How to Use Windows 7 Built-in Speech Recognition
If you're a writer, or do a lot of keyboard typing (like I do), you might be able so save yourself
a lot of work by using Windows 7's built-in speech recognition. The question is, will speech
recognition save you some work? More ...
Know Your Keyboard Shortcuts
Being without a mouse can be frustrating. That's when knowing some basic keyboard shortcuts
comes in handy. Here are some common keyboard shortcuts that you will want to keep taped to
the back of your keyboard or laptop. More ...
Show Desktop Icon Gives Quick Access to Desktop Icons
The way to get quick access to objects is to place shortcuts to them on the desktop.
But the desktop is usually covered by open applications and files. The Show Desktop
icon on the Quick Launch toolbar allows you to minimize all open windows with one click. 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 ...
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 ...
Disable "Hard Disk Turn Off" to Speed Up Windows XP
By default, Windows xp is configured to spin down the hard drive after a short period
of inactivity. It takes very little energy to keep a hard disk spinning. However,
after you turn the disk off and let it spin down, it requires quite a bit of energy
to rapidly bring it back up to 7,200 rpm. Conserve energy, improve Windows XP performance,
and make your physics professor proud by disabling hard disk turn off. 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Read Any ePUB eBook Inside Firefox With EPUBReader Plugin
Electronic publications are rapidly being converted from formats such as PDF to the ePUB format.
EPUBReader is a Firefox Plugin which lets you read ePub-files in the browser. 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 ...