Windows 10 search issue blues ?

If you were affected recently by the failure of the search in Windows 10 – where you were presented by an empty black box as shown – you may be asking yourself what on earth is going on The fact that your search – primarily for local apps on your machine could be hijacked and […]

Dymo Connect and Remote printers

If you haven’t used the Dymo range of label printers – you have been missing out. Across a range of clients I have seen the ubiquitous workhorse providing label printing solutions in a variety of industries. The Turbo models of the Dymo range (Dymo 400 Turbo)¬† are the most common models that I have used […]

Tick Tockler

Previously I mentioned an issue with the Escape key no longer responding. The app in question was called Tockler and I reached out to the author regarding the issue I had seen. Since then he has responded and issued an update relating to this which you can get from Github here. The application ¬†tracks your […]

Get back (on the screen)

Ever had the situation where an application starts up off screen or partially off screen in Microsoft Windows? Many times and with many different apps this thorny problem comes up. Multiple displays and screen management software multiply your chances of seeing this. Two options probably cover most of the cases – 1) the app is […]

PDF OCR and conversion

A client approached me about getting content from pdfs that had been generated but where the original document had been lost. The first option I gave them was a tool we had used in a number of circumstances – PDF-XCHANGE editor – available here This isn’t a free tool but you get what you pay […]

Put a winSock in it (Again)

Is it just me or is stuff resurfacing from the past like an IT apocalypse ? Recently an issue with hidden devices came to the fore where this problem existed over 10 years ago. So it was a bit of a surprise when so quickly after that I was confronted with another “Back to the […]