Sometimes there are functions you want your program to perform in the background while you are busy doing other things. For example, if you are building a picture viewer application you may not want to wait until thumbnails are generated before getting on with the business of viewing the pictures. If you have ever used the [FastStone Image Viewer](http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm) you will have noticed the progress bar at the bottom of the screen when browsing to a new folder. That bar shows the progress of a background thread which is busy scanning the current folder. If you try to change the …

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I am running Windows 7 with a HP printer after a period of inactivity on my pc I have noticed sometimes that when I want to print something the link has dropped out and does not go straight to print like it does normally do but the printer spool icon shows on the task bar, then I have to restart my pc again even though I cancelled the printing on my pc, when I start up, the printer prints what I wanted to print in the first instance. Does anybody know why this is happening, I have been thinking of …

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Hi everyone, Running: Windows 7 Professional (64 bit), MS Office 2010, IE 9.08.... since I bought the laptop in September and have made no software modifications at all. Having a really annoying problem. Have searched web and here. Whilst sismilar issues are out there, I can't find one the same as mine. When I try to follow hyperlinks in MS Word (including links in TOCs) or PDF documents I get the follwing error message: [I]"This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Pls contact your system administrator.[/I] I don't have any problems following hyperlinks from …

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