Tips & Tricks

Tips, tricks, ideas, anything to save our lives or at least time

Disable autorun autoplay via group policy

Autoplay or also called Autorun is a feature in Windows that automatically launches the content of your CD or DVD when you insert your CD or DVD into the drive. The autoplay or autorun can be easily disabled.


Turn off and disable CD-ROM autorun and autoplay

When a CD or a DVD is inserted into an autorun-enabled CD-ROM, the Windows autorun or autoplay feature automatically launches the program contained on the disk. Windows autoplay usually gives you the option to choose what you want to do with the inserted media, but that selection is active for the current medium only and often does not seem to be completely working anyway.


Carriage return and line feed problems

Line feed and carriage return are two different ways of how your computer sees the Enter key.

While for example the character M is interpreted the same way in Windows and in UNIX, the ENTER key is interpreted differently. This causes problems when transferring files and data from one platform to another one.


Line termination: line feed versus carriage return 0d 0a

Line feed and carriage return are two different ways of computer interpretting the ENTER key. Line feed and carriage return are two different ways how lines are ended in the computer language. Both the line feed and carriage return originate in the typewriter age.


Tabbed browsing

Tabbed browsing represents an easier way to switch between web sites or web pages. Modern browsers that support tabbed browsing let you view many different websites at one time, all within one organized window.


Outlook: reuse windows for hyperlinks

This page describes how to set up MS Outlook so that when you click on a link within an email, it opens up a new Explorer browser window for each link that you open. In other words how to reuse windows for hyperlinks or how to open each link in a new window.


How to customize and add commands to the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)

How to customize the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) in MS Office 2007 and add commands to it? Office 2007 offers a toolbar that is very similar to the Quick Launch toolbar that we know from Office 2003. It can be customized separately for Excel 2007, Word 2007, and the other tools.


System error 67 has occurred

What does the "System error 67 has occurred" message mean?

This can happen when using the NET USE networking command.

Let's use an example. When mapping a drive on a server and launching some application using a script, we usually use the NET USE networking command. For example, the following script:


LinkSys Default Password

It is very easy to forget a password in our information age as probably everyone has tons of passwords. Not wanting to remember all passwords, some people leave their home wireless routers set to the default factory settings. But even with that setting, it is easy to "forget" oneself out of a router.


Show Desktop Icon on the Quick Launch Toolbar

How to re-create or restore the Show Desktop icon on the Quick Launch toolbar?

We all know how easily icons can disappear, right? Click the mouse button by mistake while scrolling over the page not noticing we clicked it when on top of an icon, and the icon is suddenly gone.