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Chrome Form Autofill

Monday, February 21st, 2011

The more I mess around with Google chrome, the more I like it. Just the other day I stumbled across the Autofill feature, which allows you to input your name and address info, so it only takes a single click to fill out all that information on a website. Here’s how you get to it:

First, open Chrome and click on

Gmail Pop-Out Compose Window

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Make your Gmail compose box a separate window from your inbox with one easy step! Continue reading

Bing in Different Countries

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Let’s learn how to change it so Microsoft’s Bing search engine can search in different countries! It’s easy! Continue reading

Resize Windows 7 Columns Shortcut

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Plagued by differently sized columns in Windows 7? Well, here’s a quick shortcut to remedy that! Continue reading

iTunes Speed Boost

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Looking to squeeze a little more speed when you start iTunes? You’ll want to check this tip out, then! Continue reading

Google Country Information

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Doing a school report? You might want to enlist the power of Google with these handy tricks! Continue reading

Tag Friends in Facebook Status Updates

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Learn how to tag friends in your Facebook posts with this handy tip! Continue reading

Pin Tabs in Google Chrome

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Need some more space for tabs in Google Chrome? Have you ever considered “pinning” them? Check this out! Continue reading

Another Way to Save Internet Images

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

You already know how to save images off the Internet, now learn and even quicker way by dragging and dropping! Continue reading

StylePix

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

There are many types of photo editing programs on the market today. Some of them are so light that they barely provide the ability to rotate images. On the other side of this, are the ones that consume so much of your computer’s resources that they can slow your computer response time. Well, I have found one that finds itself pretty much right in the middle of these

Skip to Timestamp on YouTube

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Do you want to skip ahead to the good part in a YouTube video? Well, if so, this tip is just for you! Continue reading

Clear your Bing Search History

Friday, January 14th, 2011

If you use Bing as your primary search engine, then you won’t want to miss this tip on managing your search history! Continue reading

Copying Files Using DOS

Monday, December 27th, 2010

It’s great to know there are some people still hooked on DOS. I too use it for tasks that would otherwise be a nightmare to accomplish using the Windows GUI. Continue reading

Adjusting the Color on Your Monitor

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Wally from NC asks:

I normally use Picasa for all my photo viewing, etc. When I look at any of my photos using Windows Photo Gallery all the photos have a brown tint like ‘sepia’. Is there a setting I need to correct to fix this?

The off-color tinge is more commonly noticed by

CursorFX

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Have you ever used a computer that has one of those really cool cursors, maybe one that’s animated? Ever wondered how they got it, or where? I found a program that will allow you to change your cursor to many different themes. The program is called CursorFX, and it is totally free with the option to pay for an upgrade. The free version has multiple features

Change the Number of Yahoo! Search Results

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Learn how to change the number of results that appear when you do a search on Yahoo! Continue reading

Google Chrome Home Button

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

This tip shows how to plant a Home button on your Google Chrome toolbar. Continue reading

Sort By and Group By in Windows 7

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Organizing files in folders is easier when you utilize the Sort by and Group by options in Windows 7. You can sort and group files by name, type and date, but there are a whole slew of other ways to organize your files too. Here’s how to do it.

1. Open a folder with files you want to arrange. Then right-click on

Changing YouTube Playback Quality

Friday, November 26th, 2010

If you have a YouTube account and a slow internet connection, you can make adjustments for easier viewing. Learn how here. Continue reading

Mojibake: Gibberish Text Explained

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Surfing the internet, you’ll find quite a bit of talk that could be considered gibberish. Internet slang such as “noob,” words written in numbers instead of letters (“H3ll0!,”) and lots of acronyms that don’t make much sense on first viewing, if ever; lolz, wtf, rofl, smh, etc. While this type of “gibberish” could be researched for definitions/translations, there is another kind

Setting Up Programs for All Users

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Anthony from NYC asks:

When installing a program, some appear on all user accounts, others on just the user account you are on at the moment. Is there any way to be sure that what you are installing is installed on all user accounts?

Well, Anthony, there are multiple answers to your question, and

Internet Explorer 9 Toolbars

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Debra asks:

I tried Internet Explorer 9, and felt a bit helpless without my menu bar. How do you get that back, or at least have access to the usual apps on the menu bar. I was also missing a few of my toolbars that I normally use, and was clueless as to how to get them back

Francine from Santa Fe, New Mexico asks:

I like to get rid of as many background tasks that I am not using as much as I can, so I am always going into the Task Manager. Yesterday I opened it and there were nine instances of Internet Explorer! It took me forever to shut them all down. What’s

Quick… in MS Word, what’s the difference between Ctrl + U and Ctrl + Shift + W?

Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock…

Give up?

The answer is one little word: spaces.

Let me explain.

I’m sure you all know that Ctrl + U will underline text, spaces and all

Addressing External Hard Drive Problems

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Bob from Edgewater, Florida asks:

I have “Western Digital” My books, 500 Gig external hard drive. I can not access any of the information that is on the drive. Is there any way I can retrieve the information? Maybe software, freeware or anything that I can do. Thank you for any help you can give. I keep the

Zoom Using the Scroll Wheel

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Are you tired of trying to read that fine print on your computer screen? I know I am. At least I used to be.

In the past, if you wanted to adjust the view (zoom in or out) in a document or a web browser, you would have to navigate through several menus and submenus. Today, Microsoft and OpenOffice have simplified this

Reinstalling Multiple Programs with Ninite

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Formatting the hard drive of a computer can be a pain, but sometimes it’s unavoidable and needs to be done. Although operating system installations don’t take hours to complete anymore, it is still cumbersome to re-install all of your favorite software all over again on a freshly formatted drive. Some applications, like the media players, messengers, and browsers, etc. are needed the moment one boots into

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