[GEEK SQUEAKS’] – FREE All-In-One Utility, Windows 7 Defrag, Directory Monitor and All About Files

May 31, 2011

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New Version of Glary Utilities
The #1 free, powerful and all-in-one utility in the world market!

Scoroncocolo
You Don’t Need To Defragment Your Hard Drive With Windows 7

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Freeware Shorts: Directory Monitor

Rarst.net
Files are not going away

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Quickly Delete Folders with Large Number of Files

May 31, 2011

Have you ever attempted to delete a folder on your Windows PC that contains a large number of files? The deletion process, at times, can seem like it takes forever and can leave you hanging.

A solution to that problem, is the small (lightning fast) utility called Fast Folder Eraser Free. As a matter of fact I keep the portable version of Fast Folder Eraser Free on my flash drive in the event I need to dump numerous folders and files on other PCs that I work on.

What I really like about this utility is that you can setup Folder Eraser Free (in the settings) to perform background deletion jobs while you continue to use your computer.

Fast Folder Eraser Free

Fast Folder Eraser (FFE) Free is a useful Windows OS utility designed to quickly delete folders with a large number of files, without reducing system performances. If you have ever tried to delete a large folder structure with thousands of files, you probably noticed that Windows can take some time to delete completely the folder structure and most of the times you are unable to use the PC during the deletion process.

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Relaxation Website – Do Nothing for 2 Minutes

May 30, 2011

If you are one of the unfortunate people to have to work on Memorial day then sometime during the day go to a PC and visit Do Nothing for 2 Minutes. The visual and relaxing sound of the ocean may be just enough to get you over the hump.

Do Nothing for 2 Minutes

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[GEEK SQUEAKS’] – Nitro PDF Reader, Manage Startup Programs, Firefox Upgrade Nag, and Speed Up Your Boot Time

May 29, 2011

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Nitro PDF Reader (and Creator)
Create PDF files, comment and review, save PDF forms, extract text and images, type text directly onto the page, and more.

Tech4idiots
Manage Startup Programs on your PC

Tech-for Everyone
Firefox 3, or 4 (or 5)? + Turn Off the “Upgrade” Nag

Bill Mullins’ Weblog – Tech Thoughts
Soluto Latest Release –
Fixes Crashes And Speeds Up Your Boot Time

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Wallpaper of the Week (#19)

May 29, 2011

Memorial Day is an occasion for the general expression of memory for those who have served and sacrificed. As a result, I felt compelled to post a Memorial Day wallpaper available for download.

To get this wallpaper, [CLICK HERE]

Wallpaper of the Week

Browse for wallpapers from previous weeks, [CLICK HERE]

Need wallpaper software to show off your wallpaper collection? Try one of these:

John’s Background Switcher

Walyk Wallpaper Changer

Wallpaper Updater

Windows 7 Users: If you are using Windows 7, did you know you can create a desktop background slideshow to show off your pictures and wallpaper images?  To learn how to use this feature [ CLICK HERE ].

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Play Angry Birds On Your PC

May 28, 2011

For the life of me I have never had the opportunity to play Angry Birds, until now. The Google Chrome version is now available to you on your PC and from what I can tell (from my testing) you do not need the Google Chrome Browser to play Angry Birds. Simply type into your web browser, http://chrome.angrybirds.com .  It worked for me in Internet Explorer, Firefox and of course Google Chrome.

Angry Birds

What is Angry Birds?  I can tell you this, it is very popular with millions of people.  I checked Wikipedia and here is what they had on Angry Birds:

In the game, players use a slingshot to launch birds at pigs stationed on or within various structures, with the intent of destroying all the pigs on the playfield. As players advance through the game, new birds appear, some with special abilities that can be activated by the player. Rovio Mobile has supported Angry Birds with numerous free updates that add additional game content, and the company has even released stand-alone holiday and promotional versions of the game.

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[GEEK SQUEAKS’] – DesktopOK, Windows 8, Gmail Solutions and a MP3 Cutter

May 27, 2011

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New version of DesktopOK
Save and restore the positions of icons.

