Posts Tagged ‘windows’

“Back to basics”: Need once again to default to color scheme basic on teacher computer

  1. Same problem as last term: (What made it come unstuck/unfixed?): CAM04573
  2. CAM04574
  3. No Sanako screen sharing activity involved here, but MS-Community-Clips screen sharing.
  4. Classes are moving in, and we cannot have the teacher computer slow to a crawl and eventually crash in the middle of a Sanako class, especially not when an assessment is involved.

Forced downgrade to Color scheme Windows 7 Basic since “exceeded its allowed memory”



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  2. This warning and forced downgrade appeared on the teacher after starting using MS-Community Clips (which is just a GUI wrapper for Windows Media Encoder internally, which we used on the same machine successfully while it was still on XP).
  3. The error seems slightly more informative than what we received earlier, but I did not manage to investigate since this was in the middle of supporting a teaching use .

How to move an invisible window back onto the screen in Windows

  1. Normally you would drag the window by its title bar into its position with the mouse – but if the window is off the screen, the mouse cannot access it.
  2. Here is how to use the keyboard arrow-keys to do the same, after right-clicking the window’s task bar icon:
  3. sanako-move-student-window
  4. This example is with our Sanako student (a bug or misconfiguration we are investigating), but works with most windows on most versions of MS-Windows.

Online Tool to compress/decompress GUIDs

Could not immediately find one when I searched: Enjoy. My formula will not trim leading and trailing spaces from your input. You may have to enter the blue result field, move the cursor to the end of the formula and hit enter for the result cell to update. Download the sheet to use in Excel.

Refine your pronunciation by operating the LRC Windows 7 PCs using voice commands

  1. No speech recognition assignment, and only a bit of spare time to practice the language you study in the LRC? Try the Command mode with these Try the Command mode with these voice commands that Windows 7 speech recognition recognizes
  2. Note there are some hoops to jump through, including some one-time setup: We have them/you covered in this step-by-step guide on using speech-recognition in the LRC
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How to get sound on listening station computers by increasing the volume-levels

  1. On the listening stations, if you have the headsets plugged into the connectors on the rear of the computer, and hear no sound, you may have the volume set to too low. 
  2. Go to (1) control panel, (2) icon:sound, (3) tab:audio, (4)button:volume
  3. in the mixer dialogue, (6) menu:options, make sure that all the (6) volume slider controls are checked, i.e. shown, click “OK”.listening-stations-volume-mixer
  4. Move the volume sliders up for WAVE and SW SYNTH

Supporting Swahili – A running log

  1. Learned today that we will begin offering Swahili in the Fall. Here is the place to plan how the LRC can better support it.
  2. For starters, I am thinking of adding to the list of our custom configured languages for
  3. Windows 7
  4. Office 2010
  5. Learning materials?
    1. Existing?
      1. FSI, naturally.
    2. There should be more need for producing learning materials in this LCTL.
      1. automated?
        1. Note that the Stuttgart TreeTagger has a Swahili parameter file (gzip compressed, Latin1). The Swahili parameter file was trained on the Helsinki Corpus of Swahili (HCS) and uses a simplified version of the HCS tagset. The HCS was created by Prof. Arvi Hurskainen by means of his Swahili Language Manager (SALAMA) which uses Lingsoft’s TWOL compiler for constructing morphological analysers and Connexor’s CG2 parser for syntactic disambiguation.
  6. Keep an eye on the Swahili Category.

How to create a zip-archive of files

  1. Select the files you want to zip
    • On Windows, CTRL+left-click
    • On MAC, Apple-Keyboard-Command-Key-click
  2. Access the context menu
    • On Windows, right-click
    • On MAC, control-click
  3. Zip/Compress the file:
    • On Windows, select context menu item: “Send to”/ sub menu item: “Compressed (zipped) Folder”.
    • On Mac, select  context menu item: “Compress [number of files you selected here] items”, like so:
    • archiving
  4. You can find the zip-file in the same folder where your source files are, under  the name
    • On Windows, depends on the source file names
    • On MAC, look for “”.