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Archive for June 27th, 2016

Cleaning out gmail large attachments

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/06/27

I figured that both gmail and photos take up the largest parts of my Google storage, so I did some cleaning.

You can figure out which part of your Google storage is used by email using

Still people send huge BMP screenshots to me (probably Microsoft will never learn that pasting clipboard screenshots can be done just as well using PNG format?), so I started searching for mails with large attachments that GMail introduced a while ago:

older_than:1y size:10m

This will include mails of 10 megabyte and larger (so size is a minimum size, not an exact size) that are older than one year.

Then I deleted irrelevant mails notifying the people they should have converted their BMP files to PNG as they take up lots of space on their end as well.

Then storage didn’t decrease, as the messages were still in the trash:


Luckily from there, you can empty the trash from there.


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optional Windows Update “Synaptics driver update for Synaptics Composite USB HID Device” breaks some UltraNav USB keyboards

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/06/27

About a year ago, I ran into the optional Windows Update “Synaptics driver update for Synaptics Composite USB HID Device”.

It basically breaks the UltraNav/TrackPoint functionality of some USB keyboards like my 31P9304 USB TrackPoint keyboard (also known as SK-8835)

I bumped into this on another system as well, so I was glad I found this on an asian site: 联想ThinkPad|ThinkCentre|ThinkStation服务与驱动下载常见问题.

Below is the English translation of which the most important is the workaround: Install the Windows Vista driver from the Lenovo support page.

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