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Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system featuring the "universal application architecture" (UAP); apps can be designed to run across multiple devices with nearly identical code, including PCs, tablets, smartphones, embedded systems, Xbox One, Surface Hub and HoloLens. Windows 10 also includes a virtual desktop system, a window and desktop management feature called Task View, the Microsoft Edge web browser, support for fingerprint and face recognition login, voice-based search (Cortana), new security features for enterprise environments, and DirectX 12 and WDDM 2.0 to improve the operating system's graphics capabilities for games.

A short review of a browser extension that effortlessly saves you money at participating online stores, like Amazon, Microsoft, and many others.
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by:Andrew Leniart
Hi Bill,

Thank you for sharing your feedback on my article,

I had a good look at the two links you've provided, but can't say that I agree with a lot of the negative comments.

Every product (bar none!) you will always see posts authored by people who both love and despise a product. In reality, It's impossible to keep everyone happy and satisfied.

In an example, before deciding to write this article, I too saw and read many reviews and opinions on this extension. In several of the discussion threads I read, there was almost an equal number of feedback, as well as negative (50/50 different opinions) and conclusions made.

In all the threads I'd read; half were very satisfied, and the other half were not.  I've yet to see a valid reason given to not try the app out though.

To my mind, (and as I mentioned in my article), the naysayers' opinions are irrelevant and mute for me.

Why? Because it is a totally free product, you have *nothing to lose, yet much to potentially gain, as is evidenced by my own experience with it.

It is also a trivial matter to try it out for yourself, delete the extension if you don't feel that it's a good fit for you. You can also completely delete your account in seconds if you're like.

Again, thank you for sharing your opinion about this product Bill.

Best regards, Andrew
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by:Andrew Leniart
Just a little update for those of you that have emailed me privately with doubts about purchases being processed by this extension.

On the 22nd of February 2020, I ordered a home-delivered meal from the Menulog service.

On the next day, the 23rd of February 2020, I found the following in my email.

Cashback Confirmation for Purchase
So as you can see, it really does work just as I said 😊

Regards, Andrew
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Today I received a windows update and my Windows search results just showed a big black square. I use this to quickly find documents and programs on my PC. At first I thought something was wrong, perhaps a virus. The full fix is simple.
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by:McKnife
Again: This is a non-issue as of yesterday, 12 PM PST, since MS has fixed things at their end. People will not need to update nor do anything. THAT should be shared.. Reference

Resolved: Windows Search shows blank box
We are aware of a temporary server-side issue causing Windows search to show a blank box. This issue has been resolved for most users and in some cases, you might need to restart your device. We are working diligently to fully resolve the issue and will provide an update once resolved.

This issue was resolved at 12:00 PM PST. If you are still experiencing issues, please restart your device. In rare cases, you may need to manually end the SearchUI.exe or SearchApp.exe process via Task Manager. (To locate these processes, select CTRL + Shift + Esc then select the Details tab.)
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-information/windows-message-center#387
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by:Andrew Leniart
Thanks, McKnife.

