I don’t know what exactly it was I typed to change it, but the seek bar in fullscreen became a very basic one:
I recently did some work for a client developing a new EFT File Format and needed to verify that the file form,at loaded into live was the same as that in test which had passed UAT (a few versions had been floating around).
I figured the easiest way was to export both files and then use Notepad++ to compare the files; I was sure that I’d done this before, but I couldn’t immediately see the option to do so.
I then remembered that it was a plugin which I’d installed which added the ability. To add plugins to Notepad++, launch the plugin Manager ():
I had a little complain on Twitter about this:
I really miss the old #Windows calc; the new app is really slow to load and doesn't have the functionality (thinking history).
— Ian Grieve (@azurecurve) February 2, 2018
My friend and fellow MVP, Steve Endow suggested a solution as a replacement to the new Calculator app:
Well, Steve played canary for me and installed the Old Windows Calc app from Winaero without issue, so I figured I could give it a go myself.
The app is fairly simple to install and appears to work well.
It appears on the Start menu; for me it is the second app and is the default app when using Win+R and typing calc.
I am going to continue testing this over the ext few days to see how well it works over a more extended period of time, but first impressions are positive.
Notepad++ is my favourite tool for writing blog posts, VBA and PHP scripts. I recently did an upgrade of it on one of my PCs and encountered changed behaviour. Prior to installing the update when I double clicked on a word, only that word was selected; however, after the upgrade, when I double clicked a word, the whole line was automatically selected:
I did some prodding around in the Preferences () and discovered the resolution on the Editing tab. Unmark the Enable current line highlighting and click Close and the previous behaviour was restored:
I’ve been both building a new test environment as well as rebuilding a number of computers recently. This has lead me to doing repeat installations of some of the software I use. This is something I have done many times in the past, but this time around I encountered an issue with Notepad++.
Every time I started the application, it opened with the change.log. It didn’t matter if I closed the file, the next time I opended Notepad++, the change log was open again. If I deleted the file, then Notepad++ was throwing errors.
After a little prodding around I discovered that the problem was down to how I had created the pinned shortcut on the taskbar: