Here’s a quick one about my favorite setting of the week. And for once it’s not related to SQL Server but a bit more general. It’s meant to improve the everyday use of a PC. Yet a bit more precisely, it’s got to do with Microsoft Office (2007 or 2010, either will do).
Ever since I got a PC at my client, I was annoyed by the fact that Word would open all documents in the same window. As a result of that, when I had two documents open, I couldn’t use ALT-TAB to switch between them. (I prefer using my apps maximized.) That really annoyed me. Furthermore, each time when I clicked the closing X at the top right of the screen, it would close down all open documents instead of the one in front of me. Aaarghh!!
And today I finally found the setting to make it behave decently. It’s not so complicated once you know where to find it. (In fact, it’s a simple checkbox.)
Curious? I’ll explain how to change the setting in Word, but Excel will work just as fine.
Open the Word Options by going to File > Options. Then switch to the Advanced page. Locate the Display section. In that section you’ll find a checkbox labeled Show all windows in the Taskbar. Guess what that does?!
So that one more aggravation gone!