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Tutorials
July 13, 2011

Two Quick Shortcuts to Show File Properties In Windows

http://www.youtube.com/v/i-fox3PvwcQ Subscribe // Leave a Comment // View Channel Transcript: Hi guys. In this video I have two tips I'd like to share with you, and they're dealing specifically with how to make the properties dialog appear faster in Windows. You're probably all familiar with right-clicking files in Windows and selecting Properties. What I'd like to show you is a quicker way of doing that - two quicker ways of doing that, actually. The first way involves hovering your mouse over any file on the desktop or anywhere else in Windows, and simply holding ALT and double-clicking the file of your choosing. That will make the properties appear. The other way involves clicking on the file, actually selecting it - not just hovering over it…
Tips & Tricks
November 25, 2010

How to Launch Multiple Instances of Notepad++

Update Nov 22, 2016: I added a video tutorial for this! The written blog post remains available below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfLEEP6QsFQ Notepad++ is my primary text editor, as it offers a huge amount of features, and yet remains fairly simple to use.  After months of using it heavily both at home and at work, I began to wonder if I could launch multiple instances of it at one time. Given that I have two monitors in either case, I thought it would be interesting to have one Notepad++ window per monitor. The best approach I found makes a new copy of Notepad++ launch every time you use a shortcut. To make this work on your machine, simply do the following: Right-click any Notepad++ shortcut. Select Properties. Move to…