While many people feel searching in Windows is less than ideal, 7’s abilities are fairly amazing. The big trick to unlocking them, however, lies in Advanced Query Syntax. Using these advanced operators can make finding files dead simple.
It’s that Ask HTG time of week again where we dip into our reader mailbag and answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re looking at BIOS support for USB keyboards, disabling URL warnings in Office, and accessing Linux partitions in Windows.
If you work on multiple computers, you probably cart your data and portable programs around on a USB flash drive. Wouldn’t it be handy to have an easy-to-use portable method of storing and accessing your private files?
Anybody who has been around the internet for a while knows about ActiveX controls and their historical security problems. Here’s how to use ActiveX filtering in IE9 to prevent being hijacked by a virus while browsing.
This week we learned how to add apps to the Windows 7 Explorer favorites list, customize the date format in the Windows taskbar, saved money with the latest set of Geek Deals, had fun decorating our desktops with a Photographer’s Desktop Customization set, looked back at the most popular posts for August, and more.
Microsoft Office 2010 allows you to customize the ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar, making it easy to group commands you use often in one place. It’s also easy to back up your customized ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar.
Everybody that’s owned a PC has had to deal with the eventual system boot slowdown. Here’s how to use Event Viewer to track exactly how long your system takes to boot up and shut down.
When you delete a file in Windows, only the reference to the file is removed from the file system table. The file still exists on disk until other data overwrites it, leaving it vulnerable to recovery.
If you’ve ever checked your Windows Experience Index, you might wonder whether you can increase these numbers without buying a new PC. Today we’re going to show you how to hack the WEI to show whatever numbers you want.
One of the most popular searches for Windows 7 on this site is how to mount an ISO image in Windows, and now Microsoft has announced that it will be a native ability in Windows 8.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a program that automatically downloaded, categorized, and organized your favorite television shows—a true fire-and-forget solution? There is; read on as we show you how to build a supercharged TiVo with Sick Beard.
Do you love animals? Then you will definitely want to download this beautiful theme featuring wildlife from across the world. The theme comes with 40 Hi-Res wallpapers, wild animal icons, and custom sounds to make your deskto...
Have you ever wished that Windows displayed the full date instead of the short date format in the Windows 7 Taskbar? With this easy tutorial, you will have Windows displaying the date exactly how you want it to.
If you were making a list of the features you want most in Windows Explorer, what would be at the top? Here’s a look at what Windows 8 has to offer for your file management tasks.
Do you spend a lot of time using Windows Explorer? Wouldn’t it be handy if you could start your favorite program right from within the Explorer window? There’s an easy way to add applications to your Favorites List in Explorer.
There’s loads of information suddenly pouring out of Microsoft about how Windows 8 really works, and today they explained how they are handling when you copy files over top of other files with the same name.
Are you one of the many people frustrated with the way the search utility changed in Windows 7? Handy features from previous versions have been moved or removed and it can be very slow for a lot of files.
Do you enjoy the look of colorful, serene abstract art on your desktop? Then you will definitely want to have a look at this wonderful Yinean Abstract theme for Windows 7. The theme comes with 26 Hi-Res wallpapers, custom ico...
No security problems or worries with this one eh?
We all love Windows 7, but who doesn’t want to find out more information about the upcoming version of Windows? Today Microsoft released some information about the new copy/move/delete dialogs.
Your desktop doesn’t have to be a boring graveyard for lost and forgotten files anymore! Transform it with BumpTop into 3D desktop that help you keep organized. Like a real desk. Create the desktop that suits your needs and style.
Geralt of Rivia is back once again and this time he must hunt down an assassin to clear his name regarding the assassination of the king of Temeria, King Foltest. This well-crafted theme comes with 18 wallpapers and system so...
Sometimes sitting back and watching fish swim in an aquarium can be very relaxing, so why not bring that same soothing experience to your desktop? Give your desktop a peaceful, underwater look with our Aquarium Customization set.
Everyone’s favorite British archaeologist Lara Croft has gotten into one tough scrape after another as she travelled across the world in search of ancient relics. Now you can bring her adventures to your desktop with our Tomb Raider Wallpaper collection.