If you’ve got a directory with dozens of zipped or rar’d files, you can run a single command to unzip them all in one step, thanks to the power of the bash shell.
Google Calendar is a phenomenal web application for managing your calendars, but so many of us are still forced to use Outlook at work. The good thing is you can have the best of both worlds by subscribing to your Google Calendar from Outlook.
Nothing equals Excel for crunching of numbers, but what if your data isn’t already in an Excel spreadsheet? It’s as simple as using the Text Import Wizard.
The Research Pane in Word 2007 can help you easily translate text into other languages, using bilingual dictionaries powered by WordLingo.com.
Nobody is asking why you want to clear the recent documents from your XP start menu, but we’ll show you how to do it anyway.
You’ve got a production database server, and you can’t enable query logging… so how do you see the queries being executed against the database?
So you’ve got a bunch of .OGM video files and they won’t play in Windows Vista… relax, you just need to install the right codecs in order to play them from within Windows Media Player.
Although it’s unlikely that you’ll ever hit the maximum Access database size of 2GB, it’s still good to know that you can set your database to automatically compact or shrink the file size. This is especially true for databases where you are adding and removing a lot of data each time.
One of the biggest new changes in Office 2007 is the new mini toolbar that pops up when you highlight text and either right-click or move your mouse up.
If you have a lot of Word documents and are not sure which one contains the information you need, Microsoft Word 2007 allows you to preview a document within Word without having to open each document.
AutoRecover is a Microsoft Office feature that will keep you from losing work in the event of a system crash or power outage by automatically saving your document at certain time intervals.
The Ribbon feature in Microsoft Office 2007 is full of features that make it easier to navigate through options, but it takes up a lot of space. If you think the Ribbon is too big, you can put it into a pseudo “auto-hide” mode and still retain all the functionality, but with a much smaller footprint.
Adding your contact information as a Signature to your emails is very useful in a corporate environment, but also for personal emails as well. You can add a signature the same way as you would in 2003, but you can also use The Ribbon as a new way to add your signature.
How many times have you had a Microsoft Office application crash or lock up your system? The worst culprits seem to be Outlook and Access for me.
Do you wish the IE7 Menu bar was located where it was in IE6? Here is how to quickly create a registry fix to move it back to the top.
If you are annoyed with Windows popping up a balloon notification telling you things you already know every time you turn on your machine, here is a quick tip on completely disabling them. (Note this requires a registry modification so be sure to back up your registry before making any changes.)
Google has just released a new experimental search that lets you navigate through search results using the same shortcut keys as Gmail and Google Reader. The problem is that Firefox’s default search box doesn’t default to it.
Microsoft’s SQL Server has a tool called Profiler that you can use to monitor every SQL query that hits the database. This is extremely useful for programmers as well as database administrators to troubleshoot the exact queries generated by an application.
In the corporate environment, Excel is king. So when you have an Access database report that you would really prefer to analyze in Excel spreadsheet form, there’s an easy way to convert it.
Microsoft Access is used within many businesses to store and access information. You can also create a simple report easily using the Report Wizard.