Have you ever noticed that the To-Do bar in Outlook 2007 doesn't show you what type of item is in the list? It could be a task or a flagged email, but which one is it? With a simple tweak you can add the icon column to easily differentiate them.
Don't you hate it when you try to uninstall a program and it either does not include an uninstaller or when using Add / Remove Programs in Windows, there are several traces of the software left?
By now most people have likely already upgraded to Windows Vista Service Pack 1, but one of the smaller feature upgrades might have passed most people by: You can now configure automatic defragmenting for All drives, as well as defragment all of your drives at the same time.
Have you ever noticed that the Send To context menu can be ridiculously slow to open sometimes? You right-click a file and choose Send To, and then have to wait for about 30 seconds for explorer to respond again. Annoying! so how do we fix it?
How many times has the Outlook reminder popped up on your screen only for you to hit the Snooze button to be reminded again in 5 minutes. How can you possibly be productive while hitting the snooze button repeatedly throughout the day?
If you've started using the beta of Firefox 3, you've probably already seen the new Smart Bookmarks folder that is created by default. This folder can be useful for looking up sites you just visited or bookmarked... but how do you get it back if you accidentally deleted it?
If you are having issues with Internet Explorer running extremely slow, crashing, locking up, or just generally behaving badly, there are a couple of troubleshooting steps that you can follow to likely fix the problem. And no, I'm not going to just tell you to install Firefox.
A reader wrote in yesterday asking why she no longer had the "pretty" glass windows, and how to get them back. It occurred to me that there might be other people with the same issue, so I'm writing up the (fairly simple) instructions for others that might have the same question.
One of the things that has really annoyed me about running Firefox on Vista is that Internet Explorer looks really slick with the Aero Glass extending down onto the entire navigation bar... and Firefox just looks pathetic sitting next to it. Thanks to the Glasser extension from my new favorite person 6XGate, IE no longer holds the edge in slick UI.
Have you ever noticed that many files don't seem to work in the Preview Pane in Windows Vista's Explorer? Until recently the only way to work around this was a painful registry hack... but now there's a utility that will let you easily add file types to the preview list.
If you've been a reader of this site for any amount of time, you are probably familiar with the Keyboard Ninja concept... we like to feature all sorts of ways to quickly access applications or functions with complicated shortcut keys. But what about regular people? Isn't there a simpler solution?
After watching the project manager at work scroll painfully through 10,000 messages in her inbox trying to find one from the right sender, it occurred to me that a lot of people don't realize how easily you can use the keyboard to find a message in a sorted list.
Running into duplicate data in an Access Database can be quite annoying during the hectic workday, so I decided to write up a technique to help identify the duplicate records so you can manually handle them.