desktop

Wed
30
Aug
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'Customize Ie', and 'Analog Desktop Clock'

Customize Ie The CustomizeIE utility allows you to easily add, edit and delete additional toolbar buttons and menu items in Internet Explorer (Go to Freeware). http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ctie.html Analog Desktop Clock For human readable ... information, both digital and analog display methods can be useful. For instant information at-a-glance, analog meters are often superior. Many people glance quickly at their analog watch and immediately know roughly what the time is. Analog Clock is an analog, skinnable, Windows tray clock replacement. Analog Clock is perfect for both your office desktop as ... (view more)

Thu
17
Aug
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Announcing The Google Pack

For those that have had to reinstall Windows XP or have purchased a new computer with it pre-installed, getting a good selection of software to start with is sometimes a time daunting task. Google has done something about it, however. The Google ... Staff Engineers went through dozens of software packages and built a collection of software tools, utilities, and toys that are automatically updated for you -- and it's called Google Pack. Google states that the versions on some software may lag behind a version on some software packages, but that is only because the engineering staff check out each ... (view more)

Fri
09
Jun
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'Desktop Graffitist', and 'Windentify'

Desktop Graffitist Desktop Graffitist is a small program that enables you to spray paint your desktop, and anything else that might appear on screen. DG is designed for recreation and creativity, and can be used to relieve office stress and boredom. ... Aside from the added bonus of allowing you to vent on that stupid monthly report or the latest homework assignment, the program is also good for leaving messages on other people's computers that they can't miss (love notes, hate notes, grocery lists, and art/vandalism et cetera). http://www.roggel.com/NGNeer/DesktopGraffitist/index.shtml ... (view more)

Fri
19
May
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How To Build Your Own External Hard Drive

An External Hard drive can come in handy for backing up files or freeing up some disk space on your PC. The only problem is they can be pretty expensive. An easy alternative is to buy a drive enclosure for about $20 and build your own using an ... internal hard drive. Building your own external hard drive enclosure can be done in as little as 5 to 10 minutes time, and without opening up your PC's case. Not only does assembling your own external hard drive save money, it provides flexibility in choosing the connections, capacity and style that fit your needs. It is also an excellent way to make ... (view more)

Thu
18
May
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Remove SpywareQuake (Removal Instructions): Simplified

SpywareQuake is the latest rogue anti-spyware program that dupes unsuspecting users into registering (paying) for a full version of the program in order to remove a supposed Spyware infection. SpywareQuake operates in the same manner as SpyAxe and ... SpywareStrike by issuing fake warning messages similar to Windows Update Notification balloons. Click here for an example. Like SpyAxe and SpywareStrike, SpywareQuake infects the host computer due to an exploit ("bug") in MS Windows. This exploit *must* be resolved by visiting Windows Update after SpywareQuake is removed; otherwise, you ... (view more)

Tue
16
May
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'Active Desktop Cookbook', and 'Remove The Explorer Menu Bar'

Active Desktop Cookbook Active Desktop. Old versions of this were a bit buggy, but it works fine under XP (and it's even enabled by default, so let's see what can be done with it). Here's the cookbook. ... http://wint.virtualplastic.net/showtweak.php?tweak_id=129 Remove The Explorer Menu Bar Removes the IE and Windows Explorer menu bar: works in Win 9x/ME/2K/XP. http://wint.virtualplastic.net/showtweak.php?tweak_id=124 (view more)

Thu
27
Apr
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Start Menu Goodies: Windows XP

When you click your Start button, Windows XP by default, displays two columns. On the left, you see programs, etc. Then you see a faint horizontal bar, followed by a list of recently used programs. On the right, you see locations – Microsoft Office, M ...y Documents and lots of other “stuff.” Now if you’re an advanced Windows user, you might know that you can put any program you want at the top of the left side of the Start menu by navigating to the program, right-clicking on it and choosing Pin to Start Menu. This works no matter how you get to the program. Any way that ..."/news/1134/start-menu-goodies-windows-xp" class="more-link">view more)

Tue
18
Apr
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Linux 101, Part 2

In my previous article , we discussed choosing a Linux 'distro'. As I pointed out, the choice is highly personal and depends upon your needs. The next step of course is installing Linux. With that said, I've highlighted key differences between the ... types of installations commonly bundled with Linux distributions. The Linux Desktop: Choose between Gnome, KDE, and XFCE Let's start with the Desktop. There are several to choose from. If you were to ask twenty people that used Linux regularly, which they would recommend, you would get a handful of answers, but the two that would get the most ... (view more)

Fri
14
Apr
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'Desktop Lite', and 'Alt-Tab Thingy'

Desktop Lite Desktop Lite is a light weight shell to replace Windows Explorer and the traditional desktop. http://www.nymtec.com/ Alt-Tab Thingy If you are not familiar with the Alt-Tab task switcher in Windows, it's a keyboard short-cut (hot-key) ... to enable fast switching between applications/windows. This feature has been in Windows since Windows 3.0 and is largely unchanged since Windows '95! Alt-Tab Thingy is a replacement to add brand new features to help you switch tasks faster and more efficiently than ever before. http://www.nymtec.com/ (view more)

Thu
30
Mar
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CosmoPOD: Your Free Remote Linux Desktop

A short time ago, I found a cool web service called CosmoPOD that allows you to run a remote Linux PC from your desktop without having to actually install a Linux operating system. Once you are connected to the remote Linux PC, you are able to surf ... the web anonymously, plus have immunity to Spyware or adware attacks. But that's just one of the benefits of CosmoPOD. Once inside your new CosmoPOD desktop, you will have access to dozens of free or open source applications. For example: Open Office is one of the many installed applications and it lets you use and create most of the common ... (view more)

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