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How to disable popup tips in Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code is a great stand alone code editor that is free from Microsoft. However, it does have a few annoying functions out of the box. The worst of them is the constant tool tips which can get in the way of code and in some cases open browser windows as you accidently click on these tool tips.

Here is how you can remove these tool tips

In all methods you will need to open the User Settings editor. To do this:

  • Click File > Preferences > Settings
  • Now expand "Text Editor"
  • Click on "Suggestions"
  • Click "Edit in Settings.json"

Now you will have the "{} User Settings" tab open. The pane on the left is the defaults and the pane on the right is where you can edit these settings. You will need to place the updates inside of the "{ code here, }" then click save. 

Method 1, update the suggestion delay so you can still have tips but they don't appear unless you hover over the element for some time.

  "editor.quickSuggestionsDelay": 1000,

Method 2, disable the hover function. You will still be able to use CtrlR + K and CtrlR + I as needed.

"editor.hover.enabled": false,

Method 3, disable completely. You don't want or need these tips and you want them to go away forever.

"editor.parameterHints": false,

 

That's it, your done!

Windows 10 Professional mouse stutter/lag Fix

One of the most annoying things about Windows 10 is random mouse lag/stutter. To clarify if you move your mouse in a constant circle and it pauses every few seconds this is the fix.

Disable Cortana!

Cortana is constantly recording and sending data to Microsoft, which causes system performance issues. This is most apparent on slower internet connections but can also be seen on all systems based on how much data Cortana is collecting and sending back to Microsoft.

Warning! Incorrectly editing your system registry can cause your system to stop functioning. Follow instructions accurately.

To disabled Cortana do the following:

  • "Windows" Key + "R" Key to open the run command
  • type in "regedit"
  • Navigate to "Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows"
  • Right click the "Windows" key folder and choose New > Key
  • Name this new key "Windows Search"
  • Now Right click the "Windows Search" key folder and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value
  • Name this "AllowCortana"
  • Close the registry editor and restart your computer.

That's it, your done. Mouse lag/stuttering should be fixed.

How to install Webmin 1.89 on Debian Linux 9.5

To install Webmin on Debian Linux 9.5 you can follow these commands, (accept any prompts)

wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin_1.890_all.deb
apt-get install perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl apt-show-versions python
dpkg --install webmin_1.890_all.deb

That's it, basic setup is now complete.

You can now access your server using the default https:// {youIPaddressOrServerAddress} :10000

Be sure to properly secure your server before putting it into production.

 

error: handler "extensionlessurlhandler-integrated-4.0" has a bad module "managedpipelinehandler" in its module list

Error:

handler "extensionlessurlhandler-integrated-4.0" has a bad module "managedpipelinehandler" in its module list

The Fix:

You need to install ASP.NET 4.5 and Application Initialization.

You can do this via the Server Manager,

  • Manage > Add Roles and Features
  • Next > Next > Next
  • Under Server Roles expand "Web Server (IIS)" > "Web Server" > "Application Development"
  • Check the following
    • Application Initialization
    • Asp.net 4.5
  • Next > Next > Install

That's it, your done.

An authentication error has occurred. The function requested is not supported This could be due to CredSSP encryption oracle remediation.

So you go to login to via RDP to a server, workstation or remote PC and you get this error:

Not to worry, here is the fix as well as the why.

First run windows update on your local system and try again.

Quick fix: (not secure)

  1. Use the Windows+R key to open the Run Command. (If you keyboard lacks the windows key you can use Ctrl+Alt+DEL, open task manager, then click file and "Run".)
  2. In the run command type in gpedit.msc which will open the Local Group Policy Editor.
  3. Expand Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Credentials Delegation.
  4. Update the Encryption Oracle Remediation policy to Enabled, then change Protection level to Vulnerable.
  5. After doing this it is advisable to update your remote system and switch these settings back.

Proper fix: (secure)

Update the remote server, in some cases the remote server may show that is it up to date in which case you may have a compromised system and will need to follow the following steps in order to force the update after which you should do a full scan on the system for potential malware.

Why:

After the May 2018 update RDP no longer connects by default to a remote system that is not running the CredSSP update.