Category «Software Tips»

List All Files

The Office Tips and Hints blog has a great post about how to use a macro in Word to create a list of all the files in a certain folder: Here is a macro that will produce a list of all the files in a selected folder. The folder name for the listed files The …

Norton Removal Tool

Someone I know was having problems with their computer, and they ended up having a copy of their registry being restored and so they had to reinstall a bunch of things. But they couldn’t get Norton Antivirus 2005 installed. I tried everything I could. I removed registry entries, I deleted the folders that were there, …

Troubleshooting drivers with XP’s hidden Driver Verifier Manager

A great tip from TechRepublic: The next time you need to identify the cause of a driver problem, turn to Windows XP’s little-known troubleshooting tool called the Driver Verifier Manager. By going through a few short steps, you’ll be able to determine whether the drivers you choose to diagnose are causing the problem.

Show Desktop Shortcut

As strange as this may seem, I am being found the most for the search term “Show Desktop Shortcut”. For those who missed it, I have an article on the main PCIN.net site called Recreate the Show Desktop Shortcut (reproduced below): Did you know that Show Desktop is actually a script (technically Microsoft refers to …

TerraClient v1.3.3

Satellite imaging seems to be a very popular thing these days. I haven’t spent a lot of time viewing images, but when I do, I am always amazed that a camera so far away can take such amazing pictures. Well, Bill Friedrich has developed software that uses the images that Microsoft has and puts it …

Audio Software Tips

Subscriber John Mood sent me this: I have been using Audacity for a few months. It is a very excellent audio editor! Coupled with Total Recorder, it’s a killer combination. Audacity is free, and Total Recorder is very inexpensive to license. I found both quite on purpose, having an ancient sound file that needed cleaning …

Microsoft Time Zone

Subscriber John Mood sent me this: Mcrosoft has published Microsoft Time Zone, which is free, installs via an .MSI install file. It’s handy when needing to keep track of time in more than one time zone. It sits in the tray, and displays the time in up to five cities when (left) clicking on the …

Getting SPAM from a person in a foreign language?

Subscriber John Mood sent me this: Getting SPAM from a person in a foreign language? Always wanted to know what your friends at work say in a language you don’t know? OK, here’s the scoop on translation. http://www.mezzofanti.org/ has links to translator sites for almost every language you might imagine. I found Polish, Arabic, Slovenian, …

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