If you are on your network or WiFi it’s easy to forget that things are consuming bandwidth and just go, but if you are on a metered internet connection data plan like Cellphone Tethering/Hotspot or a capped plan from your ISP you need to be cautious not to exceed those caps or incur extra costs.
There are two ways to monitor Network Usage
Task Manager, both reset the information every 30 days.
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Search Indexer – What is it?
Search Indexer basically provides indexing of things on your computer for Windows Search and Cortana to work. It indexes and caches files, emails and other things that you would search for. By default this service should not be running at 100% unless your computer was idle.
Provides content indexing, property caching, an search results for files, e-mail, media files, contact list and other content.
Now that we know what it does we can see why it would consume as much resources as it does.
Continue reading Windows Search Indexer High Disk or CPU
By default the editor in Ubuntu Server is Nano, I prefer Vim.
Run the following command:
sudo update-alternatives --config editor
this will output a selection list that may differ depending on which editors you have installed:
There are 5 alternatives which provide `editor’.
*+ 1 /bin/nano
Press enter to keep the default[*], or type selection number:
Select the number of the editor you want to use and press enter. That’s it.
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In general you would use a desktop version of whatever Linux Distro you decided suits your needs and you may have an external display that you use to write scripts on or whatever else you do that would work best with a rotated (portrait) display; for me that is note taking or scripting. I have mine hard mounted to the wall and if I need to rotate it it’s almost impossible because I have displays on either side of it that are also hard mounted on the wall.
The last few days I’ve been playing with building a Linux (Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS) based Gateway to run my network in server mode and I had to use this rotated display as I had other things going on that were taking up the other displays. As you are aware, using a portrait display to see what you’re doing on a server is no fun and yes I can ssh into the server but I wanted to work directly off the server while tasks on my other machine were still going on. Yes, I did make this extra complicated for myself but it made me learn things that I and not many normally people think about. I could make this easy by installing a GUI but that would add extra things to my system that I do not need and that would take up resources that I prefer to go to the task I’m creating this system for.
Continue reading Rotate display in Linux when not using an X Server
First off let me say that this will not increase system resources, it will tho increase response times that will make your phone work faster by adjusting the animation timers.
First thing we need to do is enable Developer Mode
Warning : Before we go any further, only change the three items we list below unless you know what you are doing.
- Open the
Settings app on your phone
- If your handset runs Android 8.0+, tap
System If not, skip this step.
- Scroll down and tap
- Scroll down and tap
Build number 7 times consecutively
Locate these three settings tap on each one and change it’s value to
.5x ← Note the decimal.
- Window animation scale
- Transition animation scale
- Animator animation scale
Basically what this is doing is setting the transition animation time to 1/2 of it’s original value so things will load and close twice as fast, giving you a significant boost in non-wasted time on your phone waiting for things to load.
That’s it. Go enjoy your new speed.
In this article we’ll be talking about some things that cause 100 Percent Disk Usage and how to fix them
Windows Search is the back-end system that allows you to find your files faster on your Computer. It works by constantly indexing every single file on your computer.
- Open a Command Prompt as Administrator
- Enter the following
net.exe stop “Windows search”
To turn it off permanently:
Windows key +
R and type
- Scroll down the list of services and double-click
- Click the
- Set the
Startup type to
SuperFetch is a feature that helps decrease boot time by making apps load more efficiently. However, it can cause usage problems with your drive.
net.exe stop superfetch
To disable it permanently
- Go to
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone and right-click on
- Click the
- Click the
- Make sure
All Application Packages is highlighted
Allow for Write Permissions
We keep hearing about the many things you can do with an older computer, here is a cool fun project that your pets will love.
Have you ever been away from home and wanted to check in with your pets to see what they were doing or be able to give them some attention without having to come home?
Continue reading Check in on your pets with Skype when you’re away