Over the years, we’ve written loads of articles about how to create shortcuts to system functions that aren’t easily accessible otherwise—and we’ve got a list of the best ones here.
Pretty much all of these shortcuts work in Windows 7 or Vista, but some of them also work in XP.
TinyHacker Random Geekery
This was a shorter week for our publishing schedule, so here’s a shorter list of fun stuff we found.
|Find What You Are Looking for Fast using Windows Grep|
|Create Your Own Animated Movies Online using MeMoov|
|Download New McAfee Avert Stinger|
|3 Free Amazon MP3 Downloads|
|Scan your Hard Disk for Errors using Windows Surface Scanner|
Super User QnA
Ever wondered if there’s an alternative Skype client out there? Well, there’s not really, but there are other interfaces you can use instead. Read on.
- Erase just the free space on my hard drive
- Which Linux edtion is more stable and reliable?
- Is there an alternative Skype client out there?
- Does HDMI cable “quality” actually affect transmission?
- What to do with spare USB thumb drive?
- Cheap < 150 dollar Computer for my dad that lives cross country
- In computer networks, when is a MAC address used and when is an IP Address used?
- How much more RAM does Windows 7 use than Windows XP?
- Lightweight GUI Linux distribution for really old computer
- I need to password protect the entire computer…
The How-To Geek’s Lifehacker Features
Over on Lifehacker, I’ve written quite a few lengthy articles in the last month covering keeping your system safe and secure, and making sure that you’ve properly backed up your data. Definitely worth a read.
|Protect Yourself from Drive-By Browser Malware Attacks|
|You’re Backing Up Your Data the Wrong Way|
|Stop Paying for Windows Security; Microsoft’s Security Tools Are Good Enough|
|How to Really Browse Without Leaving a Trace|
The Geek Note
Hopefully all of you had a happy Thanksgiving and found a great Black Friday deal on a Nintendo Wii Fit to burn off the calories or gather dust.
Programmer by day, geek by night, The Geek, also known as Lowell Heddings, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 11/28/09