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.
We've all been at our computer when the Windows Update dialog pops up and tells us to reboot our computer. I've become convinced that this dialog has been designed to detect when we are most busy and only prompt us at that moment.
I've been getting emails left and right from readers complaining that their Music folder icon has turned from the default shiny icon into the generic yellow folder icon. After doing some research I finally have a workaround for this issue.
Driver problems are a source of never-ending issues in the Windows world. Often you'll have a working driver on another machine, but don't have the installation cd anymore to install on the new computer.
I've received a number of emails from readers telling me that their computer has no option for "Show Hidden Files and Folders" in the Folder Options dialog. The question even showed up on the forum, where Scott promptly found a registry tweak which I'm sharing with everybody.
If you are running Ubuntu and want to use the Tomcat servlet container, you should not use the version from the repositories as it just doesn't work correctly. Instead you'll need to use the manual installation process that I'm outlining here.
Has this ever happened to you? I created a new virtual machine running Ubuntu on my VMware server before I left home, but forgot to install the ssh server... so I couldn't get to that machine at all from my remote location. Rather than driving back home I decided to find a solution.