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In computer science, speed is always the most important parameter, and it is the one on which software and hardware developers strive to improve their products. Microsoft, for its part, has significantly improved the startup speed of a computer running Windows, particularly when the hardware requirements are met.
Quick and simple fix for hosts file editing issue. Simply configure the attributes of the shortcut to always launch as Administrator and you can modify the file in Notepad. The last step is to create that shortcut so it can be accessed with just one click from the Start Menu, Desktop, or other location of your choice.
Think that you have loads of data with many rows and you need to check them daily for details, or add new data. You might miss things after concentrating on many rows too much time, clicking on a row and reading data from the row above or below. Try row highlighting!
Highlight the selected row/rows and column/columns with an underlining shape (line, rectangle etc.).
Extract weather information for your hometown for today and the next 8 days directly to Excel cells, by clicking 1 button. This works for over 22.000 cities all over the world by using a free weather API.
Forcing uppercase text in a column is sometimes useful if multiple users work on the same file and you want to make this condition by default. Either show an error when they don't insert UPPERCASE text, either make the text UPPERCASE regardless of how they enter it.
If you are using Excel VBA you might know this already. Storing macros that work in any Excel file can be done in 2 ways: Creating a macro enabled binary file (PERSONAL.XLSB) that loads when you open any Excel file. Normally Excel doesn't create that file. Creating an Excel add-in (.XLAM, .XLA for older Excel). This is good when you want to personalize existing Ribbons or create a special Ribbon for yourself. In this tutorial we are going to cover the first way since it's the easiest. I might cover the 2nd in…