Microsoft Teams & OneDrive – Fix issue with Excel date formats

I work in a UK based company and we've recently been using Microsoft Teams more and more, which for the most part has been great. However, whenever someone edits an Excel workbook within the Teams web (or desktop) app, they realise that datetime values are in the US format (MM/DD/YYYY). This seems to happen even … Continue reading Microsoft Teams & OneDrive – Fix issue with Excel date formats

Windows – Stop Skype for Business from auto starting

The past few companies I have worked at have used Skype for Business in one form or the other. Some for IM and others for telephony. It's a good communication tool but just like the consumer Skype version it really likes to start every time your PC powers on. This is fine for work computers … Continue reading Windows – Stop Skype for Business from auto starting

Windows 10 – Why does my keyboard layout keep changing?

Normally when i'm in the middle of coding or looking busy my keyboard layout will randomly change. Meaning that declaring string variables becomes a right pain as the @ symbol and " quotes change places (UK QWERTY layout). Apprantly this is done by a keyboard shortcut that switches between input languages. This is Left Alt … Continue reading Windows 10 – Why does my keyboard layout keep changing?

Windows 10 – Shrink the ‘chrome.exe’ OSD volume control

For the past couple of weeks I've noticed that the OSD volume control on all my Windows 10 computers are now massive and take up a good portion of the screen. However, that's not the worst part it seems to take around 5 seconds for the window to fade all while blocking windows behind it. … Continue reading Windows 10 – Shrink the ‘chrome.exe’ OSD volume control

Windows 10 – Stop PC going to sleep after locking machine

Occasionally I'll be running a script on my local machine that may take a few hours to complete. Sometimes i'll need to leave my desk and of course have to lock my machine. Normally I always configure power settings not to put my PC to sleep for 2 hours, however this option doesn't apply if … Continue reading Windows 10 – Stop PC going to sleep after locking machine