<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/sshot-2010-12-02-1-01-25-06.jpg" />After you’ve used Disk Cleanup, you probably expect every temporary file to be completely deleted, but that’s not actually the case. Files are only deleted if they are older than 7 days old, but you can tweak that number to something else.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cf741aa3a4eb.jpg" />If you’re running Google Dev channel version of Chrome, you might have noticed that the latest update really broke—the problem is the GPU accelerated canvas option, but you can’t get in there to change it since it keeps crashing. Here’s how to fix it.
<img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; margin: ; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="image" border="0" alt="image" src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image181.png" width="650" height="231">The Complete Android Guide is a 280-page book chock full of every menu option, hidden settings, and secrets that Google’s Android has to offer, and today they’ve got a promotion where you can get the downloadable eBook for only 99 cents. That’s a great deal!
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image157.png" />We’ve already shown you how to create shortcuts to create new Google Docs easily, but what if you want total Windows integration? Here’s how to add them to the Windows Explorer “New” menu for easier access.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cef3ab41d2be.jpg" />When you’re dealing with a PC that is completely infected in viruses, sometimes the best thing to do is reboot into a rescue disk and run a full virus scan from there. Here’s how to use the Kaspersky Rescue Disk to clean an infected PC.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image136.png" />It’s Thanksgiving, and this year we’re going to share all of the great technology that we’re really thankful for. Join us for a look at the tech products that keep each of the How-To Geek writers going. Also, Happy Thanksgiving!
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cea99f04d757.jpg" />Reader Jeevus wrote in asking how to remove the “Troubleshoot Compatibility” item from the Windows context menu whenever you right-click on an application—naturally, we were happy to explain how to do it, and share with the rest of you.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image135.png" />If you upgraded to the latest iOS release on your iPad, only to figure out that the screen orientation lock doesn’t work anymore, here’s how to lock the screen using the new, annoying method.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image127.png" />Normally when you don’t get an inbound email message that you were expecting, you’re supposed to check your Spam or Junk Email folder—in the new Facebook “Email” (Messages) system, it’s not quite as obvious how to check that folder. So here’s how.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/pauseipadinstall.jpg" alt="" title="pauseipadinstall" width="350" height="168" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-36183" />At some point between my two hour Angry Birds marathon today, I happened to be installing some updates when I noticed something interesting—you can pause an application update or install. Here's how it works.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image118.png" />If you've switched over from Microsoft Office to Google Docs, you've probably noticed there's just one problem: creating a new document takes far too many steps. Here's how to create new documents with single click—or even a shortcut key.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image108.png" />I’ve never really been a desktop gadgets and widgets type of person, but I often put an inspirational quote on my desktop wallpaper. Today we’ll show you how to do this using Rainmeter, no matter what wallpaper you switch to.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4ce1b88a7c1db.jpg" />Have you ever tried to login to your Verizon FIOS router, only to find out that you’ve got no idea what the password is? Here’s how to reset the password to the factory defaults and get access to your router again.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Retro-Virus.png" />Protecting your computer with an antivirus solution is par for the course when you’re dealing with a Windows PC, but unfortunately it slows you down at the same time. Here’s how to improve your performance, at least a little bit.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image55.png" />After using my new Macbook Air for the last week, it’s almost painful to switch back to my PC laptop—using two finger scrolling has become second nature. Here’s how to get the same feature on (most) Windows laptops.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image41.png" />Has it ever annoyed you to have to open lots of separate windows for Device Manager, Services, Event Viewer, and other system administration tools? Here’s how to pull them all together into your own custom admin panel.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image32.png" />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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cd245ab462d5.jpg" />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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cd21c8d5d876.jpg" />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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cd16ce62f13e.jpg" />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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cd0d5cf0fa21.jpg" />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?
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cce5d836b6dc.jpg" />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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cce45ca8b310.jpg" />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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cca47ec7c5c7.jpg" />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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cca2cd3d53dc.jpg" />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.