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Sync the Clock with Internet Time Servers in Ubuntu 10.04

<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.

How to Customize Shortcut Keys for Any Linux Application

<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.

Create Keyboard-Friendly Contacts for Easier Mobile Emailing

<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.

How to Stop Windows from Shutting Down or Rebooting

<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.

Create a Shortcut or Hotkey for the Safely Remove Hardware Dialog

<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?

How to Setup a Google Talk for Your Domain Account in Pidgin

<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.

Make Evernote More Approachable with Custom Windows 7 Integration

<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.

How To Play Recorded Mobile Audio (.AMR) in Evernote Without RealPlayer

<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!

How Do I Hide from Specific People on Facebook Chat?

<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.

How Do I Get Rid of the Annoying YouTube Bottom Bar?

<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.

Create Your Own “Insert Hyperlink” Feature in Any App with AutoHotkey

<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.

How to Increase the PHP File Upload Size Limit

<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.