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Delete Every Other Line In Notepad++ Because They Are Blank Lines

This afternoon I was working on calculating dial-up costs for a specific company who uses dial-up connections for thousands of devices at customer premises. One of the dial-up providers is Earthlink who doesn’t provide an easy method to export dial-up connection details to XLS or even to text so I had to copy/paste the dial-up specifics to a file and run calculations on that file. One of the problems with doing this when copying and pasting to a text file every other line was blank so I decided to try to use Notepad++ to get rid of every other line. Below are instructions on how to do this with Notepad++.

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Cannot Delete Properties: Error While Deleting Key

Earlier this week I got into a Windows registry mess because of issues syncing my iPhone with my Windows 7 laptop. For some reason the AutoPlay function stopped working so I had to get into the registry and manually delete some keys. Along the way I ran into Windows Registry Keys that I was unable to delete however by using the directions below you can delete any registry key. Please note that you should not modify anything in your Windows Registry without knowing what you are doing and also without making sure you have backed up the registry before you begin.

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How To Right Click With iRdesktop The iPhone Remote Desktop iPhone Application

Today I had to use iRdesktop on my iPhone to perform some tasks on a Windows 7 computer at my house via a Remote Desktop Connection. The iRdesktop application allows you to make connections to Windows Remote Desktop on your iPhone or iPod Touch. While performing my tasks I needed to right click a file and wasn’t exactly sure how to do it with iRdesktop. After some playing around with the application I figured out how to right click from within the iRdesktop application. Below there is more information on how to right-click using iRdesktop on your Apple iDevice.

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Stop Receipts From Printing When CA/AT/NS Button Pressed On XE-A203 Cash Register

We have a Sharp XE-A203 cash register in the shop and haven’t really ever spent the time to configure it all the way. We were pretty amazed when we downloaded the XE-A203 manual and skimmed over it to see what the capabilities of the XE-A203 device were. You can program the XE-A203 cash register to do all sorts of stuff including employee data, department data, etc. There is even a power save mode on this cash register. We rarely deal in cash so we are always clicking a single button to open the register and put receipts or checks underneath the inside cash drawer. The problem with that though is every single time the drawer was opened a receipt was printed thus wasting paper. Below is information about how to configure the XE-A203 cash register to not print a receipt every time the CA/AT/NS button is pressed.

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Disable ATT Wireless GPS Tracking Via Loopt On Your iPhone

While looking over my iPhone ATT Wireless plan features I noticed that they enable the application Loopt access by default. Loopt is a social media application that provides a method to view the location of your friends or your friends the ability to see your location on your iPhone using GPS technology. Even though you are still required to provide access to each person that can view your location I view this as a security risk and would think that ATT should keep this disabled by default and require a person to explicitly enable this feature instead. Below is information on how to disable this so called feature via the ATT Wireless web site.

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