<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-09-29-1-04-28-35.jpg" />Have you ever seen somebody use upside down text on the web? Ever wonder how to do it? Let’s take a quick look at how the characters are actually put together, and show you an easy generator that will do it for you.
Like any geek, I spend many hours looking for ways to save a few minutes out of my day. Everybody knows that dragging emails or tasks to the calendar icon on the left hand Outlook menu will open a new appointment... but wouldn't it be simpler to drag it to a specific day?
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-28-1-00-20-26.jpg" />If you’ve got multiple wireless networks or you’ve got one of those dual-band Wireless-N routers that have two separate networks, you might wonder how to tell Windows what network to try to connect to first. Here’s the explanation.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-05-17-.jpg" />Have you ever been doing something, like playing a game, and had that obnoxious Sticky Keys dialog pop up? You answer No and it goes away... and then shows up again the next day. Here's how to make it go away for good.
The Shrink Volume feature in Windows Vista has some serious limitations, which we'll try and explain and then suggest a few workarounds that might help you out.
<img src="/geekers/boot-ubuntu-easy.png" />We've already covered how to use an Ubuntu Live CD to backup files from your dead Windows computer, but using the boot cd can sometimes be a little slow. We can speed up the booting process by installing Ubuntu to a bootable USB flash drive instead.
Most of the utilities that you used to mount an ISO image in Windows XP don't work in Windows Vista... how annoying is that?
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-29-[23-48-11]-.png" />The new Windows 7 taskbar's Aero Peek feature, with the live thumbnails of every window, is awesome... but sometimes you just want to be able to click the taskbar button and have the last open window show up instead. Here's a quick hack to make it work better.
The default method of opening unknown files forces you to go through a list of known applications and is generally a pain to deal with. That's why I like to have a context menu option for "Open with Notepad" so that I can quickly open up files without having to go through a lot of trouble.
<img src="/geekers/useraccounts-logon-thumb.png" />If you have multiple user accounts on your computer you might find it annoying to have to click on the icon for your username each time you start up the computer. To remedy this problem you can remove one of the user accounts, or you can just hide it with a registry hack.
If you are like me, you probably have dozens of windows open at any given point, so if you want to tile just a couple of windows you have to minimize everything and then show two of the windows, and then tile them... so how do we just quickly select two taskbar buttons together?
If you don't already have a quick launch icon or a hotkey set to open a command prompt, there's really quick trick that you can do on any Windows Vista computer to open up a command prompt without having to navigate the menu.
Have you ever accidentally deleted the wrong file, or duplicated files while trying to select them with the mouse? Those types of mistakes can be extremely frustrating, but there's a really, really simple way to reverse them.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-10-15-23-31-05.png" />Yeah, you're pretty sure that you're the master of all things Firefox. I mean, why else would you be reading this article? So, we've got to ask, have you ever seen this one before?
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-10-20-01-26-29.png" />One of the best things about our Stupid Geek Tricks series is that we get to share those tiny little tips that only geeks pay any attention to. They aren't always terribly useful, but it's fun to learn new tricks. Today we'll show you how to duplicate a tab the easy way in Chrome or Firefox.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/crazymacscreen-5.jpg" alt="" title="crazymacscreen-5" width="650" height="406" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-36608" />Here's a really stupid geek trick for you Mac users out there: You can make OS X lose its mind when minimizing a window with some quick timing and a terminal command.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cfdebc8e2373.jpg" />There’s nothing more annoying than saving a file somewhere on your hard drive, and then having to browse for that file again when you’re trying to upload it somewhere on the web. Thankfully Google Chrome makes this process much easier.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-01-11-[04-21-45]-.png" />If you use the Compressed Folders built into Windows to create zip files, you might have noticed that it creates the file with the same name as the selected file, which gets weird when you select multiple files. Here's how to make it choose the right name.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-27-[14-01-39]-.png" />Ever tried to figure out exactly how much memory Google Chrome or Internet Explorer is using? Since they each show up a bunch of times in Task Manager, it's not so easy! Here's the quick and easy way to compare them.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-02-1-05-17-02.jpg" />Sure, you can hack Windows and install a custom theme if you really wanted to, or pay for a software package to do it for you. What you might not know is that you can use a silly trick to change the color of the taskbar with no added software—without changing your window color.