The confirmation dialog box that pops up when you want to delete a file or folder is meant to prevent accidental deletion of data. It can be a great thing in some situations, and very annoying in others. Let’s take a look at managing the messages and how to prevent users from turning it off.
When you want to use certain utilities and tweak your Windows computer, many times what you need is hidden deep in the system. Today we take a look at Windows Access Panel which allows you to quickly access system settings and utilities without having to dig through the entire OS.
The Shutdown Event Tracker is a great tool for enterprise admins to keep track of server shutdowns. There’s been more than one experience where we’ve been troubleshooting a downed server, and it would have been extremely useful to know what was going through the mind of the person who shut it off. But if you are not running an enterprise, or you just find it more annoying that useful, here’s how to shut it off.
With the amount of different portable audio devices and music software applications, sometimes it is difficult getting the correct formats. Today we take a look at XRECODE II which will convert virtually any audio file format to another.
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Have you been thinking about how much easier it would be to having the Print & Print Preview commands in Firefox’s Context Menu? The Print Context Menu extension for Firefox allows you to avoid having to use the File Menu to access the print commands.
When you shutdown or restart your computer, you may want to keep track of the reason for it. Today we look at enabling Shutdown Event Tracker which will allow you to document why the system is being shutdown or rebooted.
If you are new to the world of Linux, you probably unzip your tar.gz files first, and then extract them from the tar file… at least, if you are even bothering to use the command prompt at all. It’s easy to gunzip or even bunzip2 the files with a simple command-line switch.
If you’re currently running Vista and want to upgrade to Windows 7, an in-place upgrade can be an easier option than a clean install. Here we will take a look a the steps to take before the upgrade and walk through the actual process of the upgrade.
Have you ever seen a picture with great colors and wanted a color scheme based on that image? Now you can get those color schemes easily with the ColorSuckr extension for Firefox.
Recently a build of Google’s Chrome OS was released for testing. Though it’s not ready for prime time, you might want to test it out in a virtual machine. Today we take a look at how to setup and run it in VirtualBox.
In the digital age, there are countless tools to help keep you productive, but using them effectively is a whole different story. The Productive Geek is somebody who learns to use those tools to actually save time and get things done.
When you’re busy multi-tasking on your PC, sometimes getting to the Recycle Bin can a pain. Today we take a look at a couple of different methods for adding the Recycle Bin to your Taskbar for easier access.
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.
If you are new to URL Shortening or are just looking for some good services to use, then join us as we take a quick look at URL Shortening and four of the more popular services available.
Windows Server 2008 R2 is the latest version of Microsoft’s Windows Server operating system. Microsoft tries their best to make each task as simple as possible, and Server 2008 R2 is a shining example of that goal in action. We’re going to take you through a basic install and show you just how easy it is.