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Keep My Opt-Outs is a small extension for Google Chrome that permanently enables your opt-out selection across all your instances of Google Chrome.

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Mass Effect The Milky Way [DesktopNexus]

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Are you a fan of winter sports? If mountain skiing and snowboarding happen to be your favorites then you will want to have this snow sports theme from Microsoft. The theme comes with 8 wallpapers to help bring that fresh powd...

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Microsoft Word’s mail merge is an excellent productivity tool. Knowing how to create personalized subject lines and attachments that Word’s mail merge basic feature doesn’t support can be a life saver when you have to write emails in bulk.

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Windows command-line tools have advanced a lot with PowerShell, but Linux has had a much more usable terminal for many years. Here’s how you can get the best of both worlds with Cygwin, a ‘nix-style terminal for Windows PCs.

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You might think that you need expensive software to take advantage of Camera RAW—something like Photoshop or the more modestly priced Lightroom. Fortunately there is freeware that can help you achieve professional results without professional costs.

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Your Firefox profile houses some pretty important stuff such as bookmarks, saved passwords and preferences which would be quite inconvenient to lose. As with any valuable data, your Firefox profile should be backed up regularly.

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Walking in the rain [DesktopNexus]

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If you’ve ever played Portal, then you know just how delightfully creepy GlaDOS’s voice can be. Here’s how to create your own GlaDOS-themed sound clips so you can spread the Portal-based horror.

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If you’re rocking a Kindle and you use Chrome, Send to Kindle is an ideal fit to shuttle articles from your desktop to your Kindle.

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If you’re trying to get a bead on the weak spots in your office or home’s Wi-Fi coverage, free Windows application Heatmapper makes short work of generating a heatmap of signal strength for your location.

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Snackr is an Adobe AIR-based RSS ticker. Install, load it with RSS feeds, and watch the news roll right by.

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You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. Today we highlight how to master the new Office interface, USB boot a computer with outdated BIOS, and snap windows to preset locations.

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Are you looking for something a bit different for your Windows 7 desktop? Then you may want to have a look at the New Year in Japan theme. The theme comes with eight beautiful backgrounds featuring the tranquil shores of lake...

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If you want to make the switch from Outlook Notes over to Evernote, there’s now a tool to help ease the process. It does run on the command line, but since you only need to use it once, that shouldn’t be a problem.

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Over the years, we’ve written about loads of ways to disable features, tweak things that don’t work the way you want, and remove other things entirely. Here’s the list of the 50 best ways to do just that.

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Just the other day I was trying to use Remote Desktop to connect from my laptop in the living room to the desktop downstairs, when I realized that I couldn’t do it because the desktop was running Windows Home Premium—that’s when I realized we’d never covered how to upgrade Windows, so here you are.

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Sometimes classic movie themes work even better than themes that focus on new releases and the Matrix Theme for Windows 7 is a perfect example. The theme comes with 32 Hi-Res wallpapers, custom sounds from the movie, and Matr...

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Everybody that’s ever used Windows has at least heard of the Blue Screen of Death, even if they have been lucky enough to never encounter one themselves. Here’s how to make a BSOD in any color you want, using a couple of clicks.

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You may have noticed that the default installation of Audacity doesn’t have built-in support for MP3s due to licensing issues.  Here’s how to add it in yourself for free really easily in few simple steps.

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After nine long years Metapad has returned from the great beyond with a new version. Developer Alexander Davidson has started work on this classic Notepad replacement once again.

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Is Spybot Search & Destroy an integral part of your anti-malware arsenal? Up until now you have always needed to install it locally on a machine to use it, but no longer. The good folks at portableapps.com have made a por...

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This week we take a look at how to clone a hard disk for easy backup or duplication, resize stubbornly static windows, and create shortcuts for dozens of Windows functions.

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The Arctic has a cold beauty all its’ own and Microsoft helps bring the wonders of the North straight to your desktop with this theme. The theme comes with 15 beautiful images of Arctic animals and icescapes that will h...

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Earlier this week we featured a beautiful Serene Blue Ubuntu wallpaper for you to download. HTG ETC reader Grant was inspired by it and created the equally awesome Windows version that we are sharing with you today.

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