From The Tips Box: Flash On iOS, BitTorrent Interruptions

Readers offer their best tips for viewing Flash sites on iOS, keeping your computer from sleeping during BitTorrent sessions, and changing your PC’s volume with the mouse wheel.

About the Tips Box: Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips in our inbox, but for various reasons — maybe they’re a bit too niche, maybe we couldn’t find a good way to present it, or maybe we just couldn’t fit it in — the tip didn’t make the front page. From the Tips Box is where we round up some of our favourites for your buffet-style consumption. Email it to tips at

Use Remote Desktop Apps to Watch Flash Videos on iOS

Jelte12345 shares a way to watch Flash videos on iOS:

I foud a way to sort of use Flash applications on an iOS device. You can use Teamviewer to run the application on your pc and than view it on your device. There are some kinks in it, but it’s better than nothing.

We’ve actually done a roundup of some of the best VNC apps for the iPad that will help with this, so check those out as well.

Keep Your Mac from Going to Sleep While Transmission is Downloading

Cinnamonster reminds us of a handy feature in the Transmission BitTorrent Client:

I just noticed that Transmission has a setting now to not let the computer go to sleep while there are active transfers. I might just be late to the party or it might have been in the latest update but anyways, good news! Transmission was the only reason I ever needed InsomniaX and now it’s natively implemented. Hurrah!

This has definitely been around for awhile, but it’s a good tip for those unaware.

Change Your PC’s Volume with the Mouse Wheel

Photo by 惟①刻¾.

JBambrick shares another useful AutoHotkey script for heavy mouse users:

Use the mouse to control volume with this very simple autohotkey script:

~RButton & WheelUp:: send, {Volume_Up 5}

~RButton & WheelDown:: send, {Volume_Down 5}

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