Windows 10 won’t show Start menu

Microsoft made a bit of noise about the “new and improved” Start menu, which is basically a hybrid of Windows 7 and 8. Well, yesterday my Start menu stopped working. It wouldn’t display by clicking the Start button or by pressing the Win key. It turns out this is quite…

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Windows 10 Print to PDF

One thing that I do like about Windows 10 is the built in Print to PDF printer driver. XPS (and OXPS) was supposed to be the alternative to PDF, but let’s face it, most people just don’t know what to do with an XPS file. And the XPS viewers in…

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Windows 10 title bar colour

Seriously, having every window the same colour, whether in focus or not, is a Really Dumb Decision. When you have multiple monitors, it’s very difficult to quickly see which window has focus. With seven monitors it’s nearly impossible; the black-text-vs-grey-text is woefully inadequate. I know applications can now choose their…

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Windows 10 + QTTabBar

QTTabBar, an excellent File Explorer plug-in, has been updated for Windows 10. Quizo has also developed a Window manager plug-in for QTTabBar which solves the dreaded window positioning problem mentioned in my last post. Tabs for the win!

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Windows 10 File Explorer

In Windows 10 Quick access has replaced Favourites from Windows 7 and 8. Favourites were actually stored in the current user’s Links folder. Links were shortcuts. We’ve all been using them since Windows 95, and we love them. Shortcuts can be renamed and even given icons to help you quickly…

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