Does email clients such as Microsoft Window Mail or Microsoft Outlook Express prompt up everytime you click on an email link?. If you are a Firefox 3 user and use Gmail frequently, then you can configure and set Gmail as a default email client. The latest Firefox 3 comes with support of YahooMail as default email client. For Gmail users, some setting needs to be done to edit the mailto application handler
Creating a Windows 7 / Vista password reset disk can really come in handy if you forget your account password more than often. With it, you can easily reset your password and get right in to Windows 7 / Vista. While there are ways to recover lost passwords without a password reset disk, they are often complicated and time consuming. Be proactive by creating a password reset disk today. With a password reset disk, forgetting your password will no longer be a problem.
Did you write a comment in a blog post only to see some default picture showing up? Do you want to remove this default picture and add your own picture instead. If yes, then what you need is a Gravatar. It is a globally recognized avatar, quite simply an avatar image that follows you from weblog to weblog appearing beside your name when you comment on Gravatar enabled sites. Suppose you comment in any post in this blog, you will see a default image showing up next to your comment. Read More
If you are suspecting that some hacker or an intruder is accessing your Gmail account without your knowledge then Gmail has a feature called Last Account Activity that will provide you with information about your recent account activity. The information includes the last time that the account was accessed, the IP address from which the access was made, as well as the date and time, it enables user to check and verify that the login is indeed valid and legitimate, and whether there is another person using the Gmail account without your consent and knowledge. Read More
When you perform a search in Windows 7 / Vista using the Start Search in Start menu, it automatically searches for the file and at the same time displays various similar programs installed. This causes significant delay especially when you have tons of files in your hard disk. For example when I search for Google Talk, I get two other results which are totally useless and not needed at all. One way to speed up Start Search is to narrow the scope of the search so that it includes only the exact file and does not include other similar files on the hard drive.
If you are feeling a notable delay while searching, you can speed up Windows 7 / Vista’s Start Search using the following fix.
Do you own a blog? Do you want to create an iPhone application for your blog where users can read your latest post without needing to open their web browser? If yes, then AppLoop does exactly that. You just need to create an account, answer few questions, choose your logo and then choose the price at which you want to make it available. After all is done, they will create your application and send it to Apple for approval. Once approved, your application will be live and everyone with an iPhone can download your application and become and regular reader of your blog.
Sometimes you just really need to hear a song and don’t want to buy the whole album from the market. Something reminds you of an old song you know or maybe an article references a new artist, for this Google(
also YouTube) is one of the best search engines today and you can find almost anything using it. That said, it is almost always better to search things on a dedicated search engine. In this post we will list out some of the best search engines you can use to find music online.
Update: We have added 30 more music search engines here.
Windows 7 / Vista comes with a build-in accessory called Snipping Tool
which can be used for taking accurate screen shots.
This tools lets you select a certain area on your desktop screen or any other opened window and copies the selected image section into your system clipboard. You can either save the copied picture directly from it making no modifications to it, also you can export the copied image to a third party photo editing software like Adobe Photoshop, Paint.NET, etc as your choice.
Firefox users need to create a backup to guard against the possibility that their profile may get corrupted or wiped after installing a new extension or a new version of Firefox. Backing up Firefox manually is as simple as copying their respective profile folders to another location. If you do that, you’ll have a full backup with all your settings and personal data will be saved. Backups come handy when you want to save the profile on multiple computers or want to use the profile in your freshly installed Firefox in your new computer. Read More
We covered a way to manage startup programs easily so that it can increase system performance here
almost 2 weeks back. Today we will explain another method to stop startup programs through Windows Defender that is installed by default in Windows Vista.
If your computer seems to be starting up slow, it is most likely because of startup programs. These are programs, often unnecessary, that boot up automatically when the computer does. New computers are notorious for having this problems as vendors reduce the price of their computers by making deals with software providers to preinstall their programs. These programs are often worthless, and are usually trials and not even the full program and such programs are normally referred to as bloatware. This said, below is an outline of ways to remove these unnecessary start up programs from starting up automatically. This method also works in Windows XP.
