Installing/Updating Avira Antivirus Free 2012

Installing/Updating Avira Antivirus Free 2012

The new version of Avira AntiVir Personal is out with some important changes. First is the name itself: Avira Free Antivirus 2012. This name style is more common among anti-malware clients because it better distinguishes between free/paid programs and also gives the major software version right in the name. The […]


Disable Firefox Add-on Compatibility Checking

Disable Firefox Add-on Compatibility Checking

This article is updated for Firefox 28, but won’t work this way for Firefox 29. Read more for info. In an article I wrote last April concerning the Firefox 4 add-on compatibility checker, I explained how to quickly disable said tool in order to allow older add-ons to run. That […]


Make Any Program “Always On Top”

Make Any Program “Always On Top”

Programs like Windows Media Player and Task Manager include an option to always display them on top of an active window. This means you can work inside an active window or program but also see the inactive “Always on top” program. I was recently in need of such a tool […]


Disable Yahoo’s Annoying Location Popup

Disable Yahoo’s Annoying Location Popup

A short time ago, Yahoo introduced a new feature to the comment section of their articles allowing readers to view and click the commentator’s location in order to filter all comments by that location. Why they felt this was a good feature, I don’t know. I do find it annoying, […]


Make Windows 7 Start Menu Function Like Windows XP

Make Windows 7 Start Menu Function Like Windows XP

The All Programs menu of the Start Menu in Windows XP opens folders across the screen in a way that makes it easy to see everything and open the program shortcut you’re looking for. It also organizes items in the list alphabetically starting with important Windows shortcuts like Windows Update, […]


Use Checkmarks To Select Multiple Files & Folders

Use Checkmarks To Select Multiple Files & Folders

If you wanted to select a number of files or folders from within Windows Explorer, you can hold the Shift key and select them all. This makes mass moving or deleting easy. If you’re interested in another way to mass select files and folders in Windows 7, you may consider […]


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