If you are using WordPress as the platform behind your blog or website you probably know that there have been a lot of security holes, not just in the software itself, but also in the plugins as well. In light of these problems, we'll look at how to prevent hacking attempts by locking down your administration folder.
Like anybody that has a website, I love Google Analytics... but it drives me crazy that the default view is for the last 30 days when I really just want to see what has happened today. The only way to check for today is to manually change the date in the report, so I hooked up a bookmarklet to do that for me.
Have you ever remembered the name of a page that you viewed recently but couldn't remember the full link? Usually you'd end up searching through your browser history or just end up Googling for it again. So how do we power up the address bar search functionality to make this simpler?
We've already showed you how to use Gmail's IMAP support in Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird and even KMail, but what about the built-in mail client in Windows Vista... how could we leave that one out?
Gmail's IMAP support is one of the biggest things to hit the webmail world since, well, Gmail. We've already covered how to use imap from Outlook, and now it's time to show everybody how to use it from the open-source Mozilla Thunderbird email client.
As a website owner I'm constantly checking different browsers at different resolutions to make sure that the site is going to look at least tolerable for everybody. This is especially important for me since I'm really not a very good web designer... so I have to triple check everything.
If you are having issues with your computer it's often necessary to check the versions of drivers that you have installed on your system, especially when the problem is with a display driver, which always seem to have the most issues.
Anybody that works in a multiple server environment knows that it can be annoying to have half a dozen remote desktop windows open at any given point. Thankfully there's a slick application called Terminals that gives you tabbed remote desktop capabilities.
Nobody is really sure why Microsoft decided that explorer windows shouldn't have a title anymore, but that's the way things are. You can still look in the address bar to see what folder you are looking at, but there's another option.
If you are encountering an infuriating problem where Outlook constantly asks you for your password even though you check the "Remember my password" box every single time, then you are in luck because reader Malcolm wrote in with this tip on how to fix the problem.
One of my favorite features from Linux is the Alt + Window drag that allows you to move any window by holding down the Alt key and then just left-click dragging the window anywhere you'd like.
I know what you are thinking when you read the title of this article... why on earth would you want to disable Instant Search? It's one of the best new features in Outlook 2007! I agree, but if you are having problems with it you might be curious how to effectively disable it.
Have you ever wanted to make sure that a reply goes back to more than one email address? You might want to have somebody automatically reply to your home and personal address, or you might want to make sure your boss is included on replies instead of having to forward the messages to him.
So you just bought a training video and popped it into your computer. You click on the menu in the autoplay dialog and it opens up Firefox, your default browser. Now you are staring at a blank screen. What now?
If your mouse pointer seems to constantly get in the way while you are typing, you aren't alone... you click in the middle of some text and start typing to insert more, but the cursor stays in the way. There's a tiny utility called MouseAway that will solve this problem for you... it's not new, but it still works on Vista.
As a computer field tech, I use the remote desktop program UltraVNC quite often. I utilize it mostly to connect to offsite computers so I can run diagnostics and repair remotely, if needed.
I spend an enormous amount of time browsing the web looking for new ideas to write about, so one of the biggest problems for me is tagging articles for more careful reading later. Also, I'm sure any moment I'm going to reach a page that says "You've reached the end of the internet, now go outside".