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For years, Windows tweaking people have tried to convince everybody that if you disable the pagefile, you’ll get a big performance boost. One of our readers did a ton of testing to prove that this is not true.

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Once a week we round up some of the reader emails we’ve answered and share them. This week we’re looking at removing the shortcut arrow in Windows 7, remapping the Caps Lock Key, and disabling Google Instant Search Results.

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The Navigation Pane in Word 2010 allows you to jump around your document in several ways. You can use it to find text, Word objects, such as tables and graphics, and to jump to specific headings and pages.

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Android: Smart Browser Chooser is a simple application that toggles your browser based on the network you’re connected to–automatically switch to an optimized browser for lower data usage when you’re on your mobile data plan.

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While you’re likely not the kind of person that drinks hard liquor out of a plastic flask, don’t turn your nose up at the cheap little bottles–they make excellent DIY flash diffusers for soft lit photos.

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If you’re looking for a fun project to teach a kid the wonders of electronics tinkering it’s tough to beat a book that lets them spy on their siblings.

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If you cut out a lot of objects from photographs, chances are you’ve run across a few rough, ugly looking edges. They can be easy fixes, and here’s three great (GIMP friendly) tips  to help in three different scenarios.

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Staying social while your mobile doesn’t mean you have to pay for a data plan. Using SMS, you can update and receive status messages from your favorite social networks using the messaging plan you probably already have.

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Going remote with friends and family is helpful when you need to show them how to do something or fix a problem. Here’s how you can offer cross platform remote assistance using only Google Chrome and an extension.

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This week we learned how to “do easy switching on the Windows 8 UI, set up God Mode on Windows 8, & tweak the Task Manager in Windows 7″, uninstall or remove Windows 8 from your dual-boot setup, burn data across multiple DVD or CD discs, “bulk edit Office Doc properties, configure a router for port forwarding, & remote control an Android device”, enjoyed the latest set of Geek Deals, and more.

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Windows Explorer in Windows 7 has been significantly changed and improved since the days of Vista and XP. This article provides some of the more useful tips and tricks for getting the most out of Explorer.

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Railways help connect our cities and us to each other all across the world. They also have their own unique beauty when found during quiet moments in rural areas. Follow the path to a new (or favorite) destination on your desktop with the first in our series of Railway Tracks Wallpaper collections.

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Well… I guess I’m restarting my computer now… [via Reddit]

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A fun bit of video portraying Indiana Jones as a Terminator. With everything that he has gone through in the movies he is certainly as tough as one!

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If you’re looking to do a little gaming this weekend and you’d like to keep your wallet in your pocket, this collection of the top free Steam games will keep you busy and spare your bank account.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share the ways you’ve enhanced your home router. We’ve rounded up the responses here; read on to see how your fellow readers supercharge their home routers.

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Android: If you’re on the prowl for a new place, Trulia’s For Rent app taps into their massive real estate database and serves up listings for you to flag and compare.

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