How to change default file explorer directory (shortcut win+E) to This PC in Windows 10
Tips , Windows / August 5, 2015

After upgrade to Windows 10 you could encounter some minor changes in UI. One of most confusing decisions for me by Microsoft was to change function of shortcut win+E.  In older versions it launched This PC. I was using it since Windows 7 because I didn’t want to always double-click on This PC on desktop. I was happy until I upgraded to Windows 10 and now instead of launching This PC it launches some kind of “Recent files” called Quick Access. But don’t worry, Microsoft left us choice to set it back to normal. Buy I am really confused why would they change so old shortcut . So here is how you can set shortcut win+R to point to This PC:  Open any folder in explorer  Goto View > Options  Change “Open File Explorer to:” to This PC Thats it ! Enjoy your old habits.

Tip: Notepad++ Shell execute failed (2) FIX
Other stuff / December 30, 2013

Past year I have experienced problem editing files via Notepad++ ‘s file context menu. Program throws error “Shell execute failed (2): Is this command correct ?”. Today I made decision to fix this annoying thing. Previously I tried to uninstall whole Notepad++ and install again, but it didn’t work. So I asked uncle google, what he thinks about it. I found two working fixes, but essentially both things do the same thing. notepad++.exe can’t be set to have admin rights . So fix is easy: Right click -> properties on notepad++.exe (in notepad++ installation folder) Switch to compatibility tab Uncheck “Run this program as an administrator” Done!   And you are good to go with editing via shell extension.