The Best Tech Newsletter Anywhere

Join 250,000 subscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles.

How to Make Your Taskbar Buttons Always Switch to the Last Active Window

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-29-[23-48-11]-[1].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.

How to Remove Local User Accounts From the Login Screen in Windows

<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.

How to Select Multiple Windows on the Taskbar

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?

Load the Last Tab’s URL in a New Tab in Firefox

<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?

How to Duplicate a Tab with a Shortcut Key in Chrome or Firefox

<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.

Stupid Geek Tricks: How to Make Mac OS X Get Weird

<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.

Upload Files Faster with Drag and Drop in Google Chrome

<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.

How to Make a Zip File With the Same Name as a Selected File

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-01-11-[04-21-45]-[1].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.

How to Compare Your Browsers’ Memory Usage with Google Chrome

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-27-[14-01-39]-[1].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.

How to Change the Windows 7 Taskbar Color With No Extra Software

<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.

What Is Adobe_Updater.exe and Why Is It Running?

<img src="/geekers/adobeupdater-thumb.png" />You are probably reading this article because you've noticed a process called Adobe_Updater.exe running in your task manager, or you've started getting the popup balloon message in the system tray that there is a new update available, and would like to get rid of it.

What Is mDNSResponder.exe / Bonjour and How Can I Uninstall or Remove It?

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/image49.png" />You are no doubt reading this article because you've noticed the mDNSResponder.exe process running in Task Manager, you don't remember installing it, and it doesn't show up in the Add/Remove programs in Control Panel. So what is it, and how do we get rid of it?