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August 6th, 2007

Save all open documents and other easy tips for MS Word

Did you know you could save all open documents by just holding down the shift key when selecting the File menu?  Yeah, Save turns into Save All (okay not in Word 2007 it appears)!  Web Worker Daily has six more tips in their article:
Many of us writerly types spend a lot of time in Microsoft […]

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July 28th, 2007

Vista Battery Saver Goes Open-source

I talked about the Vista Battery Saver tool in May when it was first launched in beta.  I tried it for a little while, but I think something about my machine didn’t like it.  Doesn’t really matter though, because everyone else liked it so much so that it’s been release as an open-source app:
Project DescriptionThis […]

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July 26th, 2007

Vista SP1 delayed for two years!

 This is not the news or rumour I wanted to read this week:
Valleywag reports that “Microsoft has apparently told executives at one of the world’s largest PC makers not to expect a formal release of Windows Vista SP1 — the first major set of upgrades and bug fixes to its Vista operating system — until […]

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July 5th, 2007

CTRL-shift-ESC to go straight to the Task Manager in Vista

 I figured enough of you might have been driven nuts by this new “feature” in Vista that I’d give you the meat of the article in the title.
Windows XP’s trusty CTRL + ALT + DEL key combination, which summonses the task manager, has a slightly different effect in Windows Vista: it brings up a selection […]

By Tris Hussey -- 1 comment

June 18th, 2007

Office 2007 compatibility pack released-at 28 megs!

I jumped on the Office 2007 bandwagon pretty early.  Not right away, but I knew I would like it from the early betas.  One problem, though, is that Office 2007 started using XML-based format.  Great for Office 2007 users (the file sizes are much smaller), bad if you work with the rest of the world […]

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May 29th, 2007

AVG releases a Vista-compatible firewall

For all of us who made the jump to Vista or got a machine with Vista pre-installed, you might know that the only third-party firewall that is compatible with Vista has been a Symantec product. I’m not a huge fan of Norton Internet Security. In fact I tend to cringle when I […]

By Tris Hussey -- 1 comment

May 28th, 2007

I ran Disk Cleanup now my machine won’t Sleep or Hibernate in Vista…huh?

Happened to you too? It was the darnedest thing. And the funny part was that the Sleep feature worked for a little while after I ran disk clean up then stopped. So, what happened?
Okay as you might remember I did a nice clean install of Vista recently. One of the nice benefits of this route […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

May 25th, 2007

Have a new computer? Let software do the hard work of moving files for you

Got that spiffy new (Windows) machine? Cool. Vista? Nice. Wait, what about your old one? Got stuff on there? Well as GHacks reminds us, Windows has some great migration tools on both XP and Vista:

It is possible to transfer the following information:

User Accounts
Folders and Files
System Settings
E-Mails and other personal […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

May 22nd, 2007

What is it with me and Vista or How I learned how to do a nearly painless clean install

Part of the revamp of my home office was the APC laptop stand. This spiffy device also sports a nice 4 port USB 2.0 hub in the back. Great. Awesome, keep the cable clutter under control. Yeah, well not so much.
See starting late last week my laptop started having trouble. […]

By Tris Hussey -- 2 comments

May 17th, 2007

Easy fixes for common install problems in Vista

If you’ve made the switch to Vista like I have, chances are you’ve run into issues. Installs that fail with strange errors (error 2739 and others) or you get something saying you don’t have permission to change a directory, abort or retry.
Both are tre annoying and don’t offer much help for a solution. […]

By Tris Hussey -- 3 comments

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