<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cc9ce908ac02.jpg" />There’s nothing more frustrating than finally getting the screenshot or image you asked for, but the sender dropped them into a Word or Powerpoint document, and you don’t have Office 2007 or 2010 installed. Here’s how to view the screenshots anyway.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cc9b1114a9f3.jpg" />Anybody who has a Windows 7 laptop is going to be concerned with how to make the battery last longer, but did you realize there’s a built-in troubleshooting wizard in Windows 7 that helps you maximize your battery life?
<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.
<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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cbfe833bb0ae.jpg" />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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cbdd324229db.jpg" />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.
<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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cb732314c485.jpg" />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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/image198.png" />The other day a reader wrote in asking if cloud computing could help save his hard drive space, which made me realize that it’s time to talk about exactly what this moronic buzzword really means.
<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.
<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.
<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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cb127a9c8853.jpg" />Today is 10/10/10, but it’s even more than that. Today is the answer to life, the universe, and everything. How? Keep reading.
<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.
Recently a reader asked me why she wasn’t supposed to write down her passwords—which is a very good question. Ignoring all the geeky password manager talk, why can’t a home user write down passwords? Let’s examine thi...
<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.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cac47aa6fdf9.jpg" />If you want to manually restore a specific section of the registry from a previous System Restore snapshot, or access some specific keys from an older version of the registry, you can do so by getting access to those files and then exporting sections from them. Here’s how to do it in Windows 7 or Vista.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4ca658bac8789.jpg" />Lately I’ve noticed an annoying trend on Twitter—people constantly spamming your @replies feed with these posts saying that you were the top story on somebody’s feed. Very irritating, but here’s how to get rid of it.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4ca5b065d9e29.jpg" />Evernote is a great system for storing notes, images, and web pages so you can find them later, and you can make it even better by integrating the search directly into the Google Chrome Location bar.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-09-30-1-02-52-40.jpg" />You’re no doubt reading this article because you’re wondering what those two processes are doing cluttering up Task Manager, and also wondering why they are in capital letters. You’ve come to the right place.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-09-28-1-19-04-18.jpg" />It started life as the Foxmarks extension, then they rebranded it to Xmarks and made it work across any web browser—and now it has died a deadly death. The service will be around for a few more months until it’s truly dead, but it’s time to look for other options.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-09-22-1-02-48-11.jpg" />Without question, Google Maps is one of the most amazing mobile applications for your Android phone, but it gets even better—there’s a few extra features that you might not have noticed.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-09-13-1-04-07-48.jpg" />Since I spend a large amount of my time testing out applications, taking screenshots, and doing web development, I’m constantly needing to resize windows to various sizes—so I’ve put together an AutoHotkey function that does it for me.