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Lemme Fix: China’s Great Firewall blocks ProtonVPN, let’s unblock it

According to multiple reports, it seems that China is cracking down on ProtonVPN recently and blocking their domain. This little guide shows how to circumvent that block and still be able to connect to your ProtonVPN.

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Lemme fix: Blurry Fonts on High-DPI Displays in Windows

It can be pain in the ass when you have a good monitor which displays the fonts blurry because your Windows OS or an application ‘pixelrate’ them. Many 1080p displays, especially smaller screens and laptops seem to suffer from blurry fonts e.g. under Windows. This little lemme fix shows what options you get in order to correct this behavior.

Steam
Older Steam versions had blurry fonts, this is fixed by now the application was optimized.
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Lemme Fix: Windows 10 updates forcing you to upgrade to Build 1709

Several pages reporting that Microsoft is forcing you to upgrade Windows 1703 (or an older build) to Build 1709. Several KB’s are the cause here, because Microsoft added a UpdateOrchestrator UpdateAssistant to the Windows Tasks Scheduler. It’s definitely wrong that this has something to do with telemetry related settings because these two tasks are there no matter which telemetry option you set (basic, advance,…) and there not only KB4023814 + KB4023057 related, several other KB’s also managing this.

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Lemme Fix: IDM isn’t showning the download panel on YouTube

Internet Download Manager is the best commercial solution to download video, audio or other files and it’s trusted by a lot of customers around the globe, but sometimes it has for some people problems to download things from YouTube. This has something to do how IDM is configured and in this quick ‘lemme fix’ I show how to solve the problem in some simple steps.

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Lemme fix: Win 10 Fall Creators Update has a nasty habit of re-launching programs on reboot

Computerworld reports that Windows 10 Fall Creators update automatically re-opens your applications on each reboot, I could confirm this on a fresh installed Win 10 on a test laptop.

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Lemme fix: Android DNS issue

AFWall+ (Android Firewall+) is a firewall application for Android OS and the only one which works with iptables – so far the best solution since it doesn’t create a VPN tunnel to filter/block ads because such a tunnel causes more battery drain. The benefits of using iptables are almost endless and AFWall+ is really powerful in the right hands.

Android DNS

The normal way how to change the DNS on a WiFi connection, this might not work on newer Android versions and behind a mobile connection.

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Lemme fix: Windows Denfender High CPU usage

Another week and another Lemme fix, this time we inspect Windows Defender, which might cause high CPU usage during the updates or even if you PC is in idle. The Antimalware Service Executable is causing the issue, aka MsMpEng.exe which can be seen in the Task Manager, you will notice a higher cpu usage, among higher network and disk I/O writes.

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Do not download DLL Files manually

Websites that allow easy downloads of single DLL files seem like the answer you’ve been looking for when you get one of those annoying “DLL not found” or “DLL is missing” errors. Consider this your fair warning – DLL download sites should almost always be avoided, even though they sometimes provide a quick fix.

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Lemme Fix: Keyboard Inputs aren’t working in Microsoft Edge, Start Menu, Cortana or Lock Screen

Another small article in my ‘Lemme fix’ episode which fixes the problem that some input methods aren’t working, especially on Microsoft Edge, the Start Menu, Cortana or the Lock Screen.

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