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I recently wrote about a problem with Madden 25 not saving games when playing in offline career mode. It didn’t happen every time, but it happened often enough to be a huge annoyance — but not consistently enough for me to diagnose.

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We got an Xbox One for Christmas and I’ve been playing a fair amount of Madden 25 with our boys. One of our favorite things to do is to set up franchises in offline career mode and create our own teams via the fantasy draft.

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Windows Taskbar Won’t Auto-Hide

by Michael on April 20, 2013 · 0 comments

Just had another annoying problem with my son’s Windows notebook. Sure am I glad that I (mostly) use a Mac! This time around, the Windows Taskbar had stopped auto-hiding. He had it configured properly, but it wouldn’t obey the setting.

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Have you ever wished you could move the “Microsoft User Data” folder out of your “Documents” folder? It holds a variety of settings associated with Microsoft Office apps and thus doesn’t really seem at home amongst my actual documents.

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As I noted earlier, we recently bought a couple of Asus laptops. Though I was pleasantly surprised by the (relatively) small amount of bloatware that was present when we first booted them up, there was stuff that needed to be removed.

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Have you ever noticed that Microsoft — for some unknown reason — has set the default left/right margins in Word to 1.25 inches. Seriously? 1.25 inches? What a waste… Of both time spent changing it and paper when people don’t bother.

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Have you ever received a .docx file and been unable to open it with Word 2004? My wife is still running Office 2004 on her MacBook, and she periodically gets files from people running Office 2008 or newer, which is when they transitioned to the Open XML file format.

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Shortly after it was released, we bought Call of Duty: Black Ops for our Xbox 360. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to find matches on Xbox Live. As it turns out, the problem was that our NAT was set to STRICT.

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