Clear all print jobs from the queue

If a print job gets stuck, follow these steps to clear the queue:

  • Right click the Start button (Windows 8, 8.1, 10)
  • Click Command Prompt (Admin)
  • Enter the following commands:

net stop spooler
del %systemroot%\System32\spool\printers\* /Q /F /S
net start spooler

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Fix the huge Chrome icon

There appears to be a bug with the Chrome icon in Windows 10. Here’s how to fix the huge Chrome icon that appears from time to time.

Update (Nov 2016): This appears to be a temporary solution only. Chrome updates seem to have the bug reappear.

 

  • Right click the Chrome tile on the Windows 10 Start menu and choose “More” > “Open file location”
  • Right click the Chrome shortcut and choose “Open file location”
  • Right click the file “chrome.VisualElementsManifest.xml” and choose “Rename”
  • Add “.old” to the filename (i.e. “chrome.VisualElementsManifist.xml.old”)
  • Close all the open Explorer windows and repeat the first step: Right click the Chrome tile on the Windows 10 Start menu and choose “More” > “Open file location”
  • Right click the Chrome shortcut and choose “Cut”
  • Minimise the window and “Paste” the shortcut on your Desktop
  • Right click the new Chrome shortcut on your Desktop and choose “Cut”
  • Maximise the window again and “Paste” the shortcut back to the folder where you copied it from

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Open Windows Explorer on this PC

There appears to be a bug with the Chrome icon in Windows 10. Here’s how to fix the huge Chrome icon that appears from time to time.

Update (Nov 2016): This appears to be a temporary solution only. Chrome updates seem to have the bug reappear.

  • Right click the Chrome tile on the Windows 10 Start menu and choose “More” > “Open file location”
  • Right click the Chrome shortcut and choose “Open file location”
  • Right click the file “chrome.VisualElementsManifest.xml” and choose “Rename”
  • Add “.old” to the filename (i.e. “chrome.VisualElementsManifist.xml.old”)
  • Close all the open Explorer windows and repeat the first step: Right click the Chrome tile on the Windows 10 Start menu and choose “More” > “Open file location”
  • Right click the Chrome shortcut and choose “Cut”
  • Minimise the window and “Paste” the shortcut on your Desktop
  • Right click the new Chrome shortcut on your Desktop and choose “Cut”
  • Maximise the window again and “Paste” the shortcut back to the folder where you copied it from

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Completely disable quick access

Many users don’t like how Quick Access behaves in Windows 10. Here’s how to completely disable it.

Disclaimer: This procedure requires editing the registry. Recommended for expert users only. Proceed at own risk.

  • First, set Windows Explorer to open on This PC.
  • Press Windows-R, type regedit and click OK.
  • Navigate to and expand KEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID{679f85cb-0220-4080-b29b-5540cc05aab6}.
  • Right click “ShellFolder” and click Permissions.
  • Click Add > Advanced > Find Now and select your user account in the list. Click OK.
  • Check the box next to “Full Control” and click OK.
  • Double click the “Attributes” value and change a0100000 to a0600000 and click OK.
  • Restart your PC.

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Change folder permissions

Folder permissions can be set with your FTP client or the File Manager under cPanel.

public_html – 0750

Sub folders inside public_html – 0755

Files inside public_html – 0755 or 0644

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