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    How do I edit Winkey search results?

    I want to hit [Winkey], and type “notes” and see a file I keep in MyDocs … notes.odt. I simply want to add that to my search results. It used to be there; now it is not. The file has never left my machine. I'd also like to be able to remove some of the irrelevant search results of...
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    How to bulk-load words to Chrome's Custom Dictionary file?

    Located here: C:\Users\JohnDoe\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Custom Dictionary.txt All I can find online is information about adding language dictionaries, but I have 38kb of personal, motorsport, business, etc. terms that I've collected over the decades and centralize in...
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    Solved 8.1 – Problem with Notifications Icons?

    1.) I think I should have my green Windows Defender icon in there. The app runs fine (full scan with that and also Malwarebytes shows nothing bad found on the machine), but on all my other machines the Defender icon is in the notifications tray, where I can hide it or not. Maybe I unchecked...
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    Solved Windows 8x File Security – 3 fundamental questions

    So an administrator of a Windows 8.1 machine has access to everything-but-everything; and I think I understand the purpose of the three tier user types: - Built-in Administrator (elevated - hidden by default) - Admin-User (not elevated – default Windows account) - Standard-User (no admin rights...
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    Windows 8.1 – What are Best-Practice security tweaks?

    For example, back in the day with XP I was told it was wise to to go into your network adapters (both Ethernet & Wireless) and disable the NetBIOS and all IPv6 functions. It was also wise to go in and disable certain services you would never use – like Remote Desktop. Does anyone have a link...
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    Solved Win 8.1 (Photos, RT Live-Tile) still shows deleted picture

    (Lenovo Yoga 13.3 – full Windows updates – 8.l install/conversion – full updates again.) I took a snapshot using the webcam (via the Skype app) and it created a file C:\Users\JohnDoe\Pictures\Camera Roll\The Lame Picture.png It's been deleted for days (including the 'Camera Roll'...
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    Solved Win 8.1 (not Pro, not Enterp.) Administrator login - How?

    Google-Bing shows: Here - Log on as Administrator in Windows 8 - Help Desk Geek & Here - Run as Administrator on Windows 8.1 | Codes from the field But nope. I don't see any of those options, except the Run command line as Admin – but after successfully doing that and rebooting, I don't...
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    Solved DVD Copy – how?

    I have a Windows 7 32-bit OS install disc. I want to make an exact redundant copy of the medium (i.e. a system disc that boots - to de-risk having to pay more money for another copy of what I already own if this one gets scratched/damaged) and if at some point I need to do a full re-install on...
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    Solved Burning a CD w/ Media Player – miffed by random sort order

    Why on earth..? I stick in a blank CD, and am prompted to pick a Win8 app. I select Windows Media Player (and am thankful Windows includes something so basic native vs. having to go find some unknown app somewhere.) Per the prompt, I drag and drop files from Explorer to the box on the right...
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    Solved What is best free GIF viewer for Windows 8?

    Rather than roam the Google-Bing foam, and take my chances, I'm wondering if there is a standard viewer for those old CompuServe formatted files. (Yeah - I'm coming from XP, so missed the whole Win7 era.) And yes, it's pronounced Jif, having been an original CompuServe user myself – back...
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    Solved How to add to the Winkey search db in Windows 8.1?

    [Solved] How to add to the Winkey search db in Win 8.1? I downloaded this standard checksum utility - MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com Which gives me this file - MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility.exe I move the file to my c:\apps directory (or...
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    Solved My countless copies of Winzip do not work on Windows 8....

    I went to them to purchase yet another updated copy, but refuse to lease the software for an annual fee, which appears to be their new business model. (“N, O, nu-uh”.) Yes compression comes native with Windows, but I'd like to password protect backups and such, and find it handy to have it in...
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    Solved 8.1 upgrade – generic video driver problem

    I have a Westinghouse TV that I'm using as a monitor. I don't have a specific driver for it, nor do I think one exists. The generic Windows monitor driver worked fine for about a month with Windows 8 (via new Lenovo desktop – which pumped out 1920x1080 over HDMI, and which is the native...
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    Solved Search Windows 8 C:\ for Firefox v24 custom dictionary loc

    Hi, I'm trying to migrate my old XP Firefox persdict.dat file content over to Windows 8. It is not where it was supposed to be. c:\Users\JohnDoe\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\Unique-1234-ID\persdict.dat The only persdict.dat file I can find is for Thunderbird. (I'm fairly...
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    Can you control ~cache~ on Start menu search?

    Make a new file. c:\temp\dork.txt Add the single word “ishkabibble” and close the file. Winkey-F, “dork”, enter. No worky. However, after some period of time, the file will be included in the search results. Or at least I'm pretty sure a file started to come up after a few days. Now...
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    Solved Old Explorer path view - how?

    [Breadcrumbs] Old Explorer path view - how? Windows 8 Explorer (Winkey-E) by default shows the path in an annoying abstract vs. just the path. How do I stop that. If you click on the down arrow it will show the regular path (per image on right.) How do I set that as the default? Thanks.
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    Solved Multiple sessions of MS Paint?

    When I hit Winkey, “Paint”, Enter – I just get popped over to an existing open session of MS Paint instead of opening another session. How do I stop that? I need multiple sessions open. Thanks.
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    [ZenKey] Suggestions, tricks, thoughts, for the minimalist

    I just posted this. Thought it could use it's own thread to isolate and collect suggestions or ideas for ways of running Windows 8x in such a mode. ----- ….I need to fully explore this new zero desktop-icon/zero-taskbar/zero-toolbar thing. The path of ZenKey; using the Winkey to access...
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    Solved How to change desktop taskbar time to date+time?

    (At least the Recycle Bin can be removed without a registry edit hack. These have always been my top 2 peeves of Windows.) How please. From the desktop view I simply want to look down and to the right to see the “Sunday, September 8, 2013 – 2:17PM” I see now ... but have to move my mouse...
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    Solved Why can't we exit Metro/Tattoo with just the [Win] Key?

    I'm fine starting up in the Metro View. Panels and purple are friggin' great. Oh yeah. I love Windows 8. But what is disproportionately annoying is that you HAVE to click on the [Desktop] panel with your mouse to get to the Desktop view that first time after a bootup. ??? Once you've done...
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