Archive for the ‘Windows’ Category

Firefox Location Bar: Change Default Search Behaviour

Firefox Location Bar: Change Default Search Behaviour

1 Comments | Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

SOLUTION: Restore Firefox default search from Address Bar functionality. Entering text or a phrase into Firefox address or location bar doesn’t bring me to Google Search Results or directly to a page anymore. Instead it brings me to Bing, Yahoo or some other search results page.

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HOWTO: Restore Normal.dot Microsoft Word File

HOWTO: Restore Normal.dot Microsoft Word File

6 Comments | Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

SOLUTION: Fix your normal.dot file in Microsoft Office Word easily. This solution applies to Microsoft Word version 2008, 2007, 2003, 2002, XP and some older versions.

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HOWTO: Disable Print Confirmation Balloon in Windows XP

HOWTO: Disable Print Confirmation Balloon in Windows XP

1 Comments | Monday, August 31st, 2009

This HOWTO explains how you can disable the often quite annoying little balloon that pops up every time you print to a network printer or sometimes a local printer from Windows XP.

This pop-up is set to show by default for all network printers but is hidden by default for local printers so this solution is also handy if you for some strange reason want to actually see this yellow balloon for all of your print jobs.

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HOWTO: Disable Restart Prompt After Windows Update

HOWTO: Disable Restart Prompt After Windows Update

4 Comments | Monday, August 24th, 2009

This HOWTO explains how you can disable or to at least adjust the annoying interval that the Restart reminder dialogue box appears after Windows updates your computer and we all know how regularly that is!

The default interval for these pop-ups is 10 minutes. This HOWTO explains how to switch this off completely or simply increase the time between reminders.

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HOWTO: Set The Default Program To Open Certain File Types in Windows (EG: jpg, gif, etc)

HOWTO: Set The Default Program To Open Certain File Types in Windows (EG: jpg, gif, etc)

1 Comments | Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Description It can be quite annoying when you double click a file and it opens a program you don’t want or expect.  This HOWTO article describes the simple process of setting the default program that opens any file type.  You’ll mostly want to open pictures such as jpg, gif, etc with a certain program but […]

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HOWTO: Access Windows files from an Apple MAC over the Network (Part 3)

HOWTO: Access Windows files from an Apple MAC over the Network (Part 3)

2 Comments | Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Description This is Part 3 of a 3 part tutorial on HOWTO set up both your Windows PC and your Apple Mac to allow you to access a shared folder on your Microsoft Windows PC from your Apple MAC. If you’ve landed here by mistake and are looking for Part 1 or Part 2 then […]

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HOWTO: Access Windows files from an Apple MAC over the Network (Part 2)

HOWTO: Access Windows files from an Apple MAC over the Network (Part 2)

2 Comments | Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Description This is Part 2 of a 3 part tutorial on HOWTO set up both your Windows PC and your Apple Mac to allow you to access a shared folder on your Microsoft Windows PC from your Apple MAC. If you’ve landed here by mistake and are looking for Part 1 or Part 3 then […]

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HOWTO: Access Windows files from an Apple MAC over the Network (Part 1)

HOWTO: Access Windows files from an Apple MAC over the Network (Part 1)

5 Comments | Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Description This HOWTO explains the steps involved in setting up both your Windows PC and your Mac to allow you to access a shared folder on your Windows PC from your Mac.   One of the big challenges user’s experience when in a mixed Mac & PC environment is the task of sharing files over […]

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Stop ‘Open File – Security Warning’ Appearing

Stop ‘Open File – Security Warning’ Appearing

0 Comments | Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

The Open File Security Warning appears in Windows XP when you double click a file (usually of type EXE, BAT or VBS but could be others) on a network share. This step by step guide explains how to quickly and easily get rid of it.

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HOWTO: Share your Mac OS files with Windows over the Network (Part 2)

HOWTO: Share your Mac OS files with Windows over the Network (Part 2)

2 Comments | Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Description This is Part 2 of a 3 part tutorial on HOWTO set up both your Windows PC and your Apple Mac to allow you to access a shared folder on your Mac from Windows. If you’ve landed here by mistake and are looking for part 1 then click a link below. HOWTO: Share your […]

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HOWTO: Share your Mac OS files with Windows over the Network (Part 1)

HOWTO: Share your Mac OS files with Windows over the Network (Part 1)

6 Comments | Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Description This HOWTO tutorial explains the steps involved in setting up both your Windows PC and your Apple Mac to allow you to access a shared folder on your Mac from Windows. This is part 1 of 3. This HOWTO explains how to access your MAC files from a Windows PC. If you are looking […]

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