Category «Computer Tips»

How to Capture Screenshots from Windows Media Player

I don’t do them much anymore, but over the years I’ve done quite a lot of software reviews. I’ve tried several different screen capture utilities with varying degrees of success. Sometimes I find myself using a computer that doesn’t have any such utility installed, so I use the old PrintScreen button to take a screenshot. …

Bookmarklets

What’s a bookmarklet? Well, the Bookmarklets.com home page describes them in this way: Bookmarklets are simple tools that extend the surf and search capabilities of Firefox and Explorer web browsers. Bookmarklets are free. Bookmarklets allow you to: * Modify the way you see someone else’s webpage. * Extract data from a webpage. * Search more …

Label templates by email

Avery Dennison, the big office supply company, has an excellent service that lets you receive templates for their products by email. Have you ever bought a package of labels or business cards, and then spent too much time in Word trying to figure out how to lay them out. If you email templates@averydennison.com with the …

Ecofont – less is more

A friend of mine was telling me about an environmentally friendly font, and it sounded like a hoax, but sure enough, there is such a thing. Apparently some people have developed a font that has “holes” in it, and therefore uses less ink. This is supposed to be better for the environment. Appropriately enough, it’s …

21 Settings, Techniques and Rules All New Camera Owners Should Know

From Digital Photography School: Digital Cameras seem to be one of the gifts of choice this year for Christmas if the questions in my inbox are anything to go by. As so many new camera owners are starting out with photography in the new year I thought I’d compile a list of photography tips and …

198 Windows Vista Tips & Tricks

From PC Magazine: We know that Vista takes some getting used to—new translucent interfaces, constant security prompts, and Sidebar gadgets, oh my!—but you can’t live in the shadow of Windows XP for much longer. With a little hand holding, we can make your Vista experience smoother (and more beguiling) than ever. Here are 198 tips …

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