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January, 2010

  • windows 7 – what happens with a lot of windows and alt+tab?

    on my regular system this have never presented itself as an issue, but what about on a netbook with limited resolution?  windows 7 allows the alt + tab results to wrap in the list.   alt + tab results on my workstation usually the main culprit...
  • windows 7 wednesday tip: taskbar preview from the keyboard

    taskbar preview from the keyboard – windows key + t most people love the taskbar preview of multiple windows or documents in windows 7, but did you know you can access it from your keyboard?  press and hold down the Windows key and then the t key...
  • looking forward to 2010 – 10 things

    so it’s early january and i usually spend some time updating what the family has been up to in the past year.  this year i’ve decided to look forward to what we will be doing in 2010 – as a family, at work and for fun. 1.  today a friend put...
  • windows 7 wednesday tip: shell:documentslibrary

    having the windows explorer shortcut on the taskbar in windows 7 is really helpful, but most of the time when i’m opening it for work i wish i was in my documents library.  if you are like me, this week’s tip should be very interesting to you. right...
  • office 2010 tips and tricks thursdays

    i just discovered a blur feature in powerpoint 2010 that makes it pretty easy to mess with someone in a presentation. 1) start with a title slide and then save the title slide as a JPG 2) next import the JPG into PowerPoint 2010 3) under artistic effects...
  • windows 7 wednesday tip: change in wireless access security

    i just got back from a trip to phoenix to visit family (more on that later) and had a very short but useful windows 7 todo list while i was there.  my cousins’ computers weren’t connecting to the home wireless setup and exhibited the following behavior...
  • windows touch – from windows xp to windows 7

    in dekalb, il there’s a great little vietnamese restaurant called bea’s wok n roll and they run the business on a windows xp embedded register and application. (and it's a touch enabled device) bea’s wok n roll my daughter’s first grade class...
  • office 2010 tips and tricks thursdays – web apps

    at cwug (chicago windows user group) this evening i demoed the office 2010 click-to-run home and business edition (which uses app-v virtualization to stream and cache the software locally) and we also had some fun viewing the new web apps and editing...
  • windows 7 wednesday tip: audio troubleshooting

    windows 7 is so good it even solves problems the average user might not know how to fix.  case in point – my laptop won’t record sounds from the built in microphone (not that big a deal until your company starts using your laptop as your phone! ...
  • my triumphant return to media center!

    for the past 2 years i have lost the televisions in our home to a competitor.  my wife (and i must admit this isn’t just her) became interested in simplifying the mess of cables, wires, remotes, etc. to just operate the television so media center...