How To Export PUTTY Sessions List

I’ve used this on my Windows 7 machine and it will export the list to a registry file directly onto your desktop. Copy and run this as-is, do not change anything to include SimonTatham. If you change it, it will not work.

regedit /e "%userprofile%\desktop\putty-sessions.reg" KEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham\PuTTY\Sessions

The above command did NOT work on my Windows 10 system but the following DID work on Windows 10 and Windows 7:

regedit /e "%userprofile%\desktop\putty.reg" HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham

Once the file has been created, you can move it to other systems. As a reminder, if you are using SSH keys, those will need to be copied to the other machine(s) as well.

To “import” the list of PUTTY sessions, just double-click on the file. Open PUTTY and you should see your saved sessions.

Windows Snipping Tool Gone

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Somehow, my very useful Windows Snipping tool had disappeared from my computer. No trace of it. I know there are others and there will be others so if you find yourself in a similar situation, just follow these steps:

1. Create a shortcut on your desktop. You can do this by doing a right-mouse click on your desktop and selecting “New” -> “Shortcut”

2. When prompted to type the location of the item, copy and paste this into the location:    %windir%\system32\SnippingTool.exe

3. Click Next, name your new shortcut (I made mine Snipping Tool) and then Finish.

4. From there, you can click and drag it to your start menu where you can pin it to your task bar and so on.

How to Transfer Mozilla Firefox Bookmarks to New System

Use Bookmarks Manager to Export

  1.  Launch Firefox and click on the “Firefox” menu in the top left corner.
  1. Select “Bookmarks” from the menu and select “Show All Bookmarks” from the cascading menu.
  1. Select “All Bookmarks” in the navigation menu on the left.
  1. Select the “Import and Backup” menu and choose “Export Bookmarks to HTML.”
  1. Name the file in the File Name field and choose the location where you want the export file to save. Click Save.”

Import Bookmarks

  1. Copy the file to a flash drive and move it to your new computer. You can also attach the file to an email, email it to yourself and download it on your new computer.
  1. Launch Firefox on your new PC. Select “Bookmarks” from the menu and select “Show All Bookmarks” from the cascading menu.
  1. Choose “Import Bookmarks from HTML.”
  1. Navigate to the file that you created from your other computer and click “Open” to import the bookmarks.

Compatibility Mode in Internet Explorer

Opening Sites in Compatibility Mode in Internet Explorer

Websites that are designed for pervious versions of Internet Explorer don’t always display or function as expected in the current version. Often, they will display properly, they just won’t function properly.

For instance, if you have multiple tabs open in an Internet Explorer session and you go to close a single tab but Internet Explorer shuts down all of the tabs. This is a compatibility issue.

Also, If you are using OnContact or iMail in an Internet Explorer session and go to send an email message, you see the spinning wheel that gives you the impression your message is being sent but never goes away. That too is a compatibility issue.

A quick fix to a compatibility issue is to go up the address bar and click on the icon that looks like a page broken into two pieces.

You may also hold down the tab button on your keyboard and press the letter “t”. This activates the tools menu in Internet Explorer and should appear. Go down to Compatibility View Settings. There, you can add site to the list instructing Internet Explorer to always open the site in compatibility mode.

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