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I very rarely felt the need of a wireless mouse / keyboard, and very often swore loudly against them.
If I will ever buy some again I will go with bluetooth, at least they have the advantage of not binding a precious USB port on my laptop - I do embedded work and I rarely use less than 3 ports, saving 2 would help me avoid the use of a finicky hub (some devices also suck with unpowered hubs, yes I'm talking about you Vector VN1611).
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My SO has the problem that her cursor will disappear for some time and then reappear a few seconds, to many seconds later. She's asked me diagnose it but I have no idea. Tried new batteries, new mouse and nothing has helped. Her son's building her a new computer so told her to live with it for now.
I'm sure I had that on my main desktop machine shortly after I had built it. I'm pretty sure it was driver related, and not the mouse driver. I can't remember if it disappeared after a chipset update or a gpu update.
She had a crappy computer that was real dirty so I used canned air and cleaned it up. After that it wouldn't boot so she had a really old crappy machine that we got up and running so she would have something. So I'm not real worried about the mouse problem because the computer she's got now isn't worth getting stressed over.
Can't read the linked item - it is asking for me to allow it to see my Location. Why?
I have never allowed anything to see my location. My PC is a desktop and does not have any location detection on it.
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have taken complete control?
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To be fair it's not that much of an exaggeration to say that half of Microsoft's developer products have start with the word 'Visual'. If they'd developed Skype internally they'd probably have called it Visual Phone Calls.
cl.exe is a command line control tool. It is not the compiler.
c:\program files (x86)\microsoft visual studio 14.0\vc\bin>cl.exe
Microsoft (R) C/C++ Optimizing Compiler Version 19.00.24210 for x86
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
usage: cl [ option... ] filename... [ /link linkoption... ]
Of course the thing that controls the other thing will dump output from the other thing when you run it. I refer you again to the documentation I linked to, which clearly states that the cl.exe is a utility that controls MSVC.
Even if it's currently embedded in cl.exe the concept is distinct, meaning microsoft may expose the *MSVC* compiler as a service at some point (if they haven't already, i haven't kept up with their latest nonsense)
cl.exe is a tool that controls the Microsoft C++ (MSVC) C and C++ compilers and linker. cl.exe can be run only on operating systems that support Microsoft Visual Studio for Windows.
Read it carefully, and I think you'll understand why I call the compiler Microsoft Visual C++ and not "cl.exe"
This can be investigated with something like Project Explorer, by compiling some crazy "template template template parameters" stuff, which may give insane compilation time. Just reading the documentation, I can only guess that cl.exe is compiler, which runs the linker if necessary:
CL automatically invokes the linker after compiling unless the /c option is used.
From our point of view, this is not important, unless we want to develop some new makefile system. Not in my schedule for this week, anyway...
Fair enough, but based on the documentation produced by microsoft, and all of its related materials they do indeed call their compiler MSVC.
Therefore, I don't think it's exactly accurate to correct someone for referring to it as Microsoft Visual C++.
MSVC isn't an IDE. Visual Studio is an IDE, so there isn't really cross-confusion here save for the word "Visual" which is a misnomer when it comes to MSVC, but has *always been the same misnomer* ever since they introduced it, regardless of IDE. It's just what they call it.
Now, we may have different ideas about what it's "really" called. I tend to lean toward what the people that created it call it in their actual documentation and other materials.
You may call it what the command line executable is named.
I honestly don't care. I just don't think what I called it bears correcting, since it's accurate. It ultimately comes down to which name you think is more important (the cli name, or MS's given name), and I think reasonable people can disagree about that while both being correct in what they call it.
Now, if you take issue with that, so be it. I'm willing to die on that hill.
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