.

Outlook Message:
Click here to enable Instant Search

Outlook: Click To Enable Instant Search

Steps to Remove Instant Search Message:

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Redmine: How to Edit an Issue Description and Issue Subject

Let me start by saying if you are not yet using Redmine for technical project management I highly suggest you start doing so immediately. It is very easy to import Trac projects and with minimal coding efforts you can import from any ticketing system you are currently using.

I am fairly new to Redmine and I just entered a ticket with some incorrect information in the description. After looking around for a bit I was unable to locate where to edit the description as it is a bit hidden. The ability is there to edit the description and subject by following the below instructions.

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Set iTunes to Download One File at a Time From iTunes Store

Your iTunes is probably set to download 3 files at a time from the iTunes store. So if you sign up for say a podcast that has 25 items and you queue all 25 to download at a time it will immediately start downloading three of the files and when one finishes it will immediately start downloading another so there are always 3 files downloading until it has made it all the way through the list. This can really bog down your computer depending on how much power your PC has.

To resolve this problem I was looking for a setting in the Options menu to set the amount of files to download at once to one or possibly two however I was unable to find this setting. The other thing I was looking for was a way to rate limit the amount of traffic used while downloading files or to provide some type of application level QoS (Quality of Service). I was also unable to find this setting.