For those using the Quick Launch bar in Windows 7 and have "misplaced" their Show Desktop and Window Switcher icons, can download the shortcuts in the attached archive to replace them.
If the Show Desktop icon is deleted from Quick Launch, the procedure below will recreate the file.
Open Notepad and enter the following text:
[Shell] Command=2 IconFile=explorer.exe,3 [Taskbar] Command=ToggleDesktop
Save the new file as Show Desktop.scf (note the SCF extension) then drag and drop the icon on the Quick Launch bar or whatever location you want the shortcut to appear.
In case of an infection with phony anti-spyware software (such as Anti Spyware 2009), where the EXE file association has been corrupted, use these Registry fixes to reset them to default behaviour.
Found this tool on some obscure site (don't even know where anymore). It's the most easy-to-use patcher to remove the TCP/IP simultaneous connections limit in Windows XP.
I've uploaded it on my site because I can't find the download link anymore*.
* If anyone has a problem with me mirroring it here, contact me through regular channels.
For a daily automated reboot, create a cmd-script with this content.
@echo off shutdown -r -t 5 -f -c "daily reboot"
Add it as a task in task scheduler, set to daily, weekly, or whatever you want.
Something to remember: escaping entities (e.g. when you have table or field names that are the same as reserved words) is possible using square brackets
CREATE TABLE [User] ... SELECT * FROM [User]
I had to use this while renaming logical names, which had a dot in their name.
One of the neat things about OpenOffice is the many extensions available. Oracle has a PDF import extension for OpenOffice Draw, which can import just about any unsecured PDF document.
This allows you to open PDF documents directly from the menu. There are still a few quirks now and then, but they don't spoil the usefulness of the extension.
Windows 7 and Windows 2008R2 Service Pack 1 has been released.
It is available through Windows Update, but for those that require the full installer, can find it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=c3202ce6-4056-4059-8a1b-3a9b77cdfdda&displaylang=en.
Since Acrobat Reader X, by default, no toolbar is shown while in Read Mode display. Instead, a heads-up black toolbar with minimalistic functions is used. This is the default behaviour but can be turned off.
To do that, open Reader, choose Edit, then Preferences. In the tab Internet, uncheck Display in Read Mode by default, then press OK.