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Media Center PC won’t sleep through the night

I had a issue with my Media Center PC waking up randomly in the middle of the night. While that might be expected of a young child, I do not allow that from my computers. It turns out that there is a scheduled task associated with Media Center that updates the TV guide. By default that task is allowed to wake the computer from sleep.

Posted on November 28, 2011 at 8:47 am by Steve Konves · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Windows 7 window modes

Problem: Can’t pin application windows well in multiple monitor situations: Windows 7 introduced the ability to “pin” application windows to the sides of the screen.  If you drag a window to the side of the screen, the application is automatically re-sized to fill half.  Every time I use that feature, my life gets just a little better. [...]

Posted on November 14, 2011 at 9:24 pm by Steve Konves · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Control Alt Delete for Remote Desktop

Problem: Ctrl+alt+del does not work in Remote Desktop Using Ctrl+alt+del in remote desktop is always handled by the local machine.  As a side note, ctrl+shift+esc will open the remote task manager. Solution: Use ctrl+alt+end Nerd cred: 5pts

Posted on November 14, 2011 at 9:08 pm by Steve Konves · Permalink · Leave a comment
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