When you are working on increasing the speed of your website, a very important piece is making sure you get every last drop of performance out of your database server. Unfortunately, for most of us that aren't normally database administrators this can be a difficult proposition.
If you use Microsoft Outlook as the center for all your communications, you might be interested in integrating Twitter directly into Outlook so you never have to leave the comfort of your inbox to read about the daily minutia of your twitter friends.
If you've got a home computer that you put into sleep mode, you might be irritated that you have to enter your password every time it wakes up.
How many times have you sent out an email only to realize you forgot to include the attachment, or really shouldn't have sent a response to the entire company? If you are using Outlook in an Exchange environment you can attempt to recall the message.
My favorite keyboard shortcut on OS X is "Hide Others", which hides every other window except the currently focused one. It's a great way to quickly clean up your desktop and focus on the task at hand. So how to get this for Windows?
Have you ever noticed that you have to switch to a window before you can use the wheel button to scroll it? This is especially annoying if you are trying to multi-task or follow along with a lengthy tutorial in your browser window.
There's nothing more annoying to me than getting a new laptop from work and having to click through the logon warning message set by the IT department. It usually goes something like "Warning: You are logging onto our computer system. We own your soul."
If you are both an IE user and a fan of using custom search providers in your search box, you might be interested to know how you can back up that list and/or restore it on another computer.
We've finally reached the 1 year mark here at How-To Geek, and so it's time to take a long, slightly boring look back at what we've accomplished.
Somebody recently wrote in asking how to backup the list of saved passwords in Firefox into a spreadsheet, so I'm writing the solution here for everybody: All you need is the Password Exporter extension.
You might have already noticed the changes to the theme, but I decided that I'd write about it and maybe give you a little bit of insight to the reasons behind the changes.
After writing about how to see the number of times an article has been bookmarked on del.icio.us, it occurred to me that it would be incredibly easy to write an application to loop through all the pages on a website and check the del.icio.us count for each one, giving a total at the end.
My good friend Daniel asked me yesterday how to change Firefox so that Shift+Enter auto-completes *.org instead of *.net. After about a 2 minute google session, I had the answer to share with everybody.
So you installed Windows DreamScene through Windows Update, but where did it go? You can't find it in the start menu anywhere, and it's not in Program Files... Turns out that just installing it doesn't always mean that it's enabled.