Sunday, May 01, 2016

PHP scripts inside HTML on webserver with FCGId

There are lots of articles how to enable PHP scripts inside .html files using AddType and/or AddHandler directives in the Apache web-server configuration file.

But if you have the hosting with PHP engine is running as FCGId module, all these tutorials will not work or will issued downloading of the binary file instead of opening the HTML content in the web-browser :(

Here is a workaround that works for me, just modify .conf file of your website in the following way:

DirectoryIndex index.html index.htm index.php index.php4 index.php5
<Directory /home/xyz/public_html>
RemoveHandler .html
AddType application/x-httpd-php .html
AddHandler fcgid-script .html
FCGIWrapper /home/xyz/fcgi-bin/php7.2.fcgi .html

The "magic" comes in AddHandler + FCGIWrapper detectives. Enjoy :)

P.S. If you have HTTP and HTTPS websites, don't forget to configure both Apache .conf files!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Windows 10 - On Screen Tap Keyboard - Tapping Sound Location

Application and resources of "On-Screen Keyboard" for Windows 10 in Tabled Mode are located in "{Program Files}\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink" folder.

Executable file is TabTip.exe, so you can open the Tap Keyboard by pressing Win+R and typing "tabtip" in the command line.

Sound are played from WAVE resources in tabskb.dll library:

Location of Tap and Keyboard sounds in Windows system

There is strange bug with playing sequence of taping sound: the tap sound disappears at all or is played on low volume...

BTW, the option to enable or disable the tapping sound is not shown in the control panel for desktop and notebook PCs without touchscreen!

Also old-school "On-Screen Keyboard" in OSK.exe are still here :)

Turn off and turn on typing sound in On-Screen Keyboard

Press Win+R and Ń‚ype "osk" as a command.

Friday, January 29, 2016

No Sound from Speaker but Headphones Work?

Some notebooks manufactured by ASUS (maybe by other vendors too) have strange issue with sound output. When all required drivers are installed and everything is properly set, you can not hear any sound from the internal speakers. Only plugged headphones or external audio works...

I was trying different tricks. Even soldered new audio jack connector to the motherboard of my ASUS U36SD notebook. I've spent lots of time, but found the solution! It is not a hardware issue. It is software/driver glitch :)

So if you have the same issue with your notebook: no sound from speakers, but headphones works. Here is the solution:

  1. Restart computer.
  2. Open BIOS/Setup console, by pressing F1, F2, F10 or Del key depending on your notebook model.
  3. Choose "Load Default Settings" option at the beginning.
  4. Then search for "Ring on Boot" or "Boot Sound Volume" option(s) and TURN IT OFF or set the volume level to ZERO!
  5. Save BIOS/Setup settings and restart computer again.

Now you can hear sound from the internal speaker of your notebook, laptop or tablet :)

Option to disable to get sound on ASUS notebook

Let me know if this workaround helps you and please specify the model of your notebook in comments. Thank you.

BTW, do you know about my Auto Mute software utility to make computer silent by default? :)