Thursday, April 10, 2014

Google Chrome "Continue Where I Left Off" Registry Setting

If you're using Google Chrome in a corporate environment and you open the "Settings" page, you might see some settings that are grayed out / disabled.

One of the settings that I heavily depend on is the "Continue where I left off" under the "On startup" section. Believe it or not, there is a work around to this in the corporate environment if you have access to your local system registry.

  1. Open the system registry (regedit)
  2. Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome
  3. Double click on the "RestoreOnStartup" entry and in the "Value data" textbox, enter "1" (without quotes).
  4. OK
There is no need to restart your machine for these settings to take effect, but you will, however, need to close out Chrome. As well as closing out the application, make sure you don't have any additional Chrome processes running in the System Tray. If you do, right click on those and select "Exit."

Once all Chrome processes have been exited, launch Chrome again and Viola! - you should see your tabs restored again!

Removing Logmein From a Mac

I had been trying to figure out a way to remove Logmein from my mac for a while. Everywhere that I read, it kept saying that all you had to do was go to the "Applications" folder, find the Logmein Uninstaller and run it - this didn't exist on my mac!

I followed this link and it helped me get it done!


  1. Use Finder > Go > Go To Folder and type in: /Library/Application Support/LogMeIn/
  2. In that folder, there is a "" file or something similar.
  3. Open a Terminal window and type "sudo " (yes...with the space after it), then drag the file into the Terminal window and hit <ENTER>.
This worked for me! thanks!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Microsoft Offers Azure Shared Websites for Free!

Microsoft has just announced today that they have provided a free option to use Azure for your website needs. You still have to pay for the database (SQL Server), which is very cheap ($5 / month for one 100MB database), but you are at least able to get a free shared hosting plan on Azure.

This is something that I've been wanting for a long time because I have been wanting to get into Azure development, but have not wanted to spend the money to do it. This is an easy and very cheap way to get started.

Check the Windows Azure site for complete pricing information and check Scott Guthrie's blog for more complete information on all of the new features just announced today!