Most computer users
to refer to the Windows recycle bin
. Fair enough, the name is close. But a certain subset of users understand it to refer to a completely different concept when preceded with an exclamation mark
If this seems familiar to you, you've probably had a run in with LiteStep
, the pre-eminent shell replacement
for Windows. For LiteStep users, recycling means to 'refresh
' your shell, actually to reload all the components, scripts, modules and images that compose your desktop interface
, without restarting the operating system
itself. Simple enough, right?
Well, that's where the ! comes in. the exclamation mark actually makes the word 'recycle' into a command to be parsed internally by LiteStep, a bang command
. By activating this command, either by running it through a referencing shortcut
, popup menu
or by directly entering it into LSXCommand, your interface is refreshed.
My personal opinion is that explorer
(the Windows' default interface) ought to have this, it would make achieving uptime
bliss much more reliable.