Here’s a neat quick tip that will show you how to use Internet Explorer 9 to pin frequently used website links to your Windows 7 taskbar! Continue reading
Maybe you already use this at home when you have people over and there’s nothing else to do to keep everybody from falling asleep. Maybe you use this when nobody’s around and you can belt out out-of-tune songs knowing that there is nobody in the room who is searching for ear plugs while you sing. Maybe you don’t even know it’s there.
Truth is, you can turn your PC into a karaoke machine in just a few easy steps! Take a look! Continue reading
Can you please offer a step-by-step on how to download and install your monthly wallpapers?
There are several ways to get there, but this method shows how to get the wallpaper, starting at the WorldStart home page, using Internet Explorer.
First, scroll down and click on WorldStart Wallpaper.
Are you looking for up to date weather alerts for your computer? Looking for not just local forecasts, but worldwide notifications as well? I have found a very useful tool to keep track of weather updates from around the globe. It’s called Earth Alerts.
When you first open the program, you are greeted with a blank screen asking you to input
Dave from New Albany, OR asks:
How can I keep the desktop ini icon from popping onto the desktop and other locations? I delete it and pretty soon it’s back.
Dave, thanks for the question. What you need to do is hide these icons (shown below).
Windows 7 has taken the Aero interface to the next level and has pushed the hardware industry to deliver a certain standard, so that they can handle this new Windowing system from Microsoft. Aero was quite notorious in the days of Windows XP, and I remember many of my friends spoiling their computers in an attempt to try out the Aero interface with the Longhorn Transformation
John from Provo, Utah, writes:
How do you make a custom e-mail desktop shortcut for Gmail?
The first thing that you want to do is make a shortcut to gMail on your desktop. Open your gMail inbox using whatever browser you like to use. Now right-click on the contents of the address bar and left-click on Copy. Continue reading
When working on a PC, it’s easy to wind up with lots of open windows. They clutter up your PC and affect your work flow. Sometimes it’s better to minimize the windows you’re not using and work on one at a time. Windows 7 provides many shortcuts to accomplish that goal.
To explain these techniques, I divided them in two categories. The first is to minimize all the windows except… Continue reading
Jan from Pinellas Park, FL asks:
How do I return my taskbar at the bottom of my screen to its Normal size of about 1/2 inch? For no apparent reason, it has gone to About 1 inch wide. I have tried shutting off the lock taskbar and Moving it down with the arrows that appear when I click my mouse However it just makes it totally disappear
Ever feel like you are just running out of desktop space? 360Desktop is here to save you from desktop clutter. This program allows you to dramatically increase your desktop space. There are many perks to this program, such as the ability to download custom widgets, and 360 degree desktop wallpapers. In the upper right corner of the image below, you can see the panoramic view of the full desktop with… Continue reading
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
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
There is no dearth of wallpaper websites all over the internet. Likewise, there is enough choice available that you can change your wallpaper ten times a day for a whole year and still not repeat any of them. However, if you’re bored with the usual cars, girls, and babies wallpapers, then let me share three unique resources for wallpapers with you.
In Windows XP, changing file type icons was possible in a couple of ways; unfortunately it is not the same for Window 7. I have found comments using the registry but would rather not go down that path. If you can assist, I would appreciate the help.
David, the only solutions I found that didn’t involve registry hacks, required third party software. The… Continue reading
Sharon, from Nevada asks:
I have the Vista Premium Home Operating System. I used to have a clock that I downloaded from the Microsoft sidebar site. It worked for about 1 1/2 years. Now all of a sudden, it won’t work. I have tried other clocks on my sidebar and experience the same problem. It sets up perfectly and within a few minutes it stops. Can you
Do you ever forget to get things done, forget birthdays, or just forget to do the most basic things? Let’s face it, we are all very busy and have a ton of things going on at any given time. So if you are looking for something to help you stay organized, I have something FREE that can help you with that.
Desktop iCalendar Lite is the best… Continue reading
Dreamscene is a feature in Windows operating system that allows you to have animated desktop backgrounds. This is a great feature if you have a solid graphics card, and want to maximize your Windows experience. Unfortunately, this feature is only available for the “Ultimate” versions of Windows operating systems. Fortunately, you can enable Dreamscene on any versions of Windows by using the Windows 7 Dreamscene Activator. This program works for… Continue reading
If you share your computer with other family members, office colleagues or friends- you might want to restrict them from changing Windows wallpapers and screensavers. This is because you may want to keep a permanent wallpaper and screensaver on your desktop and prevent other users from installing their own wallpapers, which might be distracting at times.
In this article, we will learn
There’s little more frustrating to a computer user, than finding your icons scrambled all over the desktop. In addition, if your desktop is full of icons, you can imagine how annoying it would be to arrange them manually.
This problem usually occurs when you change your computer’s resolution. Changing the resolution, either manually or when installing drivers for your video card, can sometimes change the order and… Continue reading
Aaron from Scottsdale, AZ. asks:
Is there any way to get rid of that little information box that pops up every time I hover over something on my desktop?
Irritating sometimes, isn’t it, Aaron? Thanks for writing!
For those of you who don’t know what Aaron’s talking about, take a look at the example below:
When your mouse pointer “hovers” over (you… Continue reading
Robin from St. Paul, Minnesota writes:
The other day I was over at a friend’s house and when she started her computer it had a really pretty screen before the Windows screen – do you know what I’m talking about? Where can I get something like that?
Well, Robin, I do know what you’re talking about, and I can show you how to get it… Continue reading