Windows CE Keyboard Shortcuts / Hotkeys List

Sometimes you have to work with some old devices. Some of them are based on Windows CE operating system. Running into trouble with this devices is quite a pain. Fortunately, if you connect a keyboard you can use a lot of shortcuts to find a work around and troubleshoot.

Ctrl + Alt + Equal (=) Calibrate Touch
Shift + Shift Caps Lock
Fn + Ctrl Numlock, Numeric Keypad
Alt + Ctrl Alt Tap (Right Click)
Alt + Up Key Page Up
Alt + Down Key Page Down
Alt + Left Key Home
Alt + Right Key End
WinKey + Esc Toggle open windows
WinKey (or) Ctrl + Esc Display Start Menu
WinKey + M Minimise All
WinKey + – PC Link
WinKey + / Stylus Configuration Properties
WinKey + C Control Panel
WinKey + E Windows Explorer
WinKey + Run Run Dialogue
WinKey + H Help
WinKey + i Stylus Properties
WinKey + K Keyboard Properties
WinKey +  Space Bar Windows Shortcut Key Help
WinKey + TAB Minimise All
Alt + Tab Task Manager
Ctrl + Alt + Del Task Manager
Ctrl + Alt + Backspace Task Manager
Alt + Esc Cycle Open Windows
Ctrl + A Select All
Alt + Enter Right Tap, Properties
Alt + H Help (in most programs)

How to change US (inches) to Metric (cm) in Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

If you are using metric system and if you are more comfortable with cm, mm instead of inches then you might need to change this setting when you work with images in Office documents or presentations.

This is done very easy by changing your System regional settings:

1. Search for “Regional” or go to Regional Settings in Control Panel

2. Click on “Additional Settings

3. In “Measurement System“, change from “US” to “Metric

And that should be all. Select again your image in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and you will get the size values in Metric units.

Firefox window turned full white, glitches or not responding.

With my new PC, Firefox is crashing very often. I’m finding myself in front of a not responding browser or just a fully white window. In some cases the web-page elements became full black or there are some graphical glitches (in text, images and videos). The solution was to minimize/maximize and wait for some time, change the focus to other app, move one tab to a new window or simply scroll up or down. This solutions sometimes work, but most of the time they doesn’t and I need to open task manager and end Firefox. I have the latest Firefox version (51.0.1) and latest graphic drivers.


Well … the the actual solution to this problem is quite simple. You just need to disable “Disable Hardware Acceleration“.

1. Go to “Menu” -> “Options

2. Go to “Advanced” and disable “Use hardware acceleration when available“.

And that’s all. Hope it helps!

This version of AirPort Utility doesn’t support this base station. Solved

Do you still have an older Apple WiFi router? Do you still need to configure it?

Take a look at your AirPort Express and locate the model number in the faint print. Do you you have an A1084 or A1088 model? Unfortunately, these older versions of the Express are no longer supported by the newer operating systems (Mac OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks or Sierra). Read More

How to format your USB flash/hard drive to be used for Windows and Mac? exFAT

Do you want to move data between Windows and Mac? Do you use an USB hard drive for this?

If yes, I am sure you wonder what is the best way to do it. If you format your drive in FAT32, you will face all limitations of this old protocol (e.g. max file-size of 4GB) … if NTFS you will get all the Windows options available but will be read-only for Mac… if you format it in Mac OS Extended you will not be able to use it in Windows. The solution is a to make a compromise and use exFAT. Read More