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How to increase message alert duration in outlook.

Problem:


How to increase message alert duration in outlook.

Solution:
Control Panel

The location to change this option in Control Panel is a bit obscure and even then it is strangely named and placed.
Control Panel-> Ease of Access-> Ease of Access Center-> Use the computer without a display-> How long should Windows notification dialog boxes stay open?

PC Settings

The modern Windows 8 version of the Control Panel is “PC Settings” and has the option placed in the following location.
Windows 8

Charms-> Settings-> Change PC Settings-> Ease of Access-> Show notifications for x seconds/minutes
Windows 8.1
Charms-> Settings-> Change PC Settings-> Ease of Access-> Other options-> Show notifications for x seconds/minutes

Registry
If you prefer changing the option via the Registry, then you’ll find the value for this setting in the following location.Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility
Value name: MessageDuration
Value type: REG_DWORD
As the value you must enter the duration in seconds. Set the base from Hexadecimal to Decimal to more easily set the value. Any setting longer than 300 will end up displaying the alert for 5 minutes. Any non-predefined duration will display the option being configured to display the alert for 5 minutes even though it will actually display is for the duration configured in the Registry. This means, you can also set the alert to display for 45 seconds or 2 minutes.


OR

Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\<version>\Common\DesktopAlerts
Value name: TimeOn
Value type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0 - 4294964295

If this key isn’t available choose Edit-> New-> DWORD Value and name it TimeOn(case sensitive!).

Double click the key to give it a decimal value between 0 and 4294964295 (in Hexadecimal value this will be fffff448).

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Setup cannot find office.en-us\dwtrig20.exe during office installation

Problem: 

Setup cannot find office.en-us\dwtrig20.exe during office installation

Solution:

Method 1:

a) Uninstall skype form control panel.

b) After installing office, re-install skype.

Method 2:
a) Browse disk by right clicking on it with mouse.
b) Double click on setup.exe file from the same location.

Method 3:
Note: Take backup of your registry before modifying it. 
For registry backup: open "run" >> type "regedit" >> goto "file" >> click on "export" on desktop.

a) Edit the registry.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > MICROSOFT > OFFICE Delete the keys (items) you find in the OFFICE folder but not the sub-folders. This removes traces of previous installs to avoid possible conflicts when installing the new version of Office.

b)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > MICROSOFT > OFFICE > DELIVERY > SOURCEENGINE > DOWNLOADS
Delete the keys (items) you find here.

How to add Startup items to Windows 8.

Problem

You want to be able to add startup items that run when Windows starts. In previous versions of Windows, you could easily add them to the “Startup” folder in the Start menu which is no longer visible.

Solution

Open the Windows 8 start screen by doing one of the following:
Press the Windows key
Move mouse to the bottom left of the screen. When the start screen icon appears, click once.

OR (as commented by Rick) Press the ‘Windows key’+'R’
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“C:\Users\<user-name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup”.
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Excel 2013 right click doesn't work in spreadsheet.

Problem:

Excel 2013 right click doesn't work in spreadsheet.

Solution:

Check if excel works in safe mode.
1. Hold Windows key + R.
2. Copy and paste, or type the following command in the Open box, and then press Enter:
Excel /safe

Note: There is space between Excel and / If Excel safe works, disable the add-ins following steps mentioned below and determine the problem causing add-in: 
Try deleting following key from registry.
Excel 2007. Go to regedit and delete Options entry from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Excel\ and verify the result.
Note:
• Hold Windows key + R.
• Copy and paste, or type the following command in the Open box, and then press Enter:
regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Excel\Options
right click on Options and delete it.
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