Steps to Fix a Wet Laptop
Spilling a liquid on a computer or similar electronic device is quite a serious problem.
But, depending on how fast you act you have the potential to minimize the damage. More ...
Increase Windows 7 Notifiction Display Time
By default a Windows 7 notification message appears for 5 seconds and then slowly
fades away. It requires more than 5 seconds for me to fetch a cup of coffee and
return to my PC. I may well have missed a notification message while I was gone.
Fortunately it's very easy to increase the notification display time. More ...
How to Fully Customize your Desktop
Customizing your desktop is easy and fun to do. You can change everything from the
sounds that your computer makes, to the screensaver that shows up during inactivity.
But that's not all that you can customize. More ...
Change Explorer's Thumbnail Size
If you're not already viewing thumbnails in Windows Explorer, Right-click in an
open area inside Windows Explorer and, in the popup menu that appears, select View
| Thumbnails. If you're not happy with the size or quality of the thumbnails, you
can use Tweak UI to reconfigure those properties. More ...
Use ReadyBoost to Improve PC performance
ReadyBoost is a feature of Windows 7 that allows you to use a USB flash drive
or a secure digital (SD) memory card as cache memory. When a removable memory
device is inserted, Windows checks to see if it's fast enough to work with
ReadyBoost. If so, you're asked if you want to use the device to speed up system performance. More ...
Swap Mouse Buttons
It's important to let left-handed people be as productive as possible because, on
average, left-handed people are more creative than right-handed people. Fortunately,
Windows lets you swap the functions of the mouse buttons. More ...
Synchronize Your Computer's Clock With an Internet Time Server
Your computer keeps it's internal clock updated with a clock
circuit and crystal oscillator on its motherboard. Crystal oscillators, although
incredibly accurate, do tend to drift over time. For this reason, you may want to
occasionally synchronize your computer's clock With an Internet Time Server. More ...
Create a Shortcut to Task Manager
Unfortunately, it's very common for a Windows application to fail to respond or start
hogging your computers resources. You usually can't shut it down by normal means. You
can use Task Manager to force the offending application to shut down. I believe Windows
applications misbehave so frequently that a shortcut to Task Manger would be very useful. More ...
Single-click to Open Applications and Files
Double-clicking requires just the right timing (as configured in Control Panel)
between clicks to be successful. Double-clicking has never worked well with Windows.
Fortunately it's very easy to configure Windows to work with single-clicks. More ...
Vista - Display Multiple Clocks on Your Desktop
You're working away at your computer and you decide to send a message to a friend or family
member in another city. What time is it where they are? When will they actually find the
message? Windows Vista has a feature called Gadgets, and one of those gadgets is a clock. More ...
OpenOffice a Software Solution to Enhance your Office Productivity at No Cost
OpenOffice is a multiplatform and multilingual office productivity suite that
is quickly becoming the main competitor of Microsoft Office. OpenOffice consists of
the key desktop applications you can find in other office automation suites: a word
processor, a spreadsheet, a presentation manager, a drawing program and a database. More ...
Configure Recycle Bin to Immediately Delete Files
When you delete a file in Windows 7 it's not really deleted. By default it's moved to a
special hidden system binary file at the top of each drive. But what if you're one of
those people who, when they say "delete" they really mean delete? More ...