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Vista Style Popup Previews for Firefox Tabs

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…

Minimalist Explorer Breadcrumbs for Windows XP

One of the more popular changes in Windows Vista is the Explorer Breadcrumbs feature that lets you easily navigate to folders below the current folder by using the drop-down arrows. We’ve already featured one alternative for …

Future Date a Post in Windows Live Writer

In the blogging world, it’s important to post articles at roughly the same time each day so you can be consistent for your readers. You already know how to submit a post for a future date in WordPress, but did you know you ca…

Conserve Space in Firefox by Combining Toolbars

I’m not a fan of wasted space in user interfaces, so any time I can consolidate down to only useful functionality I’m happy about it. The subject today is how to consolidate the Firefox toolbars down to just the items we actu…

XP: Make Disk Cleanup Run Faster

If you have an older PC which has not had regular maintenance, updates, etc. (a relatives computer you looked at over the holiday) … when trying to run Disk Cleanup it may hang or take ridiculous amounts of time to complete…

XP: Adjust Screen Flickering On CRT Monitors

Let’s face it … CRT monitors are still out there in the office environment.  Where I work we are slowly phasing them out as our budget allows.  The other day I was troubleshooting an issue with an older computer w…

Applying Themes To Your Windows Vista Sidebar

The look of the Windows Vista Sidebar is a little drab, and there’s no way to customize it with the default tools in Vista. Thankfully third party developers have stepped up to the plate and created an application that will l…

XP: Enable or Disable Hibernation

Should I turn off my computer every night?  Is it better to have it Hibernate?  Should I have set it to Standby?  What is the best option for my computer?  I get these questions all week when people are as…

Upgrade Ubuntu from Feisty to Gutsy

Ubuntu Gutsy is the latest major release of the most popular Linux distro, released on October 18, 2007. Like all Linux distributions you can upgrade easily even while the release is in beta, but now that it’s been released y…

Vista Tip: Speed Up Start Menu

This is a quick tip to speed up the start menu in Vista.  I wrote a previous article about helping the user interface more snappy.  This tip concentrates on the start menu but will have a similar effect.  So if…
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