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Import Settings to Google Chrome

Friday, November 5th, 2010

I know, I know; I’ve been writing a lot of Google Chrome tips recently, and up until a few weeks ago, I was against even installing it on my computer.

But now that I have, I see that it’s quite the browser. It’s fast, it’s simple…

…and importing all of my personal settings from either Firefox or Internet Explorer is a snap!… Continue reading

Selective Facebook Posting

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Facebook is a wonderful tool to connect with family and friends, problem is that some of the time we’d like the things we post to only be viewable by certain people.

For example, my wife (fiancée at the time) was trying to collaborate with some mutual Facebook friends on what type of wedding cake to surprise me with. She managed to get opinions, ideas and even a… Continue reading


Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

How to Remove a Specific Object or Person From an Image

There are situations when you may want to remove a specific object or person from an image. Say you have just found an old photo of yours and want to use it in some of your projects. The photo is all right, but there is a building which you want to remove, without distorting… Continue reading

How to Install Windows Live Mail

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Dennis from Tarpon Springs, FL asks:

Is there a way to use Outlook Express 6 with Win7, or is there an e-mail program similar to OE6 that can be used with Win7?

While certainly not the most sophisticated e-mail client, Outlook Express has achieved quite a following throughout the years, if for no other reason than its sheer ubiquity, having been bundled with every… Continue reading

Making Firefox Your Default Browser

Monday, November 1st, 2010

James in Hot Springs, Arkansas asks:

When I click on a link in a web site or an e-mail, it sometimes opens in Firefox and other times it’s Internet Explorer. How do I make it so Firefox opens everything? Question: Is there a way I can instruct my computer to open the clicked site on Firefox as much as possible. If you answer this question, please cover

Download Tube

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Download Tube

YouTube is the new cable TV and as much as most people hate to admit it, it’s easy to get hooked. Who here hasn’t gone on a YouTube marathon only to realize that 6 hours have passed by and the birds are already chirping outside ? Darn those video recommendations. Wouldn’t it be easier if you could take those videos along for the… Continue reading

Google Patents

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Are you a tinkerer? An inventor? Maybe deep down inside there’s a mad scientist, just screaming to get out! Well, whatever the case, Google is here to make sure that an idea you’ve come up with hasn’t already been patented.

Yes, I said Google. The master of search engines doesn’t just search the web anymore. Now it also searches patents!

Here’s how… Continue reading

Save Multiple Tabs in Internet Explorer

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Let’s say you’re doing some research on the Internet and it just so happens that you have multiple tabs on your chosen subject open at the same time in Internet Explorer.

Now quick – the kids need to be picked up from soccer practice, the dog needs to go to the vet and you’ve got a million other pressing matters to attend to, but you don’t want… Continue reading

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

Windows Live Mesh

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Windows Live Mesh is a cloud service from Microsoft by which you can keep your important folders synced across multiple computers. This tool is available for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Mac users.

You can also sync folders across SkyDrive synced storage (Windows provides 5 GB free space). It means you can access your folders from any computer you want through web. This is a step by… Continue reading

Repairing Internet Explorer

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Christa, in West Virginia asks:

I am using IE8. When I initially open it, I get 2 open windows. Also, if I have more than one IE window open, both windows will respond to the action I perform on the window in the foreground. Why is this and how do I stop it from happening?

Thanks for the question Christa. This is not a well-known issue… Continue reading

Chrome Resource Information Page

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Are you curious about the websites you visit? Have you ever wanted to check statistics and see which web element took the longest to load? Heck, maybe you’re a budding web developer and you want to keep track of potential bottlenecks that could sour the experience.

Whatever the case may be, if you’re using Google Chrome, then this tip is just for you!… Continue reading

Adding Dropbox to Windows 7

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Dropbox is an online file backup service which offers users up to 2 GB storage space for free. Once you have set up your Dropbox account, you can sync the files (on Dropbox) across multiple computers. The Dropbox client can be downloaded for Windows, Mac, Linux and Mobile. Once installed, the client will automatically sync your computer with the cloud based service. This ensures you have all the files… Continue reading

Gmail Vacation Responder

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Okay, so I know that vacation season is pretty much over, but with the upcoming barrage of holiday travel in my future, I’m hoping others out there find use for this tip as well.

With that, let’s learn how to set a vacation responder in Gmail.

