[Windows 10] Show context CMD menu with Shift+right click after 2017 Dec. Creator update(ver. 1709)

After the update at December, 2017, it is no more possible to bring out “Open here Command Line” simply by shift+right click in the Windows Explorer.

But if there is an update, there is always a registry fix… but it seems that more security concern is taken after this update, and a change of permission is required beforehand. Let’s take a look.

The key in registry is:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\cmd]

All the shells are listed under here:

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I have installed Git GUI and Git Shell, so they are here too. And we see that Powershell can be shown as well.

Under cmd here should be something like:

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We see that we have two keys here, which handle the visibility of the corresponding shell: HideBasedOnVelocityId and ShowBasedOnVelocityId. If we want to show the key, delete the “hide” key, and vice versa. Git shell and Powershell are alike. The value is the same: 639bc8 in hex, or, 6527944 in decimal.

Before that, we must change the permission in order to change/delete the

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[Windows 10] Show context CMD menu with Shift+right click after 2017 Dec. Creator update(ver. 1709)

[Windows] Show language packs of your country and download: change country and region settings first!

Lately I began to work in a new place and I want to set my Windows 7 to be shown in full Chinese. As you know, I am living currently in Spain.

When I search the Windows Update in Control Panel, Chinese language pack does not show. The same happens when I choose to “show hidden updates”, and I also tried “search online in Microsoft update”.

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So why? It is always shown when I use my computer in China.

After some thinking, I found the key: I first change the Country and Region settings, set my location to China, and then search in the hidden updates. Then Chinese language pack shows, along with 10+ more language packs, same as what I am used to in China. (Although they are not listed as official languages in China, apparently.)

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The reason is hidden, but I think the decision is logical: a computer whose location is in Spain is very unlikely to download Chinese language pack. I guess that the update server to connect varies according to the country and region settings, and the purpose is to balance the server disk load, to avoid keep all the copies of language packs in every server on the earth. So, if you want to download a language pack, you must “be” in the country first. At least Windows permits us to change it by one click, and we don’t have to fake our IP or nothing like that.

Ah, and be sure to check if your Windows 7 is Enterprise or Professional version. Home and Home Premium cannot download language packs.

That’s all for today. Thanks!

 

 

 

[Windows] Show language packs of your country and download: change country and region settings first!

[Windows 10] Where are my desktop wallpapers located?

Splendid wallpapers are a great feature of Windows 10. But somehow they are hidden – and not in one place – in the system! Here I collected some locations to help you to find all these magnificent desktop background wallpapers!

(If what you are looking for is all the automatically downloaded, ever-changing Spotlight lock screen images, please refer to another post of mine:

[Windows 10] How to obtain all spotlight images

Jetty to the sea at Mauritius, one of my favourite desktop wallpaper. Downloaded automatically.
Jetty to the sea at Mauritius, one of my favourite desktop wallpaper. Downloaded automatically.

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[Windows 10] Where are my desktop wallpapers located?

[MSKLC] How do I created my custom keyboard layout and remap ALL keys with MSKLC in Windows 10

At last I finish my remapping of all keys on my new WASD mechanical keyboard. Hard work… but worth it.

In order to record my painful but enriching experience when doing all this, I decide to put it here, but with another my favorite editor: CMD markdown editor.

I must say that it is the smoothest online Markdown editor I have tried. (Trust me, I have tried a lot.) When having got used to it, you will never wanna go back to wordpress. (Shhhhhhh… don’t tell anyone.)

It is still not done, but I would like to finish it in the following several weeks.

[MSKLC] How do I created my custom keyboard layout and remap ALL keys with MSKLC in Windows 10 (via CMD editor)

 

[MSKLC] How do I created my custom keyboard layout and remap ALL keys with MSKLC in Windows 10

[Eclipse] Build your Integrate IDE for C/C++, Java and Javascript

I am wanting to do this before long, but I just begin to dig how to achieve this today. This is the first link I found searching “can i code c++ in eclipse for java ee”:

Adding CDT after downloading Eclipse for Java EE [message #535337]

Thanks to answers here, I know how to do this via “Install new software…” in Eclipse Mars’s “Help” menu:

  1. Choose “Help” – “Install new software…”
  2. In the “Work with:” bar, type this address to get all software for Eclipse Mars: http://download.eclipse.org/releases/mars/
  3. Search “C++” to get your C++ modules under “Programming Languages” category. You can choose like me:CDT
  4. If you want to add Javascript, you must uncheck “Show only the latest versions of available softwares”, and search for Javascript. js.PNG
  5. “Next”, and Eclipse will change your selection to a desired state, including adding more components to cover advanced needs of development. Adjust as you like here.
  6. Install all of them.

Then you will be prompt to restart.

Here comes an unexpected result: after restarting and closing the C++ welcome dialog, in Java perspective I found my hotkey bindings not working. “Restore command” under “Preferences” – “Keys” didn’t help.

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But closing and reopen the Java perspective worked. You may want to first “Restore command” and then reopen Java perspective. Your hotkeys will not be lost.

I guess that when restarting, C++ perspective, being the newcomer, takes precedence and overrides the hotkey settings. Reopen Java perspectives re-overrides the priority sequence and thus, restore the hotkey.

If any problem occurs again, I will update here.

So that’s for today. A little step in a long way of building my skills…

 

[Eclipse] Build your Integrate IDE for C/C++, Java and Javascript

[AutoHotKey] Script saved with UTF-8 without BOM leads to unpredictable strings sending in Windows 10, due to locale settings

These days I am messing around with AutoHotKey to remap my keyboard layout, why? Because I have purchase my new WASD Keyboard! That’s the first mechanical keyboard that I will have in my life and the highly customizable look really thrills me! Look at all these designs of previous customers:

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You can simply put some colors:

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Or customize the letters printed on every key:

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Or you can put an image as a whole on all your key caps…

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Or completely DIY with Inkscape as you like!

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[AutoHotKey] Script saved with UTF-8 without BOM leads to unpredictable strings sending in Windows 10, due to locale settings

[Windows 10] How to obtain all spotlight images

We now discuss how to save Windows 10 spotlight images and do what you want to them, e.g., search them with Google Images to know where it’s taken. (If you want to find where all desktop images are located, please refer to another article of mine: [Windows 10] Where are my desktop wallpapers located?)

Windows 10 has a very impressive feature: randomly change your login screen background and many of them are supreme “eye sugars”, in its most positive meaning. Login screen is the screen you see when you come back to your workstation, and it is locked when it idles for some time. It’s different from the login screen when you launch your PC the first time. You may see images like this:

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Or this:

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And more breathtaking view around the world. Well done, Microsoft!

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[Windows 10] How to obtain all spotlight images