Category: tips

On Master Pages and Visual Web Developer Express

Ugh, there's a bug in Visual Web Developer Express 2008, you need to open the master page AND HAVE THAT BE THE ONLY FILE THAT'S OPEN in order to open content pages that are based on the master page and use the "display" mode. Lame.

Multiple User Profiles in Google Chrome

I've started two separate google reader accounts because I want to browse them in different ways. One contains news, and I want to be able to fly through that stuff and have it marked as read automatically. The other account is podcasts and I don't want those marked as read until I'm done with them. …

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Refreshing Group Policy

A note for me: To refresh a machine policy just run gpupdate.exe

Thumbs.db on Network Shares with Vista, Grrrrr…..

According to Microsoft, Vista doesn't use thumbs.db anymore, so the problem of thumbs.db getting created on network shares has been fixed. But, then Microsoft broke it again with Vista SP1.  Next registry edit, diabling thumbs.db from showing up on my Mac network shares. Here's a quote… – Open the Registry Editor (regedit.exe).  – Navigate to …

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The Places Bar

I found a way to edit the Places Bar (You know, the folders on the left side of the open and save dialog) in XP and it works for Vista as well. Basically go here… HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersion Policiescomdlg32Placesbar …and edit the locations; DWORDS are common locations, so you'll have to look them up, but strings are …

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Mac Screenshot Keyboard Shortcuts

Screenshot on a mac…  Command-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it as a file on the desktop  Command-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it as a file on the desktop  Command-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save …

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Windows Server Behavior

Here's a couple things that are easily-enough Googled, but I'm putting them here for my convenience anyway. If you don't want the server to require the use of CTRL+ALT+DEL, go here and enable this option… run gpedit.msc navigate to Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options enable "Interactive …

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