How To Remove Google Lens and Restore Voice Search in the Google Widget

A recent update to Google Widget search bar changes the voice search mic icon to a Google Lens four cornerned icon.  When you click that icon, Google Lens appears instead of the expected voice search.  Google Lens (which turns your camera on and performs searches for things it sees) is a fine product but we seldom want to use it and we want Voice Search back. Unfortunately, once you have approved the change there is…

SOLVED: VIDEO: What is Intel Turbo Boost In Simple Terms & How Does It Work

Intel Turbo Boost is a hardware technology that Intel uses to put additional electricity into its CPU’s to have them temporarily operate at a levels above their traditional specification. You might be tempted to call this “overclocking” and while the concepts are very similar, they are definitely not the same. The two big differences between overclocking and Intel Turbo Boost is the warranty and how long the chip runs at the higher speed: With a…

SOLVED: GPO To Block Software by File Name, Path, Hash or Certificate

If you want to block programs from running on your corporate network, you can easily create a Group Policy Object (GPO) to make that happen.  However, there are two GPO’s you can use but only one of them works well. Method 1 – GPO to Block Software By File Name This is the old way of blocking software and it has limited performance as we explain below: Launch REGEDIT Expand USER CONFIGURATION > POLICIES >…

SOLVED: How To Pull the Certificate From a Digitally Signed Application

If you need a copy of the digital certificate from a file you are using (perhaps for use with Software Restriction Policies), you can extract the certificate in just a few easy steps: Right click on the file and select PROPERTIES Click DIGITAL SIGNATURE tab and select the DETAILS button if you do not see the DIGTIAL SIGNATURE tab, the file is not digitally signed Click the VIEW CERTIFICATE button Click the DETAILS tab and…

SOLVED: How To Disable Focused Inbox on Office 365 Outlook Using The GUI or PowerShell

In a corporate setting, having a FOCUSED INBOX will frequently be used as an excuse by staff for not responding.  IT will receive a never ending stream of complaints and requests to tweak the algorithm which they can’t and would not want to do.  As such most companies will want to set the Focused Inbox to off by default. In the video below we demonstrate how to turn off the Focused Inbox using PowerShell because…

SOLVED: What Do The Different Classes of Solid State Disk (SSD) Mean

At first glance all Solid State Disks (SSD’s) might look the same.  Instead of having two or three spinning disks inside small metal box (traditional hard drive), SSD’s have memory chips in a small box (or just on a tiny 2280 circuit board).  In fact there are many other factors to consider: The connector – SATA or PCIe The speed/type of RAM – obviously faster RAM will make for better performance The controller – the…

SOLVED: WordPress JetPack Error Updating Settings – FetchNetworkError

We run more than a dozen sites with nearly all of the configured the same way but one of our sites kept erroring out with “WordPress JetPack Error Updating Settings – FetchNetworkError” when we were trying to change settings in JetPack. We suspect this error is related to our use of SSL via the CloudFlare CDN (Content Delivery Network) but were not able to prove it, This is a very odd situation that were were…

Why should you use an SEO company?

If you want to grow in the business world you really have to push to the next level and enhance your SEO the best way that you can. Hiring the best Organic search companies can help a lot, since it will bring in amazing results and your business will only have to benefit from this kind of stuff. With the right amount of focus and commitment nothing will stand in your way, so try to…

SOLVED: How To Set The Default Search Engine in MS Chromium Edge Browser to Google

If you are playing with Microsoft Chromium Edge browser, you may want to change the default search engine so you can use your favorite right from the address bar.  In the earliest builds this could not be easily done, but today it is not a problem: Change the Default Search Engine in Chromium Edge: Click the SETTINGS AND MORE ellipse (3 dots) in the top right corner of Edge Click SETTINGS Click PRIVACY AND SERVICES…

SOLVED: Easily Reactivate Deactivated Plugins in WordPress Manually

There are several WordPress plugins that will break your website if they are disabled.  Once disabled, you are likely in a catch-22 situation in that you cannot activate them because the site is broken and the site is broken because you cannot activate them. In our case, we took down our sister site PartisanIssues.com by disabling the Cloudflare Flexible SSL.  After goofing with scripts found on several WordPress support sites but getting nowhere for an…

SOLVED: This Task Requires That The User Account Specified Has Log On As Batch Job Rights

When you create a SCHEDULED TASK that needs to run automatically you will specify a service account for the job.  That service account must have permissions to run batches, so Windows will popup “This Task Requires That The User Account Specified Has Log On As Batch Job Rights” as shown on the right. How to assign a user “Batch Job Rights” Locally On the local server use Local Security Policy manager: Click START and type…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Enable and Disable Developer Mode on a Samsung S8 S9 S10 Android Device

This video and the instructions below it show you how to enable and disable Developer Mode on an Android based Samsung S8 S9 or S10 . Enable Developer Mode Swipe down from the top Click the SETTINGS cog Scroll to the bottom and click ABOUT PHONE Click SOFTWARE INFORMATION Click the BUILD NUMBER 7 times Disable Developer Mode Swipe down from the top Click the SETTINGS cog Scroll to the bottom and click DEVELOPER SETTINGS…

How to Avoid WMI Provider Host CPU Hot Issue

WMI or Windows Management Instrumentation Provider Host (WmiPrvSE) is a very important windows host management process used by the developers for the purpose of monitoring windows program. As a service provider host, applications in the PC cannot run without it. Many features in your computer become useless when this process fails. Worst, you cannot receive error notifications. The failure on the host management process is usually experienced after upgrading Windows 7 to 10. Most users…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Setup Free Filezilla FTP Server to Receive Scans from Ricoh, Savin, Gestetner, Lanier

If you have an older Ricoh, Savin, Gestetner, Lanier multifunction printer, fax, scanner it may not support SMB 2.0 and Server 2016 and Server 2019 do not support SMB 1.0 which means SCAN TO FOLDER is a problem. To get around this we demonstrate all of the steps required to download, install and configure a free FTP Server, then how to configure your Ricoh scanner to talk to that FTP server. Download and install Free…