The November Update changed the way how Microsoft Edge stores the favorites. Ever since they are stored in a database file named spartan.edb, and it’s impossible to export Edge favorites natively or manage them the way you want.Read more
Microsoft article How to open Excel files in separate windows in Windows 7 explains how to open Excel files in separate instances of Excel, but this doesn’t work in Windows 10 systems. There is an additional step needed to make it work in Windows 10.Read more
April Cumulative Update KB3147458 has been released, raising the Build Number to 10586.218 from 10586.164.
You can run Windows Update to get the Cumulative Update, or download the .msu package directly.Read more
In the recent versions of WordPress, the following warning or error message may appear in some of your posts that contain a featured image.
Warning: strpos(): Empty needle in /httpdocs/wp-includes/media.php on line 1088Read more
The dreaded WordPress "Reauth=1" Admin panel logon redirect loop problem bit me this time, and I’m sharing the info on how I fixed it, in this post. I’m no way an expert in Apache, Linux or WordPress stuff, but the information here can help others who happen to face the same situation.Read more
When you click on a hyperlink in Excel that points to a folder location, it always opens the folder with navigation pane enabled, even if the user has disabled the navigation pane. This is because Excel invokes the "explore" verb instead of “open”, when launching a hyperlink to a folder. To prevent the navigation pane from being shown when clicking a hyperlink in Excel, use the steps:Read more
We saw one of the ways to Copy Title and URLs from all open tabs in Internet Explorer. For Google Chrome and Firefox there are many add-ons for this purpose, and this post features a couple of very good add-ons that can copy the URLs for the current tab, current window or for all windows. Further both these add-ons allow nice customization as to how URLs are copied.Read more
Here is an interesting issue that appeared in the Microsoft forums. File Explorer showed up a mirrored or reversed layout, that is Right-to-Left as in Arabic versions. Also, the right-click menu options showed some Arabic text for some users.
It turns out to be WinRar that caused the UI and menus to go Right-to-Left. This was found out by user somms92 at the Microsoft forums. Uninstalling WinRar solved the problem in this case, and also for three other posters who had the same problem.
This problem seems to exist particularly in WinRar version 5.31. And WinRar’s Release notes mentions about the interface improvements for Right-to-Left languages.
From WinRar v5.31 Release Notes.
It says "Interface improvements for right to left languages". So something has gone haywire in v5.31 either in the recent coding or packaging.
Update (Feb 25 2016): This issue occurs if the user has installed the Arabic version of WinRar in an English-language version of Windows. To resolve the issue without uninstalling WinRar, delete all the *.lng files in WinRAR folder, which is located at:
C:\Program Files (x86)\WinRar
…depending upon the version of WinRar you installed and the bitness of your OS.
After deleting the all the files with .lng extension, restart Windows.
There were some reports about desktop icons position being reset after every restart, even in Windows 10 that needs to be troubleshooted. Until then, here is a neat little program that can save multiple configurations of your desktop icons layout and restore a specific setting when needed.Read more