Below you will find pages that utilize the taxonomy term “Windows”

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Git Updates for Windows, PowerShell and WSL Ubuntu

Git released new versions of their version control software last month and documented here is my experience installing version 2.18.0 64-bit Git for Windows and version 2.18.0 built from the source on WSL”) Ubuntu. After installing version 2.18.0 for Windows, I was puzzled when all of the files were showing as modified directly after cloning a repository. When files are showing as modified, this can sometimes be caused by different file line endings such as LF or CRLF.
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WSL ubuntu zsh nvm etc.

The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) seems to be mature enough now to give it another shot. Copy and paste, and other simple annoyances that kept me away before are working better. Also, I’ve been reading that nvm (Node Version Manager) works now, so here goes. As a precursor, note that my system is Windows 10 Professional (version 1709, build 16299.309) and is fully up to date with WSL enabled and Ubuntu installed from the Windows Store.
Windows powershell

Customization / Modules

PowerShell modules can enhance functionality and the user interface. In this example, the profile is updated to use git over an SSH connection, readline settings for a bash like experience, custom color output and a custom prompt. PowerShell Profile If there is not an existing profile for the current logged in user, create one with the New-Item cmdlet. To check if a profile exists, use Test-Path $profile. $profile is an environmental variable for the path to the CurrentUserCurrentHost profile.
Windows powershell

Windows PowerShell

A collection of Windows PowerShell resources Customization / Modules PowerShell modules can enhance functionality and the user interface. In this example, the profile is updated to use git over an SSH connection, readline settings for a bash like experience, custom color output and a custom prompt. Execution Policy This command sets the PowerShell execution policy. If you encounter an error such as … {script path} cannot be loaded.
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Cygwin Oh My ZSH Recipe

This post documents my Cygwin + Oh My ZSH configuration which gives me a consistent cross platform terminal experience on Windows, OS X and Linux. Web development workflow with git, node, npm, docker, vagrant, etc. is more comfortable when using the same familiar bash shell interface across different operating systems. Install Cygwin Head over to Cygwin.com to get the setup file. I used these settings with the Cygwin for 64-bit versions of Windows.
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Laravel Install on Windows IIS

This post documents installing PHP 7, PHP Manager and Laravel 5.3 on Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager version 10 which ships with Windows 10 Pro. This Laravel Installation will also be configured to connect to a SQLite database. Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager IIS needs to be installed, open the Windows Features dialog to check the installation. One way to do this is by selecting the start button and type Windows Features to bring up a list where “Turn Windows features on or off” can be selected.
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Installing Laravel on XAMPP

This post documents how to install Laravel locally using XAMPP. When you are developing with Laravel on an older computer or one with limited resources, using XAMPP for your local PHP and MySQL development server works well on Windows. Laravel PHP Requirements This table shows the minimum PHP version requirements for the latest versions of Laravel. Laravel PHP 5.3 5.6.4 5.1, 5.2 5.
Code editors

Visual Studio Code

[](https://code.visualstudio.com “Visual Studio Code”)This free open source cross platform code editor from Microsoft has grown to become the most popular since its release in 2015. Visual Studio Code is highly customizable, has a vast extension library, Git integration, contextual theme support, a built in terminal and debugging to name a few of the many available features. User Settings My VS Code user preferences - I changed the default, "workbench.editor.enablePreview": true - When this is set to true, a subsequent file open will close the previous file if it has not been double clicked or edited.
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Clink Gives CMD.exe Unix Shell Bash Features

Update: March 30, 2016 Bash will be built into the Windows 10 Anniversary update Windows Command Prompt Tricks Git for Windows Cygwin + ZSH + Oh My ZSH Want More?! › ConEmu Update: August 18, 2016 Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10 in ConEmu Microsoft PowerShell PowerShell Resources Finally, I can use the Windows Command Prompt like Unix thanks to Clink.
Code editors

Code Editors

[](https://atom.io/ “Atom Home Page”)Atom is a free open-source “hackable” text and code editor developed by GitHub. Configure Atom for JavaScript and Web Development [](http://brackets.io/ “Brackets Home Page”)Brackets is a a modern, open source text editor that understands web design. TIP: if you are fairly new to markdown and/or would like a live preview while you edit, checkout this Markdown Preview plugin for Brackets. Configure Sublime Text for JavaScript My favorite Sublime Text packages:
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Compass on Windows

This post documents my latest compass install on Windows which should be simple enough. I ran into a minor issue and was getting an error: $ gem install compass ERROR: Error installing compass: The 'ffi' native gem requires installed build tools. How to install the build tools Go to the same place that has the RubyInstaller for Windows, http://rubyinstaller.org and select Downloads. Download the Development Kit (build tools) that corresponds with your version of Ruby.
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XAMPP Windows Setup SSL

In an earlier post, I documented my XAMPP Windows Setup for myself and anyone else would find it useful. Now I am adding SSL to the virtual host configuration and this post will document that process. XAMPP Configuration C:\xampp\apache\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf # virtual hosts NameVirtualHost *:8080 NameVirtualHost *:443 <VirtualHost *:8080> DocumentRoot C:/xampp/htdocs ServerName localhost </VirtualHost> # For htaccess rewrites to work AllowOverride # needs to be set to All instead of None <VirtualHost *:443> DocumentRoot "C:/xampp/htdocs/mysite" ServerName mysite.
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Going from Windows to OS X

› After twenty plus years using Microsoft and Windows dating back to DOS 6.1 and Windows 3.1, I am learning how to make the switch to OS X. One thing I had to get used to was how to bring up context menus that I would always invoke by right clicking an object in Windows. To right click in OS X on the MacBook Pro, use the Multi-Touch trackpad and tap with two fingers at once.
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Windows 8 Shortcut Keys

I installed Windows 8 on my 2009 SONY VAIO FW series laptop today. Here are a few keyboard shortcuts I found useful. Windows Key + C - Charms Windows Key + D - Desktop Windows Key + F - Search Files Windows Key + I - Settings Windows Key + K - Devices Windows Key + P - Projector options Windows Key + Q - Search Applications Windows Key + R - Run Windows Key + X - Administrator tools Windows Key + Enter - Narrator Smart Snap Windows Key + Right or Left Arrow