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The case of the missing mouse pointer

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Suddenly, while working with multiple RDP sessions from my W10 VDI machine, the ‘normal select’ mouse pointer vanished. Remarkably the other cursors, like ‘text select’ and ‘link select’ ,would still show. Very frustrating as the root of the problem remains unknow to me. While trying to resolve this i came… Read more »

Restarting Explorer.exe from context menu – Refresh Workspace

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In order to restart the explorer.exe in a user friendly fashion the idea was born to arrange this from the desktop context menu. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Refresh Workspace] @=”Refresh Workspace” “Position”=”Bottom” “Icon”=”%systemroot%\\system32\\SHELL32.dll,238” “MUIVerb”=”Refresh Workspace” [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Refresh Workspace\command] @=”cmd.exe /c taskkill /f /im explorer.exe & start explorer.exe”