‘OS Tips’ Posts

Minute Hacks: How to Organize Your Desktop

Minute Hacks: How to Organize Your Desktop

Is your desktop looking a little cluttered? Here are a few tips to help you gain control: 1. First things first: If you’re just moving your files into “Documents”, create shortcut folders on your desktop, but limit the number of folders. For example: Create an “Actions” folder for items such as forms to fill out ...

How to Quickly Uninstall Bloatware and Toolbars on Windows

How to Quickly Uninstall Bloatware and Toolbars on Windows

One of the biggest annoyances that comes with buying a new Windows PC or laptop is dealing with the massive amounts of useless programs installed by the manufacturer. While a few of these programs may be tied to actual functions, most are basic applications with better alternatives available for free online. And often, many are ...

Historically Speaking: Birth of GNU

Historically Speaking: Birth of GNU

Yesterday, September 27th, marks the 29th anniversary of the birth of one of the most altruistic movements in modern computer science: the GNU project. It was initiated by Richard Stallman in 1983, who sought to make technology as open and accessible to the masses as possible by creating a free, Unix-like operating system that could be ...

OS Tips: Add Internet Search to Windows Start Menu

OS Tips: Add Internet Search to Windows Start Menu

If you run Windows 7 and don’t use the Start Menu search function (or the run command for those of the geekier persuasion) – why not? It’s a fast and effective way to launch apps, search through your PC, and after reading through today’s OS Tips, search the web as well! While you can ...

Easily Adjust the Width of Finder’s Column View

Easily Adjust the Width of Finder’s Column View

Of all the different view modes in Finder, my favorite is definitely the column view. It allows you to quickly view any file’s file structure and easily navigate using your keyboard’s arrow keys. While it’s great for both of those things, something annoying is that when you switch to that view, each column is locked ...

OS Tips – How to Setup and Use Find My iPhone

OS Tips – How to Setup and Use Find My iPhone

Happy New Year everybody! Let’s start 2012 off right with another great edition of OS Tips! Today, I’m featuring a great tip for all you nice little boys and girls who receive a fancy new iPhone for Christmas. Now that you’ve got this fantastic device in your hands, you certainly wouldn’t want to lose it ...

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