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Windows 10 Shortcut to Turn Laptop Camera On or Off
To prevent hackers from sneaking a look at you, turn your laptop camera off. This article shows you how to place a shortcut on your desktop that you can use to quickly turn your laptop camera on or off. More ...

How to Deal With a Windows Firewall Alert
You'll see a firewall warning because you're using a new program that accesses the Internet, or because something sneaky is trying to access the Internet or get into your computer from the Internet. In either case the firewall will give you a warning. More ...

How to Connect Two Computers
For the home or the small office environment, connecting computers and resources like printers in a client-sever network configuration might be a little more hassle than you want to deal with. A "peer-to-peer", or "workgroup" configuration, might provide all the security and functionality you need with less expense and less expertise to administrator. More ...

Where Did My Recycle Bin Go?
With the Recycle Bin, you can easily restore a file that you deleted. So you might agree that the Recycle Bin is an important utility to have on your desktop. But the Recycle Bin has been known to disappear from the desktop on occasion. Here's how to restore the Recycle Bin icon to the desktop. More ...

Where Did Firefox Put My Download?
When you download with Internet Explorer, it pops up a "Save" dialog box to ask you where you want to save the downloaded file. But when you download with Firefox, it simply displays the message "Download complete". Wonderful, but where did it put the downloaded file? More ...

Change Internet Explorer's Default Search Engine
In Internet Explorer version 7, Microsoft makes it real inconvenient to change to a different default search engine. In fact, to do it, you are required to go to a Microsoft webpage. Here's How to Change Internet Explorer Default Search Engine. More ...

Disable Media Player Network sharing
Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service allows Media Player to share media with other computers on the network. Even if Windows Media Player isn't open on your computer, it could be running in the background. Here's how to disable this service. More ...

Move a Window With Keyboard Arrow Keys
Have you ever tried to move a window to one side of the screen and instead it expands to full screen? Then when you click the upper-right corner restore button to return it to the size you set it to, it returns to the old screen position. More ...

Video - How to Download Videos from YouTube
In this video Dave Andrews shows you how to download videos from YouTube to your PC using a free program called YouTube Downloader. More ...

Turn Off Windows 7 Taskbar Preview Thumbnails
Taskbar Preview Thumbnails are those annoying huge windows that popup over your document when your mouse pointer drifts over the taskbar while you're trying to work. If they annoy you as much as they annoy me, here's how to get rid of them. More ...

Display Control Panel Utilities in Windows 7 Start Menu
A quicker way to access Control Panel utilities is to configure the Start menu so that the individual Control Panel utilities appear in a sub-menu to the Start menu Control Panel menu item. 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 ...