It takes a special person indeed to put up with chasing me around the city to pick up my laptop. They delivered it back to me in Cherrybrook at the end of the day, all fixed! Thank you so much boys.
Mona, Camden

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This computer repairs blog is about remote work. Something that in this day and age has become a familiar theme.  The tag ‘remote’ that is used by employers around the world is no longer a novelty, however, it does still cause distrust and many questions. The doubts of potential employees can basically be brought down to ‘And what’s the catch?’ question because, remote work can be so advantageous for both parties.

A picture of a man on a beach with a laptop

Remote work as it should be

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Hello dear readers of our computer repairs blog. Today’s computer repairs theme is Firefox and namely, it’s hidden settings. In Firefox, there are several commands that you type, you can see the information, the browser cache settings and a few and not very useful things. These commands are entered in the address bar without spaces.about: – here is the logo version of Firefox, assembly identity, as well as a few links.

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Computer repairs blog about Firefox hidden settings

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I have been asked by some readers if it is possible to disable the *Send To* folder?  The answer is, yes with a trick a or two. In this computer repairs blog we will talk about using (as always) a registry hack to disable the Send To folder. Continue reading “How To Disable the “Send To” Folder on the Windows Explorer Context Menu” »

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If you are trying to get work done quickly constant popping up of the  administrator *Programme Compatibility Assistant*  can be mighty annoying. Therefore, in our today’s session on computer repairs how tos we will take a look at how you can turn the darn thing off. Continue reading “How To Disable Program Compatibility Assistant” »

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I was recently asked about searching through  Internet Explorer favourites. So, here is a computer repairs blog entry just on that. If you use Vista or Windows 7 – for you it is as simple and easy as creating a *saved search* folder. Continue reading “How To Create a Shortcut to Search Your IE Favourites” »

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In this computer repairs blog, I have decided to  explain how you can create a shortcut that will allow you to turn on or off the transparency in Windows Vista. I  just feel it is another of those little secrets that is sure to be of interest to at least one or two of you. Continue reading “How To Create a Shortcut to Enable/Disable Aero Transparency” »

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Have you ever asked yourself – how can I open up *Task Manager* with the *All Users* view rather than viewing just on your own process? OK, probably not, but you might have thought something along the lines of ‘how can I make this easier?’. This computer repairs article is going to help out with making the task of opening All Users view in Windows and or Visa easier. One thing at a time, ok. You will still need to write that report and pick up the kids from daycare yourself. No shortcut for that. :( Continue reading “How To Make a Shortcut to Open Task Manager’s “All Users” View in Windows 7” »

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A few people have contacted me asking how they can create a shortcut that will immediately eject a specific drive – so, today in our computer repairs how to time that is exactly what we will cover. Continue reading “How To Create a Shortcut or Hotkey to Eject a Specific USB Drive” »

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You would be well aware of the *Safely Remove Hardware* icon that sits in your icon tray when you remove USB devices such as flash drives. If you are not, not to worry, because we do not like it anyway. And in this computer erpairs blog I will show you how to create a short cut that avoids that icon altoogether.

The problem we have with this is that the icon is small and having to click on it to bring up the menu can be a pain. The question is – can’t we just make a shortcut that will bring up the dialog? The answer is – yes we can. And is it a lot easier than trying to click on the icon in the tray.

Please be aware that this doesn’t seem to work very well in Windows 7 so if it doesn’t work it’s not that you have done anything wrong.

How to create a Shortcut to the Safely Remove Hardware Dialog

The first step is to right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose New Shortcut:

In the location box just paste in the following:

RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll

All you need to do next is give it a name and you have created your shortcut icon.

This will allow you to pull up the Safely Remove Hardware dialog.

How to assign a Shortcut Key

If you would like to assign a shortcut key for this dialog you can right click on the icon, open *Properties* and then go to the Shortcut tab

Just add in the shortcut key and close the dialog, as long as you have the shortcut key on your desktop you shouldn’t have to restart anything for the hotkey to work. If you want, you can also move the shortcut to another folder, for instance to your quick launch bar.

Well, now you know everything :) Good luck in your computer repairs DIY exploits.

Over and out

MobileGeekette

 

 

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The fastest way to lock your computer screen is to use the keyboard shortcut Win+L. While some like to use the mouse to lock their workstation, I like to have both options, and I am guessing some of you would too.

So, in today’s edition of our computer repairs blog, I will show you how to easily create a shortcut to lock, Vista, Windows 7 and even Windows XP

Just right click wherever you want the shortcut to be placed – choose *New* and then *Shortcut*

Just enter the following text into the shortcut textbox. The screen will look different on Windows XP, but the text should work just the same.

rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation

Just enter the name you wish to use for the shortcut and click *Finish* – That’s all there is to it.

Over and out

MobileGeekette – your computer repairs lady :)

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