A normal Windows computer goes through a lot of software installs and eventually, uninstalls throughout it’s life and although we remove a program from the computer, we find traces of the same left behind (unless you use Revo uninstaller) and the context menu is one of those places where you can almost find a list of software that were once installed in your PC.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
If you’ve been using Windows 7/Vista, you would’ve noticed that it isn’t possible to install Dropbox for a standard non-admin user and if you tried running the setup file from one such user account, UAC will jump in and ask for the admin password to let you continue. While Vista users have Dropboxen, the program isn’t compatible with Windows 7. Here’s how you can install Dropbox on any user account that you want.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
I’ve been reading tweets about people complaining that even though they’ve hit the ‘Mark as SPAM’ button for a particular email sender, they end up getting mails from the sender in their inbox. This isn’t a bug and hitting ‘Mark as SPAM’ doesn’t guarantee that emails from the person lands into the SPAM folder although Gmail learns about it. The SPAM system works based on crowdsourcing and if the particular sender is blacklisted by many users, he/she will end up in the SPAM folder sometime in the future, but until then if you are looking to prevent that email landing into your inbox, the only plausible solution is using the email filters (a very under-used feature) in Gmail.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
If you had recently updated to Safari 5.1 or installed it on your PC anticipating the Mac OS like font smoothing you’d be disappointed since Apple has changed the default font rendering on Safari to the one we see on Windows (Clear Type or otherwise). But, the good news is that you can always switch to font smoothing and make it look like you’ve always wanted. Here’s what you need to do.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Inviting people to Google Plus is a mundane task since you will have to key in the email addresses every time. To avoid all this and to make the process even more seamless, Google has announced referral links which can be shared among your group so that they can get into Google Plus.