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    SOLVED Sticky Notes

    My x32Win10ProV21H1 lacks Sticky Notes, and the methods of recovery outlined in https://www.intowindows.com/how-to-reset-and-reinstall-sticky-notes-in-windows-10/ all fail to do that. Getting it from Microsoft Store requires Xbox to be on - and that seems to be an extra device/gadget. Isn't...
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    How to turn off windows hotkeys that use the RIGHT Win key

    https://www.nextofwindows.com/how-to-disable-any-specific-win-keyboard-shortcut-in-windows?unapproved=294596&moderation-ash=078b89d08b3106d9992818cda4eda901#comment-294596 claims that specific shortcuts can be disabled, but does not show how to distinguish between those using the left windows...
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    How to turn off some windows hotkeys that use the RIGHT Win key

    https://www.nextofwindows.com/how-to-disable-any-specific-win-keyboard-shortcut-in-windows?unapproved=294596&moderation-ash=078b89d08b3106d9992818cda4eda901#comment-294596 claims that specific shortcuts can be disabled, but does not show how to distinguish between those using the left windows...
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    Where is the 'on this device' list of logins ?

    When I use Chrome to log into Facebook and WorldRemit (and at least one more website which I can not remember now), two email addresses are prompted - one is my correct one, the other is an absurdly corrupted version of my real address - it has 'busy?' appended to the end. Although I am not...
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    SEARCH censorship ?

    Why is it that both the Search in the Task Bar (Cortana ?) and in top right of the Drive page, fail to find results for 'quarantine', when I can manually find AT LEAST four folders with that name on the drive ?
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    QUICKLY changing default browsers between Firefox and Edge (and back)

    Macros, VBS, Powershell, batch-files - I don't mind - whatever works to quickly toggle the browser DEFAULT state between Edge and Firefox.
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    File transfer by cable between Win10 PCs.

    Although moving files between PCs via USB stick is quite simple and easy to do, I wonder whether a direct USB cable connection between PCs would have some merit. I have experience of doing that through lap-link (PC-Linq) between Win98E and WinXP. Its driver/software is of 2003, and might not be...
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    Connecting PC by cable for file tranfer.

    Although moving files between PCs via USB stick is quite simple and easy to do, I wonder whether a direct USB cable connection between PCs would have some merit. I have experience of doing that through lap-link (PC-Linq) between Win98E and WinXP. Its driver/software is of 2006, and might not be...
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    Safe to delete Tasks from Scheduler ?

    I investigated the potential of Task Scheduler and saw what is in the attachment, Any reason why I should not delete them ?
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    Make an Explorer setting apply to 3rd party programs

    In x32Win10ProV21H1, I have Explorer set, so that when THIS PC opens with entries sorted by TYPE, the 'Folders' and the 'Network Locations' categories are collapsed. When I open the SaveAs option in MSOffice, that arrangement holds, but if in 3rd party programs, they are NOT collapsed. Is there...
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    How to restore Autoplay ?

    Autoplay used to work well for permanently connected drives, whose power could be turned ON and OFF for the one connected by SATA and for the other the USB connection could be toggled. Now they do not Autoplay. I have checked the configurations of Control Panel, Settings, Registry and Services...
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    How to force compliance with Local group Policy settings ?

    IN VAIN have I done the suggested registry change and also set Local Group Policy to ENABLED for "Turn off display of recent search entries in the File Explorer search box" - but search history still shows.
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    Multiple instances of a chat program

    Programs like EXCEL and WORD allow more than one instance to be open on the desktop simultaneously; is there a structural reason why a chat program could not have a separate instance open for different contacts ?
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    Creating a registry patch for a deletion

    I understand that by EXPORTING a key, one can create a registry patch containing the modification of THAT key, but how to create a patch for the DELETION of a key ?
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    How to keep a partition icon as it should be.

    Each week, I clone my system to one of four partitions on a larger drive. So these partitions get basically the same content. However the icon in Explorer for the second partition turns into one for a CDrom at every clone. I have a program that can restore the correct icon, but that is effective...
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    How to keep a partition icon as it should be.

    Each week, I clone my system to one of four partitions on a larger drive. So these partitions get basically the same content. However the icon in Explorer for the second partition turns into one for a CDrom at every clone. I have a program that can restore the correct icon, but that is effective...
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    Preventing the drive icon for an SSD partition from reverting to CDrom.

    Once a week I access a 500Gb SSD which has four partitions. The second partition (and ONLY that one) keeps appearing in Windows Explorer with a CDrom icon. I have a software that corrects it, but I would like to stop it reverting to CDrom. I do not know what triggers the reversal.
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    Preventing an unwanted change in the mouse cursor

    One of my programs in x32Win10ProV20H2 has the hotkey CTRL SHFT which turns the mouse cursor into a text-capture tool. I find that conversion happening VERY frequently without me applying the hotkey. How might this be caused ? - or more importantly, how can it be prevented ? The USB connected...
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    PCIe-USB3.0 card causes a problematical in Device Manager

    Two slightly differenty PCIe-to-USB3.0 cards that work in a PC with x64Win10ProV20H2, trigger a Device Manager problematical in a PC running x32Win10ProV20H2, even in different PCIe slots. How can I get them to work in the 32bit PC ?
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    How to make Windows allocate a drive letter automatically ?

    I alter the contents of a HDD daily in one PC and then copy that new version to another HDD in a second PC. That second PC always requires me to add a drive letter to the target HDD. It a bit tiresome and I'd like to rectify that, so that a drive letter gets allocated automatically. What are my...
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