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codesharepaul

02/01/2023, 1:08 PM
Hi all, I'm setting up my new work machine. Please hit me with your must have programs / extensions in a thread
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Sebastiaan

02/01/2023, 1:11 PM
You know where to find my tips.. 😉
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codesharepaul

02/01/2023, 1:11 PM
Already on your tips page mate
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warrenbuckley

02/01/2023, 1:14 PM
See if you can script it all with winget ??
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codesharepaul

02/01/2023, 1:15 PM
I've been using chocolatey for most of it.
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Sebastiaan

02/01/2023, 1:15 PM
Oh.. winget is a lot better, it will take care of a lot of auto-updates too 🙈
Just start over, how hard can it be? 😂
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warrenbuckley

02/01/2023, 1:21 PM
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Corné Hoskam

02/01/2023, 1:27 PM
-Oh-my-posh & Powerlevel10k to powerup my Powershell Terminal -Gitkraken, VSCode & Jetbrains Rider for all my Development work. -ToDoist, Notion & Toggle Track for everything productivity related. -Everything.exe, PowerToys & DevToys for general usefull-ness!
Oh and one more useful thing I can't live without; I have the "left hand-side"-'button' of my logitech mouse bound to a custom AutoHotKey script that hotswaps between two virtual desktops instantly. Using one virtual desktop for my IDE's and Git, and the other for things like Slack, browsers etc.
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d_inventor

02/01/2023, 1:34 PM
nvm for windows is definitely a must-have if you work with many different projects with different versions of node.
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andy_boot

02/01/2023, 2:40 PM
I've found 'Patch My PC' to be quite a useful tool to keep software on my PC up to date on a regular basis. Also allows for you to install new software by simply ticking a tickbox. Runs every day at 11am on all my machines and ensures I'm not behind with current versions: https://patchmypc.com/home-updater
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aaronsadleruk

02/01/2023, 4:22 PM
GitKraken, Terminal (Microsoft Store), Powershell 7, ReSharper, Office, Remote Desktop (Microsoft Store), Postman, SQL Server Manager, Azure Storage Explorer, ExplorerPatcher (if on Win 11 https://github.com/valinet/ExplorerPatcher)
ScreentoGif
Filezilla, Makalu and Notepad++
Can't think of anything else 😂
Also running this in Terminal removes a lot of bloat from Win11
winget uninstall "windows web experience pack"
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codesharepaul

02/01/2023, 10:30 PM
Thanks all. What about VS Code Extensions?
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deanleigh

02/02/2023, 7:19 AM
Don't forget to instal Node Version Manager (NVM) before you install Node
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skttl

02/02/2023, 7:44 AM
ShareX for screenshots/recordings
Xenu link sleuth, a broken link checker - I mostly use it to check if I borked some obscure part of a site after eg upgrading
How about extensions for VSCode / VS etc? I'll start with Tailwind CSS Intellisense, Headwind and GitHub Copilot for VSCode
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d_inventor

02/02/2023, 7:54 AM
Though trivial, I quite love the visual studio "Insert Guid" extension. Does exactly what it says. It adds a shortcut to insert a random guid at your caret
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deanleigh

02/02/2023, 8:10 AM
Visual Studio Plugin Servers ISS Express by our very own @warrenbuckley can be very useful Also Live Server
Visual Studio Plugin from Microsoft C# for Visual Studio Code Microsoft Edge Tools for Visual Studio Code
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Sebastiaan

02/02/2023, 9:24 AM
That's already built into VS, you can just type nguid and then [TAB] to do that 💡
Ah wait, that is a Resharper feature, not a VS feature, ignore me haha
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Matt Wise

02/02/2023, 4:18 PM
VS Code Prettier Live Share Rainbow CSV Stack Trace Formatter vscode-pets
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codesharepaul

02/03/2023, 9:12 AM
This thread is good, thanks everyone. Keep them coming. Added NVM yesterday
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Matt Wise

02/03/2023, 9:52 AM
Main thing is you have a vscode pet tbh 🙂
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codesharepaul

02/03/2023, 9:57 AM
Not sure what it is yet. Might check it out later