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Reboot your computer automatically each night

Posted 09-20-2011 at 06:21 PM by JDArt

Windows comes with a little-known application called Shutdown.exe. You can use it in conjunction with Windows’ built-in scheduler either to shut down or restart your PC at any specified time.

To set this up, open the Start menu, type “scheduled tasks” and click the first entry that appears. Or, if you’re using Windows XP, open the Control Panel and double-click the Scheduled Tasks icon. Once the task scheduler starts, add a new task. When, in the course of adding the task, you are asked...
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Google tricks

Posted 12-29-2010 at 06:29 PM by JDArt

Did you know that the Google search box can be used for much more than searching? You can also use it as a calculator, for instance. Type 5*14, for example, to see how Google returns an answer instantaneously. The search box can also act as a currency conversion tool. Type "50 dollars in euros" and watch what happens. Need the local weather? Type "weather in," followed by your city. A five-day forecast should appear in no time.
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Speed up Windows startup

Posted 07-11-2010 at 03:31 PM by JDArt

You can speed up the time it take Windows to start by controlling which applications load at startup. Hold down the Windows key and tap the letter "R" to open the Run dialog box. Type "msconfig," without the quotation marks, and press Enter. In the resulting System Configuration dialog box, click the Startup tab, and uncheck any application you can do without.
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Save to PNG for Web

Posted 06-28-2010 at 06:26 PM by JDArt

When saving graphics destined for the web, consider using the PNG format. Short for “portable network graphics,” PNG files are compressed to save space and transfer quickly over the internet. But they also use a compression format designed to preserve the quality of images more than other formats commonly used on the web. Most graphics applications today can save files in the PNG format. Check the File Type option when saving.
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Normal layout Word 2010

Posted 05-15-2010 at 01:29 PM by JDArt

Anyone know how to get "wrap to window" to work in normal layout view in Word 2010?
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Remove Corel WordPerfect X4 splash screen

Posted 05-15-2010 at 12:52 PM by JDArt

Anyone know how to do this?
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Google Desktop crashes Outlook

Posted 05-15-2010 at 11:03 AM by JDArt

Confirmed on my system. Google installs an email search in outlook 2003, and the result is crashes when downloading mail.

Uninstalled Google desktop, all is well.
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Remove Homegroup from Windows Explorer in Windows 7

Posted 09-27-2009 at 05:36 PM by JDArt

1. Open Windows Explorer and right-click the "Homegroup" icon in the Navigation pane. Select "Change HomeGroup Settings."

2. Click "Leave the homegroup" link.

Windows will ask for confirmation.

3. Click "Leave the homegroup."

4. Close Explorer.

5. Open the Run dialog box, type services.msc, and press Enter.

Windows will open the Services window.



6. Look for the following two services:...
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USB 3.0

Posted 09-27-2009 at 11:39 AM by JDArt

Get ready for USB 3.0. Long in development, the successor to the popular USB 2.0 standard boasts greatly improved data transfer speeds and bi-directionality - meaning that data can be both sent and received simultaneously. The first USB 3.0 devices were unveiled at the recent Intel Developer Conference (IDF) in San Francisco. USB 3.0 will be backward compatible with USB 2.0.
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Adobe CS4 installation and Copernic desktop search

Posted 09-27-2009 at 11:12 AM by JDArt

The Adobe CS4 Master Suite installation--perhaps other CS4 installations--will not function properly if Copernic desktop search is running (note its presence in system tray). Close Copernic, and CS4 will install properly.
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