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Archive for the ‘XP’ Category

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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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 […]

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May 7th, 2007

Is it Vista or users that is draining laptop batteries?

There has been a bit of discussion about Vista and laptops lately.  The big gripe is that battery life takes a major hit.
I believe that the myth of Vista using more battery life came from the first people that installed it in their machine and did not configure properly the Power profiles. And a proof […]

By Tris Hussey -- 1 comment

May 1st, 2007

MindManager 7 announced-steady improvement on a great tool

Man I’ve been dying to blog about this for over a month.  I’ve been in the private beta test of the new MindManager 7 Pro.  If you’re a MM fan, this is a good upgrade.  Must upgrade?  If you use Office 2007, I’d say yeah.
The new MM 7 Pro is officially coming out May 30.  […]

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April 26th, 2007

Diana always seems to have the tips you need-read them!

 Diana Huggins who contributes to Lockgnome’s Windows Fanatics blog always seems to have those tips and how tos that people need.  Whether it’s watermarks in Word or new lines in Excel cells, Diana has posted them.
Sure, you might think they are simple, if you’ve already spent time trying to figure out how to do it […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

April 25th, 2007

EverNote 2.0 and Evernote Outlook Extension Beta Released

I’ve been testing EverNote 2 beta for some time now, just a little while ago (last week I think), I got a ping that EverNote 2 was final and I should download the new version (actually throughout the beta period I received notices to update, which I very much appreciated).  Here a portion of the […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

April 14th, 2007

Microsoft releases patch for Outlook 2007, speed boost promised

We’ve been complaining, we’ve been trying to do what we can to improve things (including disabling most fun plugins), but Outlook 2007 has been dogged with performance problems since it debuted (actually in complaints started in beta).  Microsoft has finally released a patch for Outlook 2007 that is supposed improve the performance issues:
Microsoft indicated that […]

By Tris Hussey -- 1 comment

April 13th, 2007

Get these system repair tools now, before you need them

My computer crash/panic problems are well documented here.  Sure sometimes it’s been my fault, sometimes not.  Regardless of the cause, there are tools out there to help you out.  Lifehacker’s list is great and believe me, I’m downloading most of the Windows tools (the ones that I don’t already have) asap:
Which one of these tools […]

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March 28th, 2007

I peer, you peer, Wipeer-snazzy looking P2P app

Sometimes you just need a little ad-hoc network to get something done at a meeting.  Maybe you’re at a coffee shop with buds and want to push a file back and forth.  Maybe you just need to share something fast.  Vista has this capability built-in, and I got a chance to play with it a […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

March 18th, 2007

Ultimate Boot CD could save your tush in a pinch

I seem to be tech guy du jour lately.  I’ve been working on machines left, right, centre, up and down.  If it isn’t the computer from the garage it’s a friend’s.  Often what I need is a rescue CD to help things along.  This boot CD has a lot of power tools for the uber-geek
You […]

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