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Sat, Apr 19, 2014 4:47 pm

Making Firefox the default browser

If you wish to make Firefox the default browser on a Microsoft Windows system, take the following steps:
  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Use Alt-T, i.e., the Alt and T keys simultaneously, to bring up the tools menu.
  3. Select Options.
  4. Click on the Advanced tab.
  5. Click on the Make Firefox the default browser button.

    Firefox Options

  6. At the Set Default Programs window which then opens, click on Firefox.

    Set Default Programs

  7. Click on Set this program as default.
  8. Click on the OK button. You can then close the Default Programs window.
  9. You should now see "Firefox is currently your default browser" in the Options window where the Make Firefox the default browser button appeared previously.

    Firefox Options

    Click on the OK button in the Options window.

Note: applies to Firefox 28 as well as earlier versions.

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Mon, Apr 14, 2014 9:47 pm

QuickBooks company files list from registry

If you wish to see the list of previously opened company files that would be displayed inside QuickBooks when QuickBooks is open, but no company file is open, without opening QuickBooks, you can query the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Intuit\QuickBooksCommon\QBFinder using the reg query command. E.g.:
C:\Users\JDoe>reg query HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Intuit\QuickBooksCommon\QBFinder

    0    REG_SZ    c:\users\jdoe\documents\quickbooks\csi\c.s.i.qbw|23|professional
    1    REG_SZ    c:\users\jdoe\documents\quickbooks\moonpoint\moonpoint.qbw|23|professional

The .qbw files displayed would be ones you could select by clicking on them from the "No Company Open" window inside QuickBooks. The "|23|professional" at the end can be ignored, if you only want to know the file names and locations. The directory path and file names displayed can then be used to backup any relevant QuickBooks files to another location for archiving, for instance, without needing to open QuickBooks.

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Mon, Apr 14, 2014 9:19 pm

QuickBooks company file needs to be updated

If you see the following message when you attempt to open a company file from a prior version of QuickBooks in QuickBooks 2013, which prevents you from opening the file, you will need to provide a user name and password for a QuickBooks account that has administrator level access to the file instead of the account credentials you are using.


This company file needs to be updated. Please ask your QuickBooks Administrator to update the file.


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Sun, Apr 06, 2014 9:40 pm

Printing to a PDF File with CutePDF Writer

Microsoft Windows operating systems don't provide by default an application to print files in PDF format, but the CutePDF™ Writer program from Acro Software Inc. is free and will give you the capability to produce a PDF file as output from almost any application that supports printing.

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Wed, Apr 02, 2014 11:00 pm

Determining the day of the week for a date

I needed to determine the day of the week for a particular date several years in the past. Rather than page back through the years using a GUI calendar, I thought I'd do it from the command line on a Linux system to which I had logged in by SSH, but couldn't remember the format for the command to display the day of the week, so had to look it up. The date command on a Linux system can be used to display information for dates other than the current one.
       date - print or set the system date and time

       date [OPTION]... [+FORMAT]
       date [-u|--utc|--universal] [MMDDhhmm[[CC]YY][.ss]]

       Display the current time in the given FORMAT, or set the system date.

       -d, --date=STRING
              display time described by STRING, not ‘now’

There were several format options available to me.

%a locale’s abbreviated weekday name (e.g., Sun)
%A locale’s full weekday name (e.g., Sunday)
%u day of week (1..7); 1 is Monday
%w day of week (0..6); 0 is Sunday

I wanted to determine the day of the week for May 30, 2005, so I could use YYYYMMDD, i.e., 20050530 for the date with any of those format parameters.

$ date --date="20050530" +%a
$ date --date="20050530" +%A
$ date --date="20050530" +%u
$ date --date="20050530" +%w

A calendar can be displayed at a shell prompt using the cal command as well that will show you the day of the week for a date using ASCII characters, e.g.:

$ cal 05 2005
      May 2005
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
 8  9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31

From that calendar, I can see that May 30 in 2005 was a Monday.

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