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General Chat Thread, I didn't know you could do this! in General; Originally Posted by srochford Maybe instead of adding to the wiki, we could just look at the MS web site ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by srochford View Post
    Maybe instead of adding to the wiki, we could just look at the MS web site :-)

    http://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/keyboard.aspx
    That is just keyboard shortcuts, so no Aero Shake or side-by-side thing, no triple-clicking, no right-click Smart button... Also, the Ctrl+[number] to switch tabs isn't in there.

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    In Win7, if you middle-click on icons which are pinned to the taskbar, you get a second instance of that application. Only found that recently, and really like it.

    Also, if you have Word or similar pinned there, you can right-click the icon to get a list of recently-opened files.

    Oddly, you only seem able to pin applications to the taskbar if they are installed locally though, not on the network - anyone know a way around that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    In Win7, if you middle-click on icons which are pinned to the taskbar, you get a second instance of that application. Only found that recently, and really like it.
    That's going to be a really useful tip to know, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    They can use Ctrl+Alt+Del if they want, it isn't disabled, but generally they just wait for the forced change, or use a different link on their Start Menu to change passwords.
    Our lot would never change their passwords unless forced. They objected to being forced after so many days because the password change would invariably happen at the most inconvenient time for them.

    The head wanted passwords changed more frequently, so the termly force by me was a compromise. The date is set in the staff calendar as Tuesday in the second week of every term = Staff Password Changes.

    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    Is termly all that often for password changes? I've worked in businesses which forced monthly changes, so termly doesn't seem so bad, it is only 3 passwords a year (plus, many of them probably just have incrementing numbers at the end!).
    Termly is a bit loose by most business standards; monthly being the norm. While we have a 3 term year, many schools operate a 6 term year and would, therefore, be changing passwords every 6 weeks; which is pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    They objected to being forced after so many days because the password change would invariably happen at the most inconvenient time for them.
    I tell people a few days before they are forced to change (messages at logon, plus notices in the registers) so that people aren't surprised when it happens. Hopefully, this means the passwords are a bit better than enjay123, since people have had a chance to think about them first...

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    Also, if you have Word or similar pinned there, you can right-click the icon to get a list of recently-opened files.
    Also, for right click you'll see the name of the app appear in this list. Right click that and you get a couple more options including "run as admin" - handy for when you want to open a command prompt or whatever as admin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    In Win7, if you middle-click on icons which are pinned to the taskbar, you get a second instance of that application. Only found that recently, and really like it.

    Also, if you have Word or similar pinned there, you can right-click the icon to get a list of recently-opened files.

    Oddly, you only seem able to pin applications to the taskbar if they are installed locally though, not on the network - anyone know a way around that?
    Not sure if it'll work, but have you tried creating a shortcut to the app on your desktop and then pinning it to taskbar?

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    works on vista and 7 not sure about xp
    winkey+ 1/2/3/4/5/6... starts the app in that position on quicklaunch so below 1 loads ie 2 media centre 3 firefox 4 outlook 5 exploder 6 wmp 7 msn
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails I didn't know you could do this!-taskbar.jpg  

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    Quote Originally Posted by srochford View Post
    Also, for right click you'll see the name of the app appear in this list. Right click that and you get a couple more options including "run as admin" - handy for when you want to open a command prompt or whatever as admin.
    Think there is a util similiar to the below one that can add a right click context menu for run as for command prompt or whatever you right click on

    RunAs command line utility

    ShellRunAs V1.0: add "Run as Different User" option to right-click menu

    also some power toys for windows xp like open command prompt here

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    I tell people a few days before they are forced to change (messages at logon, plus notices in the registers) so that people aren't surprised when it happens. Hopefully, this means the passwords are a bit better than enjay123, since people have had a chance to think about them first...
    Our staff get 14 days notice on a 6 week password change requirement. They still let it run right to the last day before changing it, then moan like hell that they can't use any of their previous 4 passwords.

    Might seem a bit OTT, but we have had instances of students shoulder surfing staff before and stealing passwords, staff are totally oblivious to the problem dispite trying to educate them, so 6 week forced password changes was the solution.

    Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maniac View Post
    Our staff get 14 days notice on a 6 week password change requirement. They still let it run right to the last day before changing it, then moan like hell that they can't use any of their previous 4 passwords.

    Might seem a bit OTT, but we have had instances of students shoulder surfing staff before and stealing passwords, staff are totally oblivious to the problem dispite trying to educate them, so 6 week forced password changes was the solution.

    Mike.
    That's nothin, I'm not allowed to use any of the last 30, yes thirty passwords

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    That's nothin, I'm not allowed to use any of the last 30, yes thirty passwords
    Now there's an idea . . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Another reason not to own a Macbook Pro then
    Nothing wrong with twinkly lights - there's not enough attention paid to the geeky cosmetics of products these days.

    We have an old 10/100 Belkin hub in our office, and I have insisted it be positioned in such a way as to fully display its twinkly orange lights for all to see, particularly me.

    My Dell XPS laptop has more LED's than a LED thing, and I revel in the thought of darkness when I can illuminate my surroundings with nothing but the glow of technology!


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    Quote Originally Posted by srochford View Post
    The "un-minimise all" doesn't work with Windows 7 but does work on XP - not sure about Vista (and not going to install it to find out!)

    Maybe instead of adding to the wiki, we could just look at the MS web site :-)

    http://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/keyboard.aspx
    lolol - I never bothered with vista or windows 7 - OS X is my retreat lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    also some power toys for windows xp like open command prompt here
    If you hold down Shift while clicking on a folder in Vista or 7, an 'Open command window here' option will appear.

    While useful, I have to say I intensely dislike hidden menu items. It was by far the most annoying part of my experiences with Macs. The other one I only found out about recently was holding down shift while clicking the Outllok icon in the system tray, which reveals an Autodiscovery diagnostic tool.

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