Windows

Bouncy Monitoring

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Bouncy monitoring can sometimes be down to real events occurring in your system, but when it looks as regular as the image below – it probably isn’t! The yellow line in that image is suggesting that the free memory on a machine is chugging along like an alarmed rabbit’s heartbeat. What this actually means is […]

Windows

Special Searches in Microsoft Word

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When converting a wonderful print-layout book to an ebook format in Word, you need to ditch a lot of stuff that isn’t needed for ebooks. Page breaks, section breaks, and index entries all need to go. There are usually so many adjustments to make, it isn’t much fun to do by hand. This is where […]

Windows

Mock Up Tools Are Constraining

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There are lots of great mock up tools out there. Many have hand-drawn components ready for you to drag onto a wobbly scribbled-screen. In about 30 seconds you can mock up a screen with all of the usual controls that you would expect to find; check-boxes, inputs, buttons, drop-downs, links… and herein lies the problem. […]

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Search Titles Only with Windows Search

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Revised, July 2014. Just a note to say this still works on later versions of windows, so although this article talks about the old Windows Search – give these tricks a go! If you’ve got your hands on Windows Search (formally known as “Windows Desktop Search”), you’ll probably agree that it is much better and […]