No option to turn off subtitles in Netflix – How to solve


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As many have noticed, lots of movies have no option to turn off subtitles when watching Netflix in Scandinavia for example.

I for one dislike subtitles in movies if i understand the language. English, for example. I don’t want to see ugly yellow finnish, swedish, danish or norweigan subtitles. They are just annoying and destroy the viewing experience directing the eyes off what is actually happening. If I want to read something I grab a book… We have the same problem here in movie theatres. I wish there were special screenings subtitle-free for people who understand english (like 90% of movie theatre-visitors here) … 

Well we can’t fix this in the movie theatre, but here is a simple workaround for Netflix at least on PC or Mac.

We tell Netflix to show a custom subtitle file, but it is just an empty text file.

Here is how:

  • Create a new text file, on the desktop for example.
  • Name it  empty.dfxp
  • (On Mac “Get Info” on the file to set the right extension)
  • Open the movie/video you want to see in Netflix

    FOR SILVERLIGHT PLAYER:

  • Hold Shift+Alt (for Mac Shift+Opt) and LEFT CLICK on the screen
  • Select “Load Custom DFXP File
  • Load your empty.dfxp -file

    FOR HTML5-PLAYER:
    Enter Shift+Ctrl+Alt+T to bring up the dialog for loading subtitles (Thanx Hasan!)

  • Load your empty.dfxp -file

Voila, subtitles are gone! Now rejoice and take the poll!

Running SFC Scannow in system repair, Win7


If you are stuck in a loop where the windows 7 does not boot and the system repair cannot fix your installation , it might be a good idea to run the system file checker.

 

However sfc doesn’t really understand what to do if you just run sfc /scannow from the advanced repair options command prompt.  – We need to tell it where windows is installed.

So choose advanced repair options, command prompt and type:

SFC / SCANNOW /OFFBOOTDIR=c:\ /OFFWINDIR=C:\Windows

If you have windows installed on another drive than C, change it. For me it was E for example.

If you don’t remember where it is, type c: and hit enter in the command prompt, then type dir and see if you see a folder (A text line) that says Windows if not try again by changing the drive letter, to d: ,hit enter, type dir, hit enter and keep hunting for those files.

Good luck,

Nice malware swatter, Roguekiller


Just wanted to say a couple of words about a malware remover I just found.

Roguekiller. (http://tigzy.geekstogo.com/roguekiller.php)

It seems to be quite effective at finding critters and bad thingamajigs on your PC. I had some stubborn malware that gave me popups in chrome and I couldn’t remove it with. Malwarebyte’s AntiMalware. (Which otherwise is a good program).

So, mental note for myself. Roguekiller was the name of the software, and a i think i actually recommend it…

thinking…

yes i do recommend it 🙂

Cannot start Windows firewall, error code 5 – Solution, FIX


Cannot start Windows firewall service error windows could not start windows firewall on local computer error code 5.

Solution

  1. In Registry Editor, browse to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess
  2. Right click SharedAccess, and click Permissions.
  3. Click Add.
  4. In the “Enter the object names to select” field, type “NT SERVICE\mpssvc”. Then click Check Names. The name should change to MpsSvc
  5. Click OK.
  6. Select Full Control in the Allow column.
  7. Click OK.

Applies To

Windows 7 (all versions) / Windows Vista (all versions)