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This week we learned how to get spelling autocorrect across all applications on a Windows system, “diagnose DSL hang ups, extract media files from PowerPoint presentations, & restrict IE to a single website”, customize the Ubuntu bootloader screen, get smartphone-style word suggestion on Windows systems, learned what character encodings are and how they differ, and more.

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Do you find it hard to steer your mouse and hit the right keyboard key to play PC games? If you happen to have PS3 controllers, why not use them as Joysticks to play games?

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Whether it is our own moon or ones featured in fiction and fantasy artwork, moons can be romantic, mysterious, and inspirational. Now you can add a unique touch of style and flair to your desktop with the first in our series of Moonlit Nights Wallpaper collections.

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What happens when Megaman infiltrates a Decepticon stronghold? Trouble with a capital S when Starscream shows up! Watch as Protoman arrives to help even up the odds in the battle against the Decepticons.

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Are you using Gwibber on your Linux system but not making full use of its’ potential? This free 48 page PDF guide will show you how to use and tweak Gwibber for the best performance when it comes to working with your social networks.

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Everyone needs a bit of spy-guy fun in their lives (or at least a way to hide your Sailor Moon photo collection from everyone). This clever and extremely well hidden DIY stash puts your contraband inside a door.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite tools and tips for scoring great deals online. Now we’re back to showcase your money-saving techniques.

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If you’ve ever sat around wishing that scientists would stop wasting time trying to solve pressing global problems and instead genetically engineer a bizarre but delicious hybrid of Pop Rocks candy and wholesome fruit, ...

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Bridge To The Forest [DesktopNexus]

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Popular web content manager Instantpaper has updated to version 3.0 and brings a host of new features like native support for social media sharing, a recommendation system, in-app web browsing and more.

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The best day of the week is finally here again, so something fun to make those torturous last few hours pass by quickly is always a good thing. This week your mission is to safely escort Tazuna to his home while battling an army of ninjas and the assassin Zabuza. Are your ninja skills up to the challenge?

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ASCII, UTF-8, ISO-8859… You may have seen these strange monikers floating around, but what do they actually mean? Read on as we explain what character encoding is and how these acronyms relate to the plain text we see on screen.

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Have you ever had to work on a PC from somebody who smokes? Open it up, and it’s just covered in dust. Very important to bring some compressed air with you.

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Progress bars are pretty much ubiquitous these days; we’ve even seen them on some water coolers. A progress bar provides instant feedback on a given process, so why not bring some of that graphical pizzazz into your spreadsheet, using Excel’s Conditional Formatting feature?

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Every week we look at fascinating facts and trivia from the history of Geekdom. This week we’re taking a look at The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Compact Discs, and Whirlwind, the first computer to foreshadow modern operating systems.

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The battle for control of the Grid and escape back to our reality in TRON Legacy was nothing less than epic. Now you can relive the adventure right on your desktop with the TRON Legacy theme for Windows 7.

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If you are a Batman fan then you will find this video mashup interesting to watch. YouTube user TrueOneMoreUser has created a unique Dark Knight Trailer using characters from Team Fortress 2 and select scenes from The Dark Knight movie itself.

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There’s no need to settle for overly simplistic file renaming tools as long as Bulk Rename Tool is around. It’s lightweight, insanely customizable, portable, and sure to make short work of any renaming task you throw at it.

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If you’re convinced your ink cartridge has more ink to share than it is willing to give up, you’re right. Read on to see how How-To Geek reader Max squeezes extra life out of his cartridges with plain old water.

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If the excitement you felt about having a DSLR capable of shooting video wore off the second you took it outside and realized you needed an expensive add-on viewfinder to use it in sunlight, this cheap DIY viewfinder is for you.

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