In Windows Vista, 7 and 8, you can easily add up to 2 additional clocks to the notification area. This is useful if you are working with people in other time zones. On the desktop, click the clock in the notification area, followed by “Change date and time settings”. Click the “Additional Clocks” tab. You […]
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In Windows 7 and 8, each of the item that you pin on the taskbar is associated with a shortcut. This allows you to quickly access the icon. The keyboard shortcut associated with the taskbar icon is “Windows key + number from the left”. For example, if Windows Explorer is pinned as the first icon […]
By default, the Spotlight feature will index everything in your Mac and return the results when you do a search. Here is how you can prevent Spotlight from indexing a particular folder. 1. Go to “System Preferences -> Spotlight”. 2. Click the “Privacy” tab. 3. Click the “+” button to add the folder that you […]
If you have installed Skype in Ubuntu, you will notice that it doesn’t come with an indicator displayed in the system tray. Use this method to install Skype instead: In the terminal, type: sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner" sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install skype && sudo apt-get -f install This will install […]
When resizing application windows in Mac, there are a few tricks that you can do to make the resizing more efficient. 1. Move your cursor to the edge (side or top) of the window. You should see the cursor change into a double arrow. 2. Click the left mouse key together with any of the […]
If you are a Mac OS X user, you can speed up your Mac by simply disabling the window animations. 1. Open the terminal. 2. Type the following command: defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool false That’s it.
If you are creating a new account on a site, Google Chrome can automatically generate a new secure password for you and insert into the password field. 1. In Google Chrome, type “about:flags” in the omnibox. 2. Scroll down the list till you find the field “Enable password generation“. Click “Enable”. 3. Relaunch the Chrome […]
Other than entering URL and perform a search, you can make use of the Omnibox (aka the address bar) to perform a quick Mathematics calculation. Simply type your sum, like “9 + 5 = ” and the result will show up immediately in the drop down.
In Windows, you can easily convert a storage format from FAT/FAT32 to NTFS without losing the data within. This will allow you to store files more than 4GB. 1. In Windows, open a command prompt. 2. type convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs For example, convert E: /fs:ntfs would format drive ED: to the NTFS format. Note: This […]
Do you know that the middle mouse click is not as useless as it seems to be? There are several useful things that it can do in a browser. 1. Clicking the middle mouse button (by pressing down the scroll wheel) on a link in a browser will open the link in a new tab. […]