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Keep rsync From Using All Your Bandwidth

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/sguploads/thumbnails/sshot-2010-07-21-1-05-41-24.png" />If you use the rsync utility to keep your backups synchronized from your database server over to your backup or secondary file server, you might want to prevent the script from using too much bandwidth. Here's how.

How to Enable or Disable the Libraries Feature in Windows 7

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-07-1-04-58-30.png" />If you just can’t get used to the new Libraries feature in Windows 7, you can easily disable it with a registry hack—though we’d recommend learning about the benefits instead of disabling it.

Export or Save Excel Files with Pipe (or Other) Delimiters Instead of Commas

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-07-1-04-01-41.png" />If you’re working with some awful corporate system that should have been retired in the dark ages, you might have had to produce a file from Excel with some weird delimiters other than comma or tab-delimited to import into the system. Here’s the trick on how to do it.

How to Enable Icons on the Ubuntu System Menu (Minor Annoyances)

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-02-1-04-57-45.png" />If you’ve spent more than five minutes using Ubuntu, you might have noticed that the System menu doesn’t have any icons, but the other ones do. Why? Who knows! Either way, here’s how to enable those missing icons.

How to Enable or Disable TortoiseSVN Menus Easily

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-02-1-02-03-52.png" />If you’re a programmer that uses TortoiseSVN to manage your Subversion source control project, you might wonder how to easily disable the menu items without completely uninstalling. Here’s a quick way to do it.

Disable the Old Adobe Flash Plugin in Google Chrome

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-04-[15-27-25]-[1].png" />If you've just updated to the Dev or Beta release of Google Chrome, you might have noticed that a special version of Adobe Flash is now integrated into the default distribution of Chrome. But what about your old plug-in?

How To Disconnect Non-Mapped UNC Path “Drives” in Windows

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-28-[01-52-31]-[1].png" />Have you ever browsed over to another PC on your network using "network neighborhood", and then connected to one of the file shares? Without a drive letter, how do you disconnect yourself once you've done so?

What Is .recently-used.xbel and How Do I Delete It for Good?

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-28-[02-40-04]-[1].png" />If you're reading this article, you've probably noticed the .recently-used.xbel file in the root of your User folder, and you're wondering why it keeps constantly coming back even though you repeatedly delete it.

Wipe, Delete, and Securely Destroy Your Hard Drive’s Data the Easy Way

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-26-[22-29-10]-[1].png" />Giving a computer to somebody else? Maybe you're putting it out on Craigslist to sell to a stranger—either way, you'll want to make sure that your drive is completely wiped, scrubbed, and clean of any personal data. Here's the easy way to do it.

Stop YouTube Videos from Automatically Playing in Chrome

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-26-[21-22-51]-[1].png" />If you've actually used the internet before, you've probably come across a page with an auto-playing YouTube clip, and chances are good it was a rather annoying one. Here's how to stop them from starting automatically in Chrome.

How To Use AutoFill on a Google Docs Spreadsheet [Quick Tips]

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-26-[21-58-41]-[1].png" />Have you ever wanted to fill an entire row or column with a series of values? If you're an Excel user, you can do the same thing in Google Docs. If you haven't used either, here's the quick way to do it.

Make Firefox Show Google Results for Default Address Bar Searches

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-17-[23-47-39]-[1].png" />Have you ever typed something incorrectly into the Firefox address bar, and then had it take you to a page you weren't expecting? The reason is because Firefox uses Google's "I'm Feeling Lucky" search, but you can change it.

How to Restore the Real Internet Explorer Desktop Icon in Windows 7

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-19-[01-35-49]-[1].png" />Remember how previous versions of Windows had an Internet Explorer icon on the desktop, and you could right-click it to quickly access the Internet Options screen? It's completely gone in Windows 7, but a geeky hack can bring it back.

How To Disable Individual Plug-ins in Google Chrome

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-18-[23-42-03]-[1].png" />Have you ever wondered how to disable useless or insecure browser plug-ins in Google Chrome? Here's the lowdown on how to get rid of Java, Acrobat, Silverlight, and the rest of the plugins you probably want to get rid of.