Tag Archives: Windows tricks

Choose your browser

For Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 If you use only one browser, regardless of which it is, then you can skip this tip. But if you’re one of the many who often switch between Firefox or Chrome (or others) and Internet Explorer you might find this tip to be valuable. As most of you… Read More »

Cloudeight Freeware Pick

SmartClose Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 What is it? An application killer/restorer File size: 687KB – Less than 3 minutes for dialup users…a second or less for broadband users When I first saw this program, I thought, “What the heck?” Well, that’s not exactly what I thought – but this is a family publication.… Read More »

Do not track lists

Do not track lists (and browser extensions) Windows XP, Windows Vista, Window 7 There’s a big brouhaha boiling over do-not-track lists. To make a complex thing simple – it take simple minds like ours to skim off the cream and leave the milk behind  -we’re going to give you nothing but cream: Do not track… Read More »

Freeware pick of the week – February 19, 2011

Go Videos A desktop YouTube player Download size (total) about 2MB Air installer (Requires Adobe Air) Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32bit & 64bit) This week’s freeware pick was selected for two reasons: it’s fun and it uses the Adobe Air installer. If you don’t already have Adobe Air installer, you’ll be prompted to… Read More »

Use Google Chrome to open PDF files

Are you sick of Adobe and other PDF readers? Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 You will need Google Chrome browser installed Are you tired of Adobe’s security flaws which seem to need to be patched every week. Are you tired of freeware PDF readers that suddenly decide they’re not going to be free anymore,… Read More »

How to open programs as admin on Windows 7

Steve wants to know how to open programs as administrator on Win 7 Sometimes when I try your tips that run from a command prompt, it says I don’t have administrator rights or something like that to run that command. How do I fix that? I appreciate all your great tips. I just wish I… Read More »