I'll update Scott's article with that information. (Comments are not seen unless logged in at Experts Exchange)
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In a recent question here at Experts Exchange about Windows 10 automation, a member asked for a solution "to download one by one automatically" 10 specific files from the Internet. This article presents an AutoHotkey script with the solution, enhanced to allow any number of files to be downloaded.
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In a recent question here at Experts Exchange, a member wants to enhance an AutoHotkey script that performs "Title Case" conversion. The enhancement is to allow specification of words that are excluded from the capitalization (conjunctions and prepositions). This article presents such a solution.
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How to fix a common PXE boot error caused by disruptions in the SCCM imaging process.
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In a question here at Experts Exchange, a member has users with a large number of monitors connected to their W10 computers. The member wants an AutoHotkey script that defines hotkeys — Alt+Ctrl+1, Alt+Ctrl+2, etc. — to move the mouse pointer to the monitors. This article presents such a solution.
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by:Luis Diaz
Very useful article!
I have just added to my knowledge base.
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by:Joe Winograd
Hi Luis,
Thanks for the feedback and the article Endorsement...both appreciated! I'm glad to see that you're beginning to make use of the EE Personal Knowledgebase feature. Regards, Joe
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Many programming languages have a Switch–Case capability. Since its first beta in 2003, AutoHotkey has not had one. Finally, in the recent 28-Sep-2019 release of Version 1.1.31.00, it now has Switch–Case. This article discusses it and shows a sample usage as applied to a previous post here at EE.
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by:Luis Diaz
Very useful article! Glad to know that an alternative to if-then through switch-case statement is available in AutoHotkey!
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by:Joe Winograd
Hi Luis,
Thanks for the compliment and the article endorsement...both very much appreciated! Regards, Joe
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In this article, I will take a look at Microsoft Bitlocker Administration and Monitoring (“MBAM”) and conclude, why I prefer my own scripts for deployment and management.
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In this article, I will show you how delegation of control for Bitlocker recovery passwords in Active Directory is supposed to work using the common wizard, and why I think that you should do it differently.
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This is meant for people who look for a method to support end-users in a windows network using remote control software. Why this article might be relevant: my method is rather unique. No costs involved, secure, easy to set up, no need for internet access
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This is an Article to assist users with Folder Sharing on modern computers, especially given the demise of Home Groups. It is a major rewrite of an article I wrote about five years ago for earlier computers
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In this article, will demonstrate how to deploy standalone RD gateway server on 2012 R2 server without deploying RDS infrastructure. RD Gateway is a built-in windows server role and allows RDP to internal servers from the internet through the Https tunnel.
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This article is a short story about a troublesome Intel Video Driver problem
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If you are asking yourself "will Bitlocker allow me to install several encrypted instances of windows 10 on the same drive?", here is your answer.
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This is yet another bitlocker article. I will cover only a very small aspect: the pre-provisioning process. Without getting technical, this process means “turning on bitlocker before anything else”.
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by:PeeterB
Great Article !  very useful 'look behind the scenes' for those wishing to increase their understanding of Bitlocker ..... I've learned a few new things !  Many Thanks
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An EE member wants to move all open windows at once (not one window at a time) from a primary monitor to a secondary one by pressing a hotkey. Bonus: another hotkey that goes in the other direction — move all windows from the secondary to the primary monitor. This article presents such a solution.
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This is a quick tutorial that will show you how to use Bitlocker in case you feel a need to use it, even on Windows 10 Home
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In this article, I will present a simple way to empower restricted users to do defined administrative tasks on demand. It works on all versions (Windows Vista and higher).
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This article describes a number of issues across two Windows 10 Pro computers - one Desktop and one Laptop and the solutions I employed to fix the issues.
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Installing a new SSD drive and starting again with Windows 10
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In-line upgrade from Windows 2012 R2 to Windows 2019 Standard or Datacenter with Desktop Experience over a remote desktop connection. This article shows how to do the upgrade without dropping the remote connection and without turning off the cluster.
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A comprehensive guide on understanding and applying SSL Certificates to your Remote Desktop Deployment according to your DNS configuration.
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This article is about an excellent bookmarks manager I've been using that I thought deserved some promotion to make more folks aware of its existence. Free to use and very useful indeed. Enjoy...
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by:Brandon Lyon
This is a helpful article. One thing to remember is that keeping one (or more) Start.Me tabs open is going to consume significantly more memory than browser bookmarks.

I used to love XMarks but years ago I ditched it when I was getting synchronization and corruption issues on a daily basis. These days I just use the default browser sync in Chrome (though I'll be migrating to Firefox soon).
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by:Andrew Leniart
Hi Brandon,

Thank you for your very kind comment and also for endorsing the article with a Thumbs Up. Both very much appreciated!

Regards, Andrew
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Your configured DNS nameservers may be impeding your Internet experience. Improve the response times you get from websites by using a faster DNS Server. This article shows you how to both find better DNS servers to use, as well as how to configure your copy of Windows 7 and 10 to use them.
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by:Basem Khawaja
Very useful article and very informative. Thank you Andrew once again for all of your contributions.
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by:Andrew Leniart
You're very welcome Basem and I appreciate your comments.

If you wouldn't mind endorsing the article by clicking the Thumbs Up icon at the end of the article (just below the "red arrow pointing downwards to the Thumbs Up icon" above in the article itself) I'd really appreciate it!

Regards, Andrew
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Review of a small standalone freeware utility that is designed to remove the guesswork in trying to get Windows 10 (and all other versions of Windows) to boot into various Safe Mode configurations. Includes a short interview with the author of the program.
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by:Joe Winograd
Hi Andrew,

Great article! Having recently struggled with a Safe Mode boot on a W10 system, I can certainly see the value of this utility (haven't tried it yet, but it's on my to-do list). Kudos to you for writing the article and sharing with our community; and kudos to Nick for writing the software and providing it at no cost.

Btw, for anyone interested in learning a bit more about Nick and the d7xTech and Foolish IT company names, check out this EE group discussion:
Hello from d7xTech (formerly Foolish IT)

Article endorsed! Regards, Joe
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by:Andrew Leniart
Many thanks for your kind comments and endorsement Joe, I truly appreciate it.

Regards, Andrew
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Windows 10

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Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system featuring the "universal application architecture" (UAP); apps can be designed to run across multiple devices with nearly identical code, including PCs, tablets, smartphones, embedded systems, Xbox One, Surface Hub and HoloLens. Windows 10 also includes a virtual desktop system, a window and desktop management feature called Task View, the Microsoft Edge web browser, support for fingerprint and face recognition login, voice-based search (Cortana), new security features for enterprise environments, and DirectX 12 and WDDM 2.0 to improve the operating system's graphics capabilities for games.