In previous versions of Windows, you could simply hold the Shift key and right-click on an application to run it as a different user, which was useful for running multiple versions of an application at once. In Windows 8, it works a little different.
If you work on a computer all day, you might forget to get up now and then to stretch. To avoid your neck seizing up and your eyes bugging out, you can set an alarm to remind yourself to get up every so often.
On Tuesday Microsoft unveiled the new Metro UI version of its e-mail service that is set to replace the old Hotmail/Live service. You can see the clean, sleek look of Outlook.com in action with this walkthrough video from the...
Have you noticed your usually speedy Firefox browser slowing down, or even crashing on you? Unnecessary plugins, extensions, and even browsing data can slow your browser down to a crawl, or make it crash. Here’s how to fix it.
If thoughts of playing Maniac Mansion, The Secret of Monkey Island, Kings Quest, and other classic point-and-click adventures sends tingles of nostalgia to your mouse hand, read on as we show you how to enjoy the classics on your computer with ScummVM.
Have you ever needed to clean someone’s PC but you wanted to do it from your computer instead of theirs? Here’s how you can remotely execute CCleaner on any Windows PC you have network access to.
Programs written for previous versions of Windows will not function in Windows 8 unless you have an older version of the .Net Framework installed. You can easily run both the new and older versions of the framework at the same time.
In Windows there is no way to natively send mail from the Command Prompt, but because PowerShell allows you to use the underlying .Net Framework, you can easily create and send an e-mail from the command line.
We tend to use the command prompt quite a lot here at How-To Geek, so we decided to show you 5 tricks we use in the command prompt that you might not know–read on to find out what they are.
Our last edition of WIG for July is filled with news link goodness covering topics such as Google is testing a new layout design on its search results page, Microsoft’s new Office Web Apps are available to try out, a new Android malware is tricking users with real Opera Mini, and more.
This upcoming week Microsoft will be releasing the final gold version of Windows 8 to manufacturers and we have the perfect set of wallpapers to help celebrate the event. Bring the magic of the latest Windows system to your desktop with the second in our series of Windows 8 Wallpaper collections.
Unless something changes at the last moment this should be the default wallpaper for the upcoming final (gold) release of Windows 8.
Do you have documents or pictures that you don’t want anyone else to find? Read on to find out how you can embed your important files inside of other files so that nobody will ever know that they existed, except you of course.
Almost anyone knows how to make a “hidden” folder in Windows, most people also know how to make Explorer show hidden folders. Instead, if your folder looked like an innocent shortcut no one would know you have data in there.
You have a file too large for email and you want to send it to a friend. What now? We want to hear your go-to trick for transferring large files from your computer to your friend’s.
Since images are read from the header down, and zip files are read from the footer up, you can easily merge them as one single file , and no one will ever know. Read on to find out how.
Do you use Microsoft Outlook on a daily basis and need focused sources where you can find tips, news on updates, help with pesky Outlook problems, and more? Then you may want to visit HowTo-Outlook and MSOutlook.info, a pair ...
Editing the Windows context menu can be done manually by hacking away at the Registry, but you may not be ready to dig in there just yet, in that case read on to see how you can get the registry keys generated for you.
Windows 8 allows third-party browser to replace Internet Explorer in the Metro environment — except on Windows RT. You can use Google Chrome in Metro today, and Firefox for Metro is on the way.
Are you looking for an easy way to add rounded corners to your images without installing extra software? Then you should take a look at RoundPic. The website lets you add rounded corners to images in moments with an easy to navigate interface.
This week’s edition of WIG is filled with news link goodness covering topics such as how the malware on Google Play went undiscovered for weeks, there may not be a full retail version of Windows 8 made available, interest in Windows 8 pre-releases has been lower than for Windows 7 pre-releases, and more.
This is a situation where you are probably better off not knowing the details…
Are you tired of the same old boring desktop? Then fill it with rich South American beauty with the Peru Theme for Windows 7. The theme comes with nine images featuring the awesome scenery and wonder of Peru.
Lets face it, one of the messy sides of Windows is its right-click context menu system which seems to get more cluttered every time you install a new program. Here’s how to fix that, the easy way.
The Evolution of Windows (Artwork by David Schaefer) [via MakeUseOf]