Don't-Miss Windows Stories
Use Google Toolbar, PhraseExpress, or AutoHotkey to autofill often-used bits of text; Taskbar Items Pinner can pin folders, websites, and other goodies to your Windows 7 taskbar.
The wrong program comes up when Nathan3 double-clicks a photo. He asked the Answer Line forum for advice.
Everyone knows how to play Minesweeper, but not everyone knows how to play it well. Here's how you can shoot for the world records.
Tired of typing your e-mail address every time you log in, register for a site, fill out a form, and so on? Here's how to automate address insertion.
Readers ask for help on managing Gmail messages and speeding up antivirus scans--plus offer a quick way to pin folders to the Windows taskbar.
This cross-platform utility automatically adjusts your display lighting based on the time of day.
They said it couldn't be done. Actually, I said it--but I was wrong. Here's a simple hack that lets you pin folders to your heart's content.
Set your computer to automatically power down, then, sometime later, power down all the way
The taskbar and Start menu are so much more than simple program launchers. Help them help you work more efficiently in Windows 7.
Learn how to keep your wi-fi network safe from the neighbors, switch quickly between windows, and use a shortcut to get fast access to folders.
If you're still reaching for the mouse every time you want to change windows, there's a much faster keyboard shortcut--and not the one you think.
Patrick Couzens asked about using both an SSD and an HDD in the same computer
Windows doesn't let you pin folders to the Taskbar, but you can set up keyboard shortcuts that'll open them just as lickety-split.
Kent asked the Antivirus & Security Software for the safest way to scan and clean an infected PC's hard drive
Rick tackles his own hassles this week: Firefox opening on the wrong monitor, Gmail downloading thousands of emails, Windows Media Center streaming issues.