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Archive for February 18th, 2022

Quickly get into the “rename computer” setting on Windows 10

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/02/18

A while ago I needed to quickly rename a Windows 10 machine, but again they moved around the way to get into the right dialog (each new Windows 10 release more options seem to move around from the classic Control Panel or Computer Properties into hard to memorise places).

So I was glad to find out that either of these work from the command-line:

  • sysdm.cpl,1
  • SystemPropertiesComputerName

I already was aware of editing the user environment variables through "C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe" sysdm.cpl,EditEnvironmentVariables

Glad changing the computer name was so easy.

From [Wayback] Easy Ways to Open System Properties in Windows 10 | Password Recovery, I learned there were more equivalence commands for the rest of the “System Properties” tabs:

  1. Computer Name
    • sysdm.cpl,1
    • SystemPropertiesComputerName
  2. Hardware
    • sysdm.cpl,2
    • SystemPropertiesHardware
  3. Advanced
    • sysdm.cpl,3
    • SystemPropertiesAdvanced
  4. System Protection
    • sysdm.cpl,4
    • SystemPropertiesProtection
  5. Remote
    • sysdm.cpl,5
    • SystemPropertiesRemote

Searching for [Wayback] “EditEnvironmentVariables” “SystemPropertiesComputerName” – Google Search, I found a truckload more of these command-line tricks at [Wayback] 运行(WIN+R)中能使用的命令:ms-settings:,shell:,cpl,mmc… – Bob-wei – 博客园.


Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 | Leave a Comment »

A few ways to reset a Samsung MU6100 55″ TV

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/02/18

Some interesting tidbits to reset a UE55MU6100 or similar TV from [Wayback/] We have a 2 week old Samsung mu6100 55″ tv which up until an:

  • Soft reset: Unplug the TV from the wall, hold down the power button on the rear of the TV for 10 seconds, then plug it back in and turn it on.
    • The power button is on the backside : it’s the middle part of the 4-arrow-button.
  • Factory reset: power off the TV, and hold down up, down and power buttons together for about 10 seconds, then releasing them when the Samsung Logo shows up.
  • Reset to engineer menu: put the TV in standby, then press the info, menu, mute and power buttons on the remote


Posted in 4K Monitor, Displays, Hardware, Home Audio/Video, LifeHacker, MU6100, Power User, Samsung TV | Leave a Comment »

MacOS Finder group by is called “Arrange by” and is under the “Gear” icon

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/02/18

I forgot how I had my MacOS Finder lists grouped by age and wanted to turn this off for one Finder window (normally grouping by age is very useful).

It turns out ‘group by’ is actually called ‘arrange by’ and is under the ‘gear’ icon.

Disabling is very easy [Wayback] Can I turn off grouping by date in Finder… – Apple Community

Oh, it might just be the arrange by. Click the gear up at the top and chagne arrange by to NONE. See if that helps.

But there is a catch: besides the current window, it also affects any new windows you open (existing other open windows are not affected by the change unless you restart Finder).




Posted in Apple, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Power User | Leave a Comment »

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