List Installed Programs on Windows 10

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Here is a simple trick to list all of the installed programs on your Windows 10 computer. Read more of this post

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Column Mode Editing in Notepad++

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Notepad++ is the text editor of choice for a lot of software developers who work with Windows. When developing with text files you may need to massage the text within them, This can be true if you are using them for testing. You may need to edit multiple columns to add, edit, or remove text. This is where Column Mode Editing comes into play.

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Notepad++ is a text and source code editor that runs on Windows. It is a free product that is supported by the open source community. It supports multiple programming languages including HTML, JSON, and XML.

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Using the StyleRef field for chapter headings in Microsoft Word 2013

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Documents that contain multiple headings can be hard to read without context as to where you are in the document. To give readers a visual clue, add dynamic text to page headers that reflect the most recent chapter heading in use.

To dynamically add page header text, use the Quick Parts StyleRef field to reference and display title headings that exist in the document. To see how this can be accomplished, follow the steps in the section below or watch this video tutorial which walks through the process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUipPzIHKkg

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Use Shift+F3 To Change Case In Microsoft Word

If you work in Microsoft Word a lot you may need to change the capitalization or case of text you are working with.

To quickly change the case of selected text, use this keyboard shortcut to switch between:

  • lowercase
  • UPPERCASE
  • Capitalize Each Word

To do so, select the text to change and press SHIFT + F3 to toggle between the three settings.

Note: This function also works on Microsoft PowerPoint.

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Windows Developer Day: October 10, 2017

Windows 10 Developer Day

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 9:30 AM PDT Microsoft will host a Windows Developer Day livestream featuring a keynote speech from Kevin Gallo, CVP of Windows Developer Platform.

Gallo and the Windows engineering team will discuss advances and new features for software development in the Fall Creators Update. Also featured is an informative Q&A panel along with several deep-dive streaming sessions.

Although the agenda has not been set, when registering you can choose to receive updates for your area of interest:

RSVP for Windows Developer Day—Fall Creators Update today!

Searching for multiple words within a PDF

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While editing a PDF document, I was trying to locate multiple words that needed to be removed, Instead of searching for each word individually, I thought there must be a simpler way. Luckily, there is.

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Enabling Telnet Client in Windows 10

The Telnet Client is a great tool for developers and administrators to help manage and test network connectivity. However, the Telnet Client application is disabled by default in Microsoft Windows 10. Attempts to use it before activation returns the error message ’not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file’.

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The following step-by-step shows you how to enable Telnet.

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