When getting a new Windows computer, the first thing many people do is tweak the background and themes to change the look and feel. In this article we will show you how to change themes and backgrounds, find hidden themes, and create a background slideshow on your desktop.
Everyday Malware is continuing to evolve to be more deviant and cause damage your system. Before making any changes to your computer, it’s always a good idea to create a restore point in case the changes break another app or make Windows unstable. Let’s take a look at making Microsoft Security Essentials create Restore Point before removing any infections.
If you have extra drives like media card and optical disc drives, you might want to do a bit of renaming to keep them straight. Type Disk Management into the search box in the Start menu.
One of the biggest annoyances for those going straight from XP to Windows 7 is that the backspace key no longer moves you Up a folder like it used to—now it moves you Back in the folder browsing history.
Have you been waiting for IE Tab integration in Google Chrome? Now you can easily add it in with the IE Tab Classic extension.
Is your computer in an odd place where you sometimes find yourself accidentally hitting the power button and it shuts down in the middle of using it? Here we take a look at how to remedy the problem by instructing the power button what to do when it’s pressed.
Does single click access to your browsing history in Google Chrome sound great? Then you should take a look at the History Button extension.
So you got your shiny new pre-installed Windows 7 computer over the holidays, but you want to have trusty XP standing by in a dual boot setup. Today we’ll walk through creating a new partition in Windows 7 then installing XP on it.
If you have been waiting for the official WOT extension for Google Chrome, Iron Browser, & ChromePlus then your wait is over. Now you can enjoy the full power of WOT in your Chromium-Code based browser.
If you have a shared or public computer you might want to allow users to use only specified programs. Today we take a look at a setting in Local Group Policy that allows you to set only specified programs to run.
Have you been waiting to get Firefox’s Auto-Paging extension goodness in Google Chrome? Well your wait is over. Now you can enjoy skipping those Next Buttons with the AutoPager Chrome extension.
You’re probably wondering what the mobsyc.exe process is doing running in Task Manager or why there’s a green and yellow icon in the Notification Area. Here we will take a look at what it is, and how to disable it if you don’t use the feature.
If you’ve got a PC infected by the Antivirus Live virus, you’ve got a tough job ahead of you to remove it. And we’ve got the instructions to help.
Are you looking for a good alternative to the New Tab Page in Google Chrome? Then you will definitely want to take a closer look at the Speed Dial extension.
Are you looking looking for an “Alt+Tab” replacement that adds functionality, cool eye candy, and isn’t the annoying Windows Flip 3D? Today we take a look at T3Desk, which is a free utility for managing application windows on your desktop.
You’re probably reading this article because you’re frustrated with that CCC.exe process running in Task Manager, and you’d like to know how to get rid of it, or at least understand what it’s there for.
We haven’t told anybody before, but Windows has a hidden “How-To Geek Mode” that you can enable which gives you access to every Control Panel tool on a single page—and we’ve documented the secret method for you here.
A hard working admin is constantly opening and closing multiple programs to get work done. When you’re working in PowerShell, we can use aliases to make switching to a new program as fast as possible.
The new Taskbar in Windows 7 is a great new feature, but sometimes you might have too many apps and not enough room. Today we take a look at Jumplist Launcher that allows you to consolidate the app launchers on the Taskbar.
Navigation in Windows 7 is a lot easier with the new Taskbar, but it could be easier with everything in one central location. Mouse Extender is a free utility that allows you to navigate through Windows easier.
There are a few application launchers out there to choose from, Launchy probably being the most well known. One app launching utility which seems under the radar is Executor. Though similar to Launchy in its interface one could argue Executor is superior in its additional functionality. You can browse your entire file system and like Launchy you can perform Wiki and Google searches.
You might be interested in trying out Linux applications, but the idea of creating a dual boot system, using slow Live CDs, or setting up a VM doesn’t appeal to you. Today we take a look at andLinux which allows you to run Linux applications on your Windows computer.
If you have a shared or public computer that several people use, you might want to restrict access to it’s drives to prevent users from deleting important data. Today we look at restricting access to some or all drives on the machine using Local Group Policy.
Sometimes you need a quick and easy way to resize your pictures to email, post on your blog, or put on a mobile device. Today we take a look at the Image Resizer Powertoy Clone for Windows that allows you to resize pictures and images.
Do you want a quicker way to access Chrome’s special pages (instead of using the menus or typing in the special URLs)? Now you can access them easily using a single button with the Chrome Page extension.