How often have you typed in a command in your linux shell, and then realized that you forgot to type sudo, so you end up with an error or editing the dreaded read-only file? This happens to me much more than I'd like to admit, so I'm writing about it.
We couldn't live without Firefox's tabbed browsing support, and we also couldn't live without 10 of these 11 tips for optimizing your tab experience.
Everybody knows how to change their Vista logon picture, but if you select a new picture, Windows Vista removes the last picture from the list entirely, leaving just the new picture and the default pictures. Does anybody really use the robot or the fish picture?
A lot of times people at the workplace try creative ways to claim ignorance about important matters... Excuses like "I didn't get your email" is one that seems to come to mind. In Outlook 2007 you can easily resend the message in question.
If you've entered the wrong address into the Windows Vista Mail client, you might have problems getting rid of the wrong autocomplete entries in the list. There's a couple of things you can try to delete the entries in the list.
One of the glaring changes in Windows Vista was the complete removal of Active Desktop, the feature that let you use a live web page as your background image, or in the case of some users, many live web pages.
If you are unfamiliar with the Sysinternals Process Explorer utility, you should really check it out... it gives you so much more information than the default task manager, including a tree view of all the processes so you can see which processes launched other processes.
If you allow Firefox to store your passwords you might be worried about the recent security holes found in the password manager. The solution to these problems is to use the Secure Login extension to prevent Firefox from automatically filling in password fields
A common frustration of non-programmers is that you don't often get to inspire new software programs that work the way you want them to, you simply have to wait and hope that somebody comes up with something... until now.
Let's face it - the Windows Vista shutdown dialog is one of the worst pieces of UI nonsense ever. Just look at it... what were they thinking with that popup dialog?
If you are doing a lot of testing of different builds, there's nothing more annoying than rebooting and then having the system boot into the wrong choice on the grub menu before you have a chance to pick the one you want.
Those who are familiar with resizing picture attachments in Outlook 2003 might wonder where on earth they hid this feature in Outlook 2007 - at first glance, it seems like they removed it completely, when in reality they buried it in the Ribbon.
Every time you delete a file, Windows asks you "Are you sure you want to move this file to the Recycle Bin?" This is typically a good thing, to prevent you from deleting files by accident, but if you are trying to do some cleanup and need to delete a lot of files, you might not want to be prompted every single time.
In my efforts to ban the completely insecure FTP protocol from my life entirely, I've decided to disable the FTP service running on the How-To Geek server, which is running the CentOS operating system.