When you spend a lot of time in front of your computer, the annoying beeps start to drive you mad after a while. I really don't need to be told that I hit the wrong key anymore, so I've compiled a list of how to turn off all the system beeps in Windows XP.
Have you ever had an issue where you continually get DNS errors while trying to browse, but another computer on the same network is working just fine? The problem is most likely that you need to reload your DNS cache on that machine.
If you use many search plugins for Firefox, you might be interested in a better way to organize them, rather than just choosing from a giant drop-down menu when you want to switch the search engine.
Have you ever tried to download more than 2 files from the same website and noticed the third download doesn't start until one of the prior two are done? The reason for this is that the HTTP 1.1 spec says that only two connections may be allowed at a time, so your browser adheres to that limit.
If you are a frequent user of Microsoft Word, you've already spent incredible amounts of time moving pieces of your document around, often by using copy and paste. If you simply need to move items up or down, there's a keyboard shortcut that should save you a lot of time.
When you spend a lot of time in front of your computer, many small actions performed repeatedly can add up to a lot of wasted time. The worst of these small offenders is the copy and paste... so how can we simplify this in Firefox?
If you often need to use Microsoft Word for writing documents, you've probably come across the situation where you needed to delete the beginning of each line in a list, especially if you are reformatting a document or dealing with text pasted from another source.
PowerPoint is a great way to present data to groups, and if you create slideshows it's important to know how to present information. Today we'll briefly go over the use of tables in a presentation.
I'm sure many of you are thinking... can't I just make a shortcut? You are correct, that's the simplest way to do it... but the icon we're talking about today isn't a shortcut... it's the actual IE icon that used to exist in prior versions of Windows.
Microsoft Excel is used by companies and individuals to keep track of and compute virtually anything that requires numbers. If you are computing financial symbols, did you know there's a way to have Excel automatically update those values online?
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.