Week in Geek: Firefox Becomes IBM’s Default Browser Edition

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By Akemi Iwaya on July 4th, 2010

This week we learned how to restore the Wubi Ubuntu Bootloader, speed up OS X navigation with Quicksilver, integrate MS Office and Zoho online accounts, took a screenshot tour of the Windows Live Essentials beta, normalized the volume of MP3 files, and more. After such a busy week it is time to kick back and relax with our weekly roundup of geeky goodness.


Photo by Bootoyz.

Weekly Feature

Looking for a little something different to replace the default shell on your Windows system? Then you might want to have a look at the SharpEnviro (SharpE) shell replacement software.


Photo by SharpEnviro.

SharpEnviro (SharpE) Windows Shell Replacement

Random Geek Links


The Geek on Lifehacker


Unitasking is all the rage these days, and sometimes all you need to stay on task is an always-visible reminder of that one thing you should be doing. Here’s how to create a single-goal taskbar reminder with the Windows scripting application, AutoHotkey.

Create Your Own One Goal Taskbar Reminder

Random TinyHacker Links


Super User Questions

If you have questions then Super User has answers. Here are some of the hottest questions for the week.

Latest Reviews at How-To Geek

Here is a collection of our latest software reviews.


  • HippoRemote Pro 2.2
    HippoRemote Pro turns your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch into a universal remote for all of your favorite Mac & PC apps.
  • Xobni Plus for Outlook
    Xobni Plus is an add-in that will bring a sidebar to Outlook and allow you to search through your inbox and contacts a lot easier.
  • All My Movies 5.9
    All My Movies is a movie database manager that allows you to catalogue your personal collection of digital media files (AVI, MP4, MKV, etc.), Blu-rays and DVDs.
  • CloudBerry Online Backup 1.5 for Windows Home Server
    CloudBerry Online Backup version 1.5 is a front end application for Amazon S3 storage for backing up your Windows Home Server data.
  • Snagit 10
    Snagit is one of the oldest and most popular existing screenshot tools. Snagit 10 was recently released with advancements that make it more useful than ever.

One Year Ago on How-To Geek

Another round-up of great articles from one year ago.


HP Lovecraft Fan? Get a Cute Cthulhu of Your Own


Whether you’re a fan of HP Lovecraft’s work, or just want to give somebody a non-traditional gift, these tiny stuffed Cthulhu figures might be just the ticket. You can get yours from the Cthulhu Chick store over on Etsy.

Note: This isn’t an ad…Ruth is a friend of ours, and the picture is a pre-release one that we ordered for the office to guard our 5×5 Rubik’s Cube and MVP trophy. Yeah, we’re a little weird.

The Geek Note

That wraps up another week, so take some time to get outside, relax, and enjoy the outdoors. Remember to keep those great tips coming in at tips@howtogeek.com.


Photo by Bladewood.

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 07/4/10
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