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Published by Brian Slezak on 18 Feb 2010

Windows Search Advanced Query Syntax

I am overly impressed with the gigantic list of syntax options one has in Windows Search. Not only is it a huge list, but many of them work as expected.

I just migrated to a new work laptop, and subsequently from Windows XP to Windows 7. I was absolutely tied to Google Desktop in XP, but now I’m wondering if Microsoft just won me over and I don’t need to download and install GD. (Surprising, because this may be the first time Microsoft has won me over on anything since Windows 2000. I may have to install GD for the recent e-mail gadget that it provides, but I may not turn on indexing. I’m beside myself.

Published by Brian Slezak on 16 Feb 2010

Firefox Hotkey Management

I love this Firefox add-on so much I had to blog about it.

Hot keys are great. They make us geeks more productive, which in turn allows us to slack off more. Geeks love slacking. Aside from this, some time ago I installed the Delicious Bookmarks add-on for Firefox. It very cruelly hijacked my Web Developer Toolbar hot keys.

Geek not happy.

I’ve searched for months for a solution, and just today while migrating to a new laptop (very shiny BTW,) I finally found it. This is an absolutely brilliant add-on. All thanks to dorando.

Every Windows application should come with a similar utility, and Windows should have its own management of hot keys! (If you have suggestions on similar utilities, please comment.)