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?
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.
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.
Have you ever wondered if you can share your Outlook calendar with somebody else? This is one of those tips that you never notice until somebody points it out to you, but it's extremely easy to do.
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...
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.
If you haven't heard of StumbleUpon you are probably still a very productive person. If you want to make your time wasting sessions slightly more efficient, you can use the keyboard to stumble instead of clicking the Stumble! button.
Hidden away in the Windows directory is a separate utility that can be used to perform certain user administration functions not provided in the normal interface. Instead of typing "control userpasswords2" into the run box, you can just add it as an icon in your Control Panel.
If you use Outlook to store all of your contacts, you can also use it to quickly find maps and directions for your contacts by using the quick access Map button.
If you find yourself using the Group Policy Editor all the time, you might have wondered why it doesn't show up in the Control Panel along with all the other tools. After many hours of registry hacking, I've come up with a registry tweak to let you do just that.
My favorite feature of Outlook 2007 is the new To-Do Bar, which shows you everything on your plate at a glance. There are a lot of features packed into a tiny space, so we'll go through some of them with you.
Scott pointed me in the direction of an interesting utility for Windows XP that will let you "skin" your icons by replacing the built-in folder icons with custom icons, and even assign a different color for different folders.