Using older Fujitsu ScanSnap scanners with Windows 10

A number of older ScanSnap scanners released by Fujitsu are no longer supported and the official line from Fujitsu is to buy new hardware. However, the ScanSnap range isn't cheap and you can avoid spending a large sum by utilizing Compatibility Mode built into Windows to get your older scanner working with the latest versions of Windows. This guide will show you how.

Online photo editing

I recently discovered the excellent online photo editor pixlr.com which provides a powerful, responsive photo editor within your web browser. The interface will be familiar to anyone who has ever used Photoshop -  with full support for multiple layers, retro vintage effects and many  common photo editing tools, such as the paint brush, pencil, dropper,... Continue Reading →

Creating and editing ICO files

Whilst creating this blog I needed to create an ICO file which would serve as the site’s favicon, but unfortunately there aren’t very many general purpose image editors that have the ability to save images in this format. As it’s quite rare that I need to create ICO files I really wanted to find a... Continue Reading →

Disconnecting Remote Desktop sessions

Windows 2000 and later include two command-line tools called qwinsta and rwinsta that can query and reset a session on a remote machine. This can be extremely useful if you desperately need to connect to a server via Terminal Services (otherwise known as Remote Desktop or RDP) but receive a message stating that the maximum... Continue Reading →

Search Commands for Microsoft Office

The little known tool Search Commands from Microsoft Labs adds a new tab to Microsoft Office that allows you to find commands and options within the Ribbon interface … very useful when you used to know exactly where it was on the old menu based interface, but just can’t find it anymore. The tab that... Continue Reading →

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