O R G A N I C / F E R T I L I Z E R: 10.12

Oct 26, 2012

winnate: keyboard shortcuts

picked these up in a trailing end post from wired. good stuff to keep on hand:

Windows logo key + start typing: Search your PC

Ctrl+plus (+) or Ctrl+minus (-): Zoom in or out of many items, like apps pinned to the Start screen or in the Store

Ctrl+scroll wheel: Zoom in or out of many items, like apps pinned to the Start screen or in the Store

Windows logo key + C: Open the charms

Windows logo key + F: Open the Search charm

Windows logo key +H: Open the Share charm

Windows logo key +I: Open the Settings charm

Windows logo key + K: Open the Devices charm

Windows logo key + O: Lock the screen orientation (portrait or landscape)

Windows logo key + Z: Open commands for the app

Windows logo key + PgUp: Move the Start screen and apps to the monitor on the right (apps in the desktop won’t change monitors)

Windows logo key + PgDn: Move the Start screen and apps to the monitor on the left (apps in the desktop won’t change monitors)

Windows logo key + Shift+period (.): Snap an app to the left

Windows logo key + period (.): Snap an app to the right

Oct 3, 2012

winnate - problems connecting to wireless networks

chances are, if you work in an office building with managed wireless access points, you have probably run into this problem outlined here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2749073

in particular this problem manifests in cisco equipment filed under CSCua29504. cisco has released updates to correct this problem. i’m guessing you are in an environment where windows 8 isn’t exactly a supported platform yet so it’s highly unlikely the wireless controllers will be updated soon just to make you happy. there is a workaround – roll back to older drivers that are not windows 8 logo certified and hence have not implemented 802.11w. according to the kb article listed earlier, there is no means of turning off 802.11w support in windows 8. :-|

it took a little digging to find this problem, but i found the best info in this blog post which has all the pertinent links you could ever want.

anyway, until next problem… :)