Back in June we covered Jumpllist Launcher
, a tool that allows creation of custom jumplists so that launching programs can be more easy. Windows 7 Application Launcher(7APL)
is another tool that allows users to create jumplist, but apart from that it also contains thumbnail previews and ability to launch profiles using hotkeys.
Windows 7 has a default picture viewer called Windows Photo Viewer
which is similar the one in Windows Vista. Even though Microsoft have changed the look and feel of Windows 7, Windows Photo Viewer has largely been untouched.
Do you want to add a shortcut to a file/program, directory, or a script on the desktop right-click context menu for faster access? SmartClick is a dead-simple tool that does the job without users having to mess up the registry. Read More
is a free Adobe Air app that can export music from iTunes in Mp3 format. We have covered one tool before called iExporter
that can export complete playlists from iTunes. But iHandler works the other way around, instead of exporting the complete playlist you can export selected songs only.
Mozilla Thunderbird is one of the fastest growing desktop email client software out there. It includes many features that help you organize your emails even supports add-ons. Setting it up in Windows 7 is very easy and is almost similar to Windows Vista and Windows XP. We have already covered a post regarding how you can install and use it in Ubuntu Linux
We highly recommend reading the Thunderbird 3 post
, it will answer most of your questions and at the same time show you some new features
in Thunderbird that Outlook lacks.
If you keep your computer always-on then checking the uptime of the system is important. This comes useful if you run your computer 24/7 and want to see how many days are over since last reboot.
SharePoint Silverlight Slideshow is a webpart of Windows Sharepoint 2007 that displays photos from the SharePoint Picture Library. It is geared towards those developers who use the MS Sharepoint suit for web development. Read More
is out, but there is one feature that is long missing from every version of iTunes – Support for Lyrics. Every time a person listens to a song, he/she wishes to read the Lyrics too. But since there is no support for Lyrics in iTunes, one has to Google it. We covered a way to download lyrics from LyricsWiki
, but as it turns out LyricsWiki is dead.
Yesterday we wrote a guide on creating a desktop remote connection in Windows 7
. It is a great way to control the computer if you are away, but what if you want to control your PC from any OS irrespective of the browser?
What are DLL’s and why to register them?
DLL stands for Dynamic Link Library. It is basically a shared library which is used for developing software. These files usually have the extension .ddl or .ocx, so when you register the DLL files, the information regarding these files is stored in the Windows registry.
We have already covered a post explaining how you can access your Gmail account
in Microsoft Outlook 2010. The Outlook Connector
utility for Outlook 2010 lets you configure your Windows Live Email account with Microsoft Outlook 2010.
The Remote Desktop(RDP)
utility lets you connect to your work computer from home and access all of your programs, files, and network resources as though you were actually sitting in front of your own computer. Creating the remote desktop connection in Windows 7 is almost the same as in the older versions of Windows. This post will cover the following things:
1. How to enable the remote desktop connection feature on a Windows 7 machine
2. How to Remotely connect any other Windows based machine from Windows 7
Do you want to play a movie or music on the computer and listen to stereo audio on the iPhone or iPod Touch? Users can use this technique if they don’t want to disturb the neighbors or simply want the maximum ease when listening. Read More
Personally, I am a huge fan of Avast 5 Free Antivirus
because it is technically free and up to par with all paid antivirus software out there. I dumped Norton Antivirus way back in 2005 because it ate too much system resources and crashed my computer all the time. But I have been hearing rave reviews of the latest Norton Antivirus 2010 recently.
CSV is the most cross-platform spreadsheet format, converting a spreadsheet into CSV format makes sense since most applications support CSV format rather than XLS or any other format. This post will focus on two easy ways to convert Excel Spreadsheet XLS and XLSX format into CSV Format.
Document information is important in the sense that it provides details like author names, comments, or any other metadata such as tags, etc. In the previous versions of Microsoft Word the document information was available in the Prepare menu, but Word 2010 has made it more easy, now you can locate them via the Office button.
This post will cover two topics:
- Changing Word 2010 Document Properties
- Mark Work 2010 Document as Final
The Mini Toolbar
is a type of context menu that is automatically displayed when any particular text is selected and it remains semi-transparent until the mouse pointer is taken over it. It is a useful thing as it provides easy access to the most commonly used formatting options. It is the same toolbar which appears above the right-click menu when a user right-clicks on any particular selected text.
If you are one of those users who spends a lot of time on his/her Ubuntu desktop, then you should add some small applets on your desktop which will take care of the common daily routine tasks in order to provide you convenience. If you use KDE then you may use widgets to add some commonly used applications/applets to your desktop. For GNOME users, Screenlets serve the same purpose and allow you to add some common apps like the calculator, clock, calendar, Rss feed, Appmenu, etc to your desktop. Scereenlets are very easy to install in the latest versions of Ubuntu Linux, simply go though the following steps to achieve it.
Those of you with a Google Voice account, we've got some great news for you! Google Voice integrates perfectly into GMail, allowing you to play your Google Voice messages right in your mailbox with Voice Player Lab. To learn more about this feature and how to enable it, read on after the break.
Google has announced Google Earth 5.1. The latest version is promised to be more fast. Google recognises the slow speed of Google Earth and in their official announcements Google only focuses on the speed issue.
In the last release of Google Earth, a pack of different and innovative features were introduced; for example, historical imagery from around the globe, explored ocean floor and introduced simplified touring with audio and voice recording, Moon and Mars exploration and many more features.