Creating a new folder in Win 7 using DATE as the name

Do you have a need to create a folder with the current date as the folder name?  I create a “Received” folder in each job folder structure.  When I get new files I put them in a subfolder with the current date formatted as 2010-05-27 so they sort chronologically. 

I do this so often that I wanted to put a command in Windows Explorer that would create the folder for me automatically.  Now, I can browse to any folder, right click on a folder, and pick the command New (DATE) Folder.  No typing, one click and it is done.  To add this command to the Context Menu in Windows Explorer I did a quick and easy edit to the registry.  I have used this registry hack for years in WinXP but found no blog posts on how to do the same in Win 7….until now. Continue reading “Creating a new folder in Win 7 using DATE as the name”

Keyboard Repeat Rate too slow

Want to get your cursor to move faster when you press and hold one of the arrow keys? This is called the Keyboard Repeat rate.

I hit the right or left arrow key and hold it down and the cursor just takes its sweet time moving.  You have the Repeat rate slider bar already pegged to the fastest setting in Control Panel > Keyboard settings.  What can you do to speed things up? Continue reading “Keyboard Repeat Rate too slow”