Are you tired of Notepad being the one native Windows app that looks out of place next to others such as Wordpad, Paint, Microsoft Office, and others with the Ribbon UI? Then you will definitely want to have a closer look at ...
Use Internet Explorer 9? It may be sending your entire browsing history to Microsoft. Or, it may be automatically blocking tracking websites. It’s all in how you tweak Internet Explorer’s privacy settings.
You have an iOS device like an iPhone or iPad, you have a printer, and you want to print things—the only problem is your printer isn’t AirPrint compatible. No problem, read on as we show you how to print to older printers.
Top Ten Features of Windows 8 [Infographics] [via TinyHacker]
There are tons of third-party partition managers for Windows, but did you know that Windows includes its own partition manager? Microsoft did a good job of hiding the built-in partition manager, but it’s there.
In the last part of our mini-series we look at enabling Search and getting rid of the Shutdown Event Tracker. Many programs rely on search, including Microsoft Outlook, lets take a look at how we can enable it.
Windows: If you’re looking for a quick and dirty way to create temporary file associations while using your portable apps on a computer, Portable Extension Warlock makes it easy to open files with the apps you want.
You probably have several applications that you run in Windows 7 to do your daily work, surf the web, etc. Wouldn’t it be handy if you can use the mouse or a hotkey to start all those applications at once?
Our latest edition of WIG has lots of news link goodness covering topics such as Google’s demotion of Chrome in search results, Ramnit malware’s theft of over 45,000 Facebook logins, WebOS’s second chance in Healthcare, and more.
If you like to use multiple operating systems but don’t have extra computers to spare, we at How-To Geek have can help you set up your computer or tablet to run more than one operating system.
Sometimes having a bright or busy looking desktop can be counter-productive, so getting back to the basics is just what you need. Give your desktop the perfect minimalist look with the first in our series of Simplicity Wallpaper collections.
Do you love using nature photos for your desktop? Then you will definitely want to grab a copy of the Butterflies Theme for Windows 7. This terrific theme comes with thirteen wallpapers full of fluttery colorful goodness.
Has your desktop started to feel boring and blah lately? Then rev it up with the ‘Need for Speed’ theme for Windows 7. The theme comes with 45 Hi-Res wallpapers, custom Need for Speed icons, and sound clips for your system.
If you develop websites, you need to use multiple versions of different browsers for testing your sites. There are ways to run multiple versions of IE on the same computer, but some versions cannot be run at the same time.
Our first edition of WIG for the new year is filled with news link goodness covering topics such as phishing attacks targeting new Apple users, HTC’s discontinuation of locked bootloaders, Verizon’s surrender to public pressure over the extra $2 fee, and more.
Windows/OS X: Like a magnificent 8-bit version of the cheesy fireplace DVDs that pop up around the holidays, Fireplace is an interactive screensaver where you can enjoy an 8-bit blaze, roast marshmallows, and more.
Remember how much fun it was blowing bubbles as a child? Now you can relive that innocent joy on your desktop with the Bubbles Theme for Windows 7. The theme comes with thirteen wallpapers full of bubbly, childhood fun.
Have you run across a pesky malware infection that made it hard if not impossible to run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware? Then take heart because Malwarebytes has been updated with Chameleon Technology to get it up and running even...
Are you ready to undertake a new mission for the guild? Then bring the adventures of Lucy, Natsu, Gray, Erza, and Happy to your desktop with the Fairy Tail theme for Windows 7. The theme comes with 24 Hi-Res wallpapers, custo...
Once a week we round up some of the reader questions we’ve answered and share them with the greater How-To Geek audience. This week we’re looking at trouble shooting a monitor with black bars, how to retrieve a file from a system restore point, and finding duplicate photos.
Running Windows 8 from a USB should not be confused with installing Windows on a USB drive–in this case, instead of installing it on the drive, we’re just running it straight from the portable drive. Here’s how to do it.
How-To Geek has provided all kinds of tips and tricks to help you get the most from your Windows 7 system. The following are 20 of the best articles we’ve published about Windows 7 in 2011.
One of the first thing you might want to do, once you have installed Server 2008 R2 is get the Windows Aero features back. The classic theme just does not fit everyone’s taste, so here is how to get all that Aero goodness back.
We’ve previously shown you how to modify the icon on an .EXE file, but if you’ve tried this you might find out that some apps and programs give you an error that says “This file has a non-standard resource layout… it has probably been compressed with an “EXE compressor”. Here’s how to fix it.
Don’t look now, but there’s a ninja in my browser! Not only that, but I can switch between multiple profiles in Google Chrome with ease—which is extremely useful if you have more than one Google account.