Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Disable Windows 8.1 charms bar from showing up on a touchpad

Most PCs with touchpad enables Windows 8.1 gesture support. In most cases, it is more of problem/annoying feature than it is worth.

To disable charms bar from showing up when swiping the touchpad (Dell laptops), do:

  1. Open Dell Touchpad from system tray.
  2. Go to Gestures tab
  3. Disable/un-check "Right Edge Swipe"

nView Desktop Manager interferes with VirtualBox guest Alt+Tab functionality

If you have nVIDIA graphics adapter and installed nView Desktop Manager and you also have VirtualBox running in the host machine then Alt+Tab functionality in the guest will affected by nView if it is enabled.

This was observed on:
OS: Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit
VirtualBox: 4.3.20

Sunday, November 30, 2014

HowTo: Set IPv4 preferred DNS server to static IP from command line

c:\> netsh interface ip set dns VirtualBox Host-Only Network static 192.168.0.1

where:
VirtualBox Host-Only Network - is the network interface name

Saturday, November 29, 2014

HowTo: Set static IP on a Windows machine from the command line

c:\> netsh interface ip set address name="VirtualBox Host-Only Network" source=static addr=192.168.1.1 mask=255.255.255.0

where:
VirtualBox Host-Only Network - is the network interface name

Friday, November 28, 2014

HowTo: Set the network interface to get IP from DHCP using the command line

c:\> netsh interface ip set address "VirtualBox Host-Only Network" dhcp

where:
VirtualBox Host-Only Network - is the network interface name

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

HowTo: Join to a domain using WMIC

c:\> wmic.exe /interactive:off ComputerSystem Where name="MACHINE-NAME" call JoinDomainOrWorkgroup FJoinOptions=3 Name="DOMAIN-NAME" UserName="DOMAIN-NAME\user01" Password="Password01"

Copied this from the internet elsewhere forgot to get the URL to give credits.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

PyCharm: Unresolved reference 'print'

PyCharm can sometimes get confused specially if you have multiple interpreters and using virtualenv. To fix "Unresolved reference 'print'" message, do File | Setting... (Ctrl+Alt+S) | Project Interpreter | Show All (drop down) | Show path for the selected interpreter () | Reload List of Paths ().

Reference(s):
http://forum.jetbrains.com/thread/PyCharm-291