USB Manager is a small Windows utility that can quickly enable and disable USB devices. It has no interface and runs from the system tray. You can control the devices from the right-click context menu. Read More
We have previously covered three tools that allow users to batch process their images, Image Tuner
, and Modi
. Apart from various other functionalities in these apps, there is also option to add watermark to images. But this option doesn’t allow us to control the exact watermark in the image.
Type about:config in Firefox’s address bar, hit Enter, and tell me what you see. If you don’t understand what the heck all the options are for then you are one of those people who need Configuration Mania add-on for Firefox. Read More
It turns out Microsoft has found yet another way to annoy the users of Office 2010 - Office Upload Center. Yes, the same tool which we mentioned about just yesterday. As it turns out there is no easy way to remove it from the system tray, the most annoying is the part that there is no Exit/Close option in the context menu. Read More
has comprehensive export options
by default, but they are not enough nor is it easy to export emails, contacts, notes, etc in multiple file formats.
Dropbox is a great way to automatically backup your data and get access to it from anywhere with an easy to use web interface. It even provides you with a full history of changes (added recently) and a versioning system, so you can always get back that accidentally overwritten file. Your free 2GB is extendable to 5GB just by inviting others to the service (the invitees get themselves another 250MB for free as well).
is a small tool that comes with Office 2010. It is in fact, a part of Save To SkyDrive feature we discussed earlier. When you upload multiple documents to your SkyDrive account, they are all added in Upload Center.
Back in September we first uncovered a new feature
in Office 2010 - ability to upload documents straight to Windows Live SkyDrive service. This features is available in MS Word 2010, Excel 2010, and PowerPoint 2010.
Almost week back we wrote a post explaining how to search for files before a specified date in Windows 7. Today we are going to cover it in a bit more details. What if you want to search for files that are newer than a defined date? Windows 7 advanced search can help us narrow down the search both quickly and easily. Read More
Suppose you want to send a file to a friend over email, instant messenger, or via an online file sharing site. The quickest way would be to compress files to reduce the size, but rather than downloading a 3rd party tool for this purpose we will use the build-in Windows compressed (zipped) folder
What is Dwm.exe?
Dwm stands for Desktop Window Manager, and is used to add graphical effects to your Windows Desktop like Transparent windows, live Taskbar thumbnails, Flip3D switcher etc. This process was first introduced in Microsoft Windows Vista and is now inherited in Windows 7 as well.
Several individuals need to shutdown/restart windows as per some schedule. We have already reviewed Morteins ShutDown
, Shutdown Agent
, and TimeComX
which performs this function. Let me introduce yet another simple tool called Auto Shutdown
which performs the scheduled system shutdown, reboot, and log off.
When you connect any storage device in Windows, you see a small icon in the system tray called Safely Remove Hardware And Eject Media. Most users have to first eject the device from here before unplugging. If you do not eject it, there is a high chance that the data could be lost since Write Caching is enabled by default. Read More
Did you ever forget the USB flash drive behind while leaving the computer in hurry? Since I use the laptop this hasn’t occurred to me yet but I have seen many corporate users in such situations. Once you plug-in the USB Drive, finish your work and leave, there are high chances that you will forget to unplug the USB and take it back home.
Wake-On-Lan means to turn on any computer over the network by sending it a small command. Network Administrators usually use Wake-On-Lan tools to turn on computers over the network before accessing/repairing them. Jimmy’s Magic Packet is a simple tool that allows network administrators to quickly wake up any computer via the MAC Address. Read More
There are various tools that allow users to split large files, but what if you are looking to split a large XML file? XML stands for Extensible Markup Language and is the backbone of various modern document formats. Split That XML or OOXP Splitter is an opensource portable tool developed for only one purpose - splitting large XML files while keeping child-parent relationship, cardinality and XML validation intact. Read More
Windows 7 users might have noticed the Ease of Access
button on the bottom left corner of the logon screen. This button allows you to use the Ease of Access features such as the narrator, magnifier, high contrast, on-screen keyboard, sticky keys and filer keys right from the logon screen.
The Deployment Image Servicing and Management
tool (DISM) is perfect for IT professionals and power users that want to manage the Windows components without using the GUI. It is a built-in utility in Windows 7 and Windows 2008 Server which lets you manage windows features from the command line. It helps developers to handle many common system features and they integrate its commands into their scripts.
Earlier, we reviewed the note-worthy additions to the Windows 7 Network and Sharing Center
, we did mention that the Home Group is one of the greatest additions to it. Lets see how we can create and join the Home Group in Windows 7.
Are you one of those users who have upgraded from Windows XP or any other OS to Windows 7? Chances are that you will be frustrated to find various features, settings, programs, and build-in tools. While you take a week to get familiarized with Windows 7, Windows 7 In A Box can help in the meantime. Read More