Tip

Google Drive shortcut

Submitted by Kris Holland on Mon, 07/20/2020 - 14:48
Shortcut to create a new Google Drive document: In the address bar of your browser, type "sheet.new", "doc.new" or "slides.new" to automatically open a new, untitled document of the type specified.

IT Pro Tuesday #109

Submitted by Kris Holland on Mon, 07/20/2020 - 14:42
Get this in your inbox each week. Hello IT Pro, Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday! We’ll start with a note about one of last week’s items: peperjay shared the sad news that TechSNAP stopped producing episodes last month, but you can now find host Jim Salter in a new tech podcast called 2.5 Admins. This week, we’re looking for your favorite tips to share with the community. Please let us know those

Keyboard shortcut

Submitted by Kris Holland on Tue, 07/14/2020 - 10:53
OhkokuKishi shares a shortcut: CTRL + SHIFT + <Click Taskbar or Start Menu Icon> “Opens an instance of selected program with elevated privileges. This also works on non-pinned open programs on your taskbar. (E.g., I have Windows Terminal pinned to my Taskbar, which I regularly need to open PowerShell or Command Prompt with elevated privileges to run some scripts or stop services. This is one of

IT Pro Tuesday #108

Submitted by Kris Holland on Tue, 07/14/2020 - 10:37
Get this in your inbox each week. Hello IT Pro, Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday! This week, we’re looking for your favorite tools to share with the community. Please let us know those that help you do things more easily so you get better at your job! As always, we’re updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy. But on with this week's tools...! Here are the most-interesting items that have

Powershell Tip

Submitted by Kris Holland on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 12:57
Building on an earlier Powershell tip, redsedit shares a slight variant: Invoke-Command -Session <session name> -ScriptBlock {Get-Process|Where-Object {$_.path -like "*office*"}|Stop-Process -Force} In the above example, it will kill any and all office programs, and it can do it on a remote computer (assuming powershell remoting is enabled). If you are just doing your computer, the part in {} is

IT Pro Tuesday #106

Submitted by Kris Holland on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 12:47
Get this in your inbox each week. Hello IT Pro, Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday! This week, we’re looking for your favorite tutorials to share with the community. Please let us know those that help you do things more easily so you get better at your job! As always, we’re updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy. But on with this week's tools...! Here are the most-interesting items that

Keyboard shortcut

Submitted by Kris Holland on Mon, 06/22/2020 - 13:38
Building on a previous tip of right-clicking while dragging a file to another location, (which gives you an option to either copy or move it), Frothyleet adds: “If you are left-click-dragging, holding shift will toggle between the default (i.e., move toggles to copy for same-volume, copy toggles to move for different volumes)."

IT Pro Tuesday #105

Submitted by Kris Holland on Mon, 06/22/2020 - 13:26
Get this in your inbox each week. Hello IT Pro, Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday! This week, we’re looking for your favorite tips to share with the community. Please let us know those that help you do things more easily so you get better at your job! As always, we’re updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy. But on with this week's tools...! Here are the most-interesting items that have

taskkil -im

Submitted by Kris Holland on Tue, 06/16/2020 - 10:17
One more time saver, this one compliments of smashed_empires: taskkill -im "chrome.exe" -f "[It] force kills any image name you provide it. Other favourite images are 'winword.exe', 'excel.exe', 'mspaint.exe', 'putty.exe' and 'outlook.exe' as it will suppress the mindless confirmation prompts. Given most of these processes run in user space, you usually don't need elevation to do this."

Pathping

Submitted by Kris Holland on Tue, 06/16/2020 - 10:14
GullibleDetective shares a favorite that combines trace route and ping: pathping.