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Keyboard Shortcut – How to Snap a Window to the Side of the Screen in Windows 10

March 10, 2017

I covered this keyboard shortcut back on October 18, 2013 in a blog post called Keyboard Shortcut to Dock a Window in Windows 8. The keyboard shortcut hasn’t changed in Windows 10. However I continue to meet clients that have not yet discovered this keyboard shortcut and have been using their mouse to fiddle with the Read More

Converter Tool in Windows Calculator

June 17, 2016

I discovered a really simple, but super helpful tip recently while attending a Victoria App Developer User Group meetup, run by my friend and Microsoft MVP for Windows Platform Development, Jan Hannemann. He had fellow Microsoft MVP for Windows Platform Development Mark Schramm over from the mainland to present on Adaptive UI in UWP. Mark did a stellar Read More

How to Have OneNote 2013 Open on Startup

April 12, 2015

I have Send To OneNote set to automatically start up each time I turn on my computer, which is handy when I want to capture a screen clipping or a create new quick note without having to wait the 30 seconds it takes for the OneNote program to open. I have Outlook 2013 set to Read More

How to Find Your User Name on Your PC

April 12, 2015

If you don’t know your username on your PC, here’s an easy way to find out: To find out your username: Open up Windows Explorer. Place your cursor in the file path field. Delete the “This PC” and replace it with ” C:\Users\”. Now you can see a list of user profiles, and find the Read More

Windows 8 – Getting the Start Button Back

July 17, 2014

One consistent request I heard from a group I was assisting with their transition from Microsoft Office 2003 to Office 2013 involved a certain missing button. This colourful, circular actually had nothing to do with the Office software – but everything to do with their operating system experience. The Start button has been visible in the bottom Read More

How to Find Out Which Windows Operating System You Have

April 22, 2014

The first step in my process to assist an end user with trouble shooting an issue is to know what operating system they are using. This is so I can frame my directions in a context that makes sense to them. So what? Well, I’m not going to tell a Windows 8 user to click on Read More

Kelly Marshall

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