Thursday, October 23, 2014

Window went off the screen in Windows 8

So, my window went off the screen, and right click did not show the "move" option.
The easiest way to solve this issue is to press the windows button and arrows keys. Try Win+Left/Right/UP.

Does it do the trick?
The Win+arrow is a nice trick to stack the windows for multiple applications. For example, if you are reading a pdf, and want to make notes  in notepad++ or something then you can select the pdf, press Win+Left Key. Then select the writing app and press Win+Right. This way, the apps share the 50% window each.

Cheers!

The following is completely unrelated Taskbar properties to manage windows in multiple displays.



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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Shortcut to put display to sleep (windows 8)

It is desirable that you can simply put the display to sleep, not the computer... and you happen to be too lazy to lock out the computer


Create a shortcut to
C:\Windows\System32\scrnsave.scr

whenever you click on the shortcut, it will make the screensaver appear. In my case, the screensaver is set to be blank/dark screen.
Therefore, it simulates the "sleep" display as in Mac.


Since I have not set it up to ask for password when awaken from screenshot, I can get the screen right away.
Note that this is meant to only "turn off" the display when you are away for a nature calls.
And it can not replace the usual screen lock.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Wi-Fi Scanner in Mac OSX 10.9.4

Crowded channel much?
See the figure below, for example:
As you can see Channel 1 is much crowded with neighbor's wifi invading my room. 2, and 6 also have companions.
This is how I did Wi-Fi Scanner in MacOSx.

Open the Wireless Diagnostics Utility: search for “Wireless Diagnostics”in the spotlight (or Option Click on the wifi sign on the wifi sign).

Go to the Windows Menu >> Utilities. Then head over to the "Wi-Fi Scan" tab.
Then, Click "Scan Now"
This will display the channels being used by the detected wifis.
Select the least used ones in your wifi setup admin page. Voila!


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