If you are one of those people who don’t safely remove their USB Devices just because you’re lazy, here’s a neat trick to do it from the context menu on your desktop. Even if you are not lazy and just forget, the icon will serve as a mental reminder. So let’s take a look.
Sick of formatting? Then learn how to breathe new life into your machines without formatting using the new Refresh and Reset features present in Windows 8 or 10.
Windows 8 and 10 includes Hyper-V as a virtualization platform, but since not everybody will use this feature, it’s not enabled by default. Here’s how to enable it on your Windows 8 or Windows 10 PC.
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The caps lock key is a remnant of typewriters dating from the nineteenth century. Unless you’re in the accounting department, it’s probably not very useful, so today we’ll learn how to disable it.
Kodu is a visual programming language suitable to teach kids the basic of programming and to train their creativity. In today’s lesson, we will build a simple game that we can use as an introduction to Kodu.
After taking several dozen large, multi-megapixel photos, the last thing I want to do before uploading is manually shrink them. Rather than deal with long upload times, freeware application XnView comes to the rescue, batching resizes in a few easy steps.
If you’re having problems with media playback on your Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 PC using Windows Media Player, or even using other applications like Media Monkey, you might need to reinstall Windows Media Player. But how?
If you’re in and out of the Recycle Bin often, you might like to know that there is a way to add the Recycle Bin to the “This PC” view in File Explorer—and from there to your Quick Access section. Here’s how to get it done.
Some but not all Windows apps have built-in spell checking of some sort. If you want to add spell checking to all of your apps (or a select group) then join us as we look at tinySpell.
If you’ve been playing around with folder sharing or security options, then you might have ended up with an unsightly lock icon on a folder. We’ll show you how to get rid of that icon without over-sharing it.
When you open Explorer in Windows 7 you’ll see a list of Favorites in the Navigation Pane. Microsoft has already put some there, but today we show you how to remove them and add your own favorite folders including Search Connectors.
Are you looking looking for an “Alt+Tab” replacement that adds functionality, cool eye candy, and isn’t the annoying Windows Flip 3D? Today we take a look at T3Desk, which is a free utility for managing application windows on your desktop.
Want more free stuff? Today we we’re giving away 5 copies already gave away 5 copies of DisplayFusion Pro, a multiple-monitor taskbar and desktop wallpaper rotating application that we’ve been fans of for a very long time. And it now supports Windows 7!
Sometimes when looking through a file manager, it would be nice to have more than a dual-pane view. Now you can manage your files with up to four viewing panes at once with Q-Dir.
If you’re looking for an easy way to search through several video websites at once from your desktop, today we take a look at an app that does an excellent job. Ashampoo’s ClipFinder HD allows you to search and download videos from popular video sites from your desktop.
Wishing that there was an easier way than using Notepad as a “middleman” to remove formatting from text that you are copying and pasting? With PureText you can easily remove that formatting with a simple Windows hot-key combination.
Ever find yourself needing a quick unit conversion and wishing for an easy access solution? Now you can have unit conversion goodness on your home computer and as a portable app with Convert for Windows.
If you are a busy Windows user it can get annoying navigating through menus and endless directories to get to the apps and data you need. Executor is a free application launcher that allows you to quickly run programs and search for anything from one central location.
Sometimes you have a document with private information that needs to stay confidential but the rest of the document needs to be seen. Today we will take a look at ScrambleOnClick which encrypts selected parts of a document.
Do you have a messy desktop full of icons and shortcuts and are looking for a way to organize them? Today we will take a look at a solution from Stardock called Fences, which organizes your icons into groups for a more efficient desktop.
While writing the Secure Computing series, we received a lot of requests to compare each security utility side by side, so let’s take a look at a free utility that will allow you to determine the amount of time an application takes to start up.
There are several ways to control the volume on your computer. If your a keyboard ninja you may rely on hot keys to control volume. If you have a set of amplified desktop speakers you can use the volume knob. There is also the old fashioned way of clicking on the speaker icon in your system tray and adjusting it there. Volumouse allows us to control the volume and more with the mouse and / or other hotkey combinations.
Organizing all of your tasks these days can be quite challenging. At work your employer probably supplies a calendaring and “to do” list application such as those included in Outlook. But what if you are a small business owner or home user and don’t feel like wasting money on expensive office applications? A very powerful, fun, and free desktop calendar application is Rainlendar2.
CD / DVD ROM emulation is a good thing especially if you only have one optical ROM drive. The other benefit of a virtual ROM drive is the ability to run programs on your local hard drive which means less changing in and out discs and the programs actually seem to run faster.