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One of our developers told us a tale of what happened to him one night when the power failed at his home.

Owning three CyberPower 450va Battery Backup units, when the power failed, a chorus of sirens (loud beeps) went echoing throughout his home. He didn’t want to turn the units off as the power usually failed for just a few minutes and he wanted his devices to remain plugged in. But there was no setting to disable the alarm and remain in battery mode.

Turns out there is and this article will tell you how to disable the alarm. When the power fails, just a click of the units switching to battery mode will occur, but no more sirens.

 

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These instructions will help you to restore the Windows 10 “Delete Confirmation” dialog box when deleting a file or folder.

 

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Would you like to make DropBox backup a folder which is not stored within the default DropBox folder? We may have a solution!

Using a built in function in Microsoft’s Operating System called Mklink, which creates a symbolic directly link, we may be able to ‘fool‘ DropBox into thinking that a particular directory is located within its default synchronization folder.

 

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These instructions should help prevent Windows 10 from automatically downloading and installing apps such as Candy Crush Soda Saga and others. The issue is that Windows 10 tends to re-install these apps even though you have previously uninstalled them.

Steps to Remove Windows 10 Game Apps

Begin by running your Windows Registry editor, click on the Start button (Windows Logo) at the bottom left of your desktop, then type “regedit” to open regedit.exe and navigate to the following key:

 

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For those who want to match the Contact Form styling of their Enfold theme but want the functionality of Contact Form 7 see the example form code below.

 

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Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to manually update the copyright year, each and every new year, on your website? The following javascript will display the current year where utilized.

 

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The wp-config.php file has many interesting features. With this one file you can really fine-tune how your WordPress installation functions.

Many default WordPress settings may be adjusted using the ‘define‘ function. This may save you from having to download a bunch of plugins to manage similar settings. But a word of caution They should only be adjusted if you know what you are doing.

Benefits of Disabling Automatic Updates

By disabling automatic updates to your WordPress installation you help prevent the changes of said update from crashing your website due to a unknown conflict. You can then use a staging server to test the update(s) against your website installation. However, this is not recommended as it may expose you to security risks if you are unable to patch your website against the latest threat(s) in timely order.

In addition, this method will not disable notifications of available updates. It will still prompt you in the administrative backend of your site when there is a new version of WordPress available.

 

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Expecting an important email to your Yahoo Mail account? You may want to add the sender’s email address to your list of safe senders to prevent it from being sent to your Spam folder. There are two different ways to go about doing this.

Check your Spam folder

Method 1: Check your Spam folder. If you see an email in there from someone you want to add to your whitelist, simply check the box to highlight the message then click on the “Not Spam” icon from the menu above. Future e-mail from this address will now go to your inbox and never into your Spam folder. Of course, this only works after the fact. Method 2 will show you how to create a filter to send emails from certain senders straight to your inbox.

 

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Sometimes, as a developer, it may be beneficial to hide particular WordPress Admin Menu Links from backend users. Particularly if they are easily enticed by new shiny buttons.

 

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