AutoPlay or AutoRun dialog pops up whenever a removable drive such as digital camera or CD/DVD disc has been inserted into computer or placed into optical drive, with plenty of action choices in a list of options for the users, which they can choose to perform. Each item in the AutoPlay list is called a handler, installed by various applications to show as an option for a particular events or content types such as Pictures, Videos, Data, etc. By a simple change in registry, you can remove any entry or item from the AutoPlay menu.
Have you ever watched a movie with a fantastic piece of soundtrack? Like I did, when I watched “Into the Wild”, its soundtrack was awesome, Wouldn't it be great if we could make an MP3 file to play on our computer? As long as we don't infringe on copyrighted material, there's a great selection of audio extraction tools that we can use to generate digital audio files from video, for this purpose, AoA Audio Extractor is a powerful tool for video to audio file conversion. Read More
If you ever wanted to know how much frames per seconds your graphic card renders, then you would definitely want to know about FRAPS. It is a universal Windows application that can be used with games using DirectX or OpenGL graphic technology. In its current form, FRAPS shows frames Per Second (FPS) in a corner of your screen and also take a screenshot with the press of a key while playing your favorite games. Read More
It is annoying to keep on changing the network TCP/IP properties for a mobile computer user who needs to work in DHCP and static IP network environment from time to time, especially when you are in the hurry to solve an urgent issue or need to get the task completed as sooner as possible. The problem can be solved by Alternate Configuration functionality, which will auto detect the network change and switches for you automatically without the hassle to manually configure it. Read More
The minimum speed of broadband service ranges from 64kbit/s to 1.0Mbit/s. However, in many occasions you may still feel frustrated with your broadband service provider and you may feel like cursing your service provider for slow internet speed . Actually, you can measure your broadband connection speed via some free online broadband speed test services and can find out whether the bandwidth that you are getting is the one you are paying for. Read More
If you are looking for a free ISO software, but cannot decide which one to use? We have compiled a list of top 20 software in random order, each of them have some “pros” and cons”. All ISO software listed here are free and have different capabilities such as to Create
(Manipulate the content), and Extract
(Copy content to hard disk) an ISO image file. It’s for you to decide which one you want to go for :)
Do you open your web browser only to see it load slowly? Or you want to remove your History due to privacy concerns? If yes, then its time to act now. Removal of Internet History, Cookies and Cache allows the browser to start faster, improve its overall functioning speed, frees up disk space and not to forget your security and privacy. There are many ways to do this, but we have written down the most simplest and easiest way to do it. :) Read More
When you perform a search in Windows 7 or Vista, files that were deleted earlier may show up in Search results
because the Indexing Service needs to update its records. The time frame may vary from one system to the other. In case search still continues to show deleted files, or if it does not show files that exist in the system, the indexing service may be out of date. It maintains an index of your computer's files in order to make searches faster. If you do a search for a specific file and it doesn't show up, your index may need to be rebuilt.
An Image, whether an ISO or other media image, is simply a file that can be used as a virtually identical copy of the original media. This file not only contains individual data files, it also contains track and sector information and arranges all this information in a file system, just like media disk. Image files, unlike normal files, are usually not opened; rather, they are mounted. It is simply a CD-ROM or DVD image saved in ISO-9660 format. ISO images are mainly used as source files from which to create media. After you download the image, you can use CD-burning software to recreate the physical CD-ROM/DVD. Read More
Whenever users launch Windows Explorer, it opens the default folder which is My Documents (in Windows XP or earlier) or Documents (in Windows Vista). If you’re using another folder as the working folder and need to access different folder which saves most of your files more often than My Documents using Windows Explorer, it’s possible to change Windows Explorer default folder setting and assign another folder as the default folder so that whenever Windows Explorer is started, it will display the contents of another different folder instead of My Documents folder. Read More