I’ve got a function that toggles a window between being active and being minimized, so I can quickly access my favorite applications with a custom hotkey for each. I’ve been using this system for years, but I’ve started having more and more problems with regaining focus once the window is restored…
If you’re experiencing slow connections or none at all to your Windows Home Server, a good way to help diagnose issues is with the Windows Home Server Toolkit. Today we take a look at the toolkit and see how it can help you get your connections back.
Windows Live MovieMaker is a good tool for creating videos in Windows 7, however, one problem is it doesn’t allow you to import videos directly from network locations. Here we’ll take a look at a quick registry hack that will enable network support.
The Parental Controls feature is a valuable tool for controlling the amount of time your children spend on the computer and the programs they’re using. Today we take a look at how to setup and use Parental Controls in Windows 7.
Do you need occasional quick access to a dictionary or thesaurus while browsing but find opening a new tab with the appropriate website a hassle? Now you can have quick and easy access in the same tab with the DictionaryTip extension for Chrome.
The new Taskbar in Windows 7 has a lot of cool features, but might not be everything you want it to be. Today we take a look at a free utility that allows you to tweak the Windows 7 Taskbar and change its default behavior.
If you want to spice up your desktop easily in Windows 7 a good method is changing the Theme. If you’ve already exhausted the default Themes included in the OS, you might want to download new ones. Here we take a look at easily downloading new Themes from Microsoft’s Personalization Gallery.
One of the cool features of Windows Home Server is being able to set backups of the other computers on your network to the server. Today we take a look at the process of configuring a computer on your network to be backed up automatically to WHS.
Are you looking for a quick way to access the files in your Dropbox account while using Chrome? Then join us as we take a look at the Drop Box extension.
If you’re using the new uTorrent 2.0, you might have noticed that it starts automatically when booting into Windows. Even if you disable it in System Configuration. Here we show you how to completely disable it from starting automatically.
It can be quite annoying when you try to install a driver or other software on Windows 7 just to find out it isn’t compatible with the new OS. Today we look at using the Program Compatibility Assistant, and troubleshooting compatibility issues so programs install successfully.
Are you frustrated with the default tab behavior in Chrome? Then the Modified Tab Ordering extension might be just what you have been looking for.
If you are using Google Chrome, there are times when you might want to quickly take a screenshot of a page without having to open a third party utility. Today we take a look at the Webpage Screenshot extension for Chrome which will save a screenshot of any webpage in PNG format.
When you open Explorer in Windows 7 you’ll see a list of Favorites in the Navigation Pane. Microsoft has already put some there, but today we show you how to remove them and add your own favorite folders including Search Connectors.
Sure seems like you hear the words “IE Security Hole” a lot, doesn’t it? Now there’s yet another security hole, and a malicious website could use it to get access to your files—it’s not a good thing, but here’s some quick tips to protect yourself.
The new search feature in Windows 7 has been greatly improved, however, some users may not want to use it and are using a third party utility instead. If that is the case, you might want to completely get rid of the search feature and we’ll show you how.
Once you have your Windows Home Server set up, you’ll want to add users and control the content they have access to. Here we take a look at how to add a new user, determine their access to shared folders, and how to disable or remove a user.
Do you love how Stacks look in Mac OS X and want to add that kind of functionality to your Windows system? Here we look at 7Stacks which gives you a similar experience.
You’ve been doing some serious work on your computer and have a bunch of apps, browsers, spreadsheets, and documents open. You’re done for the day, but closing each app and document individually is going to be a hassle. Here we take a look at an awesome utility that will close all of your running applications at once with one click.
Sometimes you might be working on an online form or other application where you need to insert a special character. The Character Map feature in Windows is an often overlooked feature that can help you add special characters to your work.
The new libraries feature in Windows 7 makes it easier to manage your files and folders. Today we take a look at how to access libraries, how to use them, and how to include network locations to the libraries as well.
Sometimes you might find it necessary to add additional storage to your Windows Home Server. Today we’ll take a look at how to add an external hard drive to your home server to increase storage space.
In some computing situations, you might need to create a WiFi hotspot quickly so other wireless devices can use an Internet connection. Today we take a look at Connectify which easily turns your Windows 7 machine into an instant WiFi hotspot.
Do you need a quick and easy way to access Wikipedia while browsing throughout the day? If so then you will want to take a look at the Wiki Lookup extension for Google Chrome.
Have you ever wanted to be able to access all of your important files, music, photos, and more from all computers in your home from one central server? Today we’ll take a look at Windows Home Server and show you how to install and configure it with other machines on your network.