Have you ever wanted to just “stick” your Outlook calendar to the desktop? For those of us with multiple monitors it makes even more sense… just having your calendar open on the second monitor at all times would be a great productivity boost.
One of the nicer features of Outlook 2007 is the way it neatly groups your messages by date or other criteria, but it’s not always easy to see at a glance. There’s a little-known option buried in the settings that will shade the group headings to make them more easy to distinguish.
This article was written by Daniel Spiewak, a great software developer and friend of the How-To Geek.
This tip is absolutely and completely useless, and will even make applications that depend on timestamps have issues. It’s mostly just to be used as a cool trick you can show off to your friends, so we’re going to show you how it works.
Ubuntu Gutsy is the latest major release of the most popular Linux distro, released on October 18, 2007. Like all Linux distributions you can upgrade easily even while the release is in beta, but now that it’s been released you should have much better luck with it.
It drives me crazy that YouTube videos start playing automatically. It’s especially annoying when you click on a link from a co-worker and then the phone rings… and then your speakers start blaring a completely inappropriate sound, usually accompanied by terrible dancing.
How often do you find a great article without the time to read it, so you bookmark it and completely forget about it? This happened to me constantly until I found the Readeroo extension for Firefox, which lets me queue pages for easy retrieval later.
When you have a document up on your network that several users have access to, it is nice to know the time and date it is modified. For instance if there is an interoffice group project, team leaders can keep track of when a document is created, printed, or last saved.
So you’re looking at your Google Analytics traffic and you notice a large amount of visits coming from a particular traffic source… but where exactly are they linking to?
In continuing with my apparent PDF theme this week, I thought it would be good to point out a nice Add-In for Microsoft Office 2007 which allows you to save or email documents in PDF format. Just download and install the Microsoft Save As PDF Add-In. Installation is very simple, only takes about a minute and you are ready to use a feature long ignored by Microsoft. There are actually 2 different Add-Ins, one allows only PDF and the other allows both PDF and XPS format.
In a typical day I will use up to 8 different PC’s. When I am on these machines I want all of my custom settings to be there for me. Having a user profile on a Windows machine is easy. However, what to do with all the customizations I make to my favorite web browser? MozBackup solves this issue by allowing me to back up all Firefox settings, including extensions (although the program author does not guarantee they’ll all transfer successfully) stick them on a flash drive and restore them on a separate machine. I have been able to use this with both Vista and XP.
I recently decided to update the FavIcon for this site (the little icon in the address bar). The old one was something I’d hacked together myself in visual studio, and just didn’t seem friendly enough for me.
There are several ways to create PDF files out there. In this series I am going to go through some of my favorite ways to create them. I also encourage your feedback in the ways you deal with PDF and the multitude of office application extensions out there!
After I started testing out the last tip about enabling inline auto-completion in the address bar, it occurred to me that although links from my browser history kept showing up in the list, I’d probably never type those in.
This article was written by MysticGeek, a tech blogger at the How-To Geek Blogs.
I’ve decided to use my laziness as an excuse to promote some of the good stuff that the bloggers on the How-To Geek Blogs have come up with over the last week or two.
It’s always struck me as odd that system tweakers use the registry editor all the time to fix annoyances in Windows, but nobody has created a tweak to add the registry editor to the control panel… until now.
WinSCP is by far and away the best SCP/SFTP client for Windows users, but the default settings don’t use keepalive, so you get disconnected far too often. I like to leave the client open while I’m doing work, and this causes a serious problem with my workflow.
My good friend Tim asked me the other day: “How do I take a screenshot of an entire web page… am I supposed to just piece two images together?” Thankfully for Tim he has a geek friend to explain a simple way to accomplish this.