I’ve just upgraded to windows 10, however the start menu search has been randomly breaking. It just seems to load indefinitely. Thankfully there’s an easy fix:
- Start task manager (ctrl + shift + esc)
- Click more details
- Under the processes heading look for Search (green icon under background processes)
- Click on Search and hit end task
The Search process should now restart and start working. If not you can restart it manually using file > run.
Windows 10 search not working
Just a quick post on a Window’s equivalent to wget/curl.
To start, you’ll need to open PowerShell (run > powershell.exe). To retrieve the page, you’ll just need to enter the following one liner:
The page contents will be stored in the output file provided as the second parameter to DownloadFile. To view it, just open the file in a text editor.
If you’d rather something with a GUI, winwget has been recommended on SuperUser.
Updated Tool Available
There’s now an easier to access version of this tool available at the following link: Australian Tax File Number (TFN) Generator
Along with a few other widgets that have been added more recently:
Sample Australian Tax File Numbers/Test Australian Tax File Numbers:
Get the generator: TFN Generator
A bookmarklet to generate random TFNs
For info on how it all works, checkout the Wikipedia page: Australian Tax File Number
If you’re using IE, right click on the link and press add to favourites. Once you’ve added it, click the link in your favourites sidebar. The generator will appear in the top right hand corner of the page.
Let me know if you have any trouble. If you’d like to a custom or corporate copy please contact me.