Rename Files Fast In Windows 7

Here’s a quick tip for Windows 7 users – one of those shortcuts that make Windows 7 so cuddly and adorable.

If you want to rename several files in a folder, try this:

  • Highlight the first file and hit F2 to rename it.
  • Type in the new name (and notice how Windows 7 nicely highlights the file name but not the file extension so you don’t make any silly mistakes).
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Facebook Friend Suggestions – How Does It Know?

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When I joined Facebook, I was asked if Facebook could rummage through my Outlook address book looking for a match with other Facebook users. I politely responded, no, absolutely not, thank you very much, and I thought that was the end of it.

My Facebook page fired up right away, empty except for the suggestions on the side of the page listing Facebook users that I might know. […] continued “Facebook Friend Suggestions – How Does It Know?”

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OneNote 2010 – Syncing And Sharing

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Previously:
OneNote 2010 – Introduction
OneNote 2010 – Outlook Integration

Stick with me. I’m going to describe the feature built into OneNote 2010 that works so well – quietly, seamlessly – that it deserves to be noticed, used, and celebrated.

OneNote 2010 is designed to be used on multiple computers. […] continued “OneNote 2010 – Syncing And Sharing”

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OneNote 2010 – Outlook Integration

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Previously:
OneNote 2010 – Introduction

OneNote 2010 has been tightly integrated into Outlook, as well as Word, Powerpoint, and Internet Explorer. It opens up a completely new way to use OneNote – almost as an accessory to those programs rather than a standalone program, with all of OneNote’s power to hold different kinds of information (notes, pictures, links, screenshots) and link those notes to items in the other programs. […] continued “OneNote 2010 – Outlook Integration”

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OneNote 2010 – Introduction

onenoteiconMicrosoft OneNote 2010 is the best reason to buy Microsoft Office 2010. It was already a hidden treasure in Office 2007, and the improvements in the new version take it to a new level. OneNote 2010 is so good that you should consider buying Office 2010 just to get it. Microsoft has demonstrated its faith in OneNote by including it in every version of the Office 2010 suite. […] continued “OneNote 2010 – Introduction”

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Outlook Address Book And Microsoft Word

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Previously:
Displaying Contacts In The Outlook Address Book
Sorting The Outlook Address Book By Last Name

For some reason the ribbon bar in Word 2007 and Word 2010 does not have a button to push that brings up the Outlook Address Book for inserting addresses into Word documents, envelopes, and the like. […] continued “Outlook Address Book And Microsoft Word”

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Sorting The Outlook Address Book By Last Name

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When you open the Outlook Address Book to address an email message, the names in your Contacts folder are sorted by first name. Lots of people want them sorted by last name. It’s one of those mildly irritating things that requires changing a deeply hidden setting. […] continued “Sorting The Outlook Address Book By Last Name”

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Displaying Contacts In The Outlook Address Book

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When you click on the TO: button to address an email message in Outlook, most people expect to see a list of their contacts. If your mailbox is run by Microsoft Exchange, chances are that you’ll see the short list of users inside the company, not the people in your Contacts folder. […] continued “Displaying Contacts In The Outlook Address Book”

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Windows Live Sync And Missed Opportunities

windowslivesynciconMicrosoft is finalizing a new version of Windows Live Sync, its free software for syncing files among different computers. The new version replaces the two overlapping programs available from Microsoft for the last few years, Windows Live Sync and Live Mesh, combining features from both of them.

This should be good news. […] continued “Windows Live Sync And Missed Opportunities”

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The Rollout Problem

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There is an interesting consequence to the development of a global population obsessed by technology: it’s become very difficult to introduce a new service and have sufficient capacity for it to start successfully.

It’s nothing new. Back in 2004 online gaming service Steam crashed repeatedly in the first few days after Half-Life 2 was released. […] continued “The Rollout Problem”

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Social Networking Primer

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If you’re over 35, you will be secretly relieved by David Pogue’s helpful column in today’s New York Times. Bless his heart – he’s written concise, easy-to-understand explanations of the hot social networking services that everybody assumes you understand. (Apparently the Times got an outraged reaction from the Internet literati when it tried to ban the use of the word “tweet” in articles last month. […] continued “Social Networking Primer”

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Office 2010 Upgrade

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A quick reminder – if you purchased a new computer with Microsoft Office 2007 in the last few months, you can get a free upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010. It requires a modest effort – you’ll need to have a Windows Live ID, you’ll need the license code for each copy of Office 2007, and you’ll go through a bit of an exercise to download and install the updated version. […] continued “Office 2010 Upgrade”

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New Notebooks

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It is impossible to keep up with the flood of new devices onto the market. Technology is appearing everywhere, in every form factor, faster than anyone can hope to keep up with it. The most you can hope to do is be generally aware of how many choices are out there, so you don’t settle for something in the belief that you can’t get what you want. […] continued “New Notebooks”

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Kindle DX Update

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The Apple iPad has been out for a while and it’s become clear that it may fill a niche for some people as a way to read magazines and newspapers, once publishers finish work on the apps and set reasonable prices.

Serious book readers have discovered, though, that an iPad is a terrible way to read books. […] continued “Kindle DX Update”

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GMAIL LICENSE AGREEMENT

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Wayne Small, an Australian SBS consultant, took a look at Google’s license agreement recently and wrote up a nice reminder that big companies do not make any pretense of playing nicely with your information.

Google Terms of Service cover all of Google’s services, including Gmail. There are some provisions that shouldn’t be surprising – for example, that Google can turn services off without warning or notice, with no consequences. […] continued “GMAIL LICENSE AGREEMENT”

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