Windows 10 Hide Search Bar

Windows 10 comes with a large search bar on the Task Bar of your computer. For me, I believe this search bar takes up too much space. There are three different views you can have the search bar set to, “Hidden”, “Icon Only”, and “Show Search Box”. I personally prefer the “Icon Only” option. Follow the steps below to adjust the appearance of the search box. If you would also like to disable Web Searches while using the search bar, you can follow my other tutorial about Disabling Web Results in Windows 10.

Windows 10 Disable Web Search

With the recent release of Windows 10 and a lot of changes with it, finding the settings you want may be difficult. In this post I’ll describe how to disable the Web Search settings that appear in the Start Menu. First, to search from the start menu, all you have to do is start typing. There is no button inside the Start Menu to show a search bar. The task bar by default has a Search Bar that you can hide or make it show only an icon to start searching.

Todoist App for Linux

Todoist is a free todo list service that works on many different platforms. You can have it on Android, Apple Phones, Windows, inside software such as Thunderbird and Postbox, and just access it through their website. But there is no native app for Linux, but there is a work around if you use Google Chrome. Todoist offers a chrome extension, but all it does is add a button to your browser to view your Todoist tasks.

LUbuntu Keyboard Shortcuts (Openbox)

Inside of LUbuntu there is no graphical program that comes packaged to edit keyboard shortcuts of your computer. But luckily, all of the keyboard shortcuts are stored in an easy to modify XML file. At the time of writing this post (Openbox 3.5.2), there is one somewhat annoying behaviour, in which you can’t set single-key keyboard shortcuts and I doubt this feature will change in the future. Navigate to the folder ~/.

Linux Mounting Flashdrive Twice

I have once again started using Linux while working away from my main office. And it seems that every time I start using Linux after a break, I come across an issue that I have to resolve. I shouldn’t really complain though since it does give me something to write about. This time was a fairly odd issue with a very simple fix. Whenever I would plug in my flash drive or external media (such as a hard drive), my operating system would mount normally and show the Desktop icon, but the flashdrive appeared twice under “Devices.