Do you prefer the look of natural wood for your computer work area or home office? If so, you can now take things one step further and add a wood grain theme to Chrome.
Have you ever had dozens of application windows open and wanted to just close them all? There’s a bunch of freeware apps that will close them all for you, but you don’t need extra software—and here’s how to do it.
Rainmeter skins are great—you can use them to display all sorts of system stats on your desktop, but unfortunately they are too easily moveable with an accidental click of the mouse. Thankfully we can easily fix this.
Want to add some Halloween and Autumn inspired goodness to your Windows 7 desktop? Microsoft has just released a new theme pack that will add the perfect spooky touch to your computer in time for the season.
If you’re having boot problems on your Windows PC, it’s often helpful to repair the MBR (Master Boot Record) to restore the Windows 7 boot loader—and you can do it easily from the Windows installation disc.
If you’ve ever had problems with your PC starting up or shutting down slowly, there’s lots of different troubleshooting techniques that you can use—today we’ll talk about how to enable verbose messages.
If you install a lot of different CD & DVD burning software on your PC, and are running iTunes…you may get an iTunes Setup Assistant warning. Here’s how to solve this annoyance.
If you’ve got a lot of AVI videos in your media collection, you might want to be able to play them on your DVD player—or even more likely, give a DVD to a family member to watch. Here’s how to create your own DVDs easily.
Kodu is a visual programming language suitable to teach kids the basic of programming and to train their creativity. In today’s lesson, we will build a simple game that we can use as an introduction to Kodu.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Note: This extension currently only works for Windows, but it probably won’t be long until it’s ported to Mac and Linux.
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.
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.
Replacing our wallpaper can be very time consuming, especially for people like me who like to change it on an hourly basis. Luckily Windows 7 comes with a wallpaper customization feature that automates this task for us.