[tex-live] TL2011 on Win7

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon Aug 29 22:17:11 CEST 2011

On 2011-08-25 at 07:26:03 +0200, Andreas Hirsch wrote:

 > [...]
 > Your could read the full aboritng-messages here:
 > http://members.gaponline.de/afj/tl2011_win/tl2011_inst_win7_23072011_104358.png
 > http://members.gaponline.de/afj/tl2011_win/tl2011_inst_win7_23072011_112752.png

Hi Andreas,
today I stumbled over something which might be of interest.

In order to copy-and-paste from the cmd-window on Windows, click on
the icon at the left side of the titlebar.  This opens a menu.  Then
enable the so-called "quick-edit mode" under Properties->Options.

In order to mark text for copying, keep the left mouse button pressed
and drag the mouse over the region you want to copy.  The marked
region is displayed in "reverse video", i.e. black on white.  If you
press RETURN, the marked text will be copied to the clipboard and you
can paste it into your mail message as usual.


 >> are you sure that it's necessary to de-activate the firewall?  
 >> I wouldn't do this under any circumstances.  However, it's probably
 >> harmless if your DSL modem has a built-in firewall.

 > That's the common sense as stated by for e.g. c't

I suppose that they mean that you can safely open the firewall for
*outgoing connections*.  But I had the impression that you turned it
off completely.  This is extremely dangerous and I can't imagine that
anybody recommends it.

In particular, in 


it would be better to enable the button "block all incoming
connections..." instead.  I assume that this means that all outgoing
connections are allowed, which makes sense in most cases.


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