How To Solve The Problem Of Always Having To Log On To A Network Drive In Windows

If you try to map a network drive in Windows, and use different user credentials, you’ll realise that you’ll need to always type in the username and password every single session. If you shut down your computer everyday, that means you’ll need to do this on a daily basis. This is horrible too, if you have programs that automatically try to connect to your network drive, as it’ll most likely just fail. The official solution from Microsoft is to make

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How To Get Back The Classic WinXP Alt-Tab in Windows 7

If you have migrated to Windows 7 from Windows XP, you’ll realise that a lot has changed, including the alt-tab functionality. In the default Windows 7 behaviour, alt-tab shows thumbnails, but looks messy and cluttered, not to mention slow. Thankfully, you can still get back the Windows XP alt-tab functionality. Just follow these steps: Go to your start menu, and click on Run… Type “regedit” Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer Right-click, and create a new DWORD named “AltTabSettings”, and set the value

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Video Preview of Windows Phone 7

Microsoft has just recently released its latest phone OS, named Windows Phone 7. What’s interesting is how the multitude of phone OSes such as the iPhone OS, the Blackberry OS, and the Google Android OS has created this environment of competition and innovation. Ultimately though, the winner will be the consumer because of all the newest, latest toys and gadgets that will be in the market. Because of this, I think brand loyalty does not have the strength that it

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How To Enable Macros With A Password-Protected Workbook in Microsoft Excel 2007

Well, guess what, you can’t. Microsoft Office 2007. A brand new way to create frustration in your life. I was trying to create a macro in Microsoft Excel 2007 and nearly tore out my hair. The thing with macros in Excel 2003 was that it was relatively easy to accomplish, but it’s a whole different ballgame in Excel 2007. Here’s an account of what I did, only to discover that there’s no sane way to have macros run in Excel

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How To Insert a Tick in Excel, Word, Etc

Sometimes in programs like Excel when you can’t find a shape that you want, a possible workaround is to use a font. Webdings and Wingdings offer shape-based fonts, so you get shapes instead of the usual characters. For instance, if you want to get a tick in Excel, you can use the “a” character of the Webdings font. To do so, just select the Webdings font (as opposed to Arial or some other conventional font), and type “a” like how

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