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Battery history on Windows 10 via powercfg batteryreport

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/27

Nice html report of your battery state in Windows 8 and 10 where 14 is the number of days:

powercfg /batteryreport /output "%temp%\battery_report.html" /Duration 14
start "View Report" "%temp%\battery_report.html"

Source: Battery history on Windows 10 (and maybe older versions?) I was wondering if I…


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

Ctrl-T — • View topic – Everything window is ‘Always On Top’

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/17

If you use everything search from VoidTools, then don’t be surprised that pressing Ctrl-T makes it “Always On Top”:

Ctrl-T sets

Ctrl-T sets “Always On Top”

Of course this is not defined in “Tools” -> “Options”.

I forgot in which version this was introduced, as in the past I never stumbled over it on keyboards that have Ctrl and Alt reversed.


via: • View topic – Everything window is ‘Always On Top’


Posted in Everything by VoidTools, Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, Power User, Windows | Leave a Comment »

Microsoft Remote Desktop 8 on OS X stores RDP configuration in and passwords in keychain

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/15

One day I write some scripts based on:

Some starting materials are at:

A thing I learned is that the Microsoft Remote Desktop 8 is basically a rebranded iTap RDP (it looks like Microsoft bought iTap RDP for Mac, as iTap RDP for Mac is now discontinued)


Posted in Apple, Development, OS X, OS X El Capitan, OS X Maverick, OS X Mountain Lion, OSX Yosemite, Power User, Remote Desktop Protocol/MSTSC/Terminal Services, Scripting, Software Development, Windows, XML, XML/XSD | Leave a Comment »

Powershell Get-AppxPackage > List.txt … Get-AppxPackage Advertising | Remov…

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/13

[WayBack]   Microsoft Is Spamming Windows 10 File Explorer With Ads For OneDrive Storage – Slashdot… – Joe C. Hecht – Google+ has steps to find and remove the packages you do not want to:

Get-AppxPackage > List.txt
Get-AppxPackage Advertising | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage bingfinance | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage bingnews | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage bingsports | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage bingweather | Remove-AppxPackage

Background info at [WayBackMicrosoft Is Spamming Windows 10 File Explorer With Ads For OneDrive Storage – Slashdot


Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows 10 | 2 Comments »

PowerShell: when Format-Table -AutoSize displays only 10 columns and uses the width of the console when redirecting to file

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/09

Lets start with the second problem: There are various ways to redirect PowerShell output to a file.

  • Shell redirect with a greater than sign (>) to create/overwrite output or two greater than signs (>>) to append output.
  • Use Out-File [WayBack] with a filename and either -FilePath (default, similar to >) or -Append (similar >>).

I write “similar” as they are not fully equivalent. That’s where Format-Table [WayBack] with the -AutoSize parameter comes in (with or without a -Wrap parameter).

Apart from Format-Table displaying only 10 columns by default (see below), the -AutoSize will change columns presentation depending not just on the -Wrap parameter but also to the total width it thinks it has available.

Useful Format-Table parameters

First the representation:

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Posted in CommandLine, Development, Power User, PowerShell, PowerShell, Scripting, Software Development, Windows | Leave a Comment »

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