My good friend Daniel asked me yesterday how to change Firefox so that Shift+Enter auto-completes *.org instead of *.net. After about a 2 minute google session, I had the answer to share with everybody.
Why should Vista Ultimate get all of the cool toys like Virtual PC? You can add Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 to your existing XP box now. This is a free download from Microsoft. In this post I am going to go through the set up and basic configuration of a virtual machine on Windows XP. I find this most useful for other Microsoft OS’s. If you want to run Linux an other alternative OS on Windows I would check out vmware.
In IT having good backups is extremely essential. Your worst nightmare is when an end user deletes the company yearly accounting reports. If your business is using Server 2003 getting those files back in a hurry is extremely easy with the Shadow Copy feature. This feature was added to Server 2003 for just such instances. In fact, by educating the end users they can retrieve the files without having to involve IT.
So you installed Windows DreamScene through Windows Update, but where did it go? You can’t find it in the start menu anywhere, and it’s not in Program Files… Turns out that just installing it doesn’t always mean that it’s enabled.
If you like the way Ubuntu requires you to enter your username and password instead of clicking on an icon, you can enable the same thing for Windows Vista in a somewhat similar style logon process. This is really most useful for home users, as domain users should already see this screen.
If you are tired of hacking together commands at the terminal or having to open a giant bloated IDE just to perform search and replace across a number of files, then Regexxer is the tool for you.
Gmail Drive is a third party software extension originally thought up by Richard Jones that allows you to use your Gmail account as though it is a drive attached to your local machine. You have the ability to drag and drop files into that drive and retrieve the files from another machine if necessary. Let’s take a look at how it works.
The Desktop Cube effect for Linux is extremely popular because people love eye candy, but the choices for Windows are much less interesting. The latest utility to give this effect for Windows is surprisingly fast, and works on both XP and Vista.
Geeks everywhere have embraced the lightweight and free Foxit PDF reader instead of using Adobe reader, but did you realize that you can index PDF files without Adobe installed on your computer?
This article was written by MysticGeek, a tech blogger at the How-To Geek Blogs.
You can install Add-In software to most Office 2007 applications. Microsoft bundled add-in software with this release of Office. The software is included with 2007 but is not automatically installed. Here I am going to demonstrate how to complete the process with Excel 2007.
This tip won’t be useful for everybody, but for anybody with a dedicated server you’ll probably be familiar with this error message that gets sent weekly from the security scanner on your server.
How many times have you tried to email a co-worker or colleague an executable or batch file that is desperately needed and you get a message such as:
If you’ve ever wondered how to configure the number of documents shown on the Recent Items menu, you’ve found the right article. The default value is set to show 10 documents, but you can increase that with a registry tweak.
Every month or two, we come up with a list of the great geek sites that we read and share it with our readers. It’s also a great way for me to take a day off, since it only takes a few minutes to come up with…
If you are a recent Mac adopter and are frustrated by the weird tab behavior in OS X, you aren’t alone. By default the Tab key only works for text boxes and lists, but excludes select controls (drop-down menus) on a form when using Firefox.
Hate the new calendar in Vista? Not a fan of the Outlook calendar or don’t like the idea of always being connected to the web to use Google’s Calendar? Love Open Source and all things Mozilla? Then Sunbird is for you. Sunbird is a stand-alone calendar application. If you want Sunbird to integrate with Thunderbird then you would want to install the Lightning extension.
For those of you still running XP you might be looking for ways to improve the XP experience. One of the better ways to add unique features to the OS is installing Power Toys. These are add on programs that Microsoft developers have designed after the XP release. These have been around for several years, and are proven to work. Although Microsoft does not “officially support” them. I thought I would highlight a few of my favorites.
Remembering to update a single calendar is tough enough for me, but many people use multiple calendars to keep track of teams or events. But what if you want to view all the items merged together into one calendar, similar to the way Google Calendar does?
Anybody that runs a website will probably have wondered at some point how many times their articles were actually getting bookmarked on social bookmarking services such as del.icio.us, so I decided to figure out the easiest method for seeing that number.