The new indexing service built into Windows Vista has been the subject of a lot of complaints, since it seems to kick in at strange times and thrash your hard drive. So what can we do to speed this up?
If you’ve ever wondered how to configure the number of documents shown on the Recent Items menu, you’ve found the right article. The default value is set to show 10 documents, but you can increase that with a registry tweak.
It’s amazing how often I get the question “I deleted my Show Desktop icon, now how do I get it back?” arrives in my inbox… so I’ve decided to just zip up the icon and provide it here for everybody.
If you are a recent Mac adopter and are frustrated by the weird tab behavior in OS X, you aren’t alone. By default the Tab key only works for text boxes and lists, but excludes select controls (drop-down menus) on a form when using Firefox.
A source of annoyance for many Windows users is the ” – Shortcut” text that is added to the name of newly created shortcuts, and every time you have to manually edit the shortcut and remove that text. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a registry hack for this?
Hate the new calendar in Vista? Not a fan of the Outlook calendar or don’t like the idea of always being connected to the web to use Google’s Calendar? Love Open Source and all things Mozilla? Then Sunbird is for you. Sunbird is a stand-alone calendar application. If you want Sunbird to integrate with Thunderbird then you would want to install the Lightning extension.
As everybody knows, using the Windows+L keys together will lock your workstation running Windows 7, XP or Vista. Did you realize that you can also disable this function by using a registry hack?
After figuring out yesterday how to tell how many times an article has been bookmarked on del.icio.us, I started wondering how many times readers have bookmarked all the articles across the entire site, and which articles are most popular on del.icio.us.
For those of you still running XP you might be looking for ways to improve the XP experience. One of the better ways to add unique features to the OS is installing Power Toys. These are add on programs that Microsoft developers have designed after the XP release. These have been around for several years, and are proven to work. Although Microsoft does not “officially support” them. I thought I would highlight a few of my favorites.