I'm the type of geek that has an SSH client open at all times, connected to my most frequently used servers so that I have instant access for monitoring and anything else. As such, it irritates me greatly when I get disconnected, so I'm sharing the methods for keeping the session alive.
In my quest to get rid of every useless tray icon wasting memory, I was very annoyed when Vista's automatic updates installed a new driver and the icon for the touchpad ended up in my system tray again. There's almost no benefit to this icon, so it needs to go.
After writing the article yesterday about how to restore the show desktop icon, I received a number of emails asking if I could post the shortcut for Flip3D as well, so I've zipped up a copy of that shortcut as well.
If you switch resolutions a lot you've probably experienced the problem with Windows moving your icons around every time it switches to a lower resolution, such as when playing a video game or hooking up your laptop to an external display.
If you are a blogger that doesn't want to show off your subscriber numbers, take note: Even though you aren't displaying the Feedcount widget, if you've enabled it at any point we can still see your subscriber numbers if we just know the right URL to go to.
Our motto here has always been "Computer Help from your Friendly How-To Geek", and we try to provide help in the friendliest mode possible. Since we'd like to be more efficient in helping you I decided to write up some tips on the best way to get help.
Every time I connect to my Ubuntu development server through my ssh client, I receive the same message and I'm getting tired of seeing it, so I decided to change the message to something else.
A number of people have written in asking about a Vista Sidebar gadget for our latest articles feed. I finally got some time today, so I've thrown one together that isn't exactly feature-rich, but does get the job done.
As you install ever more software on your computer, your startup entries become littered with applications that slow down your boot time and typically waste your computer's memory.
Collecting responses from a group of people is something very common in an office environment. Whether you are trying to ask what type of pizza to order for a meeting, or taking a vote on who's going to quit next, what you need is a poll.
Microsoft Word is a wonderful tool for writing documents, but did you know that you can now use it to post to your blog as well?
Dozens of people have written in and expressed their hatred of the new breadcrumb feature in Windows Vista's Explorer address bar, and especially because you simply can't turn it off... until now.
One of the more advanced options for resizing your Windows Vista partition is to use the GParted Live CD, a bootable linux CD that takes you straight into GParted, the great linux utility for managing partitions.
Microsoft has just released a set of updates for Windows Vista, divided into two separate update packs. One deals with performance and the other with reliability, and seems to fix quite a few issues with video drivers and hibernation.
We've always been fans of the free Foxit PDF reader here, but when I came across an open-source PDF viewer that was even more lightweight and simple, I immediately switched.
Scott was looking for a replacement for the Active Desktop feature that is missing from Vista. Once again, Andreas Verhoeven was up to the task, and created Ave's DesktopSites, which will let you put images of websites on your desktop.