Nowadays I mainly use Dell devices running Windows. I have a TracFone, but have not installed any apps on it. BTW, if you happen to have my phone number, please do not leave voice mail because I never listen to it (and actually don’t know how), and please do not text me anything big because I pay by the megabyte (and by the minute).
Clipboard History (part of Windows 10 but needs to be turned on)
gVim (GUI Vim)
Power Toys (with the Shortcut Guide turned off because when I press the Windows logo key, I do not want to see this guide😱)
Visual Studio Code with these extensions:
and other GUI tools
One of the first things I do on a new Windows device is create a folder on the desktop named
To learn about this, see howtogeek.com’s What Is the “God Mode” Folder in Windows 10, and How Do I Enable It?
Everything that is in the Startup folder is launched when Windows starts up. I like to keep an eye on what’s in this folder so I put a shortcut to this folder…
on my Windows desktop and
in the Startup folder (since it is a shortcut, you don’t need to worry about an infinite loop).
The startup folder is usually located here:
To create a shortcut to this folder, right-click on it in Windows File Explorer and
|I also keep an eye on the list of installed programs (sorted by date), what’s going on with Task Scheduler, and more.|
I use the following environment variables on my Windows devices.
These environment variables make it easy to…
share scripts and configs on multiple Windows devices
and update scripts and configs when, for example, it is a new year.🎉
Windows built-in File History
PowerShell Core, which is multi-platform and FLOSS
PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE)