QuickTip–Delay Functionality In Windows Snipping Tool

In current versions of Windows the venerable snipping tool (snippingtool.exe) has been updated with improved functionality. Windows 7 Snipping Tool This is the Snipping Tool from a Windows 7 lab machine: Clicking on Options we see:   Windows 10 Snipping Tool The below were taken from my Windows 10 build 1803 machine. Note that there…

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QuickTip–How To Easily Open Additional Instance or Elevate Applications

This tip is for all the folks out there who want a quick and easy way to open an additional instance of an application which they are running or to elevate an application. The below tips were captured from a Windows 10 build 1709 machine. The below should work for most applications – if you…

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Quick Tip Windows 10 – Unable To Stop Device Notification

This is one of those little things that make life much, much easier.  Imagine the scenario; you go to eject a USB disk drive or USB flash and Windows tells you that it is still in use.  How to track down which application is using the drive? Eject, Eject, Eject In the below example, the…

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New Netstat Options

New?  Well some options are not that new really.  Others are however! Sometimes it is the little things in life that can help immensely.  Take our venerable friend, netstat!  Even though it has been around for many moons folks often get into the habit of using only certain options, switches or parameters.   For reference purposes,…

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Windows 10 Poor Graphics Performance – Part Deux

Things were running great with my new machine a Lenovo W541 until recently.  When browsing email in Outlook it would take several seconds to collapse/expand folders and when selecting an email to read it took several seconds to render the view.  Highly frustrating. As noted in a previous post and a semi-related one related to…

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Windows 10 Laptop Not Charging After Enabling Airplane Mode

One of my colleagues emailed with an issue on their laptop.  After travelling to the customer location, his power supply had “died” as it was not charging the machine.  This was a Lenovo W541 with the new rectangular power connector, which meant there were no spares readily available. Later that day when I arrived at…

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