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Have you ever wondered, while listening to the sound of your hard drive thrashing, What files on my system are being modified? Since I recently had that thought, I decided to investigate.

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My favorite keyboard shortcut on OS X is “Hide Others”, which hides every other window except the currently focused one. It’s a great way to quickly clean up your desktop and focus on the task at hand. So how to get this for Windows?

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Have you ever noticed that you have to switch to a window before you can use the wheel button to scroll it? This is especially annoying if you are trying to multi-task or follow along with a lengthy tutorial in your browser window.

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There’s nothing more annoying to me than getting a new laptop from work and having to click through the logon warning message set by the IT department. It usually goes something like “Warning: You are logging onto our computer system. We own your soul.”

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Anything I can do to make XP function more efficiently at work is definitely a plus.  Although I am not a Keyboard Ninja, I do like to make navigation within the OS easier.  One way of achieving this is to add additional locations to the “Send To” menu in XP. 

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If you are both an IE user and a fan of using custom search providers in your search box, you might be interested to know how you can back up that list and/or restore it on another computer. Yes, this article is boring, but we’re trying to cover everything here!

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We’ve finally reached the 1 year mark here at How-To Geek, and so it’s time to take a long, slightly boring look back at what we’ve accomplished. I’m sure only about three of you will read all the way to the bottom, so I just used lorem ipsum to fill in the last couple of paragraphs.

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Somebody recently wrote in asking how to backup the list of saved passwords in Firefox into a spreadsheet, so I’m writing the solution here for everybody: All you need is the Password Exporter extension.

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You might have already noticed the changes to the theme, but I decided that I’d write about it and maybe give you a little bit of insight to the reasons behind the changes.

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If you are tired of the way certain keys on your system work, such as the Caps Lock key, you can re-map them to function as a different key by using a registry hack. But there should be an easier way, right?

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