<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-26-1-18-56-01.jpg" />Ubuntu has an easy way to keep your system clock synchronized with the internet time servers, but sadly it’s not enabled by default. Here’s the quick steps required to enable it for your system.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-26-1-18-08-16.jpg" />One of the more annoying problems with Linux has always been the lack of AutoHotkey support, so you couldn’t customize your shortcut keys—but now with the open source application AutoKey, you can do that and more.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-24-1-09-42-52.jpg" />Typing email addresses into your mobile phone’s tiny little keyboard isn’t always the easiest task, but with a simple trick, you can make your most frequently used contacts a lot easier to deal with.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-24-1-09-05-54.jpg" />Do you lay in bed and read email or twitter on your phone in portrait mode? Doesn’t it drive you crazy when the screen rotates into landscape mode? Here’s the quick way to solve that problem.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-22-1-18-14-01.jpg" />If you’ve ever accidentally triggered a system shutdown and then suddenly changed your mind, here’s the simple trick to tell Windows to abort the shutdown and let you get back to goofing off.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-22-1-19-19-02.jpg" />Have you ever noticed that when you save a file into a Windows 7 library through the common “Save As” dialog, that it ends up in just one of the folders that make up that library? Here’s how to customize the default save location for any library.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4d11ff1d821f4.jpg" />If you often use removable USB devices like a flash drive, you are probably already familiar with the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon that sits in the system tray. The problem for many people is that the icon is tiny, and clicking it just right to bring up the menu is a pain. Can't we just make a shortcut to bring up the dialog?
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-18-1-04-21-58.jpg" />If you’re having problems with media playback on your Windows 7 PC using Windows Media Player, or even using other applications like Media Monkey, you might need to reinstall Windows Media Player. But how?
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-18-1-01-32-51.jpg" />If you’ve ever tried to setup your Google Talk account for your own domain in the Pidgin multi-protocol instant messenger client, you might have noticed that the settings aren’t terribly obvious. Here’s how to do it.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-18-1-01-51-48.jpg" />Evernote is a great overall platform for taking notes, but the Windows app leaves a lot to be desired. A real, real lot. Seriously, it’s clunky. Painful, even. Here’s how I made it a little more tolerable with some tweaking.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-15-1-02-57-27.jpg" />One of the best features on an Android phone is the Google Maps & Navigation, which gives you excellent turn-by-turn navigation for free. To make it even better, you can create a shortcut to your own house, so you can immediately get directions to take you home from anywhere.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-15-1-00-36-00.jpg" class="widepic" />If you’ve ever created a voice note in the Evernote mobile client and then tried to play the files through Evernote on your Windows desktop, you’ve probably seen the obnoxious message that tells you to install RealPlayer. Yeah, like we want to do that!
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-14-1-01-27-41.jpg">Life isn’t just about how-to articles, interesting downloads, and Friday Fun. The new How-To Geek ETC section is here to bring you everything else—geeky news items and random links that we’ve found while browsing the interwebs.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-10-1-23-19-27.jpg" />We recently showed you how to change the Windows 7 taskbar color to anything you want without any software running in the background, and now we’ve got an even easier way for you to do it with a single click.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-06-1-02-39-41.jpg" />Everybody’s got that one family member on Facebook that you just don’t want to talk to, but they bug you every time you sign into Facebook chat anyway—here’s how to sign on without them seeing you.
Ever needed to make a quick adjustment to the php.ini file but you weren't sure where it was? Here's a quick command you can use.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-04-1-04-03-22.jpg" />If you’ve been to YouTube recently, you might have noticed a bar going across the bottom of the screen that shows recommended videos and lets you autoplay them—but there’s no quick way to get rid of it, and nothing in the settings. Here’s how.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-04-1-04-39-06.jpg" />Ever noticed how opening Internet Explorer can take forever on some PCs? That’s generally because your add-ons are slowing it down to a crawl—and even worse than that, they affect creating new tabs as well.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-30-1-04-55-36.jpg" />If you’ve ever used Microsoft Word or Windows Live Writer, you’re probably familiar with how you can highlight some text and then use the Ctrl+K keyboard shortcut to convert that text into a hyperlink. If you’re in a text editor, it’s not quite that easy… until now.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/sguploads/thumbnails/sshot-2010-07-21-1-15-58-03.png" />If you've got a web application that uploads files to the server through a PHP script, you might have noticed that by default you can't upload terribly large files. Here's how to change it.