<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2527.png" />So you've looked in task manager, and there's a dozen iexplore.exe processes listed! Clicking the End Process button for each will take far too long... so how can we kill them all in one step?
<img src="/geekers/windows7-antivirus-thumb.png" />Within a few hours of Windows 7 being released my inbox started filling up with readers asking what Anti-Virus software they should install in Windows 7. Since this seems like such an important topic, I decided to make a list of packages that work.
I can remember back when the big deal about Firefox vs IE was that Firefox had TABBED BROWSING. And just what was so cool about that? If you're the type of surfer I am who likes to have multiple sites open at once, it was a royal pain to have to use the back button or click through open windows to go from site to site. I found out during a training class in HTML that Opera had always had tabbed browsing. Hey, I even used Opera before I tried Firefox, just because my instructor said it had tabbed browsing (and loaded fast).
<img src="/geekers/pidglet-thumb.png" />Have you ever wondered how to get your Instant Messenger contacts into the Vista Sidebar? Sure, you can use the previously mentioned AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) Gadget for Vista Sidebar, but what if you are a fan of the multi-protocol Pidgin client instead?
<img src="/geekers/kuku-thumb.png" />Anybody who knows me knows that I'm not exactly a morning person... even with the awesome Tassimo coffee machine I got this year for Xmas, I still don't want to get out of bed. But now I can use my computer's loud speakers to help wake me up easily.
<img src="/geekers/stopwatch-thumb.png" />While doing research for a project that involved benchmarking, I realized I needed a good stopwatch to time the results... which is when I found a website that does exactly that, and does it quite well. To make it even easier, we can launch it as a desktop application.
<img src="/geekers/trusted-sites-thumb.png" />If you've used a computer on a corporate network you've likely had to add a website to your trusted sites list because it just wouldn't work otherwise. After a while, you end up with a mess of sites in your Trusted sites list... so how do you transfer those to a new computer without retyping them?
<img src="/geekers/toggle-flash-thumb.png" />If you often browse Flash-heavy websites using Internet Explorer and would like to be able to turn Flash off and only enable it when you really want to, there's an easy way to accomplish this with a small application appropriately called Toggle Flash.
<img src="/geekers/fantasticcontraption-thumb.png" />Around midnight I stumbled across a new flash game posted by one of our forum members... about 3 hours later I realized that I was still playing, and hadn't written anything for today... but no matter, I'll pass on this productivity killer for everybody to enjoy!