How to Change the File Date Created on Windows 10

It’s amazing how often you find yourself in a situation where you need to change or modify the data of a file or folder, such as the creation date, the last modification date or the last access date! I’m not really going to ask WHY someone should do this, but from my own experience I have found it very convenient in certain circumstances.

Changing the date of a file is actually quite complicated if you try to do it yourself, but luckily there are some really cool free applications that let you do the job quickly and easily. I’ll quickly go through three different applications that all do pretty much the same thing, but I’d rather mention more than less if one of them doesn’t work. read more

How to Set Default Zoom Level in Microsoft Edge Browser

Microsoft Edge has a page zoom feature that you can configure by clicking More (the icon that displays three documents) or by using Ctrl + mouse like any other browser. Edge does not retain the zoom factor setting for individual Web sites.

However, Google Chrome retains the zoom settings for individual web pages, and you can choose the default zoom level.

If you don’t use the zoom feature in Edge, you can disable zooming through the registry to prevent accidental zooming with Ctrl + mouse scroll, pinch, and zoom in/out (for touch devices). You can also preset the zoom factor (default) before locking the feature. read more

Fix Sorry this profile can’t connect to Xbox Live on this console

The “Sorry this profile can’t connect to Xbox Live on this console” error is displayed when the user tries to play a backwards compatible Xbox360 game on an Xbox One console. For all users, the Xbox Live membership works as normal, as they can play Xbox Gold card games and use the online features without any problems. This problem seems to be limited to backwards compatible games that are launched on the Xbox One console (they can be played without any problem on the Xbox360).

Check the status of the Xbox Live servers

Before moving on to other repair strategies, it is important to start with this troubleshooting guide and make sure the problem is not beyond your control. Keep in mind that it is also possible that a temporary problem with the Xbox Live servers is responsible for your console not being able to play backwards-compatible games. read more

How to Take a Screenshot on macOS

With the macOS operating system, it has always been easy to take a screenshot. A screenshot is an image of your computer’s desktop or an active window. Here you will find a summary of all the key combinations you can use to capture your screen in macOS.

The shortcut keys for taking screenshots may seem simple on your Mac, but each technique captures a different part of your screen.

If your workflow requires you to take screenshots regularly on your MacBook or Mac Pro, you’ll need to know three common keyboard shortcuts, and a fourth if you have a MacBook with a touchbar. One of these is a little newer. Maybe you remember MacOS Mojave, but if not, you can be sure it’s been transferred to MacOS Catalina. read more

How to Print Google Docs with Comments

Want to easily print comments when using Google Docs? There is an extension for that! If you’re assigning a request or writing project to students in Google Docs, it would be a good idea to print it with all the markers.

There are certainly times when this might be useful, especially for special education or primary school students. There are also times when I want to print out all the comments someone has made to me on a document.

Can you Print a Google Doc with Comments?

Whether or not a Google document includes comments, it won’t print them in its default settings. But does this mean that this is simply not possible? Of course it doesn’t! We live in a world of possibilities, and printing Google documents with comments is one of them. The reason why people find it difficult is that the method is not very obvious. read more

How to Play FFMPEG Videos on Windows 10

FFmpeg is one of the most popular free and open source software, which can convert almost any multimedia format to any multimedia format. For example, you can use it to convert a video from one format to another, convert or share audio files, download HLS videos, etc. The best thing about FFmpeg is that you can do most things with single-line commands.

In short, FFmpeg is fantastic and every user should have FFmpeg installed.

In this quick guide, I will show you how to download FFmpeg on Windows 10 and install it properly. When I say “install”, I’m talking about adding FFmpeg to the Windows path to make it more accessible. Let’s get started. read more

How to Join a Zoom Meeting

We will discuss how to participate in an instant meeting using an email invitation, instant messaging invitation, browser, Zoom desktop and mobile application, landline or mobile phone and H.323 or SIP device.

Before attending a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom application from the Zoom website’s download center. Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a link to register.

You can also attend a trial meeting to familiarize yourself with Zoom. read more

Enable LDAP Signing in Windows Server

The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is a standard application protocol used by Windows Server Active Directory (AD) to maintain directory services. Client devices and applications authenticate to the AD using LDAP “binding” operations. Simple LDAP binding involves sending user credentials in plain text over the network. This means that there is no encryption of the user name and password. Although the DA supports simple binding, it is not a recommended approach.

Applications that use simple LDAP bindings should be upgraded to use Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) bindings that support characters and seals (verification/integrity and encryption) instead. Applications that cannot be upgraded can use LDAP over TLS, sometimes called LDAPS, but implementation and maintenance is more complex. read more

How to Use Regular Expressions (regex) on Linux

You wonder what these strange series of symbols do under Linux? They give you command line magic! We teach you how to cast spells with regular expressions and improve your command line skills.

What are Regular Expressions?

Regular expressions are similar to the wildcards we discussed in Section 7, and they allow us to create a pattern. However, they are more powerful. Regular expressions are generally used to identify and manipulate certain data. For example, we might want to identify each line that contains an email address or url in a record. read more

Always Display the Word Count in Google Docs

Google Docs has long provided a fairly simple word counting tool. The G Suite editing application will soon have a counter always visible in the lower left corner of your screen on the web.

Displaying this information is useful for users working on documents that require a minimum or maximum number of words. This feature is best suited for shorter documents, such as newspaper articles or school essays. For longer documents, such as novels or screenplays, we recommend displaying the word count under Tools > Word Count. read more