Restore unsaved documents in Word

How to recover word documentsI think almost everyone knows the scenario: You work on a Word document and either Word itself or the entire computer crashes. In order to prevent a total loss of the document, Word can activate the so-called “auto save” function, which saves the document automatically every X minutes. So in a crash only the changes since the last automatic save are lost.
But what if you had not saved the document yet? In this case, Word does not automatically restore the document. But here, too, is one last salvation. We want to look at both tips in the following.
Enable automatic saving in Word
First, the automatic save should be activated. If this is active, you can even recover documents that have not yet been saved. (Say: Word opened, […]

Change Logitech FN-key behaviour without software

Change standard FN-key behaviourToday there is once again a short tip – this time for all owners of Logitech keyboards with a FN-key. Some time ago I was looking for a new keyboard. Criterion: Parallel usage of several devices – usually via Bluetooth. In the end the choice fell on the Logitech K375s. Stylish design, support for up to 3 devices that can be connected via Bluetooth or Logitech Unifying receiver. Only one small problem remained: the FN key.

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How to read, calculate and set MTU in Windows, Linux and OSX

After I released the MTU Optimizer, a small tool for determining the optimal MTU, some days ago, let’s look at how to determine the optimal MTU by hand, how to read the currently set MTU and how to set new MTU value now. Of course we will discuss the whole thing for the three major operating systems: Windows, OSX and Linux.
Before we look at the implementation within the individual operating systems, we first briefly clarify what the MTU is and how its optimal value can be calculated.
Theory – Identify ideal MTU
The MTU (Maximum Transfer Unit) describes the maximum packet size of a protocol. It therefore indicates the maximum size of a data packet, so that it can be transmitted via a protocol. If a data packet is larger, it becomes fragmented – i.e. divided into several packages.
For example, let’s assume that we (=PC) would have a factory for sugar packets and our packet […]

Windows 10: Fix wrong time

Fix-Win-10-wrong-time-problemFor some time, I was plagued by a small, but not less annoying, issue on Windows 10. The system time drifted intermittently one hour off. A manual changeover of the time brought success only in the short term. After a while the clock went wrong again.
The correct time zone and summer/winter time (daylight saving time) were selected in the Windows time and date settings and the automatic synchronization of the time was activated. Nevertheless the Windows clock did what it wants, but not what it was supposed to do.
Finally I found the solution to the problem inside the Windows services menu. The automatic time synchronization service was disabled. Now, after I activated the Windows Time service, the system time is correct again. You can activate the service as follows.

Press Win-Taste + R key
Enter services.msc and click ok, to start […]

Windows: How to increase the maximum screen resolution

Recently, I bought a netbook for my workshop to control a laser engraver (the DK-8 from Neje). Unfortunately, I had overlooked a small detail. The display of the netbook has only a native resolution of 1,024 x 600 pixels. However, the window of the control software requires at least 800 pixels in height, so that some of the software is not visible and thus can not be operated.
But remedy could be created by a small adjustment to the operating system. (In my case Windows 7 Starter.) By changing a key in the registry, the resolution can be increased beyond the native resolution. That’s how it works…
Increase maximum resolution in Windows
In order to support higher resolutions than the display’s native resolution, a registry key must be adjusted. Therefore open the Registry. (Either via the search in the start menu with the term “regedit” or by […]