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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 ...

Make the Insertion Point Cursor More Visible
Much of my work is with text files, and after many hours at the computer, my eyes get tired of searching for the blinking insertion point cursor. If you have the same problem, it's very easy to increase the thickness of the insertion point cursor so that you can find it with ease. More ...

Diable Windows CD/DVD AutoPlay
When you insert a CD/DVD disc into the drive, it begins playing music, running an application, or installing software automatically. This action id provided by a feature called AutoPlay. Some experienced Windows users find Autoplay annoying. For example, sometimes I don't know what's on a cd/dvd and I don't want programs executing without my express permission. More ...

Disable Windows 7 Wireless Configuration Manager Service (WLAN AutoConfig)
Windows 7 WLAN AutoConfig Service discovers and allows you to connect to and disconnect from wireless networks. If you have a wireless adapter that requires a special driver you need to disable WLAN AutoConfig. Or if your computer is connected to a Cabled LAN, you may want to disable WLAN AutoConfig for security reasons. 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 ...

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 ...

Windows 10 File Explorer Ribbon
In previous versions of Windows, Windows Explorer had a toolbar at the top of the window. In Windows 10 File Explorer the toolbar has been replaced with the Ribbon. The purpose of the Ribbon is to make it easier for newbies to use Explorer commands. More ...

Create Your Own Custom Taskbar Toolbar
Creating your own custom Taskbar toolbar is so quick and easy that you can easily create one to hold related shortcuts for a specific task and when the task is complete you can quickly remove the the toolbar, keeping the shortcuts folder for when you need to perform the same task again. 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 ...

How to change a Folder's Icon
If you're a heavy computer user, you have many different folders for your documents, spread sheets, pictures, music and other things. one thing that can slow you down is that they all use the same beige-colored icon. Fortunately, it's easy to change a folder's icon. 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 ...

Add a Folder to the Windows 7 Taskbar
In Windows XP and Vista you could put a shortcut to a folder on the Taskbar by dragging the folder to the Quick Launch toolbar. By default, Windows 7 doesn't have a Quick Launch toolbar. However, you can still put a shortcut to a folder on the Taskbar. More ...

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