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Category: MS WIndows

Symlink Me, Windows!

Microsoft Windows has this feature called symbolic links since Windows Vista. But, I am guessing not many are aware of this feature, nor did I. It wasn’t until I had a need for it and tried searching if there were any 3rd party applications which provided this feature. And I found this How-To Geek article. Eventually, I found other articles on this subject. What are symbolic links? Symbolic links are pointers referencing to another file or directory at a different…

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Windows Tips – Move Window Between Multiple Monitor(s)

Most of us now have additional external monitor in our workspace. Having more than one screen, which I find, makes one productive, especially when you need to reference data on another application. Using Alt Tab to switch between applications is not the best thing to do. Prior to this, to move a window between monitors, I would use the mouse and drag it to the other screen. I have been doing this for years. I see other people doing this…

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Things I Do After I Install Windows

1. Connect to a (trusted) network After the Windows installation completes successfully, I’d connect it to the Internet. This is so that I can update Windows with the latest security patches, and download the necessary applications. 2. Windows Update It is always important to always keep your Windows (or any other OS you use) up-to-date with the latest security patches and updates. 3. Check Windows Settings For Windows prior to Windows 10, I would configure Windows Update to notify only…

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