Monday, March 23, 2015

Skype formatting

This seems to be nowhere documented, but here's some markup Skype recognizes.  An example of what you'd type is in gray, and what Skype would render is in blue.




@@ *not bold* (note the space after the two at signs, and that this must be the first thing in a message)
*not bold*

!! preformatted (note the space after the two exclamation points, and that this must be the first thing in a message)

Preformatting also overrides other markup, for example
!! *not bold*
*not bold*

Preformatting also respects whitespaces, for example
!! above

Of course Skype also supports /me, like most chat clients do these days
/me yawns
[user name] yawns
[user name], will be whatever your name is in Skype (not your username)

And since, you can also enable/disable the markup feature with
/wikimarkup on/off

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Preventing Chrome hijacks from coming back

It's easy enough to remove extensions in Chrome, but to prevent the really obnoxious ones from coming back again, look at paths in entries under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome\Extensions\
Basically anything in C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\CRE or C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Temp
can go.  My thanks to Mike for the helpful advice.