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Installing Flash Player in Firefox on Ubuntu Gutsy

I decided to upgrade my Mac Mini to Linux over the weekend with excellent results until I encountered an extremely annoying error in Firefox: "Additional plugins are required to display all the media on this page". Going through the wizard a dozen times didn't fix the problem, so what gives?

Change SuperFetch to Only Cache System Boot Files in Vista

After writing the article last week about disabling Superfetch, my good friend Daniel Spiewak commented that SuperFetch "loads the wrong thing more often than not", which reminded me of a registry tweak... You can tell Windows to only cache the boot processes instead of everything.

Get Tabs for your PuTTY

It seems like everybody uses the free PuTTY client for accessing SSH from Windows, but the lack of a tabbed interface has kept me using the commercial SecureCRT application for years... until now.

Make Backspace Key Work Correctly in Firefox on Linux

If there's one thing that drives me crazy about using multiple operating systems, it's the inconsistency in keyboard shortcuts... when you hit the backspace key in Firefox on Windows it normally goes back to the previous page, but it doesn't on Ubuntu Linux.

How to Disable SuperFetch on Windows Vista

The SuperFetch service in Windows Vista preloads your system's memory with the applications that you use most often. This makes launching of those applications much faster, but it might be an unwanted behavior for system tweakers or gamers.

Change or Set the Greasemonkey Script Editor in Firefox

If you are a fan of the Greasemonkey extension for Firefox you might wonder how to change the script editor/viewer as there is no option for this in the UI. It's even worse when you download scripts from some website and the line endings don't work in the inferior default editor.

Reopen Closed Tabs in Internet Explorer

If there's one thing that annoys me in Internet Explorer more than anything else, it's that there is no way to re-open a tab once you've closed it. It's especially annoying when you've done a lot of browsing so you have to sift through all your history to find the link for the page you closed.

Copy To the Clipboard From the Windows Command Prompt

Let's face it, not everybody is an ubergeek, so there are many times that you'll need to ask somebody for help. They always seem to ask you to type things into the command prompt and then tell them the results... but how do you copy that text to the clipboard so you can email it to them?
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