How To Compress and Optimize Images Online With Smush-it

Images can give decent look to your Blog or Website. An average Professional Blog theme/design uses some where around 5-10 images. If these images are not optimized and are heavy in size, then your blog might load too slowly. This is not just with blogs even website do face this problem. It has become extremely important for us to Optimize And Reduce Images Size before using it in blog theme or on website. However most of Bloggers might not be professional in using Photoshop or any image editor or they are clueless on how to optimize or reduce image size. Yahoo recently introduced a web based tool called Smush -itto help you optimize the size of web images without affecting visual quality. Read More

How To Use Windows Malicious Software Utility For Post Infection Removal On Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool is basically a free tool which helps to remove specific malicious software from computers which run Windows operating systems, including all versions of Windows Vista. After it is installed, it silently runs in the background and removes the malicious software that it finds. When the detection and removal process is complete, the tool generates a report describing the outcome of the scan. It’s actually a free but basic anti-virus, anti-worm and anti-Trojan security utility that provided by Microsoft to protect and secure Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 system by way of post infection removal.

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How To Create Exceptions(Allow Programs And Ports) In Windows 7 / Vista Firewall

The Windows 7 and Vista firewall blocks most of the ports and software from getting into your computer. There are a number of new features which make it a much more reliable solution which offers a decent protection level but sometimes you need to allow access to a port or program. While some exceptions are set up automatically by Windows 7 and Vista, others have to be configured manually, this guide will show you how to open a port or let a certain program through the firewall. Read More

How To Enable ‘Show Hidden Files And Folders Option’ When Disabled By a Virus

A few days back my “Show hidden files and folders” option was not working at all even if I selected the option Show hidden files and folders from the folder option window, the changes would just disappear upon closing the dialog. It was probably some virus attack after which the Windows registry was not being updated properly. So here is what I did to restore it back.

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How To Split A Large File Into Several Small Files Using WinRar And HJSplit And How To Merge Them Back

If you ever wanted to upload and share a 350 MB file with your friends using an online file sharing service but you want to upload the file in smaller chunks. How can you split a big file into multiple chunks and upload it to the file sharing service? WinRar and HJSplit are the best applications to not only split big files in to several chunks but also to compress them while splitting.

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How To Use Sockso As Your Own Personal Streaming Music Server

Do you want to share some music with your friend? Or do you want to hear to your favorite music playlist while you are away from your PC? Sockso is a free, open-source, personal music server for everyone! It's designed to be as simple as possible so that anyone with a mouse and some mp3's can get themselves and their friends listening to their music across the internet in seconds. Plus, it works Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. The only thing it requires is to have java installed on your machine, which is not a big problem.

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How To Manage Your Startup Programs Easily, An Easy Way To Increase System Performance

The best way to start your computer faster and improve the overall system performance is to reduce the number of programs that load when Windows start. Reducing the number of startup programs can help you in loading the Windows faster, saving RAM, and faster loading performance. Many people will be familiar with the way that requires installing and running Windows Defender, going to Tools > Software Explorer and from category selecting Startup Programs. This method works for many people but is not very effective.

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6 Easy Ways To Free Your Computer’s Hard Disk Space When Using Windows

Editor’s Note: After lot of comments from the users, I have now changed this post’s tile and made some changes in the content. And I will have to agree that saving hard disk space does not increase the computer’s performance. So my readers have won after a short protest :) Just kidding.

I will now(in a few days) write about how to increase performance that will in fact focus on two things, CPU and RAM.

Did you ever get tired of your hard disk that is always full? Do you want to increase space on your hard disk by removing any useless junk? There are many ways to speed up your computer without purchasing more memory or upgrading your CPU.The following easy steps are simple to follow and almost guaranteed to increase the hard disk space of your computer!

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How To Increase Workspace Using Virtual Desktop Applications For Windows Vista/XP

Editor’s Note: You will need a very powerful or at least semi powerful computer to run virtual desktop applications smoothly, and yes plenty of free disk space too.

Virtual desktops are useful in a way that they provide extra desk space to place your applications. You can easily move your Windows from one workspace to another and sort them according to their functionality and if you constantly find your desktop cluttered and overloaded with programs and browser windows then a virtual desktop manager might be the solution for you. Virtual desktops are handy if you want to keep different tasks and programs separated. They are quite common on Mac and Linux computers. It may take some time but once you get used to using them, they become an essential part of a productive workflow. So if you’re up for it, below are some of the better Windows desktop managers out there:

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How To Add Website Shortcuts To The Windows Start Menu Easily

You must have added Program Shortcuts in Start menu. But have you thought of adding a Website Shortcuts to the Start menu?. Instead of opening your Internet browser and navigating to the website link, you can just click on one icon to open it automatically. This can often save a lot of time and is useful if you access your email online frequently like Gmail or Yahoo mail, like I do. The below steps will show you how to add Websites to the Start menu so you can quickly access them.

If you are addicted to AddictiveTips blog, you can add a shortcut of this website on your Start menu too.  ;)

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How To Change Default Picture/Image Viewer In Windows

Have you ever wanted to view a photo on your computer, only to click on it and have an annoying program that you don't like open it for you? Sometimes programs hijack your extensions, taking over the default viewer status for your pictures. If this situation annoys you, there are simple ways to change the default photo viewer in Windows to the application of your choice.

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How To Increase The Performance Of Your Computer Easily By Disabling Visual Effects In Windows XP And Vista

Are you tired of your computer that loads your Windows slowly? You can increase the performance slightly by disabling the visual effects, this process does not require any software to be installed. But there is one thing that you should remember, Disabling the Visual Effects in Windows XP and Vista will make your Windows look more like Windows 2000. You can always add new theme to add new looks later, so this is not a big problem. I remember disabling Visual Effects when I was using Windows Vista on my crappy Asus laptop which had only 512MB ram. Anyway this is how you do it.

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Publish, Store, And Share E-Books/Documents Online For Free

Are you sick of soaring prices for textbooks? Or you want to share your document with number of people? Scribd is a free, web-based document sharing community and self-publishing platform that enables anyone to easily publish, distribute, share, and discover documents of all kinds that includes e-books, presentations, essays, academic papers, newsletters, photo albums and school work. Scribd supports all of the most popular document formats that you can think of and you’re given unlimited storage with which you can store your documents. Once uploaded, you can easily share your documents with others and get their feedback. Even if you decide not to upload any documents, you can still use Scribd to find some great stuff that has already been uploaded by others.

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