Everybody makes New Year's resolutions, and I wonder how many of you made the resolution to waste less time browsing the internet? If so, here's an easy way to track the amount of time you spend online.
Yes, I'm stooping to the pathetic level of writing a post with stats about how well the site has done. You shouldn't bother to read further unless you have an unhealthy love for numbers.
If you are working on editing a bunch of bookmarks at the same time, you've already noticed the pain of having to click on a bookmark and then click Properties, and then edit the details in a popup dialog... and then close that and repeat for the next bookmark.
You've already seen them... links to tinyurl.com left in comments, on blog posts and especially on Twitter. But doesn't it make you slightly uneasy to click on a link without knowing where it's going to take you?
Have you ever tried to email or IM somebody a link from a site that has ridiculously long URLs, only to have the link break because it was too long or got cut off? The solution to this problem is to use a service like TinyUrl that turns a really long link into a really short link.
One of my favorite features in Windows Vista is the taskbar thumbnail previews, especially now that they can be resized. If you would like this functionality for Firefox's tabs, you can use the Tab Scope extension to give you a similar feature.
For whatever reason, many Windows XP users are obsessed with making their desktop look like a Mac. It's not a new phenomenon, but the enterprising people over at FlyakiteOSX created a really easy way to transform your desktop into an OS X look & feel without a lot of trouble.
Have you ever wanted to show off your keyboard ninja skills by taking down Windows with just a couple of keystrokes? All you have to do is add one registry key, and then you can impress your friends... or use it to convince people to switch to Linux.
Whether you are taking screenshots of a portion of your desktop or just prefer to have two apps you are using sitting next to each other on the taskbar, it can be really frustrating that you can't move the taskbar buttons around. There's a small utility called Taskbar Shuffle that gives us this power and more.
When you are trying to work on changing the design of your website, you have to be concerned with the width of the pictures in your article content. I've got notoriously large screenshots on most of the articles I've written, so if I want to increase the sidebar it's critical to figure out which pictures are going to be too wide to fit in the new design.
One of the more popular changes in Windows Vista is the Explorer Breadcrumbs feature that lets you easily navigate to folders below the current folder by using the drop-down arrows. We've already featured one alternative for Windows XP users, but we've come across a much better solution to share with you.
Whether you are responsible for a server or just a programmer doing development, you'll often have more than one logfile that you want to track at the same time. There's a nifty little utility for Linux called MultiTail that allows you to monitor multiple logs in a single window, instead of requiring multiple separate shell windows open.
One of the features that regular users seem to love in Windows Vista is the sidebar's analog clock. Every time I glance at somebody's desktop in a coffee shop they are using one. Windows XP users are not left out in the cold with the ClocX desktop clock that works similarly.
This morning an email came in from the very friendly reader Gordy, who asked if it was possible to automatically start up Task Manager in minimized mode when booting the machine... so this article is for him, and hopefully it'll help somebody else as well.