Do you like Google’s Material Design? No, do you REALLY like the Material Design so much that you’d like to have it everywhere, even in your browser? Surely you can install a theme to re-skin your Chrome or Firefox, but that will only give you the Material look, not the Material feel and experience. »
I’ve looked through forums on various topics, mostly to do with my troubles on Windows, sometimes even other people’s, just to see if they turned up a solution that’s related to some problem I have.
I noticed in some places that when people were having issues with backing up, system restore, making repair disks,… »
Update: This seems to be the better command line, for both w10 and 7, if you want a shortcut for the Desktop, taskbar, or wherever: »
Media Player is still around in Windows 10. And it’s still launching the same old way by default, Library view. I didn’t want that to happen. I set up a shortcut that has this for a command:
“C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe” /prefetch:1 /Task:NowPlaying
The tip goes back aways, but so does the… »
I’ve shown this script around before. I should probably just give it up. But you know how it is, you get in the mood for sharing, and later on, much later on, you want to re-share, coz you’re a geek playing with lines of code, and you’re a social geek, too. So here’s an ahk script.
It’ll get you out of most anything… »
For the 5 people around here who are still into Autohotkey, this is a revisit of the idea for quickly exiting a cmd window.
#IfWinactive ahk_class ConsoleWindowClass
In order to have more consistency between cmd and other window types, like folders, this ahk script uses the CTRL key… »
The download link at the end of this article points to a vb script that shows the pic used for the current wallpaper in Win8 and 10.
I once found a batch file that did similar for Windows 7 but for reasons that some people here might know, it doesn’t work after that version.
But anyway if you want to know what pic is… »
If you’re in a cmd window and you’re too tired and lazy to type “exit”, use this in a batch instead:
^^ I named it “x.bat” but it could be anything, so long as it’s no more than one letter long. So... you’d type “x” (or whatever) and then the enter key. You wouldn’t believe how this speeds things up,… »
This script goes with that last tip about using “dircmd” with an “/-n” value in Windows’ environment variables. In fact, the script *needs* that tweak to be in place before it’s good for anything.
I made this thing a long time ago and it still (mostly) works in Win7 and 10. You type “no” (no quotes), then give the… »
I first saw this trick in XP, but whatever still works in Win10, is still current. Type “envir” from Search, look for ‘edit environment variables for your account’, add a new variable called “dircmd” <- no quotes. Give that variable a value of /-n. From then on, at least for that user, files’ names will show on the… »
Need to parse your path statement into separate lines? Use “ePath”, within a batch file such as this:
ECHO The following directories are listed
ECHO in Windows’ path statement:
epath -l -a -r
Anybody here want to speak up if they made a backup in the last few days? You know like, if you’ve backed up and you know it, clap your hands?
I was putzing with Win10 today. When people say ‘backup’, some of them *mean* it. I’ve been sweating out an image restore of Win7, because I think I really did something bad… »
If you haven’t messed around in Windows’ Recycle Bin much, you might be interested in two of the sorting methods that it has by default. One is “original location”, the other is “date deleted”.
There are a few other ways to sort files in the RB, but these can be more helpful than others.
Go in the Recycle Bin, however… »