Week in Geek: Google Sticks Wave in a Box Edition

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By Akemi Iwaya on September 5th, 2010

This week we learned how to pin an external drive to the Windows 7 taskbar, create an eBook or PDF from Wikipedia articles for offline reading, edit the hosts file, help computer users remotely with TeamViewer, minimize applications to the system tray in the simplest way, and more.


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Weekly Feature

Enjoy this wonderful theme featuring horses in various locations during different seasons. Definitely a nice touch for your desktop.


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Horses Theme for Windows 7

Random Geek Links


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Geek Video of the Week

Construction paper? More like DESTRUCTION paper! Watch Mortal Kombat fatalities happen in a whole new style.


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Mortal Kombat Fatalities Paper Animation

Productive Geek Tips


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Sysadmin Geek Tips


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The Geek on Lifehacker

Your Windows PC might be designed to make your life easier, but they often have a non-stop list of problems. Today we’ll walk through some of the more common problems and how to troubleshoot them.


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The Basic Guide to Troubleshooting Common Windows PC Problems

Random TinyHacker Links


Super User Questions

Enjoy looking through this week’s batch of hot questions from Super User.

Latest Reviews at How-To Geek

See our latest software review.


  • Postbox
    Postbox is an innovative new email program that brings the best of popular webmail features and combines it with social media and content discovery features to give you the best of both in a desktop email program.

How-To Geek Weekly Article Recap

Make sure to look through our best articles of the week.


One Year Ago on How-To Geek

Engage in a little bit of time traveling to enjoy these articles from last year.


The Geek Note

That finishes things up for this week. If you are one of the lucky people getting an extra day off for the holiday, then make certain to enjoy that extra sleep! Remember to keep those great tips coming to us at tips@howtogeek.com.


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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 09/5/10
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