First, log in to your Gmail account and go to Settings in the upper right-hand corner.… Continue reading

Windows Live Family Safety

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Microsoft has come up with an effective, user friendly, parental control tool in Windows Live Family Safety. If you’re concerned about your children’s exposure to objectionable online material, or if you’d like to enforce other computer restrictions, Windows Live Family Safety can help.

When the download and installation is complete and you’ve opened the program, the welcome screen will appear. The… Continue reading

Adobe Flash Player

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Mohsin from Singapore asks:

I tried everything but cannot get the Adobe Flash Player to play videos on my 64 bit Windows 7 machine! What could be wrong?

If you are using the latest version of Flash, which is Adobe Flash Player 10.1, then be sure you have at least the minimum requirements for it. Intel Pentium II 450MHz, AMD Athlon 600MHz or a… Continue reading

Easy Wallpaper with Google Chrome

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Google chrome has fast become the favorite browser of many internet users, mainly because of its speed and small size. Though it possesses countless useful features, there is one basic feature that it desperately lacks. It doesn’t let a user change the desktop wallpaper from within the browser. Gone are the days when a user would save an image to the hard drive, spend 15 minutes locating the image in… Continue reading

Disabling Search from the IE9 Address Bar

Friday, October 15th, 2010

By now, you must have read plenty of Internet Explorer 9 reviews and probably, many of you are also using the IE9 beta. Most of the reviews focus on the speed, user interface, and GPU rendering. However, there are still many things that you might have not noticed. This article will cover how to disable searching from address bar in IE9.

You may wonder about the benefits… Continue reading

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

Email Client Recommendations

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Woody, from Arkansas asks:

What email client do you recommend for Windows 7 users?

If you are looking for a desktop email client for Windows 7, there are definitely a few good choices available to you. And two of the best are free. Read on to see why Windows Live Mail, or Mozilla’s Thunderbird, could be just what you are looking for.… Continue reading

Alphabetizing Your Favorites

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Dot In Covington, VA asks:

Is there a way to alphabetize my favorites lists?

No matter how many favorites you have, they can become messy over time. One good option is to alphabetize them so you can find the website fast, and not have to sort through a bunch of sites before you find the one you are after. You can easily achieve this in… Continue reading

Switch Your Search Engine in Firefox

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

If you’re a Mozilla Firefox user, then you’re probably familiar with the little search box in the upper right-hand corner of your browser window. It allows you to perform a search without having to browse to a particular search engine to do so.

You’ll also notice that Google is the default search provider, as noted by the little “G” icon.… Continue reading

Sorting Contacts in IncrediMail

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Allen from Oakes, ND asks:

I recently went to Windows 7 and use web mail mostly. I was investigating incredimail 2, just to be able to send out BCC group emails at once. I got the address book set up, but it wants to sort contacts by the first name or email address only. Is there a way to change to sort by last name?

Internet Secrets Protector

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Unless you’re like me and actually enjoy the tedious tasks involved in constantly cleaning junk from your computer, like cookies and browsing history, we may have something for you. If you’re looking for an application that will take care of those tiresome chores automatically, thus helping to protect your internet privacy, Internet Secrets Protector from Webcam Simulator, might be the ticket. It’s an easy to use, and easy… Continue reading

Clearing Internet Explorer History

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Grace, from Montreal asks:

I’ve been trying to delete my browsing history (IE 8.0 drop down bar) by clicking the red cross button, and by deleting the history, cookies and everything else, but it still doesn’t work. I have also altered the time for storing history/temp int files to 0 days but the old websites that I visited still appear when I start typing in an address

Backup Your Bookmarks in Firefox

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Beverly from New York asks:

I use Firefox and would like to know how can I copy my bookmarks and load them into a new computer?

Fortunately, Mozilla Firefox lets you make a backup of your bookmarks. In this tip, you’ll learn how to backup your bookmarks and how to retrieve them later.

To make a backup of your bookmarks, perform the following steps:… Continue reading

What Time is It, Google?

Monday, October 11th, 2010

I stumbled across this neat trick for Google the other night when a friend of mine wanted to know what time it was in Japan. Usually, I’d just use the Windows clock, change the time zone, etc., etc., but for this, I decided to Google it and see what happened.

Besides, I don’t necessarily have a giant wall full of time-zone specific clocks to consult.… Continue reading

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