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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.

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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.

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Do you prefer the look of natural wood grain when customizing your desktop? If so, then the Bridco Icon Set will make a nice addition to your wood grain or natural wood themed desktop and app launcher docks.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. Today we highlight how to save your computer if it’s so overrun by viruses and malware you can’t work from within Windows, install iTunes without all the bloat, and tame a hyper-sensitive trackpad.

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When you’ve got a PC completely infected with viruses, sometimes it’s best to reboot into a rescue disc and run a full virus scan from there. Here’s how to use the Avira Rescue CD to clean an infected PC.

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This week we learned how to migrate bookmarks from Delicious to Diigo, fix annoying arrows, play old-school DOS games, schedule smart computer shutdowns, use breaks in Microsoft Word to better format documents, check the condition of hard-disks using Linux disk utilities, & what the Linux fstab is and how it works.

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Microsoft’s Security Essentials has been our favorite anti-malware application for a while—it’s free, unobtrusive, and it doesn’t slow your PC down, but now it’s even better with the new 2.0 release, which adds network filtering, heuristic protection, and more.

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Add an artistic touch of seasonal splendor to your Windows 7 desktop with these angels and the gently falling snow surrounding them.

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Are you in the mood for picturesque winter scenery on your Windows 7 desktop? The Winter Theme for Windows 7 comes with 13 gorgeous views of winter landscapes to help give your desktop that special cool and frosty touch.

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If you’re traveling over the holidays, Google Chrome is footing the bill for free Wi-Fi for passengers on Airtrain Airways, Delta, and Virgin America flights until January 2, 2011.

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When it comes to computers, Windows definitely rules the desktop in comparison to other operating systems. What we would like to know this week is if you would actually be willing to give up using Windows altogether and move to a different operating system on your computers.

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Are you ready to add some holiday cheer to your Windows 7 desktop? This Christmas theme comes with 22 beautiful Hi-Res wallpapers, custom holiday icons, and Christmas carol sounds that will bring the holiday spirit right to your desktop.

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All Windows users know all about the Blue Screen of Death, but did you know it’s possible to change the color to anything you want? All it takes is… well, a lot of hacking.

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This week we learned how to create geeky LED holiday lights with old bottles, dig deeper in Windows Defrag via the command prompt, use Google Chrome’s drag/drop feature to upload files easier, find great gift recommendations by looking through the How-To Geek holiday gift guide, and have fun adding Merry Christmas fonts to our computers.

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Windows users have learned over the years that they need to keep their computers defragmented to keep running at top speed.  While Windows Vista and 7 automatically defrag your disks, here’s some ways you can dig deeper into Windows Defragmenter.

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We’re big fans of hacking the Windows Registry around here, and we’ve got one of the biggest collections of registry hacks you’ll find. Don’t believe us? Here’s a list of the top 50 registry hacks that we’ve covered.

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Recently Ubuntu joined Mac by moving the Minimize, Maximize, and Close Buttons to the left side of app windows. If this is a feature that you would also like to have in Windows, then Leftsider is the app for you.

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Is Firefox your favorite browser? Then you will definitely want to have a look at this theme that lets you share your love of Firefox in style. The theme comes with 33 Hi-Res wallpapers, custom Firefox icons, and fun sounds t...

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Google announced their new Chrome Web Store today, with loads of web sites and games that can be installed as applications in your browser, synced across every PC, and customized to launch the way you want them to. Here’s how it all works.

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There’s nothing more annoying than saving a file somewhere on your hard drive, and then having to browse for that file again when you’re trying to upload it somewhere on the web. Thankfully Google Chrome makes this process much easier.

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