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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
If you’re looking for a great book to help you learn more about Windows home networking, there’s a new book on the market by our good friend Ciprian, and published by none other than Microsoft Press.
Are gorgeous views of cities your favorite way to spice up and decorate your desktop? Then you will definitely want to add the Cityscape Theme to your personal desktop collection. The theme comes with 40 Hi-Res wallpapers sho...
We’ve covered loads of different anti-virus, Linux, and other boot disks that help you repair or recover your system, but why limit yourself to just one? Here’s how to combine your favorite repair disks together to create the ultimate repair toolkit for broken Windows systems—all on a single flash drive.
Ever need to record something on your computer exactly as it comes out of your speakers? Enabling “Stereo Mix” will let you do exactly that, and here’s how to do it.
Are you up for a bit of old school style video game fun with a twist? Then step up and prepare to defend the Earth from the galactic chicken invasion force in Chicken Invaders!
You are probably very familiar with the startup programs function of Windows. While you can specify the applications you want to launch at the start of Windows, the ability to control the order in which they start is not available. However, there are a couple of ways you can easily overcome this limitation and control the startup order of applications.
If you’ve got a netbook with really great battery life, you’ll probably still have loads of time left even with only 10% of the battery remaining. Here’s how to tweak the settings so it alerts you or goes into sleep mode at a more reasonable time.
This theme comes with 33 Hi-Res wallpapers, custom Aston Martin icons, and genuine Aston Martin car sounds. The Aston Martin theme will make a nice addition to the desktop of any car enthusiast.
Even though we cover plenty of other topics, Windows has always been a primary focus around here, and we’ve got one of the largest collections of Windows-related how-to articles anywhere. Here’s the fifty best Windows articles that we wrote in 2010.
Do you prefer a more unique, artistic, or alternative look for your desktop setup? Then you will definitely want to have a look through our Abstract Icon Packs collection. Just set your imagination loose and enjoy the wonderful desktops that these icon packs can inspire for you.
It’s near the end of 2010, and we’ve put together a list of the 20 best “Explainer” articles of the year—where we answer a question and teach you a little more about the topic. Enjoy!
Windows includes a screen capture/screenshot tool that is actually pretty decent. You can take region captures or full screenshots and easily save them using this tool.
Are you a fan of author C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia book series? Then you will definitely want to have a look at this theme portraying Lucy, Edmund, and their friends’ adventures aboard the Dawn Treader.
The new interface is a significant improvement over the old one. Previously information about your virtual machines was packed into a two-tab interface on the right hand side of the main window. The information was there but it wasn’t very well organized. Now information is more clearly organized and divided into groups like General, System, Display, Storage, Audio, Network, and two handy section at the bottom to see what USB devices and shared folders are linked to the virtual machine.
The caps lock key is a remnant of typewriters dating from the nineteenth century. Unless you’re in the accounting department, it’s probably not very useful, so today we’ll learn how to disable it.
Are you a World of Warcraft fan? Then get ready to add some adventure to your Windows 7 desktop with the World of Warcraft theme. The theme comes with 36 Hi-Res wallpapers from Cataclysm and earlier expansions, custom World o...
Whether you are doing graphics/web design work or just taking screenshots, it’s often very difficult to move the mouse precisely enough to select pixels the way you’d like. Here’s a couple of ways to make it better.
TrueCrypt is an awesome tool for creating secure partitions and encrypting your files. Mounting and dismounting partitions, however, can be a hassle. MTCrypt speeds up the process with a simple GUI interface.
If you’re in love with the click-for-voice-search button on Android phones, this clever extension adds voice search right into Google Chrome. Enjoy the same voice search capabilities on your desktop you enjoy on your phone.