13 July 2018

Troubleshooting tips for a few things

Slide Masters in PowerPoint
If the slide master is not updating a property such as a date in the footer:

  1. On the slide, go to Insert > Header & Footer, then untick the Date or other field no longer needed and click Apply
  2. Repeat the step to re-add the property, it will be re-read from the master slide.

There is no way of getting the total number of slides, so enter this manually into the master slide, then repeat the steps above (adjusting for 'Slide number') to re-add the new format.

Stop Chrome running in the background
https://www.omgchrome.com/stop-chrome-running-in-background-windows/

Firefox is not opening

  1. Try a new profile manager – edit a copy of the Firefox shortcut to “firefox.exe –P”
  2. Use C-Cleaner or BleachBit to clean the temporary files of Firefox
  3. Try Firefox in Safe Mode (with Add-Ons Disabled)
  4. Try resetting Firefox
  5. Try under a different user account
  6. Try running as admin
  7. Reinstall Firefox
  8. Scan your machine for malware


Windows Spotlight images not being updated

1. Try disabling it, restarting and turning it on again via Settings
2. Try deleting the files mentioned here https://www.cnet.com/how-to/where-to-find-the-windows-spotlight-photos/