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Search Websites from Your Desktop in Windows 7 with Search Connectors

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-09-27-[21-19-15].png" />The new Windows 7 Search is greatly improved over previous versions and allows you to search for data on local and networked machines. Today we take it a step further and show you how to extend the search capability to sites on the Internet.

IBM Lotus Symphony is a Free Alternative to MS Office

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-09-25-[17-29-06].png" />In these tough economic times it can be frustrating or impossible to shell out a lot of money for MS Office productivity suite. Today we take a look IBM Lotus Symphony, which is a full suite of office apps built on Open Office technology and produces quality documents and presentations.

ChromePlus – Enhanced Version of Chromium Browser

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-09-21-[15-40-03].png" />Do you love using Google Chrome but wish that it had some extra features built in? Now you can still enjoy all of that Chrome goodness and more with ChromePlus.

New Features in WordPad and Paint in Windows 7

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-09-24-[15-58-37].png" />One of the standard applications included in all versions of Windows since 95 is WordPad. It is still included in Windows 7 with a new look and features, today we take a look at some of the enhancements.

Our Look at The New Microsoft Office Web Apps

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-09-23-[19-55-59].png" />Microsoft Web Apps will allow you to edit, view, and share MS Office documents over the web with the same functionality as their desktop suite. They recently launched a limited technical preview to users last week and today we will take a look at what they have to offer so far.

Hide Flash Animations in Google Chrome

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-09-22-[23-59-23].png" />Looking for an easy way to deal with those annoying flash elements in webpages while browsing with Chrome? Now you can with the BlockFlash2 User Script.

Disable Program Compatibility Assistant in Windows 7 and Vista

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-09-19-[14-36-40].png" />If you’re an administrator and trying to get work done quickly, having the Program Compatibility Assistant popping up constantly can be annoying. Today we take a look at how to disable this feature if you are tired of seeing the nagging messages.

Create a Custom Bookmarks Page in Firefox

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-09-22-[14-05-58].png" />Looking for a fun and creative way to display and access your favorite bookmarks in webpage format? Now you can do both with MyBookmarks for Firefox.

Tux Paint – A Great Image Program for Your Children

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-09-23-[00-34-21].png" />Looking for a wonderful image program for your children (or inner child)? Tux Paint makes a terrific addition to your family’s computer whether you are using Windows, Linux, or Mac.

Fixing When All Thumbnail Icons Show the Same or Wrong Image

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-09-21-13-41-48.png" />If you've ever encountered a problem where Windows seems to randomly assign the wrong icon thumbnails to your pictures, or sometimes they all show up with the same thumbnail picture for no reason. There's a simple fix that almost always works.

Print Only What You Need in Internet Explorer with Printee

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-09-18-[17-47-53].png" />Are you wishing that there was a way to only print the material that you need in a webpage without all the other junk? Now you can do so quickly and easily with Printee for IE.

Create Charts in Excel 2007 the Easy Way with Chart Advisor

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-09-18-[13-30-02].png" />Creating charts in Excel spreadsheets is a great way to represent data in a visually appealing way, but can be too time consuming. Today we take a look at Chart Advisor from Microsoft Office Labs which makes the process more efficient.

Blip.fm is a Fun Social Way to Share Music

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-09-18-[16-05-59].png" />Looking for a way to discover new music online in a Twitter style format? Today we take a look at Blip.fm which lets you discover new music in the cloud and chat with other users who enjoy similar artists and groups.

Resize Your Photos with Easy Thumbnails

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-09-16-[12-18-47].png" />Looking for a good program to create resized copies of your pictures with? Then Easy Thumbnails is a program that you should take a close look at.

Scribus is an Art Desktop Publishing Tool for Linux

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-09-14-[18-00-41].png" />Looking for a reliable desktop publishing application for Linux? Scribus is an exceptional solution for creating PDF documents and brings professional desktop printing to Linux systems.
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