How many times have you wanted to share a screenshot with somebody… so you created your screenshot using one tool, then uploaded to some image hosting site, and then 5 minutes later you finally have the link to send to them. What if there was a way to do all of that in 5 mouse clicks in just a few seconds?
Today’s Office Time Killer is a lot of fun. Fancy Pants Adventures: World 2 developed by Brad Borne is a great adventure world that flows smoothly and allows you to take your mind off the TPS reports. Plus, what is not cool about playing soccer with snails?
I got positive feedback when asking members of our forum if I should write articles related to home recording and production and I thought I would start writing different articles on some of the techniques I use. I am by no means a professional with any of this what so ever. I am just a musician and geek who loves to play with tech. I have covered some home recording in previous posts and today I thought I would show you how to record a guitar track with Cakewalk Guitar Tracks 3. I rarely recommend commercial software, but this utility shouldn’t break the bank and it’s my favorite. In this article I am going to assume you already have or are familiar with Cakewalk. For a great overview of Guitar Tracks 3 you can check out the Cakewalk Site.
If you are a big fan of both Google Reader and Firefox, you’ll be interested to know that Google’s iPhone version of Reader is a perfect fit for the Firefox sidebar, and with a few tweaks we can make it really fit well.
Since we all know working for “The Man” sucks, I thought I would start posting cool time wasting games you can play while the boss isn’t looking. To start with I thought we can take a look at ESPN’s Pressure Kicker 3D.
This article was written by our excellent reader Leon Steadman.
One of the reasons we started the How-To Geek Blogs was to give bloggers the chance to focus on other topics that we don’t cover as regularly here. If you are interested in Windows Home Server, our very own Gmedia blog has been running a series covering the addition of a new server in his already impressive home media setup.
One of the best features in Windows Vista is the updated System Restore feature, which saves people from certain destruction on a nearly daily basis, judging from the feedback on our forums. The only problem is that it takes far too many steps to manually create a new restore point. Can’t we just make a shortcut icon for it?
This should fix the issue in both Windows XP and Windows Vista! Enjoy!
One of the most frustrating changes in Windows Vista is the lack of the “Up” button when browsing the file system. Sure, there’s been a slightly buggy add-on that you can use, but how about a really solid Up button that just works and doesn’t bloat your system?
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Have you ever wondered why Windows Vista allows you to choose themes, but there’s no way to add custom themes without additional software? The reason is because Windows checks the themes with a cryptographic key, so you have to patch windows to allow custom-created themes to install.
System Restore is one of the better features in Windows 7 and Vista… spend any amount of time on our forums and you’ll see how often it solves issues… but it’s like a black box, nobody knows how it really works, or when it’s doing things. So how do you change when it creates snapshots?
One of my favorite VST commercial plug-ins for recording guitar is the BBE Sonic Maximizer. This plug-in emulates the actual BBE Sonic Maximizer hardware. It adds a lot of meat and more punch to your recorded guitar tone. I will use it a lot if I am quickly recording some ideas for riffs. If my tone is weak during the recording (which it probably is because I just want to get the musical idea down) I will use this plug in to beef it up. You can also use it in real time if you have a properly set up computer with no latency.
Have you ever tried to select a bunch of files in Windows Explorer while holding down the Ctrl key, and then all of a sudden there are duplicate copies of all of those files sitting in the folder? Really irritating, so how do we fix it?
One thing we love to show you at How-To Geek is ways to simplify your computing experience. The Geek has several tips on becoming a Keyboard Ninja for navigating your OS. Today I found a nifty application that should definitely speed up the computing experience for Power Users. SlickRun! Although it is in the same idea realm of a Hotkey Program, it is something quite different.
So you notice you are missing icons in the System Tray, like the clock or volume icons, and then you realize that you simply can’t enable them because the checkboxes are grayed out. So what do you do?
I have neglected several included features in Windows Vista. And to be honest I have not used many of them assuming they won’t work very well. Rather than be an ignorant assuming geek, I have decided to go over some of the included features in Vista. Today I will start with Windows DVD Maker.
Have you ever noticed that the To-Do bar in Outlook 2007 doesn’t show you what type of item is in the list? It could be a task or a flagged email, but which one is it? With a simple tweak you can add the icon column to easily differentiate them.
Don’t you hate it when you try to uninstall a program it either does not include an uninstaller or when using Add / Remove Programs in Windows, there are several traces of the software left? It is definitely one of my bigger pet peeves … just check out my iTunes uninstall rant. I came across a cool little program the other day that claims to do a much better job of uninstalling applications and all of the tidbits and left-overs associated with them. Revo Uninstaller.
This article is part of Mysticgeek’s IT blog, a How-To Geek blog focused on IT geekery.
By now most people have likely already upgraded to Windows Vista Service Pack 1, but one of the smaller feature upgrades might have passed most people by: You can now configure automatic defragmenting for All drives, as well as defragment all of your drives at the same time.
Have you ever noticed that the Send To context menu can be ridiculously slow to open sometimes? You right-click a file and choose Send To, and then have to wait for about 30 seconds for explorer to respond again. Annoying! so how do we fix it?