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  1. Dell XPS 9570 with killer brand bluetooth chip using a Razer Atheris bluetooth mouse. My laptop has all the latest drivers avialable.  So after I pair my mouse it works fine until I turn off my laptop or put it into sleep mode. When I resume, the mouse won't connect. Turning off the mouse and on again does not work. Turning BT off and off again does not work.


    The only way I found to get my mouse to work again is to remove it from BT devices, then pair it again. All the BT options are set to allow discovery, I even selected "allow BT devices to see name of PC" but nothing works. This mouse and laptop both are brand new. What should I do?

  2. I tried following guides online that all say to find HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explore 

    The problem is my registy doesn't have an Explorer key under windows, rather only Internet Explorer and a few other things. I can't figure out how to turn Action center on because I need to change the battery setting. I also tried searching my entire registy for "Disablenotificationcenter" but doesn't exist.

    I also tried to find it in the settings menu which is supposed to be under notification and actions but can't turn it on there either. I can turn system icons on and off but the action center icon on the far right of my task bar does not show.

    I spent quite a long time comparing laptops to my 2013 MBP and reading pro reviews for each and it was a very tough decision.  Unfortunately none had every feature I wanted so it was always :filtered: for tat but seemed this one seemed to have the most overall features I want. There were a few others along this price range I would have chosen over this such as the Razer Blade or Gigabyte Aero but had a few key areas for me that wasn't up to snuff according to reviews such as heat, trackpad or battery life. I have to admit though, this 5 yr old MBP is still pretty darn fast at most everything and held up very well. It's always ran cool, very quiet and handled whatever I'd throw at it along with an awesome trackpad and spot on gestures. I give the Apple designers serious props but their Windows drivers suck and I prefer it over OSX. So I'm not sure if I'll notice much difference with performance in general usage with a new one as this still performs really well. Usually any PC tech I upgrade to after 5 years feels extremely dramatic in even the most basic tasks but the battery is showing it's age and it's not really too great for using Windows due to their poor drivers as if Apple did it on purpose.
    So this is what I ordered, should be here Tuesday.
    Dell XPS 15 9570 
    Total $1,744.08
    16GB (2x 8GB) DDR4 at 2666MHz
    Windows 10 Pro (64bit) English
    8th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8750H Processor (9M Cache, up to 4.1 GHz, 6 cores)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti with 4GB GDDR5
    Killer 1535 802.11ac 2x2 WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2
    15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) InfinityEdge Anti-Glare Non-touch IPS 100% sRGB 400-Nits display
    Silver Machined Aluminum Back Cover
    Killer 1535 Driver
    M.2 256GB 2280 PCIe Solid State Drive
    CyberLink PowerDirector 16 & PhotoDirector 9 Ultra
    McAfee Small Business Security 12-month subscription (CB)
    Backlit English Keyboard with Fingerprint Reader
    130W Power Adapter
    6-Cell 97WHr Integrated
    Mail In Service after Remote Diagnosis, 1 Year

  4. No it doesn't give any further information. Nothing listed under properties. The drive is 83.3 GB's free of 183 GB's. It's just an odd icon. I think it's related to my picture folder because the thumbnails go ham. I also can't really open them either.


    I'll see if I can copy it elsewhere then delete but trying to open them causes my computer to go really slow. Can't find any errors though.

  5. When I open file explorer, I started seeing an icon where the C drive is. It's a yellow caution or warning sign with an exclamation in the middle. So I scanned the drive for errors but it found none. I then scanned for viruses and it cleared as well. I optimized the drive in defragmentor...but I cannot seem to find out why this icon is there. Any ideas?


    The only odd issue I noticed is when I click on my downloads folder, there is a sub folder with a bunch of pics inside of it. When I open that, all the thumbnails will flash and reload. Like they all go blank then load back up and repeate constantly. I don't know what that means either.

  6. 17 hours ago, Tx Redneck said:

    My guess would be you might have your free hand or another digit close enough to the trackpad that it's sensing it and when you*do* go to scroll, it's seeing the multipoint touch and thinks you're trying to perform the gesture to change the font size. I'd think you'd have to disable the multitouch feature of the trackpad and test it.


    Well sometimes my start menu pops up too just from simply moving the mouse cursor with 1 finger to click on something. In fact it did it just now as I was leaving reddit, I went to go click on a new tab and before I got my cursor up there, the start menu pops up. There are no gestures for start menu, at least nothing I know of and I only had 1 finger on the trackpad. AFIK there shouldn't be any gestures to change the font size either. I don't even know how to turn off multi touch. All my system is Windows 10 pro with Apple drivers for my specific model MacBook. If I open Boot camp, there isn't much there really. Theres only 2 options checked. Tap to click and secondary tap. Dragging and secondary click are OFF and there are no other settings at all.


    Also I should note that I even tried to replicate it. I can move the cursor all around right now, use 2 fingers, use 3 fingers...the gestures do as they should. 2 finger tap opens right click but I cannot get it to open the start menu or change size....it seems to be almost random. I've had this laptop since 2013, albeit using OSX and I just recently switched it to Windows 10 and never had the issue under OSX so either it's like a driver thing or Windows has it's own gestures but I can't find it. 

  7. It happens quite a bit and is very annoying but when I move my finger around on the trackpad (MacBook pro hardware with Windows 20) while using the Microsoft browser, the text on web sites will change, usually bumping up higher. There doesn't seem to be a specific maneuver, like I could just move my cursor over towards the back button and it'll happen. Maybe the trackpad is too sensitive but there is no way to change it. I tried to replicate my moves right after it happens but then it won't do it so I think the problem is how it's recognizing gestures but the only way to increase size is to pinch my fingers in or apart but it's hard to do, like it doesn't respond that well when I actually try so no clue why it's doing it when I don't try.

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