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 ...
Change a Drive Letter
Sometimes when you install a storage device on your PC, Windows seems to assign
it an arbitrary drive letter. Windows assigns different a drive letter for each
PC that I plug the flash drive into. This plays havoc with applications that run
directly from the flash drive. Fortunately it's very easy to change a drive letter. More ...
How to Fax Documents Using Windows XP
What if you can fax documents without having to cough up big bucks to purchase
a fax machine. If you have a computer with Windows XP, internet access, and a
printer, you already have a fax machine. 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 ...
My Favorite Windows 7 Tips and Tricks
Windows 7 is fast, stable and has a lot of very cool new features. I have a few
tips and tricks to help me get the most from Windows 7, and I thought I would
share some of my favorites with you. More ...
Keep Laptop Running when You Close Display in Windows 7
The primary advantage of a laptop PC is portability, but it's a bit cumbersome if
you try to carry one with the display open. Wouldn't it be nice if the laptop PC
wouldn't shut off when you close the display? This is actually an easy feature to configure. More ...
Cover Your Tracks in Internet Explorer
Whenever you use Internet Explorer it leaves a track of your activities which someone
else using your computer can easily follow. This information is stored in the history
list, cookies folder, and browser cache. When you delete a file, it's not really gone,
someone else using your computer can easily restore it. Use the information in this
article to cover your tracks in Internet Explorer. More ...
Desktop Shortcuts Give Quick Access to Applications and Folders
The standard method to access applications and folders in Windows is through the
Start menu. Using the Start menu is slow because you have to open cascading menus
to find the entry for the application you want. Desktop shortcuts give you quicker
access because you only have to double-click on an icon to launch the application
or open the folder. More ...
Configure Windows Taskbar
The Taskbar is that bar at the bottom your screen. It's your control center for
application windows on the desktop. When you start a program, a button appears
on the Taskbar that lets you control that program. More ...
How to Hide Files in Windows 7
If you have files on your Windows 7 PC that you don't want anyone to see, you can
easily hide them. You simply set the files hidden attribute. But first make sure
your PC's Folder Options is set to "Don't show hidden files, folders, or drives". More ...
Vista - Restore Deleted Recycle Bin
If you accidentally or purposely deleted the Recycle Bin icon from your desktop, or if it
disappeared for unknown reasons, you can easily get it back. To restore the Recycle Bin icon
to your desktop, follow these steps. More ...
How to Fix a Scratched CD
While compact discs (CDs) are remarkably durable, it's nearly impossible to prevent
scratches and scuffs from occurring. The resulting damage can be either a skip in a
track or the loss of data. Don't despair, you may be able to repair the damage on
your own with products you already have. More ...