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Old 04-23-2017, 02:33 AM   #16
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Mechanical keyboards can be quiet. Just avoid getting the super loud clicky ones (like MX Blues)!
I use one of these Matias Quiet Pro Keyboard for PC. Apart from its other attributes (quiet, tactile feedback, 3 usb ports) it is the only keyboard I know of that puts the bloody numlock key in its proper place

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There are plenty of tools for all OSes. And you can always find ways to run other tools if needed (like using Wine in Linux to run a ton of Windows stuff).
Then perhaps you know of a way I can run Spotlight under Windows, it being the only thing I know of that runs on Apple MACs that I seriously wish I had.

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Then perhaps you know of a way I can run Spotlight under Windows, it being the only thing I know of that runs on Apple MACs that I seriously wish I had.
AFAIK, Spotlight is built into the OS, but if you have Windows 8 or higher you could simply press the Windows key and enter your search term in the start menu. Like Spotlight, Windows will display matching app and file names. However, it won't display matching dictionary entries and website addresses.

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cd YOURFOLDER
cat *.txt > ../combined.txt
Will concatenate the files in file name sort order.
Obviously this method will also work on Linux machines.
On a Windows machine, the following commands will do the same thing:

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cd YOURFOLDER
copy *.txt combined.txt
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Old 04-23-2017, 04:11 AM   #18
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On a Windows machine, the following commands will do the same thing:

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Another great example (better than that one I initially linked to). A million and one methods to reach the same endpoint.

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I use one of these Matias Quiet Pro Keyboard for PC. Apart from its other attributes (quiet, tactile feedback, 3 usb ports) it is the only keyboard I know of that puts the bloody numlock key in its proper place
Isn't NumLock just one of those set-it-and-forget-it kind of buttons though? I just press it once when I boot the computer and never touch it again. The only time I notice it is off is if I go to properly type numbers and the cursor goes flying all over the place!

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Then perhaps you know of a way I can run Spotlight under Windows, it being the only thing I know of that runs on Apple MACs that I seriously wish I had.
I must admit, I don't use Mac (so not familiar with the specific tools). I just work in Linux/Windows-land.

But from a quick perusal, isn't this what Microsoft has been trying (keyword... trying) to do with their Windows 8/10 search?

I can't say I am a fan of everything being typed in the local search being broadcast to third parties + internet. Ubuntu got dinged for that a few years back, and here Microsoft is trying to shove it down everyone's throats:

"Oh, Test1.txt. Want me to Bing that for you? Too late, I already did."
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Isn't NumLock just one of those set-it-and-forget-it kind of buttons though? I just press it once when I boot the computer and never touch it again. The only time I notice it is off is if I go to properly type numbers and the cursor goes flying all over the place!
Or it (cursor) doesn't go anywhere because the blessed thing is pressed, very irritating on unwired keyboards that don't have any indicator lights.

I use the num pad a lot for short cuts - ctrl+home , ctl+alt+- for em hyph, ctrl+PgDn/Up for Find next and previous etc, etc. Matias replaces numlock with a Tab key, which is useful when the numlock is on and you're bashing numbers into a spreadsheet. Numlock is next to Pause, up where Scroll Lock lives - where its always belonged - IMO

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I must admit, I don't use Mac (so not familiar with the specific tools). I just work in Linux/Windows-land.

But from a quick perusal, isn't this what Microsoft has been trying (keyword... trying) to do with their Windows 8/10 search?

I can't say I am a fan of everything being typed in the local search being broadcast to third parties + internet. Ubuntu got dinged for that a few years back, and here Microsoft is trying to shove it down everyone's throats:

"Oh, Test1.txt. Want me to Bing that for you? Too late, I already did."
Spotlight searches the content of files. It's analogous to Windows/File Explorer Search (top right corner) on steroids, in that it can search inside more file types - in particular ePubs.

The search thing that recent Windows versions put in the task bar, that can be also invoked via Winkey+S seems to be a different kettle of fish. It only seems to be useful for looking up programs and the like. AFAIK it doesn't look inside your documents, emails, C++ code, music and video metadata etc etc - thank goodness. That's what the other one does.

I think the Bing thing your referring to must be related to the Cortana thing (or as I call it the Mrs Ford Cortina thing), she doesn't speak 'strine so we don't get her down here - or at least I don't.

Why Mrs Ford Cortina, in my world she's the daughter of Ford Prefect. I believe Mrs Cortina's Apple analogue is called Siri, which in my world has to be short for Ferranti Sirius (ly)

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