X
X
The Best Tech Newsletter Anywhere

Join 250,000 subscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles.

Disabling Instant Search in Outlook 2007

I know what you are thinking when you read the title of this article... why on earth would you want to disable Instant Search? It's one of the best new features in Outlook 2007! I agree, but if you are having problems with it you might be curious how to effectively disable it.

Send Email Replies To Another Recipient In Outlook 2007

Have you ever wanted to make sure that a reply goes back to more than one email address? You might want to have somebody automatically reply to your home and personal address, or you might want to make sure your boss is included on replies instead of having to forward the messages to him.

Make the Mouse Pointer Stay Away from What You’re Typing

If your mouse pointer seems to constantly get in the way while you are typing, you aren't alone... you click in the middle of some text and start typing to insert more, but the cursor stays in the way. There's a tiny utility called MouseAway that will solve this problem for you... it's not new, but it still works on Vista.

Save Pages for Later With Reading List Extension for Firefox

I spend an enormous amount of time browsing the web looking for new ideas to write about, so one of the biggest problems for me is tagging articles for more careful reading later. Also, I'm sure any moment I'm going to reach a page that says "You've reached the end of the internet, now go outside".

Unofficial Windows XP Themes Created by Microsoft

Anybody who has ever tried to change the theme in Windows will already know that you have to hack the uxtheme file in order to install themes into XP that aren't digitally signed by Microsoft. If you would rather not or are unable to patch your system you might be interested in these unofficial themes created by Microsoft.

Create Shortcut Icon to Disable / Enable the Screensaver

How many times have you been watching a long video on your computer and had the screensaver come on? Then you play the game of trying to jiggle the mouse every certain number of minutes to make sure it doesn't happen again... seems like it would be easier to have a really quick way to disable the screensaver.

Remotely Control Somebody’s Desktop the Easy Way

We've all gotten the call from some family member asking why their computer isn't working properly. After an hour of troubleshooting over the phone with them or trying to get remote assistance to work we've decided we're skipping the next family reunion to avoid being asked to help... there has to be a better way...

Get Vista Style Drive Icons in Windows XP

One of the nice little features in Windows Vista that you don't think about is the graph of drive space for your drive icons, so you can visually see at a glance how much space is used. There's no reason to upgrade for this feature, especially since some programmers created a small utility for XP that gives you the same functionality.

Applying Themes To Your Windows Vista Sidebar

The look of the Windows Vista Sidebar is a little drab, and there's no way to customize it with the default tools in Vista. Thankfully third party developers have stepped up to the plate and created an application that will let you re-theme the sidebar.
How-To Geek is where you turn when you want experts to explain technology. Created in 2006, our articles have been read more than 1 billion times. Want to know more?