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Virtual Audio Cable Enables Multiple Audio Outputs in Windows 7

Virtual Audio Cable Enables Multiple Audio Outputs in Windows 7 | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Windows 7 by design does not support multiple audio output and that is the limitation that many Windows 7 users are not happy with. Some people may want to play sound simultaneously to both speaker and earphone but that is not possible. Once you’ve plugged in the earphone, Windows 7 automatically recognizes it and routes all sound to the earphone. For more complicated scenarios such as wanting to output the sound from a computer game to the earphone while the main speakers plays music from a media player, then it would seemed even more impossible.


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Screen Names vs. Email Addresses As User IDs

This is an example of where the internet did things wrong. There are a lot of things it does right, but the stinkers stick out, and this is one of them. Originally, any system that required a user ID asked you what you wanted for a screen name. Simple systems only allowed letters and/or numbers. Advanced ones allowed letters, numbers, dashes (-) and underscores (_). People were OK with this and it worked well. The email address you used to sign up for the account was separate from the username, meaning an email address change did not affect your username. Then someone got the not-so bright idea of having the email address itself as the username, and this is where things started to go wrong. Very wrong.

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Download 128 Ready to Use Pre-Made Windows 7 Shortcuts for Your Computer

Download 128 Ready to Use Pre-Made Windows 7 Shortcuts for Your Computer | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Shortcuts can be very useful as a quick way to access Windows 7′s native programs and settings, but do take time to create individually for your desktop or app launchers. Rather than go through all that work and hassle you can download this awesome set of pre-made shortcuts ready to use on your favorite system instead!

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