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Archive for August 23rd, 2021

Thinkpad X201 BIOS 1.40-1.15 Update Bootable CD

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/08/23

From [WayBack] BIOS Update Bootable CD for Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP – ThinkPad – NL

  • [WayBack] 6quj19us.iso

    • BIOS Update Bootable CD
    • Checksum Tips
      • MD5:a7a7f175f638854db52ba5a9b9da24e4
      • SHA1:b1616c89ac85e6024fd57b72022bed15f22ff074
      • SHA-256:c612bdf3005e86870e64b2c4bb2535d238c546a9884bfe05695abe6c8508a390
    • 1.40-1.15
    • 04 Dec 2014
    • 26.4 MB
  • [WayBack] 6quj19uc.txt

    • README for BIOS Update Bootable CD
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    • 1.40-1.15
    • 04 Dec 2014
    • 23.1 KB

Version 1.40-1.15
BIOS: 1.40 / ECP: 1.15/1.15

  • (New) Embedded Controller update will modify battery charge algorithms to balance battery charging and lifespan.
    Note: Applied models are ThinkPad X201, X201i and X201s.


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Windows 10: quickly view Settings -> Printers no matter the installed language

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/08/23

From Windows 8 on, Microsoft has been pushing more and more stuff to the App UI (sometimes called Immersive User Interface).

By default they are only easily accessible from the search feature from the “Start” button or “Search” pane in the task bar.

This is cumbersome or even problematic when you have to remember the correct terms over many localisations.

In the past you could run this from the command prompt or Windows+R keyboard shortcut “Run” pop-up:

control printers

This does not work however in either of the two:

settings printers

This works from the Windows+R keyboard shortcut “Run” pop-up:


This works from the command prompt:

start ms-settings:printers

The difference is that with control , it will eventually find control.exe on the path, but ms-settings: is the scheme bit of an URI. The start command can handle this, the plain command-line cannot.

What in fact happens is that the URI scheme handler, will have a Windows Service (which runs under NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM) start "C:\Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel\SystemSettings.exe" under your current user.

List of Settings URIs

Next to a List of applications behind the various control panel links – via “Stop user access to control panel”, below is a list of Settings URIs.

The below list is from [WayBack] The list of Settings pages URIs (ms-settings) in Windows 10 , but misses ms-settings:printers.

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Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 | Leave a Comment »

The Windows key has no Unicode equivalent, so use ⊞ like Wikipedia and many others do

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/08/23

lFor Mac keyboard keys, almost all (except the old solid and open Apple logo’s) have a Unicode code point, see for instance the modifier keys from the [WayBack] List of Mac/Apple keyboard symbols · GitHub (the “Alt” column has a solid Apple logo in the bottom right; on non-Mac systems it will look differently as it is in the Unicode private range: [WayBack] Unicode Character ” (U+F8FF): ‘<Private Use, Last>’):

Sym Key Alt

These are the code points for the “Sym” column:

Keys on many platforms

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Posted in Microsoft Surface on Windows 7, Power User, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Vista, Windows XP | 1 Comment »

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