People who use Windows may have noticed that the clock in the system tray displays time in the 24 hour format by default. I always prefer 12 hour format
, if you want to know how to change it or if you simply want to get rid of AM and PM to save the space to stick in one more taskbar icon! Well, here is the solution.
Whenever users install software program, drivers, updates, hotfixes and other system changing files, Windows Vista and Windows Xp creates a Restore Point by using System Restore, where a snapshot and stored state of important system files are backed up and copied, If anything goes wrong such as driver not working or program causes instability to the system, users can easily rollback to the previous state. If you pretty sure that you practice safe computing and can handle all disaster yourself, you can turn off and disable System Restore in Windows Vista and Windows Xp. Learn how to do it, after this jump.
There has been a long running debate about web applications replacing desktop applications. While some functions are better suited to web applications, it is my belief that security concerns and legacy systems will prevent desktop software from becoming obsolete. What actually defines a Web Application Vs a Desktop Application? A web application is an application delivered to users from a web server like the Internet. Some businesses run web apps on an intranet, as well. They are becoming more popular due to the widespread use of the web browser as a client. Here are my top 5 Web based applications that have replaced my desktop apps.
If you are looking for a free and easy way to create a VPN(Virtual Private Network) connection to another computer, share files, remote control or share screens between computers? Gbridge helps you to manage your multiple PCs, and collaborate works with close friends. In addition, you will be able to use it when you want to privately exchange large media files with your friends. Gbridge is a free tool which you can use to sync folders, share files, control another computer, share your desktop, or chat. It connects two computers directly and securely.
Changing Drive icon
Have you gotten bored of you default Drive icons in Windows yet? Well, here’s an easy method to change the icon of your Drive to the one you like in short easy steps. You’ll need a new icon file for your drive for this method to work, so chose get an icon before starting this tutorial. This method is applicable on Windows XP and Vista. Read More
If you are using Adobe Reader, it is time to change. I am sick of the slow loading speed in Adobe Reader, it can take up to 2 or 3 minutes to load a heavy PDF file. This is because Adobe Reader is filled with tons of plugins, many of which we don’t even need. Another reason why I have dumped Abobe Reader is the amount of space it takes, and also the frequency of updating the program. Ofcourse there are better alternatives available like Foxit reader
, which loads faster than Adobe Reader. But I would recommend PDF-XChange Viewer, which is far more powerful than any other PDF reader and the best thing is that it comes free.
Note: This Blog’s statistics will be posted on monthly basis, they might not seem useful right now, but they will come handy from January when I will start writing about blogging tips. If you hate such posts, you can skip it. :)
Update : I forgot to mention that the pagerank of this blog reached from 0 to 3 in just a month.
AddictiveTips has been alive for a month and our stats prove how loyal our readers are becoming. More and more people are looking for useful tips and we are working hard to keep up to your expectations. Before I start, I would ask you to first welcome our new author Muzammil Younus to our solid AddictiveTips team. Soon you will also find a short biography (with a picture) of every author, so that people can understand the team better.
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When I first started using Vista I felt that Microsoft had done a great thing putting the Search bar instead of usual start menu in Windows Vista but it became one of my major hang-ups, they made it so that we could launch our favorite programs with just one click instead of two. I was quickly disappointed to find that when you type a word into the search bar it is nothing like the old Start > Run command bar window. It starts searching for the words you type in, and many times you need to wait...and wait...and wait some more. Read More
We all edit our photos in one way or the other. Either simple cropping, resizing, touching up or red eye removal. Almost all computer users do it. But you don’t always need to shell out big bucks for such functionality. There are many free desktop photo editing tools that match the functionality of paid commercial software.
We’re going to take a look at what we think are the top 5 free desktop photo editing tools available for Windows.
One of my favorite TV shows is The office.
I love that show but it also takes up a lot of the hard drive space, with each episode of 350MB. I clutter my hard drive space due to this show, and that’s just this one show, not including other shows like Grey’s Anatomy
. So, naturally I burn the shows onto DVDs, as it’s a cheap and easily accessible way to store data. But the only problem is the fact that CDs or DVDs aren’t invulnerable to all types of damage, and in fact, even a small finger print or scratch can make a DVD/CD player not able to read the disk. If you try to copy/paste the file on the damaged disk onto a computer, you usually get an error saying the file is corrupted, or damaged. But I found some really handy programs that can solve such problems, which I thought I’d share with you all today.
iPhone/iPod Touch users will know that while it is easy to sync music from iTunes to your iPod, it certainly does not work the other way round. It may be a great security feature by Apple, but it has definitely caused lot of inconvenience to its users. Luckily, there are lots of easy way to get this done.
Windows uses the System Disk for installing any new applications, That is, if your Windows is installed on the C Drive, the default folder where all the applications you install would automatically show up as C:\Program Files , unless of course you change it manually while installing the application's locations. If you almost always prefer to NOT install on the System Disk, but instead on another partition, say, the D drive, then rather then changing the default location every time, you can change it just once,. Read More