22 February 2018
31 October 2017
PlexPy is a really useful set of Python scripts to track your Plex usage (in a kind of overly needy way). I have set it to start on Windows startup using the instructions provided on PlexPy'sGitHub wiki page as a Windows Task Scheduler task. Hopefully, it will work well but I am writing this post as a reminder in case it fails and I can't remember where to look.
The cmd created is in the E:\Git folder as PlexPy.cmd and Task Scheduler is started with
18 April 2017
An update on the previous version of this subject. It seems that at some point between then and now, Mozilla has removed the browser.search.showOneOffButtons setting. To regain the original search bar type an add-on called OldSearchFixed is needed. Here are some other things that I have done today following a Firefox refresh:
- Added Context Search X to enable RMB search menus
- Moved CutyFox to the URL bar
- Reauthorised KeeFox
- Other add-ons seem to get re-installed, but it looks like NoScript has lost all its settings
31 January 2016
Firstly, my installation of VirtualBox was only going to allow me to install a virtual 32-bit machine, even though it's running on a 64-bit machine. This was resolved with an update of the BIOS to the latest version. Right now, I'm installing my Windows 7 DVD, although it's taking a while (would have been faster to get https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows7).
Once the machine is set up, don't forget to take a snapshot so that a machine ready to go is stored. That way, if you need to get back to a clean machine you can just read the snapshot.
I want Aero on this virtual machine, if only so I don't get the ugly blocks behind windows. To do so, use the Devices menu and choose "Install Guest Additions CD...". Make sure you turn on Direct 3D support.
Resizing the diskCopy the vdi somewhere just to be sure, then go to your Virtualbox install directory (probably C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox and open a cmd window there. You should type:
VBoxManage modifyhd (complete path to vdi)
--resize (size to resize to)
If your drive name has spaces, enclose the lot in quotes. It won't take long to increase the size, then in the virtual machine you should use Disk Manager to increase available space.