The blank tab page in Firefox is just a plain white boring nothing - until now. Using the Stylish extension for Firefox, we can set a custom style for the page, and even embed images into the style to make it really look great.
The same programmer that created yesterday's Tabbed Explorer plugin also has another add-in that will give you Vista-style breadcrumbs in Windows XP. This application should be really helpful for those of you that aren't ready to switch to Windows Vista yet, but want to get some of the new features.
A popular feature in previous versions of Windows was the ability to dock a toolbar to the side of the desktop. Most people used this for an auto-hiding quick launch or address toolbar, or both.
One of my immediate thoughts when I used a Mac for the first time was: How do I add icons to the top menu?
This isn't exactly an easter egg, because it's actually documented in Microsoft's knowledge base, but it's one of those features that you just weren't expecting so it still qualifies.
I've been hoping for a Tabbed explorer add-on to Windows Vista ever since I made the switch, but what most of you have been talking about is the lack of an Up button like XP used to have.
One of the most popular topics among our readers is installing Windows XP on your new Windows Vista computer - sometimes for compatibility reasons, but also because a lot of people just don't like Vista very much.
Wouldn't it be cool if you could add search plugins for any search form to the Firefox Search Bar, instead of having to create the plugin yourself or wait for the site owner to stop being lazy and make one?
If you don't use the built-in Windows Calendar or use it to display your Google calendar, you might be interested in removing the application from Windows Vista.
If you frequently download files from suspicious sites, it's probably worth it to check for viruses Before you download, instead of waiting to see if your regular anti-virus software will catch it after you download.
A reader on the forum asked yesterday why his password kept expiring on his Windows Vista installation, so here's the answer for everybody: Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista Business and Windows Vista Ultimate all have a built-in feature to allow user accounts to have a password expiration.
If you've declined to use a service like FeedBurner to handle your RSS feeds, you might wonder how many subscribers you actually have. This also works well for finding subscriber counts to specific categories or comment posts on your site, which you typically wouldn't run through FeedBurner.
As an avid user of the Sleep function on my laptop, I've been more than irritated with Vista's habit of changing the Sleep button into an "Install Updates and Shut Down" button whenever there are updates from Windows Update.
Instead of using the Google Talk client embedded in Gmail, why not use it in your sidebar instead? Thanks to the gTalk sidebar extension, we can do just that.
Virtualization Technology (VT) is a set of enhancements to newer processors that improve performance for running a virtual machine by offloading some of the work to the new cpu extensions.
In prior versions of Windows before Vista, you could always open control panel items by passing control.exe the name of the *.cpl file that represented the item you were trying to open. For instance, if you wanted to open the display properties you could run the command "control.exe desk.cpl".
Instead of re-typing long painful error messages whenever you are trying to Google for a solution, did you know you can simply use Ctrl+C to copy the text of the message to the clipboard?