Free Nature Desktop Wallpaper Set

Posted by Stu On February - 21 - 2010

Windows Forums member Batu has taken some beautiful pictures of the Baltic Sea to use as wallpapers.

Here’s a peek at some of the pictures.

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Command Prompt – Your backup Operating System!

Posted by Harry On February - 21 - 2010

New to using the command prompt? Check out the Windows Command Prompt Beginner’s Guide

Have you ever had an issue with your computer? Has your Windows ever been corrupt, and you need to wipe the system? I have definitely been in that situation, but what can you do – you really, really need your data, but can’t have it!? Well, I use Command Prompt with that in mind. You can just stick in a Windows Vista/7 DVD, click Repair Computer, and you’re on CMD (Command Prompt). Then, you can back everything up with a flash drive with a few commands!

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GFI Backup Backs up Your Data on Your Windows Home Network

Posted by Rich On February - 20 - 2010

Yesterday I showed you how to automatically backup your data from any PC across your home network. If Windows Backup and Restore doesn’t give you enough control (i.e. you also want to have the option to backup to a remote location by IP or you want the files more easily accessible without having to open backup and restore to view them, GFI backup may provide what you need. In this guide, I’ll show you where to get GFI Backup and how to use it to make backups of your data from any PC to any PC on your home network.
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Office 2010: Modify The Ribbon [How To]

Posted by Thomas On February - 20 - 2010

Ever since I saw the new ribbon in Office 2007 – I hated it. I looked around and found me a freeware add-in that brought back the old and familiar menu-system. Then came Microsoft Office 2010, and the ribbon had begun to grow on me, don’t get me wrong I still use my old and trusty pre-2007 menu add-In, but not so much any more.

Why, you ask ? First of all, Microsoft has simplified the ribbons, made them more intuitive. Secondly; I can now change them to my liking and need, by adding my custom Tabs, Groups and Commands. In this tutorial I am going to use Microsoft Excel 2010, but the procedure is the same in all Office Programs. Here’s How:

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Save Ink – Use the correct Font

Posted by Thomas On February - 19 - 2010

Did you know that by choosing the right font you can actually make your inkjet printer more cost-effective ?

From time to time you’ll find link to free typefaces and fonts here on mintywhite which I’m sure you have put to good use – I know I have. I always thought that it was heavy colors and graphics that caused my ink to run out faster than greased lightning. But now it turns out that by choosing the right font when printing your documents, you  can actually save lots of ink and money.

Designers Matt Robinson and Tom Wrigglesworth looked at ink usage of some commonly used typefaces, by hand-drawing them with ballpoint pens. And the results really amazed me.

Read on to see which font is more economical in use…

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Windows comes with a Backup and Restore tool that lets you back up your files to your hard drive, another hard drive, a USB thumb drive, CD, DVD, and across a network. In keeping with this week’s theme, this guide will show you how to use Backup and Restore to back up your files from any Vista or 7 PC across your home network.
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