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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

Bringing Back Your Internet Connectivity Icon

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Learn how to get back a lost internet connectivity icon. Continue reading

Get Your Internet Notification Icon Back

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Have you lost your little Internet connectivity icon? This tip will teach you how to get it back! Continue reading

AutoShape Rotation in MS Office

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Learn about how to manipulate MS Office AutoShapes using one simple control. Continue reading

Save a Search in Windows 7

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Learn how you can save your search in Windows 7 with this handy quick tip! Continue reading

Change the Windows Explorer Default Folder

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Windows 7 users know that when they go to their Windows Explorer, the first window that opens up is for Libraries. Well, that’s fine and dandy, but what if I want to start off someplace else? What then?

Today we’re going to learn how to change all that. So locate your Windows Explorer icon on your taskbar, or click Start and type Windows

Windows 7 Preview Pane

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Why wait for Windows Photo Viewer to load up when you can just use the preview pane? Continue reading

Disable Mobsync.exe in Windows Vista and 7

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

At some point, you may have been worried about what that green and yellow icon is doing in the notification area of your Taskbar. The problem is quite common with Windows 7 and Vista users, and is due to Mobsync.exe, which is mostly unnecessary for common users. Unfortunately, it keeps popping up every time you boot your OS, even if you have stopped it from within

Clear Word Formatting

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

We’ve all had this moment… the one where we realize that so much mismatched and random formatting has been done to our document that it’s time to just start over.

Well, not start completely over – I certainly don’t mean that we would want to delete all the document content – just the formatting.

As many of you

Directly to the CAPS

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Shift + F3. How often do you use that one?

Remember its little gem? It takes the highlighted text and rotates it between the Title Case of lowercase and UPPERCASE letters.

But, what if you’re tired of rotating through the choices and just want to jump straight to UPPERCASE?

Can we find a quick

Web Page Background in Windows XP

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

There are times when we need to visit a webpage frequently. Web pages that inform about score updates of a game and stock rates for a company are good examples. To keep up with it all, we need to open the browser every time we wish to take the glance at the updates. In order to negate this repetitive effort, let us see how to view

Custom Folder Picture

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Here’s a tip on how you can change the pictures in your folder icons! Check it out! Continue reading

Windows Taskbar Options

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Check out all the stuff you can make your Windows Taskbar do! Continue reading

Close Tabs With Your Mouse Wheel

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

When I’m browsing the Internet, chances are that at any given time I’ve got at least 6 to 10 tabs open in my browser. Obviously, I’ll need to close one or more of those tabs at some point, but I’ll also need pin-point precision to click that little “x” to do so.

Look at it!

Set MS Excel Default Font

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

For many of us the font used in our documents, presentations and workbooks is a choice we actively make. When I’m creating something for others to see – which is most of the time – then I want it to look a certain way.

The easiest way to create something that I’ll like is to have my default font set to my

Show AM or PM in Windows 7 Clock

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Learn how you can make AM or PM show up in your clock in Windows 7! Continue reading

In this window you can choose how Windows reacts to new hardware. Most users will want to keep it on automatic, but if you ever need to install the original equipment manufacturer drivers this is the first step! Continue reading

Customize Your Windows 7 Shut Down Button

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Tell me, how often do you actually “shut down” your computer? More often than not, do you put it to sleep? Lock it? What if someone else consistently uses the computer after you? Wouldn’t it be nice to just log off?

That’s a lot of questions with one relatively easy answer! Continue reading

Locate Mouse Pointer

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Have you ever lost your mouse pointer? I wouldn’t blame you with today’s content-rich websites and new-fangled programs with complex interfaces. It just happens, but thankfully Windows has a neat little feature that’ll locate your mouse pointer with a simple keystroke. Continue reading

Search Functionality in the Command Prompt

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

ou read that right – you can actually search for stuff in your Command Prompt, which surprised the heck out of me, too. Continue reading

What is USB 3.0?

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Chuck from CA asks:

What is USB 3.0, exactly? Should I care? 

Heck of a question, Chuck!

With new devices coming out every day, there is a need for a faster technology to transfer data to (and from) your computer. Some devices, such as Blu-ray players and very large

White Space in Print Layout View

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

If you’re like me, you like to work in MS Word using the Print Layout view.

I simply like to be able to see my whole page, margins and all. I also like to keep an eye on the layout of the document without always jumping to Print Preview.

Now, once in awhile, I find myself working on

Say No to All

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Learn a new trick today using your Shift Key! Continue reading

Easy Auto Correct Additions

Monday, September 21st, 2009

I don’t know about you, but there are a couple of words that I just can’t seem to type correctly… whether it’s my inability to hit the keys correctly or a simple brain-block of the correct spelling… there are just certain words that always end up underlined with that little ugly red squiggle line.

It’s definitely frustrating!


Disable Auto Arrange

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Icons all locked up on your desktop? Learn how to free them from their confines! Continue reading

Reduce Visual Noise with Whitespace

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Here’s a great tip to keep in mind when building a website! Let’s look at Whitespace! Continue reading

Low Light Photos Without a Flash

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Here’s a great tip on how to take pictures at night without a flash! Continue reading

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