Disable Keyboard Windows Key

Disable Keyboard Windows Key

The Windows key is pretty standard on keyboards these days. It can be used to open up the Start Menu or in combination with other keys to open up shortcuts. For example, pressing Windows+R opens up the Run dialog and Windows+Pause opens up System Properties. If you find yourself typing […]


A Request From Microsoft

A Request From Microsoft

Today’s computer tech tip comes directly from Microsoft. They are requesting everyone to stop using Internet Explorer 6. That’s right, Microsoft is requesting people to cease using one of their products. Internet Explorer was released 10 years ago (August 27, 2001), and at one point had over 83% market share. […]


Windows 7 Service Pack 1

Windows 7 Service Pack 1

Questions about Service Pack 1 Microsoft released the first service pack for Windows 7 earlier this week on “Patch Tuesday” and I’d like to help answer some questions about this update. What is a service pack? A service pack is a massive collection of updates (or “hotfixes” as Microsoft calls […]


WordPress Update Error: Maximum Execution Time

WordPress Update Error: Maximum Execution Time

WordPress 3.1 was released only a couple days ago, and millions of people who use this awesome software are updating their systems. Some of these people who use the automatic update tool may get the following error message: Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in http://www.mysite.com/wp-includes/class-http.php on […]


Block Internet Explorer 8 Delete Browsing History

Block Internet Explorer 8 Delete Browsing History

A client recently told me about an employee of theirs who routinely deletes the browsing history in Internet Explorer 8, and the owner wanted to know how to block this ability. It wasn’t immediately known whether the owner wanted the ability to track the employee’s browsing history or if the […]


Block Visitors From Viewing Directory Indexes

Block Visitors From Viewing Directory Indexes

Adding blank index.htm files to all your website directories in effort to keep nosy visitors from viewing all the files in a directory is an annoying chore. You have to check each directory and upload an extra file per directory, so you end up wasting time. Fortunately, there is an […]


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