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Wed
26
Nov
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'Clean Up Your Context Menu', and 'Cache Viewers'

Clean Up Your Context Menu One of the most irritating things about Windows is the context menu clutter that you have to deal with once you install a bunch of applications. It seems like every application is fighting for a piece of your context menu, ... and it's not like you even use half of them. This article explains where these menu items are hiding in your registry and how to disable them. http://www.howtogeek.com Cache Viewers CacheView is a small utility that reads the cache folder of Google Chrome Web browser and displays the list of all files currently stored in the cache. http://www. ... (view more)

Mon
10
Nov
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'Tiny Watcher', and 'Vista Start Menu'

Tiny Watcher The way Tiny Watcher works is pretty simple: basically, it starts by taking a snapshot of important parts of your Windows system and then it tracks changes. When a change is detected, you are notified. For example, you will be notified ... if a program puts itself in the startup lists of your machine, or if files are modified/created in your Windows directory, etc. http://www.donationcoders.com Vista Start Menu Vista Start Menu is the convenient alternative to the plain Start menu you find in Windows XP and Windows Vista. The program uses your cognitive abilities (visual memory, ... (view more)

Tue
04
Nov
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Applying Styles in MS Word 2007

Styles will greatly improve the appearance and readability of your documents in MS Word. Employing the use of Styles will also make sure that your formatting is applied uniformly throughout your document. This latest version of MS Word makes it ... easier than ever to apply styles to select parts of your documents. Follow the steps below to learn how: On the Home tab of the Ribbon, you will see a group called Styles. To preview a style, select a portion of your document and hover your mouse over one of the style buttons in the Style Group and you will be afforded a quick preview of that style in ... (view more)

Tue
28
Oct
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Rearrange Existing Commands in MS Outlook

I think that most users utilize a few commands in MS Outlook, but very few of us use all of them. Wouldn't it make more sense to rearrange the commands on the Menu Bar or a toolbar to be more efficient? Well I certainly think so! You all know how I ... love to save time and keystrokes! Follow the steps below to become more efficient: Click on Tools | Customize. Click the Commands tab. Click Rearrange Commands. In the Rearrange Commands dialog box, select either the Menu Bar or the Toolbar option. Select the appropriate menu or toolbar. The Controls list box will display the commands, including ... (view more)

Mon
21
Apr
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'File Menu Tools', and 'Wintail'

File Menu Tools Customize the context menu of the Windows Explorer. Add a large number of built-in utilities in order to do operations over files and folders. Add customized commands which let you run external applications, copy/move to a specific ... folder or delete specific file types. http://www.lopesoft.com/en/fmtools/info.html Wintail Sometimes you need to look at a very large text file, like the 1GB log files on some systems. This program reads the last megabytes of the file without creating a 1 GB swap file. http://www.elentaris.co.uk/software/index.html (view more)

Thu
17
Jan
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'Vista Start Menu', and 'Tidy Start Menu'

Vista Start Menu A convenient alternative to the Start menu for starting programs quickly (go to 'free software'). http://www.vistastartmenu.com/index.html Tidy Start Menu As time goes by, the list of programs in the Start Menu can become too long. ... As a result, each time you want to launch a program, it takes too much time to find it in the menu. The "Tidy Start Menu" program will help you to put the menu in order and make your work comfortable. For setting the menu in order, the program offers you to categorization features. For example, the Internet programs can be put into the " ... (view more)

Tue
18
Dec
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Finally! Carol's Office 2007 Tips Available!

Attention all MS Office users -- Frustrated by MS Word? Excel just doesn't seem to add up? Feel powerless using PowerPoint and MS Outlook? Enough already! Learn MS Office: The Easy Way Our very own Carol Bratt has done it again -- and just in time ... for the holiday season! Whether you're an MS Office veteran or just beginning to learn the ropes, Carol's new Tips and Tricks eBook series on MS Office 2007 is just for you! If you've ever used the cumbersome help menu in any of the MS Office suites, then you know just how frustrating it can be when you can't find what you're searching for, or the ... (view more)

Tue
23
Oct
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Back Up or Copy your Outlook Express Address Book

There is little more important than your contacts in Outlook Express. Backing them up is always a good idea in case you ever decide to switch to a different e-mail client. You can do this in Outlook Express but it may involve editing your registry. ... Before you do anything to your registry, you should always back it up. If you do not and go mucking about with it and make a mistake, you could end up with a very expensive doorstop! So, before you follow the steps below, make sure that you back up your registry somewhere so that you can access it. This pertains to Outlook Express and not MS ... (view more)

Fri
05
Oct
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'Portable Start Menu', and 'Tiny Watcher'

Portable Start Menu Portable Start Menu is a simple and free start menu application that can be installed on USB sticks or local PCs. Organize your programs in a simple menu system and launch them via a tray icon. If you close Portable Start Menu on ... a USB-Stick, running applications can be closed automatically, too. http://www.aignes.com/psmenu.htm Tiny Watcher Tiny Watcher keeps your Windows clean. The way Tiny Watcher works is pretty simple: basically, it starts by taking a snapshot of important parts of your Windows system, then it tracks changes (every time you log in, or whenever you ... (view more)

Wed
19
Sep
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'Screen Launcher', and 'Context Menu Editor'

Screen Launcher Screen Launcher lets you choose any program to run as a screensaver. You could start a Powerpoint, a movie or any EXE or associated file. To install, simply unzip, right-click and click "Install" on the context menu. You can then use ... Screen Launcher just like any other screensaver. http://www.bartdart.com/ Context Menu Editor Context Menu Editor can view and delete links to programs on your context menus (the popup menus you see when you right-click). Context Menu Editor does not delete the programs, it just removes them from your menus. Menu deletions cannot be ... (view more)

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