When you delete a file from your PC, intentionally or by an unfortunate mistake, have you ever wondered what really happens to this data? Does it immediately vanish without a trace or its leftovers are hidden somewhere deep within the hard drive? No matter if you accidentally killed your working project which was…
I often update my hosts file, one of those text files that has no extension, and I’m always prompted to choose a program to open it. I always choose the same, but the prompt always comes back. Other file types are remembered, not this one.
I found a fix at Superuser.
Open a cmd window as an admin, and type
Did you lose your “New” entry in the context (right-click) menu? I did. Probably b/c I fkkkt something up. Or maybe not my fault. But this got it back.
I don’t know how others like their drive letters to appear in Windows, under Computer or Explorer. My preference is to have the letters after the name. That way, I can select a drive by tapping on the first letter of its name... e.g. S for Sandisk, K for Kingston etc. <- This isn’t possible if drive letters are shown…
I was looking for a way to batch encode some stereo MP3s into mono. I found this direct download, at “freeware genius”
MQM can do mass-conversions, and then a little more. Try it, if you need such a tool.
You wouldn’t believe all the overly 8987ing complicated…
I found a tool called “WinaeroThemeSwitcher” for Win7 and 8.
TS switches to your various themes without a GUI getting inbetween. Works from the cmd line, if you point it at a theme in one of the known paths.
Or you can set up a shortcut with a target similar to this:
A while ago I wrote an ahk script that toggles open a dictionary text file which is used to improve the pronunciation abilities of a text-to-speech program that I use. The same key combo opens the file for changes, saves the edits and closes the file.
The lingering problem was that often, the script would close down…
I’m pretty sure I’ve posted this in the past. Just that I don’t know what search terms to use in order to get Google to dig it up.
This involves the Windows 7 Registry editor and its list of Favorites that you can use to bookmark settings that you might want to revisit. I do that a lot.
You can see the list with the key…
I found a couple of Autohotkey scripts while reading stackoverflow and an ahk subreddit. They work on Win7x64, but might also work on newer versions of Windows. I can’t test though. Anybody want to?
This first one moves you back and forth between two windows, be they folders or programs or some document or other. I set…
All I wanted to do was change the date of a pic to precede all others in a folder, so it would always be down at the bottom. I had my reasons.
Maybe you’ll have your own for using this.
I’m sure this tool was mentioned at Lh in times of yor but a repeat can’t hurt.
Probably it’ll work…
Someone gave me a thumb drive with stuff on it. I decided I wanted to use the drive for something else. It showed a bunch of unallocated space in Disk Management, space that couldn’t be unfrozen from there.
I found these steps, which took care of the problem.
Probably there’s a…
This script suppresses the taskbar in Win7, including the white line that remains when the taskbar is auto-hidden.
Process, Priority, , High
WinWait, ahk_class Shell_TrayWnd
Here’s a tip. It’s not mine. I wish it were. But it’s handy sometimes. This is how to delete all your restore points from the command line. Good at cleanup time.
I found this thing called Image Resizer, a context menu-based tool. It’s a clone of what was part of the “Power Toys” package for XP and 9x, but died with the advent of Vista/7.
The 2.0 beta x64 version seems fine for this setup. There is a version for 32bit as well at the link.
It never hurts to repeat these tips, to myself included. Cut-copy-paste-undo-redo work in all manner of places on Windows, not just among words.
Deleted a file? Want it back? Stop where you are and press ctrl+z. Rename a file or group of files? Stop where you are and do the same, ctrl+z.
Do you need to redo something,…
I watch a lot of computer setup and revival sorts of vids. And often I see the techs getting stuck at a logon screen when the mouse has yet to be enstated or such like.
They’re sitting there with a working keyboard but no working mouse. And they’re stuck, helpless to get to the Desktop, waiting for Windows to…
Virtualbox is an X86 and AMD64 virtualization program owned by Oracle (after they bought sun) for enterprise and home use. It is a freely available open source package and runs on Windows, Linux, OSX and Solaris. The latest available version of Virtualbox is 5.0.16
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.