Many people like myself don’t completely trust the various WordPress spam filters and elect to moderate all comments before they show up on the actual site, which ends up flooding your email with moderation notices.
In a previous article we showed you how to quickly clean out your inbox. Here we will show you how to have more control over what is kept and what is not. Let’s look at a way to archive the older items so your inbox is not so cluttered up.
A very cool utility to analyze and keep track of everything running on your computer during startup is Autoruns. This handy little utility displays everything running on your computer when you start up. Sure you can use the built in utility in Windows “msconfig” however your not getting the full picture with msconfig. Autoruns on the other hand will go through and list everything running and the order in which it start up! Here I will show you the difference between MSCONGIG and the Autoruns program on a computer running Windows Vista.
I am starting a new Sunday feature where I will post something cool for you to keep on hand so your Monday doesn’t suck. For lack of a better title the feature is called “Make Monday Not Suck” I am going to feature something to do on your PC while at work. So when the boss is breathing down your neck about statistics and the usually “blah… blah” you can forget about it and relax with cool games or tricks i will feature to take your mind off your case of “The Mondays”.
If you’re the type of person that always allows Firefox to save your login credentials for the sites you visit, you might be very frustrated when you come across a site that doesn’t even prompt you to save the credentials. We’ve got the lowdown on what’s going on here.
The question I am asked most often is “How do I install a dual-boot with Windows XP on my new Windows Vista computer?” The answer is that it’s not that difficult, it’s just very time consuming, and you need to own a copy of Windows XP.
If you are a fan of the Live Bookmarks feature, you might wonder how to make them update quicker since the default update time is once per hour, and there isn’t a place in the interface to configure this.
Most of you are familiar with Mysticgeek, our resident IT Admin, because of all of his articles about Microsoft Office. What you probably don’t know is that he’s got his own personal blog hosted here at the How-To Geek Blogs, and he also writes for The Source, a new blog we are hosting dealing solely with open source.
If you’ve ever wanted to be able to use tab characters in multi-line textboxes in Firefox, then you are in luck because somebody created a Firefox extension that allows you to do just that.
Windows Home Server is still in beta stage but when it is officially released we will have all the information you will need to effectively manage your home server. Here is a quick tutorial on how to add a new user to your home server.
Here is a quick tip to add some extra flair to paragraphs in your Word 2007 documents to help them stand out.
If you are experiencing weird issues after upgrading your hardware, or you’ve just upgraded to the latest hardware device and aren’t seeing the performance you’d like, you might want to remove the old drivers which are still installed for the old hardware, even though you can’t normally see them in device manager.
Have you ever wondered where the Display Settings icon or Network Connections folder went in the Control Panel’s Classic View? For that matter, why can’t you search for them using the start menu search? Because they are prohibited from loading in the registry – that’s why.
Call them what you want Gadgets, Widgets, Gizmo’s … but what they are is stupid. I have not found a single gadget that is anything but annoying. None of these little eye candy toys do a thing to enhance my computing experience. On the contrary, they annoy me and eat up valuable computer resources that could be spent on more productive computing. When I first installed Vista I think I played with it for 5 minutes then got bored.
I wasn’t going to write another Firefox article tonight, but after restarting Firefox the automatic updater ran without my permission and broke my favorite extension. I could obviously crack open the extension and manually fix the problem, but it’s just ridiculous to have to do that.
How many times have you wanted to put a sticky note on a page to remind you of something? For instance, you could put a sticky note on digg.com so the next time you visit it tells you that you should really be doing something more productive. =)
How often have you typed in a command in your linux shell, and then realized that you forgot to type sudo, so you end up with an error or editing the dreaded read-only file? This happens to me much more than I’d like to admit, so I’m writing about it.
If you are using a router in your home network it is very important to keep your firmware updated. Firmware is software which is embedded into your router’s hardware. Since a majority of people own Linksys wired or wireless routers, I will show the steps on Linksys WRT54GS. Depending upon the brand of router you own the steps will vary but the process is basically the same.
Everybody knows how to change their Vista logon/start menu picture, but if you select a new picture, Windows Vista removes the last picture from the list entirely, leaving just the new picture and the default pictures. Does anybody really use the robot or the fish picture?