You’ve got half a dozen windows open on your desktop and you want to minimize all but one of them. Previously, I would have done a Win+M and then clicked on the one I wanted in the task bar. But, there’s an easier way. Click on the title bar of the window you want...Read more →
Lately I’ve been putting my desktop to sleep at night, having moved most of the 24/7 functions to our home media server. However, every so often, the computer’s been awakened sometime in the night, despite my having most definitely not moved the mouse or touched the keyboard. So, how can I find out what caused the wake up command to be issued? Welcome to the
powercfg -lastwake command. This will report what last caused the computer to wake up. For more on what to do next, and how to control what can and cannot wake up your computer, check out “How To Prevent Your Computer From Waking Up Accidentally” from How To Geek.
Sometimes when you open Windows Explorer you get a green progress bar in the windows location bar. If you find the happening in a particular folder on a regular basis, there is a solution:
- Open the folder in question.
- Select Properties.
- Click the Customize tab.
- Windows 8: Choose “General items” from the “Optimize this folder for:” drop-down.
Windows 7: Choose “All items” from the “Use this folder type as template:” drop-down.
- Click OK
For a full explanation of the problem and how this fixes the problem, check out the article @ TechSpot.com.
Have you ever needed to print a boarding pass, whitepaper, or speech, and didn’t have your computer at hand? Google Cloud Print helps you print from anywhere to anywhere using any device, and we’ve recently made several improvements on that front. First, if you have an Android smartphone or tablet, we’ve released the Cloud...Read more →
Is you have a laptop you’re probably using a WiFi connection most of the time. But there are situation when you’re connected to an Ethernet cable since that will give you a much faster connection. (For example, I plug in when my laptop is on my desk in my office, but usually on the...Read more →
Here’s a basic security tip: when you walk away from your computer you should lock it so no one else has easy access. When you come back, you’ll just need to type in your password to get back to where you left it. In Windows Vista, 7, and 8, all you need to do to lock your screen is press WIN+L on your keyboard.
Today at the JP Morgan Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in Boston, Tami Reller shared with the audience that the update previously referred to as “Windows Blue” will be called Windows 8.1and will be a free update to Windows 8 for consumers through the Windows Store. Read the full article @ blogs.windows.com.Read more →
Here’s another free tool you may want to download: Windows: Glary Utilities is a comprehensive PC maintenance tool, with features to clean and repair your system, optimize startup and memory, shred and undelete files, and more. The Pro edition, normally $40 (but discounted to $28 right now) is completely free with this special promo....Read more →