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Definition – Buffer

Monday, June 29th, 2009

If you’ve ever wondered what the term “buffer” meant, then here’s the skinny! Continue reading

Firefox Bookmark Separators

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Learn how you can add a layer of organization to your Firefox bookmarks menu with this quick tip! Continue reading

What is “svchost.exe”?

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Svchost is kind of a catch-all. It is used to host multiple services within one process. This helps to actually conserve memory in your system by having one process govern many. Continue reading

Side by Side Windows

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Often times I find myself with more than my fair share of windows minimized in my taskbar. Sure, it’s disorganized, but it becomes even more frustrating when I need to look at two of them at once! Minimize, maximize, adjust the size, etc!

It gets really repetitive!

Some people have two monitors for this, streamlining the process

What the F-key? F1 through F4

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

This tips is part one of a series focusing on function keys F1 through F4. Ever wonder what they do? Well, read this and you will! Continue reading

Windows Experience Index

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Do you Vista and 7 users out there wonder what the Windows Experience Index is? Well, search no further, folks! This tip outlines what it is, and what it means to you! Continue reading

End it all is a free program that allows the user to stop a program dead in its tracks without resorting to the task manager. Continue reading

Animation Choices in PowerPoint

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

You’ve just got to give these a try! I’ve been doing a tremendous amount of work in PowerPoint lately and these have truly helped to make my presentations smooth as silk! Continue reading

Displaying Recent Documents in XP

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Quentin from WI asks:

How do I display “My Recent Documents” in the Start menu in Windows XP? I’ve searched all over the place!!

The solution is blindingly simple, but I’ll give ya credit for trying! To display your recent documents folder in Windows XP, follow these steps:



Friday, June 20th, 2008

Defraggler is a free defrag program you can download that allows you to defrag just the files you want. That’s right, you no longer have to process your whole hard drive if you don’t want to. Check it out here! Continue reading

Disabling the Vista and 7 Startup Password

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Sick of entering a password to log into Windows Vista and 7? Check this tip out for a quick and easy answer! Continue reading


Friday, September 14th, 2007

The API is basically a set of routines, protocols and tools that are used in the building process of software applications. Continue reading

Movie Review Query Engine

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

So, you’re thinking about going to the movies or maybe renting one, but you’re not sure what would be good to see. Well, on this Web site, you can find movie reviews that will help you decide if a film is worth seeing or not! Continue reading

A Quicker Scroll

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Want another way to scroll up and down on a web page?Just click your scroll wheel in your favorite web browser and drag your mouse up and down. Continue reading

What Does OEM Stand for?

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Melissa from MS asks:

What does OEM stand for?

You may have heard the letters OEM before, but what do they have to do with computers? Well, OEM is short for Original Equipment Manufacturer and as a whole, they are basically companies that build certain products that are then sold by another company. Those

What does “URL” Mean?

Friday, April 28th, 2006

…a URL is the global address of documents and other resources used on the Internet. Continue reading

Task Manager by Mouse

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

Learn the absolute quickest way to access your Windows Task Manager with this helpful tip! Continue reading

Forward Slash Backslash

Monday, October 24th, 2005

Forward slash is /, and backslash is \. Remember that the name tells me in which direction the top of the slash points. Continue reading

Processes and Services

Wednesday, March 9th, 2005

Processes and Services? What’s the difference? David offers a little insight. Continue reading


Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005

What is Bluetooth technology? Get some answers here! Continue reading

What is an HTML Document?

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004

What is an HTML document? Find out here! Continue reading

Do you ever get an e-mail forwarded to you which has all those annoying >> marks in front of each line? There’s an easy way to eliminate these marks when you copy the message to a word processor such as Microsoft’s WordPad. Continue reading

What is the Windows Registry?

Friday, November 19th, 2004

What is the Windows Registry, anyways? Steve explains. Continue reading

Inverse Selections

Tuesday, November 16th, 2004

Have you ever needed to select *most* of the files in a folder using Windows Explorer? Here’s a technique you may have never heard of. Continue reading

Frozen Computer Options

Tuesday, November 16th, 2004

Sometimes Windows will get itself all tied into a bunch and there is no choice but to cut the power to your computer and restart. Well, maybe not. Here are some other things to try… Continue reading


Monday, November 15th, 2004

What is Over-Clocking? Find out here! Continue reading

Save and Save As

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

What’s the difference between Save and Save As? Read this tip for some helpful information! Continue reading

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