Windows 10 Programs and Apps Self-starting after Reboot

This one’s a bit of a curate’s egg from Microsoft In an update sometime during the last year, Microsoft introduced a “feature” whereby starting or restarting your computer causes some programs and apps that were open at the time of shutdown to automatically open again. This is new behaviour. We have always taken it for …
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Of Taskbars and Screensavers and Re-boots

Three things with nothing in common except that I get asked about all of them from time to time and none would justify a blog on their own Windows Taskbar Location If your Windows taskbar has suddenly relocated itself to the side of the screen – or even the top – then you can put …
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Have You Tried Re-booting It?

That’s probably the most common suggestion I make when offering support and advice to my computer clients. But where does the phrase come from? What does it mean? “Booting” or “bootstrapping” is a contraction of the phrase “To pull oneself up by the bootstraps”. Bootstraps are the tags on boots that help you get a …
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