Tag: How To

Nov 24 2012

Recover Lost or Missing System Tray Icons in Windows

The sound volume system tray icon and a couple others mysteriously went missing on my wife’s Windows 7 laptop. After looking around in the normal areas, I noticed the volume tray icon was grayed out and off; not allowing me to turn it on. I did some researching and figured out how to wipe of …

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Nov 14 2012

Instagrate to WordPress – Hashtags and Post Tags

Like millions of others, I use Instagram. When I started using Instagram, I wanted the photos I shared to automatically show up on my WordPress site. I use the wonderful Instagrate to WordPress plugin to make this possible.  Besides the free version of the plugin, the developer also offers a Pro version that has many more …

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Oct 11 2012

Restoring Your Python Registry in Windows

For some odd reason the Python registry occasionally disappears, and when it does it prevents one from being able to install new modules via the Windows MSI installer. Here is a quick fix that can be done to restore the registry and allow you to get back to writing some awesome Python code. First step …

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Jul 20 2012

Can’t Get Jawbone Into Pairing Mode

I was having a lot of difficulty getting my Jawbone II into pairing mode. I finally ended up carefully removing the outer plastic shield. It popped off without breaking anything and then I was able to easily press BOTH the noise shield button AND the talk button. With the plastic cover off, I was able …

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Jul 11 2012

Clean Up Winsxs After Windows 7 SP1 Install

I recently noticed that my laptop was running very low on free space. I ran CCleaner and jv16 Power Tools, but still noticed the Windows folder was very large. I then ran WinDirStat and found that the winsxs (C:\Windows\winsxs) folder was very large. After a bit of research I managed to use the command below …

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