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F1 help in Windows [XP] Explorer

Have you ever accidentally hit the F1 key in Explorer when you meant F2 (or 1, or Esc)? Normally missing a key isn’t a big deal, but in this case F1 triggers the Windows help center. Help may be valuable sometimes (I wouldn’t know, I’ve never used it), but for me, the accidental keypress costs […]

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Customizing graphs in Zenoss

Zenoss has a pretty nice integration with rrdtool. You can get a lot of pretty graphs out of it. I like to take these graphs and put them on the company intranet for other employees to enjoy†. I also find that it’s quite helpful to show some of the more important graphs in one place […]

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Creating a new folder in Windows XP, using the keyboard

Since Windows 98, I have been searching for a simple keystroke to create a new folder in Windows Explorer. Sounds stupid, I know. But not being able to do this is an annoyance and a time waster. Every few months I get fed up and search the internet, and don’t find anything (except other people […]

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