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ClipSync is a wonderful simple tool for sharing of text clipboard between Android smartphone and a Windows PC. Install the server part on the PC, install the app on the smartphone, connect them—and start copy-pasting between the devices.


Flip mouse wheel direction

Since we have got scroll wheels in our mice and touch-screens in our tablets/phones, we are not really using scroll bars for scrolling any more. So it makes sense to assign the mouse wheel direction to the actual scrolling direction (upwards = upwards), rather than to the position of the scroll thumb. This is how to do it in Windows 7 (fastest way):

  1. Copy this text:
    Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\HID\*\*\Device` Parameters FlipFlopWheel -EA 0 | ForEach-Object { Set-ItemProperty $_.PSPath FlipFlopWheel 1 }
  2. Press / click Start.
  3. In search field, type powershell.
  4. In the results, right-click Windows PowerShell, and click Run as Administrator.
  5. In the PowerShell, go to menu (press Alt+Space) > Edit > Paste, press Enter.
  6. PowerShell just returns to the prompt again.
  7. Unplug and plug in your mouse.

That’s it. There will be no response from PowerShell, but the mouse wheel direction should be flipped now.

Taken from: http://superuser.com/a/364353/74819

How to change the default operating system to boot with Ubuntu Linux and Windows

In Ubuntu, the boot order is controlled with GRUB. Do the following:

  1. sudo cp /etc/default/grub /etc/default/grub.bak (backup of the conf file, only superuser can do it)
  2. sudo gedit /etc/default/grub (edit the conf file, only superuser can do it)
  3. Replace GRUB_DEFAULT=0 with GRUB_DEFAULT=saved
  4. Save and close the file in gedit.
  5. sudo update-grub
  6. sudo grub-set-default xx, where xx is the number of the boot menu item you want to start be default. The first item has number 0. After doing update-grub, you’ll see a list of all OS’s that will be included in the menu, so you can count them (start with 0 and count all lines starting with found).

Note: memtest, if you have it in the menu, takes two lines in the menu, while update-grub shows only one. Windows is the last item. So add one to the number to start with Windows.

This solution is taken here.