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Stupid Geek Tricks: Make Your Own Fake Virus with Notepad

<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.

How To Fix the 10 Biggest Windows Annoyances

<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.

How to Fix VistaSwitcher Showing Blank Windows in the List

<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.

How to Put a Real Libraries Icon On Your Windows 7 Desktop

<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.

How to Crash Any Version of Internet Explorer with Simple HTML

<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.

How to Read PDF Files on Your Amazon Kindle (Version 3)

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cc437da4ede9.jpg" />If you’ve got one of the newer Kindle devices, you’ve got the ability to read PDF files built right in—very convenient, but how does it work? Let’s take a quick look at how to get them on the Kindle.

How to Create a Shortcut That Nukes Every Running Windows App

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/image279.png" />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.

Secure Your Windows Live Account on a Public PC with a Sign-in Code

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cb81e8ded25f.jpg" />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.

The 10 Cleverest Ways to Use Linux to Fix Your Windows PC

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/image171.png" />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.

How to Set an Image as Wallpaper from Google Chrome

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/image156.png" width="650" height="259">If you’re a Google Chrome user and you’ve been wondering why there isn’t an option to set an image as wallpaper directly from the browser, there’s now an extension that can do this for you.

Beginner’s Guide to Rainmeter: Display System Stats on Your Desktop

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cb310b6d5352.jpg" />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.

How to Create an Alarm Clock Shortcut on Android 2.2 (Froyo)

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cad77a071e71.jpg" />If your Android phone is running a stock version of Froyo, you might have noticed there’s no way to create a shortcut for the Alarms panel, which can be frustrating if you use your phone as an alarm clock. Here’s how to do it.

How to Download Your Photos and Videos from Facebook

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cad9b17a49e8.jpg" />If you’re tired of your photos and videos being impossible to retrieve from Facebook, you’ll be happy to know that they are rolling out a new feature that allows you to download all of them in one big zip file. Here’s how it works.