Archive for Windows

Bulk Image Resize in MS Word 2016

Steps Recorder is built in to Windows and is excelent for recording clicks when perfoming tasks on a PC. Saves the results to an .mht file too. Great … except … 300 images, 1366×2000-and-something plus 48MB causes an issue if you try opening in a browser. “OK, I’ll open it in Word”. Well, yeeessss … except …

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Collection of Useful Command Line Tricks

To copy files from multiple directories into a single directory:

for /f "delims==" %k in ('dir <source file spec> /s /b') do copy "%k" <dest folder>

XP Command Prompt From Explorer

We may need a command prompt less and less these days, but we do still need it and there is nothing more infuriating than having the directory visible in explorer only to have to then manually navigate to it when you open a command prompt. What we want is a short cut on explorer’s right mouse click:



Well, just run up good old regedit, locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\shell, create a key with the name that will be displayed in the menu – I chose “DOS Prompt …” (OK, so it’s not really DOS, but DOS gives me a warm cosy feeling),create another key within it called “Command” and set it’s string value to “cmd.exe” %L :-


As an aside, with Vista Microsoft realised this feature was missing so added it ; yes, just open explorer, right click in the right hand panel whilst holding the [shift] key WHILST NOTHING IS SELECTED, oh, and outside of all files and columns (hope you have a big screen!). Muppets!