Pin document to taskbar in Windows 11

Same problem as this one?
” under Windows 10 I could drag & drop any file (e.g. docx or xlsx) to the Word/Excel icon, which is pinned on my taskbar. When righ-clicking on the Excel icon, I could see my pinned Excel files. Same with Word: I saw all my pinned documents. Windows 11 doesn’t let me drag & drop files to the pinned Microsoft App in the taskbar anymore. Please note, it is not about pinning the Excel app to my taskbar or pinning a document as an app to the taskbar: it is about pinning a DOCUMENT to the pinned Mircosoft app. “

The answer:

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Skip Thunderbird calendar item summary

Since TB91 behaviour for opening an item in your Thunderbird Lightning calendar has changed from ‘edit item’ to ‘view summary’. Yes, you can click ‘edit’ or hit enter, but it just adds another step to an operation that should be default, or at least be a preference you can set.

So Google to the rescue… read this, this, this (text below) and this… and solve the problem just like we solved the transparent items issue.

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Samsung Notes on Windows

You have it on your phone, You want it also on your PC.
How?

Go to the microsoft website
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/samsung-notes/9nblggh43vhv
Login with the same Microsoft account as on your PC.
Now GET and go to Microsoft Store App on your PC…. Install.
Done!

And if it does not work… read this:
– Download the appx
– Run the update on Microsoft Store!
– Sign into the Samsung cloud (same as your phone)
…and see your notes appear

Have a nice day!

BIOS Settings

Reboot and keep hitting ESC, F2, F8, F10 or whatever the computer requires… But, there is another way, which I found out trying this for an old ASUS Transformer T100.
According to Asus: Press and hold the F2 button, then click the power button. DO NOT RELEASE the F2 button until the BIOS screen display.

Of course this does not work, why else would I write about it?

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Word 2019 Save as PDF shows ‘title’, not ‘filename’

Using a new (to me) version of Word 2019 brings new challenges.
I create invoices in Microsoft Word and save them as a PDF file to send by e-mail. In Acrobat it started showing the Word document property for document title, and no longer the filename, like I was used to in Word 2013.

The answer is a simple option… you just have to know where to find it:

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Reset the Excel Worksheet “Last” Cell

You can tell when the “used range” excel is using is too big and is going to add extra blank rows when you use the scroll bar to the right and it goes beyond the last row of actual data when you scroll to the bottom. Terrible when trying to print your data. I’ve found something, and corrected the procedure, so it consistently works to delete those blank rows.

Do this to get rid of them:

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Excel CSV with comma’s

You want a CSV, a comma-separated file, to actually have comma’s as separators and NOT semi-colons as your field delimiter!
However, in countries where the comma is used as decimal separator, this is not by default for Excel. Various sources hint to the solution, but none are really complete. You need to do this:

1. Change the system – region settings – additional settings – to use a , as list separator.
2. Change Excel – options – advanced – to not “Use system separators”, but manually set a . as Decimal separator and , as Thousands separator.
3. Then with Excel, save your file as “CSV (Comma Delimited)”
4. Change your Excel setting back to what it was (Use system separators), so you can continue your work like you’re used to.

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