Playing music while you work makes a day at the office much more pleasant. However having the usual system sounds interrupt the music can be quite annoying. Especially if you use programs that constantly beeps or make disturbing sounds. The old-school solution would be to disable system sounds all together. In Windows 7 there’s a faster way…
I do, every once in a while a document gets stuck in the spooler system, resulting in total havoc. No documents will print. And if you don’t catch it right away you end up with a stack of documents piling up in your print dialogue.
Usually that is a lost cause. Especially if you are not able to delete the document that is causing the problems. Cutting power to the printer (and unplug the USB cable) might enable you to delete it. But the worst case scenario is to power off everything. Loosing every print job in the queue, and start all over. Ahh lovely days huh…
If you experience this regularly or every now and then – well, I might just have the very solution you need.
Stalled Printer Repair – portable freeware application to Detect and Repair Stalled Print Jobs
If you are looking for an ingenious tool for resizing images, look no further. There are many programs promising to help you do this, but not as intuitive as the one I just found.
Image Resizer Powertoy Clone
This great application let you resize images directly from your Context Menu (Right Click Menu), using presets or custom size. Right Click an image and let Image Resizer Powertoy CLONE do its thing…
It’s no question about it. As more and more programs take advantage of adding their own features to the context-menu (Right Click Menu), the less useful it gets. Some developers that add their features to your context menu are smart enough to only activate it on certain file types, or when certain services are running. But not everyone does that.
Adding functions to your Context Menu is a synch, but removing them, now that’s another story all together.
I was reading a newsletter the other day that was using he words Swap File, Paging File and Virtual Memory, interchangeably. Now this confused me and I realized that this might be a great topic for an article. I’ve been around computers since the age of 7, and I still find those things rather confusing.
I’ve previously written about RAM (Read It Here) so I’m going to assume you have a good grip on that topic. Now let’s dig into the world of Virtual Memory.
Many of us have a Hotmail (or live) account that we manage along with our regular emails. Personally I like to keep it as a separate account on a separate system. Mostly because that’s the email account receiving most spam. But that’s just me I guess.
There are several ways to make Hotmail (live) collaborate with your outlook or other email software. You can set it up as a separate account in Outlook (Read How here), or you may use Windows Live Mail which supersede Outlook Express. But, what if you just want to FORWARD the incoming emails into another account ?
Forwarding your emails is possible (Microsoft can’t afford not to). However there are some built-in restrictions that might cause problems for you. I will address those later on. First, lets show you How to: