Windows 10 - How to increase Jump list items number

Windows 10, differently from Windows 7, has not a specific menu where increase Jump list items number.

If you would like to change this setting you should apply some registry changes.

Here it is relative workflow:

  1. start --> regedit
  2. Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
  3. (be aware to check this section too) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
  4. You should Right-click Advanced folder and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name the new value JumpListItems_Maximum 
  5. Double-click JumpListItems_Maximum value to open its properties window.
  6. You should put a value between 15 and 20.



Freeware - Visio Alternative free

Today I would like to mention this useful software that is similar to Microsoft visio but free at all:

https://www.ganttproject.biz/

I hope that this information could be useful for someone.





Networking - Packet Tracer Free Cisco tool to have all network simulation done

There is an interesting free Cisco tools that permit you to have all sort of tests and simulations done using different Cisco devices.

An interesting part is that simulation and configuration setting up could be useful in production deployment environment as well withouth having all physical devices.:

You should register here:

https://www.netacad.com/

You might download packet tracer from below link and with several video and training on line:

https://www.netacad.com/courses/packet-tracer

Consider athat Packet Tracer is an exciting network design, simulation and modelling tool that allows you to develop your skill set in networking, cybersecurity, and the Internet of Things (IoT). It allows you to model complex systems without the need for dedicated equipment. 

Here it is Cisco Acadamy link as well.

I hope to have time to publish more information and article related to this fantastic tool.

https://www.netacad.com/courses/all-courses

Tools - GRC Network tool website

Today I would like to mention this website:

https://www.grc.com/intro.htm

It has several interesting tool, one of them it permit to check, on line open ports on your pc, public Firewall, Router, Server etc. etc.:

Open the link
“http://www.grc.com”
click on “ShieldsUP!!” link
click on “ShieldsUP!” link
click on “Proceed” button
click on “All Service Port” button

Here it is direct tool link:

https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

And here it is an easy video that drive you, step by step, on relative usage:






Extra IT - IT Crowd series on Youtube

Today I would like to share this youtube channel and playlist related to IT crowd series videos.

I got these video information from a colleagues, considering that they are really funny and amazing I am going to share here videos and a minimal history.

IT Crowd youtube channel

IT Crowd Playlist

Series 1 was the most famous, here it is relative playlist:



finally here it is a Wikipedia presentation and history:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_IT_Crowd




Tips - How to send thousands of newsletter using Excel file with Macro

There are several internet services that permit sending thousands of newsletter to huge destination contact list.

One of advantages are that receiving contacts would see email sent only to him and not in ccn. 

This result could be done easily in your own for free. Infact you should simply have a properly configured excel file (using macro) in conjunction with configured outlook program.

Before creating Excel macro you should read below article:


Here it is excel file appearance that you will get implementing following script. Obviously several enhancements and customizations could be done on script shown below.






Freeware - 3 DWG viewers

During these weeks I noted that I never published any Autocad freeware tool article/mention.

Meanwhile, during these days, I got these input from some colleagues and so I am finally sharing these tools information


I hope that they would be useful for someone.


  1. On line viewer:
    https://viewer.autodesk.com/
  2. DrawSighth 2018
    https://www.3ds.com/it/prodotti-e-servizi/draftsight-cad-software/free-download/

  3. Autodesk DWG TrueView 2018
    https://www.autodesk.it/products/dwg/viewers


Freeware - Shrew Soft VPN Client

Today I would like to mention this free client VPN that is usable and working fine if you need to connect through VPN and having a .pcf file for that.

In my case I was seeking for an alternative Anyconnect client free software version.

https://www.shrew.net/download/vpn



There are Linux and Windows versions.

At the same time  Shrew Soft VPN Client for Windows is available in two different editions, Standard and Professional. 


  1. The Standard version provides a robust feature set that allows the user to connect to a wide range of open source and commercial gateways. It contains no trial period limits, nag screens or unrelated software bundles. It is simply free for both personal and commercial use
  2. The Professional edition offers additional features that may be helpful for users connecting to a corporate LAN. It is installed by default with a 14 day evaluation period limit. To use the Professional edition after the evaluation period has expired, a client license may be purchased from the Shrew Soft Shop.