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29Oct/130

KC Host Editor a blast from the past

Back in 2009 I did a lot of web development and that usually results in changing around the Windows host file all the time. Back then I used Windows Vista for windows development and wrote a quick sidebar gadget that can view, edit and temporarily comment out entries in your host file. It runs on Windows 7 as well if you unzip it and put the KCHostEditor.gadget folder into: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets

Then you can just right click on the desktop an select "Gadgets" and add it. Just tried it out before running of so I'm not sure if it works for editing, I remember that I had to be admin on the machine. The machine I'm on now just gives me standard user, for now.... 😉 But try it out if you like and if you want to do your own gadget refer to this guide:  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb456468(v=vs.85).aspx

Posted by Kristofer Källsbo

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