Every geek wants to pretend that they are a dangerous hacker with the ability to take down any PC, and after you read this article, you can do show off your skills with nothing more than Notepad.
One of the most frustrating things about troubleshooting random blue screen errors is that the computer reboots before you have a chance to write down the error messages so you can Google them later. Here’s how to fix that.
Let’s face it: Windows can be seriously annoying sometimes, but thankfully there’s also usually a workaround or third-party utility that fixes the issue. We’ve rounded up the ten things that annoy us most, along with how to fix them.
We’re huge fans of the VistaSwitcher alternative for Alt+Tab, but unfortunately a recent bug has made it almost unusable for many of us, with lots of blank windows showing up in the list. Here’s how to fix it with a quick settings change.
Do you enjoy playing old-school computer games? If you are feeling the nostalgia, then we have a good fix for you. Developer Erich Kohl has a webpage full of old-school style video games that are available for download for fr...
Are you a music fan who enjoys customizing your desktop with music-related theme items? Now you can add some guitar goodness to Google Chrome with this beautiful underwater guitar theme.
Have you ever been watching a YouTube video and want to get to the good part quickly without waiting for it to load? Today we have a cool tip showing how to use the number keys to navigate through videos the easy way.
Everybody loves a good Easter egg, and here’s a couple of oddities we found in the Windows calculator that we thought we’d share. How many of them did you already know about?
We’re big fans of hidden registry hacks around here, so when our friend Justin showed how to put a real, working Libraries icon on the desktop, we figured it would make a perfect article for for a few extra geek points.
One of the biggest complaints with previous versions of Rainmeter was that your awesome desktop widgets hide when you use Win+D or the Show Desktop shortcut to see your desktop—defeating the purpose. Here’s how to make them stick there.
Want to share some large files with a few friends, but worried about how you’ll keep the file transfer private? Here’s how to use uTorrent as a simple tracker and share files privately with your friends.
Will your computer not boot into Windows after installing an update on your dual-boot or Wubi Ubuntu install? Here’s how you can get your Windows boot loader back so you can easily get back to work in either OS.
Ever need to grab a file or two from your ext4 partition? Maybe you’ve wanted to backup a few important files while you were in Windows. Here’s how to browse your Linux partition from Windows using a tool called Ext2explore.
The latest version of system cleaning application CCleaner is out, with a lot of new changes under the hood like 64-bit support, cleaning HTML5 local storage, a drive wiper tool, and better support for Internet Explorer 9 and Google Chrome.
We’ve already shown you why so many geeks hate Internet Explorer, and since it’s almost Halloween we figured we’d show you something really scary—how to crash any version of Internet Explorer with nothing more than HTML and CSS.
Are you a frequent user of Paint.NET but feel frustrated that it is limited to Windows only? Fret no more because now you can get similar functionality on multiple platforms with Pinta.
Anybody who has a Windows 7 laptop is going to be concerned with how to make the battery last longer, but did you realize there’s a built-in troubleshooting wizard in Windows 7 that helps you maximize your battery life?
This wonderful Mirror’s Edge theme comes with 21 hi-res wallpapers, custom Mirror’s Edge icons, and sounds from the game to get your desktop ready for sky high adventure.
Mozilla has announced that the final versions of Firefox 4 won’t be out until early next year instead of next month as originally planned—while Google Chrome is releasing new versions faster and faster, with lots of new features.
Ideas come to us at unexpected times, and we don’t always have enough time to take action on all of them at once. Thankfully Microsoft OneNote is a great tool to keep track of ideas for anything.
If you are one of the individuals using Microsoft’s Office 2010 suite or SharePoint 2010, then you may be interested to know that the first service pack beta is set to be released by year’s end.
Computers are complex devices that cannot easily be explained, like say, a delicious Reuben sandwich. Let’s break down and explain your computer, over lunch.
Evernote 4 for Windows is finally here, bringing with it a much needed UI refresh and an amazing speed boost. Let’s look at how Evernote has improved and now makes it easier than ever to save all of your memories.
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Effective outlines are well-organized with enough space to go in detail. Unfortunately, Word’s default outline format inserts too much extra space and the auto-formatting prevents you from controlling the final product. To create tighter outlines in Word, all you need is the tab button.