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Make Your Internet Explorer Favorites Bar Show Full Titles

Don’t like those abbreviated labels in IE’s Favorites toolbar? There’s an easy (but well-hidden) way to expand them.

Random Tips: Speed Up an Old PC, Rotate Photos, Find Manuals

Resuscitate a slowly deteriorating computer, rotate a photo without special software, find missing tech manuals online.

Returns, Your Way: Tips for Trouble-Free Tech-Product Returns

Returning merchandise purchased online can be a costly hassle. Before you buy, consider these tips for avoiding return problems.


Find Missing Manuals for PCs, Printers, and More

With a library of more than 100,000 downloadable instruction guides for all manner of electronics, Retrevo is a great place to start your search.

Get a Huge Windows Software Bundle for $19

This amazing deal (valued at $255) includes Plants Vs. Zombies, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, a PlayOn subscription, and a lot more. Plus, your purchase helps an important charity!

Speed Up a 'Slowly Deteriorating' PC

All systems get slower over time. Want to go back in time, to make your PC run like it did when it was new? There's really only one solution.

Rotate a Photo Before Uploading it to Facebook

Is your new profile pic sideways? Facebook's wonky editing tools let you rotate some photos, but not others. Here's how to change the orientation before you upload.

Boot From Your CD/DVD Drive

John Probert complained that he couldn't boot from a CD or DVD

My 5 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 7 in 2011

Still hanging onto XP? I really think it's time to look at your upgrade options. Here are five reasons why.

Five Things to Do During a Facebook Outage

Facebook outage?! But, but, will you tell the world what you're thinking and feeling and snacking on? Have no fear: Here's a survival guide.

How to Win the Rebate Game

Rebates aren’t always about mailing in paperwork. You may be able to work the rebate system to suit your needs.


Fix a PC That Wakes Up 'Groggy' from Sleep Mode

Sleep Mode is notorious for wreaking havoc on PCs. For this user's particular problem, I have two recommendations.

Send Your Parents a 'Care Package' of How-To Videos

Google's ingenious Teach Parents Tech site lets you select one or more how-to videos to share with tech-challenged relatives.