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Great Geek Sites – Part Two

Every month or two, we come up with a list of the great geek sites that we read and share it with our readers. It’s also a great way for me to take a day off, since it only takes a few minutes to come up with……

Mozilla Sunbird Calendar

Hate the new calendar in Vista?  Not a fan of the Outlook calendar or don’t like the idea of always being connected to the web to use Google’s Calendar?  Love Open Source and all things Mozilla?  Then Sunbird i…

Power Toys For XP

For those of you still running XP you might be looking for ways to improve the XP experience.  One of the better ways to add unique features to the OS is installing Power Toys.  These are add on programs that Microsoft deve…

Still Useful in Vista: Startup Control Panel

Anybody that has been a geek for a while is already aware of the greatness of the tiny Startup Control Panel written by the legendary Mike Lin, but I’m here to tell you that it’s still just as useful today as it was 8 years a…

Remove Winamp Context Menu Items from Vista

I get very tired of every application adding items to my Windows Explorer right-click menu and making it difficult to remove them. Winamp has an easy preferences panel to let you configure which items show up, but sadly it do…

Improve Performance Disable Indexing Service XP

According to Microsoft’s own knowledge base there are several issues with the Indexing Service used in XP to provide the so called “faster searching”. I believe there is a good deal of resources used to run the indexing serv…

Save Energy With Power Options In Windows

Green computing is all the rage now, I thought I would share some useful tips on saving electricity with PC’s.  I manage around 100 PC’s where I work and I set each new PC I roll out to utilize XP’s power management.  Since…

Quick Tip: Firefox Ctrl+Tab Popup Menu Switcher

The Tab Mix Plus extension has a gem of a feature buried deep within the settings: The ability to turn the Ctrl+Tab key from a direct tab switch into a popup menu that works similarly to the Windows Alt+Tab feature. It’ll pop…

Dealing With Windows Vista Time Sync Problems

Many people have reported problems with synchronizing their clocks with the internet time servers, especially time.windows.com, which seems to have a ton of problems with uptime. We’ll go through a few workarounds to fix this…

Disable AutoPlay in Windows Vista

Windows Vista’s AutoPlay options are a great improvement over Windows XP in terms of flexibility, but unfortunately there are so many options that it can be confusing, especially since there’s no specific mention of USB Flash…

Make Remote Desktop Faster

If you need to hurriedly work on a computer in the office or at home changing a few options before connecting can improve the connection speed.  We are only connecting to the computer to fix an issue or do some trou…

Make Windows User Interface Run Snappy

Most of you who are running Vista should know by now that Microsoft introduced major updates for Vista.  For a full detailed summary of what is included read The Geek wrote a great article reviewing the updates…

Configure AutoArchive In Outlook 2007

In a previous article we showed you how to quickly clean out your inbox.  Here we will show you how to have more control over what is kept and what is not.  Let’s look at a way to archive the older items s…
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