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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 ...

How to Add and Remove Desktop Gadgets
Gadgets are little applications that you can place on your PC desktop. Some of them are gadgets that get information from your Internet connection, like stock quotes, news headlines, or whether information. Other gadgets get information from your computer, like the time, CPU utilization, or memory utilization. Many are just games. 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 ...

View Your Windows Update Log
Something stopped working? Could the problem have been caused by a Windows update? Every day thousands of Windows PC's stop working because of Windows updates. More ...

Make Your USB Drive Work Faster
USB drives operate slower than the PC's hard disk drive. One reason for this is because many people remove their USB drive by simply unplugging it. This makes it unwise to use a write cashe with a USB drive. However in Windows 7 you can configure a write cashe for your USB drive. 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 ...

Disable Windows 7 Start Menu Display of Most Recently Opened Files
Windows 7 displays in the Start Menu lists of all recently opened files and applications. This allows you to quickly re-access those files and applications. But if you don't want others to know your PC use history, you may want to disable this feature. 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 ...

Move an Off Screen Window Back into View
Have you ever had the problem where you inadvertently moved a window outside the boundaries of the screen? Or your display was stuck in a very low resolution because the Display Settings dialog box was bigger than the screen at that resolution? There's an easy way to regain control of the window. More ...

Disable Taskbar Button Grouping
Have you ever had difficulty finding a window because its taskbar button was grouped with other window's taskbar buttons? You can easily prevent this annoyance. 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 ...

Windows Mouse Dead? - How to Get Around Windows Without the Rodent
Your mouse dies while you're in the middle of working with several windows open. Press LEFT SHIFT + LEFT ALT + NUM LOCK to activate the emergency keystrokes for mouse function. Once Mousekeys is active you can use the following keys to duplicate the mouse functions. More ...

What is Airplane Mode?
Transmissions in the cellular frequency range interfere with an airplane's navigation and instrumentation systems. When boarding an airplane you must disable those transmissions. You accomplish this by placing your device in Airplane mode. More ...


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