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Experience the iPad UI On Your PC

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-11-[12-31-08].jpg" />Want to test drive iPad without heading over to an Apple store? Here’s a way you can experience some of the iPad UI straight from your browser!

Use Those Extra Mouse Buttons to Increase Efficiency

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-11-[16-26-23].png" />Did you know that the most commonly used mouse actions are clicking a window’s “Close” button (the X in the top-right corner), and clicking the “Back” button (in a browser and various other programs)? How much time do you spend every day locating the Close button or the Back button with your mouse so that you can click on them?

Keep Track of Your Tasks with toDoo

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-11-[12-26-53].jpg" />A tasks list can be convenient but most times you can not include details for those tasks or have to have an online account to do so. If you want to keep your tasks list with you on your computer or laptop and be able to add plenty of details then you might want to look at toDoo.

Snap App Windows to Pre-Defined Screen Sections with Acer GridVista

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-09-[02-15-22]-[1].png" />The window snapping feature in Windows 7 and the ability to organize monitor(s) into specific gridded sections have both become popular lately. If you love the idea of having both combined in a single software then join us as we look at Acer GridVista.

Jolicloud is a Nifty New OS for Your Netbook

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-09-[02-07-45]-[1].png" />Want to breathe new life into your netbook? Here’s a quick look at Jolicloud, a unique new Linux based OS that lets you use your netbook in a whole new way.

Search Alternative Search Engines from within Bing’s Search Page

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-08-[07-20-47].jpg" />So you love using Bing Search but may still be curious to see what another search engine will provide if used. Now you can search using another search engine from within the Bing Search page and enjoy numbered results using two simple user scripts.

OCR anything with OneNote 2007 and 2010

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-08-[01-58-25]-[1].png" />Quality OCR software can often be very expensive, but you may have one already installed on your computer that you didn’t know about.

How To Completely Disable Subtitles in VLC

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-07-[00-37-16]-[1].png" />If you watch a lot of videos using VLC, you might have noticed that it enables subtitles by default if they are there, which can be pretty annoying at times. Here's the quick tip to disable them entirely.

Enjoy How-To Geek User Style Script Goodness

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-06-[18-13-06].jpg" />Most people may not be aware of it but there are two user style scripts that have been created just for use with the How-To Geek website. If you are curious then join us as we look at these two scripts at work.

Change The Windows 7 Start Orb the Easy Way

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-06-[17-36-06].jpg" />Want to make your Windows 7 PC even more unique and personalized? Then check out this easy guide on how to change your start orb in Windows 7.

VLOOKUP in Excel, part 2: Using VLOOKUP without a database

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-06-[17-17-37].jpg" />In a recent article, we introduced the Excel function called VLOOKUP and explained how it could be used to retrieve information from a database into a cell in a local worksheet. In that article we mentioned that there were two uses for VLOOKUP, and only one of them dealt with querying databases. In this article, the second and final in the VLOOKUP series, we examine this other, lesser known use for the VLOOKUP function.

Increase the size of Taskbar Preview Thumbnails in Windows 7

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-06-[18-28-34].jpg" />Taskbar thumbnail previews are incredibly useful in Windows 7, but for some users they may be too small. Here’s a tool to help you make your taskbar thumbnail previews just like you want them.

Hide and Unhide Worksheets and Workbooks in Excel 2007 & 2010

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-05-[16-57-06].jpg" />Hiding worksheets can be a simple way to protect data in Excel, or just a way reduce the clutter of a some tabs. Here are a couple very easy ways to hide and unhide worksheets and workbooks in Excel 2007 / 2010.

Experience your music in a whole new way with Zune for PC

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-05-[16-20-46].jpg" />Tired of the standard Media Player look and feel, and want something new and innovative? Zune offers a fresh, new way to enjoy your music, videos, pictures, and podcasts, whether or not you own a Zune device.

Scan a Windows PC for Viruses from a Ubuntu Live CD

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-05-[16-36-29].jpg" />Getting a virus is bad. Getting a virus that causes your computer to crash when you reboot is even worse. We’ll show you how to clean viruses from your computer even if you can’t boot into Windows by using a virus scanner in a Ubuntu Live CD.

Listen to Online Radio with Antenna

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-05-[16-51-16].jpg" />Are you looking for some fresh new music to listen to at home or at work? With Antenna you can listen to online radio stations from all over the world.

Compress Large Video Files with DivX / Xvid and AutoGK

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-04-[17-45-24].jpg" />Have you ever recorded home video on a camcorder only to find the video size is enormous? What if you wanted to share a video clip on YouTube or another video sharing site, but the file size was bigger than the maximum upload size? Today we’ll look at a way to compress certain video files, such as MPEG and AVI, with Auto Gordian Knot (AutoGK).

Setup Remote Access in Windows Home Server

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-30-[02-19-46].jpg" />One of the many awesome features of Windows Home Server, is the ability to access your server and other computers on your network remotely. Today we show you the first steps to enable Remote Access to your home server from anywhere you have an Internet connection.

Change or Reset Windows Password from a Ubuntu Live CD

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-04-04-[15-15-41].png" />If you can’t log in even after trying your twelve passwords, or you’ve inherited a computer complete with password-protected profiles, worry not – you don’t have to do a fresh install of Windows. We’ll show you how to change or reset your Windows password from a Ubuntu Live CD.
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