Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Shortcut for Snipping Tool in Windows


Snipping Tool = Windows screen capture/screenshot tool to take region captures or full screenshots
This tool is an analogous alternative to OneNote's Screen Clipping Tool (Windows + S).










1.  Start
2. Search "Snipping Tool"
3. Right click on Snipping Tool
4.  Properties




















5.  Click in the Shortcut key box & Hit the desired Shortcut (I chose "Ctrl+Alt+S" because it is similar to OneNote's shortcut)




















NOTE: The snipping tool isn't active on every version of Vista. To turn it on, you’ll have to go to “Turn Windows features on or off” in Control Panel, and check the box for the Tablet PC utilities.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Add Command Location to $PATH in Windows 7


PATH is an environment variable that holds all the executable shell commands.
PURPOSE:  jumping to a program with command prompt or terminal
TO ADD OR EDIT environment variables in Windows 7:
1.  Start > Right click on Computer > Properties
2.  Advanced System Settings
3.  Advanced Tab > Environmental Variables...
4.  Double Click on "Path"  
5.  Add new path into the “variable value” (separate values with “ ; “)