Windows 10: Adding and Keeping custom columns in File Explorer

Every so often I get the crazy urge to clean up my photo, music or video content and when I do I love to see specific columns in File Explorer.  For Photos, its Date Taken and maybe even Camera Model.  For Music, its Album Size and Protected (to sort between music I've purchased or not)…

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Modifying the Action Center: Note button

The NOTE icon in Action Center opens the Universal OneNote app. Full disclosure – I love OneNote. I love to organize things – created a recipe book over Thanksgiving, save websites (shopping!), use send to OneNote on emails, use Office Lens to send documents and receipts, Chores lists, Shopping lists, and I save screenshots of that…

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Windows 10: Pin shortcuts to Start Menu

Updating 6/4/2018: Since this was written at the launch of Windows 10, Start menu has continued to evolve and customization and management has evolved as well.  There are special cases around multiple links to the same .exe, differences in browser behaviors and rules around other types of links.  (meaning this blog post might not always…

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