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Short tips and lifehacks

Try this if sound in Windows stops working

Several of my computers have had problems with sound suddenly not working. Typically this seems to happens when switching context, such as going from plugged in to battery, but sometimes it seems random. At work we use Skype for Business. … Continue reading

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Enable Mometum on an Alps Glidepoint Touchpad

My old computer has a touchpad from Synaptics with a feature called “Momentum”. (I’ve also seen this called “Inertia” och “Inertial Scrolling”.) It causes the mouse pointer move a little bit before stopping after you’ve released your finger, as if … Continue reading

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Stopping Software Center from restarting your computer

IT-departments may require you to restart your computer to complete updates they have pushed out. This is at best annoying, at worst it can ruin your work if you for example have a long running process in progress. (My personal … Continue reading

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Beware this limitation when using SharePoint Image Renditions

With image renditions you can specify a pixel size when requesting an image, and SharePoint will deliver the image scaled down to this size for you. This is great, because you don’t have to worry about your users pulling full … Continue reading

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Heads-up if you use ADAL.JS on a site added to the “Trusted Sites” zone

When working on a SharePoint Online solution that is using the ADAL.JS library for authentication, a customer reported strange problems. In our solution, our site sends the client to the authentication authority (Azure AD), which authenticates the client and forwards … Continue reading

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Converting a CSV file to RegX with PowerShell

If you need to convert a CSV file with terms to a RegX file for use in your .Net project, you can use this simple PowerShell script:

The script assumes your CSV file contains two columns, “Name” and “Value”, … Continue reading

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See what Boostrap screen mode you are currently viewing

Working with a responsive framework such as Bootstrap, you build websites to display differently depending on the screen size. Bootstrap defines four screen widths that determine what “mode” you are in (xs, sm, md and lg). But it’s not always … Continue reading

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Moving web parts in SharePoint (without going insane)

If you’ve ever edited a SharePoint 2013 page with web parts and tried to drag them around, you’ve probably experienced frustration over how bad it works. I don’t know of a quick fix for this, but here are a few … Continue reading

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The “secret” Windows 8.1 menu for power users

Windows 8 is still new to me, and I’m quite frustrated every time I need to use it because seems to try its best to hide all the useful settings and features from me, and search insists on promoting Metro … Continue reading

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Stereo Mix does not record any sound when using a USB headset

I want to share a problem that I stumbled on recently. I was helping my mother setting up her computer to allow for recording audio through stereo mix. Stereo Mix is a virtual recording device that allows you to record … Continue reading

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