Category: Tips and Tricks

Fixing the slow-loading Downloads folder in Windows 10

Have you noticed in Windows 10 when you click on the Downloads quick access link in Windows Explorer that its contents don't immediately load, rather the progress bar acts like it is processing something? This can leave you waiting for 10 seconds or more depending upon the number of items in the folder.

Dell Storage Volume Cleanup with PowerShell

If you're new to PowerShell with Dell Storage, be sure to take a look at this post. Depending upon the size of system that your managing, over the course of time, you might have experienced some challenges in managing disk resources, especially if you're using an array in a lab-type environment. Here's an easy way […]

Stupid Windows Tricks - Taskbar Labels

I actually stumbled across this setting recently, and it reminded me of a Windows "throwback". It seems to simple, but I forgot that things actually used to be like this. Somewhere along the way, probably with Windows 7, Microsoft started to try to utilize the taskbar space more efficiently. With that, you saw the use […]

Stupid Mouse Tricks with the Dell XPS13

I love my Dell XPS13.  It's by far my favorite machine ?that Dell has created.  Prior to the acquisition of Compellent by Dell, I regularly used a MacBook Pro as my primary machine for both home and work.  I like using the Mac OS, but I found the hardware to be my favorite.  Battery life […]

Cleaning Your Dirty Keyboard

I have a Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro that is probably close to 10 years old and really until last night was starting to show it’s age.  Dust, dirt, and grime (and probably several strains of H1N1) had gathered on the majority of the keys and the wrist rest.  Things were so grimy that no level […]

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