Lenovo Thinkpad E470 (Win 10) – Connecting to External Monitor Viewsonic VA1903a

Issue: Lenovo Thinkpad E470 user trying to connect to Viewsonic VA1903a Monitor but monitor displayed “Out of Range”

Solution:
1) E470’s resolution is 1920×1080 whereas VA1903a’s resolution is 1366×768. Need to lower resolution in order to display properly.
2) Go to Intel HD Graphics Control Panel and click on Display
3) Select the other display instead of “Built-in Display”
4) Change Resolution to 1366×768
5) Select “Scale to Full Screen”
6) Click on Apply
7) Viewsonic monitor should able to display your Desktop.

 

 

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Canon InkJet iX7000 printer kept printing from manual tray

Issue:
User’s Canon InkJet iX7000 Printer kept printing from manual tray in Outlook even though:
a) Cassette has paper
b) In printer properties, Paper Source is Manual Tray as default even i changed it to Cassette
c) In Word, Paper Source can select to Cassette and print out from Cassette.

Solution:
1) In Outlook, go to Paper Setup and changed to Cassette for Paper Source.
2) In Printer properties, Paper Source also “auto-changed” to Cassette
3) User able to print using paper from Printer’s Cassette.

Lenovo Yoga Book (Windows 10) – Disable Keyboard Vibration

Issue: Lenovo Yoga Book user wanted to disable vibration when she typing.

Solution:
1) Go to C:\Program Files\Lenovo
2) Run ControlApp.exe
3) Uncheck box for Vibrate on Keypress
There are other options like Touch tone (for Sound), Sleep (for keyboard’s light) and Brightness adjustment (for brightness).

Using Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

By default, Windows 10 will use Photos to open jpg files.

I prefer to use Windows 7’s Windows Photo Viewer (it is faster…)

Registry file:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; Created by: Shawn Brink
; Created on: June 27th 2016
; Tutorial: http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/14312-windows-photo-viewer-restore-windows-10-a.html

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.bmp]
@=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.gif]
@=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.ico]
@=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.jfif]
@=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.jpeg]
@=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.jpg]
@=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.png]
@=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.tif]
@=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.tiff]
@=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\.wdp]
@=”PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.bmp\OpenWithProgids]
“PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”=hex(0):

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.gif\OpenWithProgids]
“PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”=hex(0):

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.ico\OpenWithProgids]
“PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”=hex(0):

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.jpeg\OpenWithProgids]
“PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”=hex(0):

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.bmp\OpenWithProgids]
“PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”=hex(0):

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.jfif\OpenWithProgids]
“PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”=hex(0):

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.jpeg\OpenWithProgids]
“PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”=hex(0):

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.jpg\OpenWithProgids]
“PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”=hex(0):

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.png\OpenWithProgids]
“PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”=hex(0):

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.tif\OpenWithProgids]
“PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”=hex(0):

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.tiff\OpenWithProgids]
“PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”=hex(0):

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.wdp\OpenWithProgids]
“PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff”=hex(0):

Save it .reg file and run it.

Then set Windows Photo Viewer as default app for jpg file.

Reference:
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/14312-restore-windows-photo-viewer-windows-10-a.html

 

 

 

Unable to open jpg files using Photos (Windows 10)

Issue: User unable to open jpg files using Photos (app).

Solution:
1) Run powershell and run as administrator
2) Type get-appxpackage *Microsoft.Windows.Photos* | remove-appxpackage
3) Type Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”} 
4) Reboot computer

Reference:

Insert ASCII Symbols and Characters (updated on 25May18)

1.Press and hold Alt key and press 0179
2.then let go all keys and you will get ³ (cube)

1.Press and hold Alt key and press 0178
2.then let go all keys and you will get ² (square)

1.Press and hold Alt key and press 0188
2.then let go all keys and you will get ¼ (a quarter)

1.Press and hold Alt key and press 6
2.then let go all keys and you will get ♠ (Black Spade)

Reference:
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Insert-ASCII-or-Unicode-Latin-based-symbols-and-characters-d13f58d3-7bcb-44a7-a4d5-972ee12e50e0