Sometimes having a bright or busy looking desktop can be counter-productive, so getting back to the basics is just what you need. Give your desktop the perfect minimalist look with the first in our series of Simplicity Wallpaper collections.
Do you love using nature photos for your desktop? Then you will definitely want to grab a copy of the Butterflies Theme for Windows 7. This terrific theme comes with thirteen wallpapers full of fluttery colorful goodness.
Has your desktop started to feel boring and blah lately? Then rev it up with the ‘Need for Speed’ theme for Windows 7. The theme comes with 45 Hi-Res wallpapers, custom Need for Speed icons, and sound clips for your system.
If you develop websites, you need to use multiple versions of different browsers for testing your sites. There are ways to run multiple versions of IE on the same computer, but some versions cannot be run at the same time.
Our first edition of WIG for the new year is filled with news link goodness covering topics such as phishing attacks targeting new Apple users, HTC’s discontinuation of locked bootloaders, Verizon’s surrender to public pressure over the extra $2 fee, and more.
Windows/OS X: Like a magnificent 8-bit version of the cheesy fireplace DVDs that pop up around the holidays, Fireplace is an interactive screensaver where you can enjoy an 8-bit blaze, roast marshmallows, and more.
Remember how much fun it was blowing bubbles as a child? Now you can relive that innocent joy on your desktop with the Bubbles Theme for Windows 7. The theme comes with thirteen wallpapers full of bubbly, childhood fun.
Have you run across a pesky malware infection that made it hard if not impossible to run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware? Then take heart because Malwarebytes has been updated with Chameleon Technology to get it up and running even...
Are you ready to undertake a new mission for the guild? Then bring the adventures of Lucy, Natsu, Gray, Erza, and Happy to your desktop with the Fairy Tail theme for Windows 7. The theme comes with 24 Hi-Res wallpapers, custo...
Once a week we round up some of the reader questions we’ve answered and share them with the greater How-To Geek audience. This week we’re looking at trouble shooting a monitor with black bars, how to retrieve a file from a system restore point, and finding duplicate photos.
Running Windows 8 from a USB should not be confused with installing Windows on a USB drive–in this case, instead of installing it on the drive, we’re just running it straight from the portable drive. Here’s how to do it.
How-To Geek has provided all kinds of tips and tricks to help you get the most from your Windows 7 system. The following are 20 of the best articles we’ve published about Windows 7 in 2011.
One of the first thing you might want to do, once you have installed Server 2008 R2 is get the Windows Aero features back. The classic theme just does not fit everyone’s taste, so here is how to get all that Aero goodness back.
We’ve previously shown you how to modify the icon on an .EXE file, but if you’ve tried this you might find out that some apps and programs give you an error that says “This file has a non-standard resource layout… it has probably been compressed with an “EXE compressor”. Here’s how to fix it.
Don’t look now, but there’s a ninja in my browser! Not only that, but I can switch between multiple profiles in Google Chrome with ease—which is extremely useful if you have more than one Google account.
When you install most applications you’ll get a prompt for a custom or full install. It seems so easy to just click full and let the installer go to work–but you’re asking for a slower computer, a load of to...
Google Chrome sends personal data to Google by default, but it doesn’t have to. We’ll show you what information each feature sends to Google and why, so you can get the goodness of the Chrome browser without sacrificing privacy.
One of the things most writers want to know is how much time they’re spending on writing a piece of text. If you use Microsoft Word for all your writing needs, you’re in luck, because it is really easy to find out the time consumed on the editing of a Word document.
In this four part mini-series we are going to look at using Server 2008 R2 as an everyday operating system. In this article we will help you get the OS installed, install the Windows Desktop Experience and get your wireless working.
Once a week we round up some of the reader questions we’ve answered over the previous week and share them with the greater readership. This week we’re looking at diagnosing flickering monitors, skipping duplicate files while copying, and editing the Hosts file to get rid of annoying software reminders.
The Windows Firewall can be one of the biggest nightmares for system administrators to configure, with the addition of Group Policy precedence it just becomes a headache. Here we will take you from start to finish on how to easily configure the Windows Firewall via Group Policy and as a bonus show you how to fix one of the biggest gotchas.
How-To Geek teaches you all kinds of useful and interesting things. Sometimes we publish special How-To Guides, which are detailed articles about how to do something. Here are the best ones that we published in 2011.
Is your favorite Windows 7 desktop ready for the holidays yet? If not, then we have the perfect fix for you with this double dose of Christmas-themed goodness. Choose one or both to make your desktop bright and merry in just a few moments…
Are views of cities a recurring favorite theme on your desktop? Then you will definitely want to download the ‘Cityscapes by David Gutierrez’ Theme for Windows 7. The theme comes with six gorgeous wallpapers featu...
If you tried to print, but the job just got stuck in the queue without being able to cancel it, you’re experiencing a stuck print job. There’s a simple way to clear out the print queue, but it’s not always the most obvious thing. Here’s how to do it.