Here’s a way to get more usefulness out of ”My Computer” by adding the shortcuts that you need to it. This also gives you quick access to the program or folder and works very well with Windows Explorer tabs tweak like Clover. Here’s how you can add shortcuts to your ”My Computer” in a few easy clicks...

On Friday Google announced a big change to Gmail’s compose window: a full-screen option and a switch to set it as the default. The new feature is rolling out worldwide “over the next couple of days.”

Gmail now allows us to turn the compose window “full-screen”. The new compose window pretty much stretches and overs in the center of your screen, making the email the center of attention while keeping the new features. You can still minimize the compose window and multi-task if you wish.

Where Windows 7 displays its power button in a prominent place on its Start Menu, Windows 8 makes perform four actions just to turn your computer off. To get to the power button in the new OS, you must pull out the Charms menu, click the Settings charm, click the Power button and then select Shutdown or Restart.

However, there’s an easy way to put the shutdown and restart functions just one click away from the desktop and Start screen. Just create shortcuts for both actions using the following steps:

Did you know you can insert videos into a word document? While it might not be useful, i thought it was pretty cool. Here’s how...

Of course, you can do the same thing in PowerPoint, which makes a lot more sense.

Say you are on the Gmail login page and the web browser, as always, has auto-filled the username and passwords fields for you.

This is convenient because you can sign-in to your account with a click but because you have not been typing these saved passwords for a while now, you don’t even remember the Gmail password anymore.

All web browsers, for security reasons, mask the password fields in login forms behind asterisk characters thus making it impossible for passersby to see your secret string.

This is just a weird trick I learned so I decided to post this. You can watch most of the beginning of the first Star wars movie, which is episode IV from command prompt. It's pretty cool...

There is a complete copy of Star Wars done entirely in ASCII characters that you can watch in the Windows operating system (or any OS that supports telnet). The only thing required to watch it is an internet connection; speed does not matter.

Mozilla Thunderbird is an open-source, free and cross-platform mail client and news reader for most modern operating systems including, but not limited to Windows, Macintosh and Linux...
It offers some advantages over other mail clients, including junk mail classification. Built from Mozilla code, Mozilla Thunderbird uses Gecko, the most standards-compliant rendering engine in existence.

Our friend Vishal Gupta has covered how to get stable transparency in Windows 8 using our Aero8Tuner software and bLend tool. I realized that:

The latest build of Photoshop has some great new features that are sure to catch the attention of web designers. You can now convert a layer’s shape and style to CSS with a single click. In this article, we will explain how this works. Let’s take a look!...

Don't waste the precious space on the Windows 8 Start screen with tiles you don't use. Pin your favorite Web sites to the Start screen instead...

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