Category: Windows 10

Keeping your managed PC from locking all the time

I know you shouldn’t try and subvert your companies internal security policies, but sometimes the security department just don’t seem to understand the consequences of what they do…especially when using multiple computers simultaneously!

The following script essentially presses the inaccessible F15 key at regular time intervals to ensure the screen timeout is reset and you avoid locking out.

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Windows 10 Virtual Desktops – Quick guide and shortcut keys

When you have dozens of apps open and working across different tasks, then Windows 10 Virtual Desktops can help. By using virtual desktops you can open or move the right apps and browsers for a particular task to it’s own desktop.

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Fix for OneDrive high CPU

If your OneDrive seems to be constantly running at a higher than expected CPU (anything above 10%), then this fix may help. It worked for me. CPU settled down after a while.

To see what’s eating your CPU, press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. On the ‘Process’ tab sort the ‘CPU’ column to show the largest number at the top. If you see OneDrive up at the top most of the time, then it probably needs this reset. It should be pretty much on 0% once all is synced.

All your account settings and files will remain in tact. Make sure you have installed the latest version too ( https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/download/ ).

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run Window.
  2. In the Run Window enter the following:
    %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset
  3. Click OK. The OneDrive system tray icon on the desktop should disappear and re-appear after a minute or two.
  4. If the OneDrive system tray icon does not re-appear after a few minutes, do the following. In the Run Window Enter:
    %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe