Jun 28 2008

Create a Desktop Shortcut to Eject your CD/DVD Disk

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Wouldn’t it be nice to click an icon on your desktop to open you CD/DVD tray instead or reaching all the way to the eject button on your computer. Well here’s a way to do just that.

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  • Jun 21 2008

    Prevent Vista From Accidentally Creating Duplicates when Copying Files

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    Have you ever been selecting a group of files to copy in Windows Explorer by holding down the Ctrl key then all of a sudden you find a bunch of duplicate files sitting in your folder. What happened you ask. Well this happens because you moved your mouse when you clicked on a file and Windows assumed you dragged the files and wanted to copy them. Now after you delete all those duplicates here’s a way to prevent it from happening again.

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    Jun 17 2008

    Get Firefox 3 Today

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    Download Firefox 3 today and help Mozilla set a Guinness World Record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours.

    With more than 15,000 improvements, Firefox 3 is faster, safer and smarter than before.

    Download Day 2008

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    Jun 14 2008

    Assign a Drive Letter to your USB Device

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    With all the USB hard drives and Thumb drives now on the market I’m sure you have a few that you are connecting to your computer, and each time you connect them they may get a different drive letter depending on the order in which you connect them. Now if you are using any Automated software for your Backups and a drive letter changes, well your going to have a problem.

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  • Jun 12 2008

    Change the Look of your Command Prompt in Vista

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    If you do a lot of work in the command line wouldn’t it be nice to customize it the way you want. change the size, the color and the fonts to something more readable or colorful. Well here’s how.

    First lets open the Command Processor window.

    Click the Start Orb and type CMD in the search field and press enter

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    Jun 9 2008

    How to Shut down Vista Using Just your Keyboard

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    Here’s a way to shut down your computer without using your mouse. It’s a cool little keyboard shortcut.

    1. Press the Windows key, (you know the one with the little flag)
    2. Press the right arrow key 3 times
    3. Press enter.

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    Jun 7 2008

    Scan your Vista Computer with Microsofts Baseline Security Advisor to Check for Vulnerabilities

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    Microsoft’s Baseline Security Advisor is is free download from Microsoft that will scan your computer for vulnerabilities and identifying common security misconfigurations in your operating system and present you with a detailed report for what if anything it finds and how to fix it. It will also scan computers across your network. This tip is very popular on my other site so I thought I’d share it here with my Vista users.

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