While there’s talk of Microsoft axing the Control Panel, it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon . Some important settings are only found in the classic Control Panel on Windows 10—they aren’t in the Settings app. Here are 13 ways you can open the Control Panel. Search the Start Menu You can search for any application on your PC with the Start menu’s search feature, which is also known as Windows Search. In the Search box to the left of the taskbar, just type “Control Panel.” Click “Control Panel” in the search results to launch it. You can also use the arrow keys to select it and press “Enter.” RELATED: Stop Hunting and Start Finding! Pin It to the Taskbar Windows lets you pin apps to the taskbar for quick access. You can launch Control Panel using one of the methods in this article and then pin it to the taskbar. To do this, launch Control Panel, right-click its icon in the taskbar, then select “Pin to Taskbar” to keep it there permanently. You can then … [Read more...] about 13 Ways to Open the Control Panel on Windows 10
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It’s pretty easy to read the contents of a Linux text file line by line in a shell script—as long as you deal with some subtle gotchas. Here’s how to do it the safe way. Files, Text, and Idioms Each programming language has a set of idioms. These are the standard, no-frills ways to accomplish a set of common tasks. They’re the elementary or default way to use one of the features of the language the programmer is working with. They become part of a programmer’s toolkit of mental blueprints. Actions like reading data from files, working with loops, and swapping the values of two variables are good examples. The programmer will know at least one way to achieve their ends in a generic or vanilla fashion. Perhaps that will suffice for the requirement at hand. Or maybe they’ll embellish the code to make it more efficient or applicable to the specific solution they are developing. But having the building-block idiom at their fingertips is a great starting point. Knowing and … [Read more...] about How to Process a File Line by Line in a Linux Bash Script
Finding the sum of squares in Microsoft Excel can be a repetitive task. The most obvious formula requires a lot of data entry, though there’s a lesser-known option that gets you to the same place. Finding the Sum of Squares for Multiple Cells Start a new column anywhere in an Excel spreadsheet and label it. It’s here that we’ll output the solution of our squares. The squares don’t have to be next to each other, nor does the output section; it can be anywhere on the page. Type the following formula into the first cell in the new column: =SUMSQ( From here you can add the letter and number combination of the column and row manually, or just click it with the mouse. We’ll use the mouse, which autofills this section of the formula with cell A2. Add a comma and then we’ll add the next number, from B2 this time. Just type in B2 to the formula, or click the appropriate cell to autofill it. Close the parenthesis and press “Enter” on the keyboard to display the sum of … [Read more...] about How to Calculate the Sum of Squares in Excel
There’s one font that is almost universally reviled. Just the sight of it causes people to cringe in disgust. You know exactly what font I’m talking about (even if you ignore the title.) Why does everyone hate Comic Sans? Comic Sans is one of those fonts that seem to have been around forever. It’s as iconic as Times New Roman and Arial in the font world. Who created Comic Sans? Was it always as hated as it is today? Let’s learn about the ugly duckling of fonts. Who Created Comic Sans? The origin of Comic Sans is intertwined with another much-maligned Microsoft product: Microsoft Bob . While Microsoft Bob failed so quickly that many people don’t even remember it, Comic Sans has lived on. Microsoft Bob was a wildly re-imagined desktop interface made for Windows 95 . People could create their own virtual “rooms” that acted as desktops, and guiding them through everything were cartoon companions. RELATED: Why I Loved Microsoft Bob, Microsoft's Strangest Creation … [Read more...] about The Origin of Comic Sans: Why Do So Many People Hate It?
Whether you’re a sports enthusiast or a casual viewer, you’ve likely heard the term “GOAT” before. Here’s what being the “GOAT” of a sport (or anything else) means. “Greatest of All Time” GOAT stands for “greatest of all time.” If you’ve participated in online sports talk, you may recognize that the term is used to refer to the greatest athlete in the history of a professional sport. Alternatively, some use it to refer to the best currently active athlete in the field. Because of its prominence, it has also become a general term for an all-time great at topics outside of sports. The acronym is frequently found in every part of the internet where sports are talked about. This includes message boards, social networking sites, and video sharing sites like YouTube. It is also used between smaller groups of sports fans, whether in chats or real life. Many sports media outlets have also adopted the term, frequently writing articles about who they think the GOAT of a particular … [Read more...] about What Does “GOAT” Mean, and How Do You Use It?