Windows 8: THE power user’s hotkey

In Windows 8 there are a lot of new keyboard hotkeys to help navigate. In my opinion the one that is going to be THE poweruser hotkey is…   WIN+X This brings up the following menu:   The underlined letter of each entry allows you to follow WIN+X with f – for programs and features…

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Windows 8: Shell commands (getting to “Special Folders”)

Via HKLM>Software>Microsoft>Windows>CurrentVersion>Explorer>FolderDescriptions In a previous post I showed how to use the Shell:<location> style syntax to get to a Windows “Special Folder”. I wanted to share the full list and highlight the new ones for Windows 8. These can be used in the run dialog or the Start screen’s search dialog to quickly get to…

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Windows 8: The mail clients default signature

On Windows 8 the new mail client always adds the following to new emails and replies:   “Sent from Windows Mail”   This is a pet peeve, so I want to disable this.   Open the mail client WIN+I to bring up the app settings Select Accounts and then click the account in question. In…

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Problem on my machine: Where is the PowerShell ISE on Win8?

I just recent attended Microsoft’s TechReady15 event where Microsofties teach Microsofties about new stuff. I was pretty impressed with the improvements to the new PowerShell Script Environment so I wanted to go play with it on my new Windows 8 machine. I push the “Start” and start typing: PowerShell – just PowerShell, no ISE Power…

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Problem on my machine: The green screen flash video playback issue

I am now running the final (RTM) version of Windows 8 on my HP Envy 17. It had been up and running for few days before I stumbled across the following screen when I tried to playback a flash video:     I poke around on the internet and find this issue has been reported…

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