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Are you missing the dedicated sidebar from Windows Vista now that you use Windows 7? Now you can get it back just like it was in Vista with the 7 Sidebar gadget.

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While most of us here prefer Google, Windows Live does have one great feature that Gmail doesn’t yet provide: a single-use security code that lets you login on a public computer without having your password stolen. Here’s how it works.

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Recently Microsoft has been indecisive with it’s Live Mesh / Sync cloud based services. After introducing Live Mesh Public Beta and some renaming, it’s now called Live Mesh 2011, and we’ll show you how to get started with it.

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Tired of Windows Live Writer switching all your double and single quotes to the curly versions? Sure, you can turn it off in the options panel, but there’s actually a cool trick to use them that you might not have noticed.

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Adventurous computer users are probably using either the beta or dev channels of Google Chrome. When these unstable versions crash and your profile is corrupted, how can you recover it?

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Want to add some punch to your Windows 7 desktop? Then you should definitely take a look at this Naruto theme. The theme consists of 47 hi-res wallpapers, custom Naruto icons, and select music sound bites from the series.

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OneNote is a great tool for saving and organizing your notes and information, but it can be drab looking at plain white notes all day.  Here’s how you can customize your notebooks’ backgrounds in OneNote 2010.

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Would you like to fully customize your Windows 7 icons without having to manually change out every icon?  Here’s how you can switch to an entire new set of icons in only a couple clicks.

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This Rainmeter skin is a complete set of widgets, with a mail checker, weather, clock, and an included RocketDock skin that all matches together nicely.

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OS X has  a multitude of well designed to-do list apps, but most on Windows seem to be too cluttered and difficult to use.  If you just want to focus on your tasks and the things you need to do, GeeTeeDee might be just want...

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You might not be ready to accept Linux as your desktop yet, but you can still use it to save your Windows PC—whether you need to reset passwords, recover deleted files, or scan for viruses, here’s how to do it.

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Note: This extension currently only works for Windows, but it probably won’t be long until it’s ported to Mac and Linux.

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Halloween is a time to enjoy being creative when preparing party invitations, fliers, cards, and other holiday-related documents. Today we have the perfect way for you to add a fun spook factor to your documents with our Halloween Fonts collection.

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If you use Windows 7 Media Center to record Live TV, you might want to bring shows with you on your iPod. Today we take a look at how to convert Recorded TV files and sync with your iPhone / iPod Touch.

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If you’ve ever seen one of those super-customized desktops that are sometimes featured on Lifehacker, you might have wondered just how they put them together—so today we’ll take a quick tour through Rainmeter, the desktop customization utility.

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Have you noticed your VMware virtual machines sees like they’re sluggish and slow to respond?  Here’s how you can quickly defragment your virtual disks to make them fast as they were originally.

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Recently a reader asked me why she wasn’t supposed to write down her passwords—which is a very good question. Ignoring all the geeky password manager talk, why can’t a home user write down passwords? Let’s examine this topic more closely.

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Instead of loading the registry key using the GUI and adding all those keys to your current registry, you can use the RegFileExport tool from Nirsoft to access and extract the data from the backup files directly—you’ll just need to know the exact key that you’re looking for

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Have you ever needed to open an important file, or simply wondered what some random file on your hard drive was, only to realize you couldn’t open it?  Here’s some tips that can help you find info from even the most obscure file formats.

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The Mario Brothers series of video games is about as classic as it gets, so get ready to warp into a whole new desktop with our Mario Brothers Customization Set.

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Would you like to add an existing calendar to your Google Calendar?  Here’s how you can add iCal .ics calendar files or online calendars to your Google Calendar quickly and easily.

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Windows XP/Server 2003 introduced us to the SchTasks command line tool which usurped the At tool offered in Windows 2000. This tool offers the ability to control every aspect of your Scheduled Tasks through calls to this command.

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If you normally like to power off your PC when you’re not using it, do you ever forget and leave it on? Here’s how to configure Windows to automatically power down at night, but only if you’re not using the PC at the time.

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If you’ve got multiple PCs in your home that are still running Windows Vista, you can upgrade them all in one batch and save some money in the process.

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