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I gave up on inkjet printers about the time that warp connect was released and converted to laser printers.  OK, so maybe I don't get quite the range of colours that an inkjet does but I get colour fast prints that if my Newfoundland dog shakes slobber on them it can be wiped off without problems.

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Hardware / Re: Modern Motherboards - Whats working
« on: May 24, 2024, 11:55:33 pm »
You didn't mention video output ports.  I ask because all my units are using HDMI either direct or via a DVI to HDMI adapter.

My setup is a 4 port Tcnewcl 4k KVM switch which takes USB 2.0 keyboard and trackball as well as my 28inch 1920x1200 HDMI monitor.  The main computer has a MSI A320M Pro-VD Plus motherboard, another possibility is the ASRock AB350M Pro4 - it has 2 PS/2 ports which you want.

BTW I think you should be thinking about upgrading your KVM switch to enable  you to have a much wider choice of motherboards.

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Applications / Re: Archive tool problem
« on: May 06, 2024, 02:29:03 am »
Have you run CHKDSK /F on all your partitions?

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Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« on: April 18, 2024, 07:53:45 am »
Hi Martin,

Sorry if I have upset you but in my 35+ years of using OS/2 I have found that people using it are generally not interested in the nuts and bolts of the OS, their main concern is 'does it do the job they want and do it efficiently'.  If it doesn't they will change it to something that does do what they want, in fact that is why I started using OS/2, it left windows for dead.

The other thing I must congratulate you for your zeal in trying to keep OS/2 alive when others have said that it is dead - it is not.  I use it every day to write and edit stories and manuals which gives me something to do rather than shuffling off into oblivion.  In my 80 odd years I may have become a bit short with some people and the fact that education appears to be going backwards especially in STEM subjects - is that why bridges fall down when they have a little bump and aircraft fall apart?

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Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« on: April 17, 2024, 04:08:50 pm »
Hi Martin,

I think you are not thinking clearly.  Not everyone knows if a windows program is 16bit or 32bit so dividing up that way makes it harder for users to find something that might be useful.

Most people using computers today don't know the internal workings, to them it is just a tool to do a job or play a game.

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Hardware / Re: Wireless Mouse Issue
« on: March 31, 2024, 03:15:58 am »
First question - what KVM switch are you using - not all KVM switches are equal.  The switches I use are Tcnewcl 4k HDMI/usb units and work without problems - even the external usb socket works and switches when the unit switches.

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Applications / Re: Windows Key - Custom Key Combination
« on: March 28, 2024, 07:57:27 pm »
Hi Martin,

Have you tried using win95key to do what you want?  There are quite a number of options there.

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Applications / Re: XWorkplace Xview - Icon Size
« on: March 21, 2024, 07:13:47 pm »
Maybe I am the odd man out here but I have been using OS/2 since 1989 and have been very happy with the icons, both in size and appearance since Warp 3.  I don't understand why some people want to change to size unless they are using a 30 inch plus 16:10 monitor or they need glasses.  There are many other things we need to concern ourselves about, a working full feature browser that uses standard add-ons as an example - I must thank Dave for his work on Firefox.

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Storage / Re: How to properly setup a working FAT32 USB stick?
« on: March 07, 2024, 11:41:50 am »
Thanks Lars, that did it.

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Storage / Re: How to properly setup a working FAT32 USB stick?
« on: March 06, 2024, 06:59:07 pm »
Sorry Andi,

The 2 comers were the result of my new keyboard, it is super sensitive - hold a key down a little bit longer and it repeats, the time is much shorter than the old one was.

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Storage / Re: How to properly setup a working FAT32 USB stick?
« on: March 06, 2024, 03:52:54 pm »
Thanks Dave.  Why is everything so much more complicated with Arca, ,are they trying to kill off OS/2?

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Storage / Re: How to properly setup a working FAT32 USB stick?
« on: March 06, 2024, 01:07:56 am »
One question to add to that - how do you get a specific drive letter the the usb stick?  In days gone by, before ArcaOS, I formatted several 32 Gb usb sticks and at the end of the formatting it asked for a drive letter which I gave and they still have which makes it easy to know information on then is on the usb.

The information here does produce a fat32 formatted usb but does not allow giving a drive letter unless I am missing something.  Is there a way of giving a drive letter to usb sticks formatter this way./?

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Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« on: February 25, 2024, 09:05:45 pm »
Hi Martin,

I was thinking of something along the lines of http://www.os2site.com/sw/

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Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« on: February 25, 2024, 02:48:06 pm »
It appears that you are making it much too complicated to find anything with your reorganisation.  Use the 'keep it simple' idea, that way people can just look through the main division , see what is there and select what they want without needing a deep knowledge of OS/2.  Your system assumes that everyone has a deep knowledge of the inner workings of the OS (I have been using OS/2 since version 1.20 and I would be lost with your system.  Most people using it just want it to work, people just trying it out expect to be just able to select something to try without having to know the inner workings).

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Setup & Installation / Re: DB2 v. 6.1 / Java
« on: February 22, 2024, 10:22:09 pm »
Would the java from the warp 4 merlin be the one you are looking for?  If so I can zip it from my merlin beta CD.

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