Technology Blog Bangladesh
Windows 8 New Features Leaked

Technize
How To Get Solutions To Gmail Problems

TechMyND
Download MP3 Cutter

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A Windows Media Center TV Screen Size Fix

May 27, 2011

Recently I cleaned the slate on my PC and performed a reinstall of my operating system (Windows 7 Home Premium). Following the installation, which went very well, I did experience a TV Screen Size issue, in the Windows Media Center, where the TV display aspect ratio was locked into the 4:3 (square display) mode and would not let me change it to the 16:9 (widescreen display) mode.

After researching this on the internet, I discovered that many people have experienced this issue; especially, with various HP computers with the NVidia video cards. What I discovered is that the fix, in most cases, is really an easy fix, but is not what you think it would be . Now, this may not work in all instances; however, I felt compelled to put the fix (that worked for me) out there in the event someone else is troubled by this problem.

A fix to this issue requires you to go into Windows Media Center, startup the TV and when the TV display is on your monitor screen, simply right mouse click in the middle of the display. After you right mouse click, you will see a blue band appear at the bottom of the screen. You can’t miss it.  On the right side of this band you will see a right and left arrow. Click on the right arrow and the band will change with various options available. When you see the option for Zoom, stop at that point. By default, it will be on Zoom 1. Give the other zoom levels a try. I found that Zoom Level 4 perfectly aligned my display to match the size of my widescreen display (16:9 ratio).

Windows Media Center

I know this fix may not be a fix for everyone who is experiencing this issue; however, in most cases by following these steps will fix the problem. The option to change the display is right under our noses; however, there is nothing readily visible to let you know this option is even there.

If you are wondering how I am watching TV on my computer, then check out this article Watch Cable TV on your Computer .

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A FREE Online Radio Player with Album Art

May 26, 2011

My “go to” online internet radio source is RadioTuna. It has been my favorite for nearly a year and half. As a matter of fact I did a blog post on Radio Tuna back in January 2010 [ CLICK HERE ] .

I recently noticed that RadioTuna now has a desktop player, called RadioTuna Player that is available as a download and install on your PC.  The player eliminates the need to open your web browser and go to the RadioTuna site to play your music.

RadioTuna Player

The player is pretty simple to use and has the following key features:

Browse Over 300+ genres

Save Preset Stations

Hotkey Support

Album Art

RadioTuna also has a FREE radio widget that can be embedded on your website or blog.

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[GEEK SQUEAKS’] – CCleaner, Server Simulator, Virus Removal, and Laptop Battery Software Utility

May 26, 2011

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NEW Version of CCLeaner
Number-one tool for cleaning your Windows PC

TTC Shelbyville
Server Simulator

thePC Security
How to Remove Windows Attention Utility Virus

Techolar
Get detailed information about your laptop battery with Batterybar

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An Eco-Friendly Printing Utility for FREE

May 25, 2011

Have you ever noticed that when you go to print out a web page, what you see is not what you always get?  Oftentimes that illusion of two or or three pages turns out to be multiple pages of nothing but garbage. As a result, you end up wasting paper and ink which we all know is quite expensive.

To give you a solution to this problem, I recently found a really nice utility, that is FREE, called iPrint that will help decrease your printing costs up to 60 percent, will allow to preview and select the pages you desire to print AND on top of it all you have option of printing multiple pages on each sheet of paper. You can fit two or four pages on each sheet of paper if you desire.

iPring

Do you want to decrease your printing expenses by up to 60%? Do you want to help protect the environment while also protecting your wallet? iPrint is the solution! Think about how much your organization spends each year on paper and ink costs – iPrint will reduce that number by 30-60% and it costs you nothing!

That’s not all…  iPrint will automatically detect the blank pages and tag them for deletion PLUS, you can group print jobs together from multiple applications.

When you install iPrint, it installs itself as a virtual printer. When you go to print a page, instead of using the printer attached to your computer, simply select the iPrint printer to preview and gain control over what you eventually will print to your physical printer.

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[GEEK SQUEAKS’] – CDBurnerXP, Digital TV Coverage, PC Tech Tool and a Security Software Question

May 24, 2011

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New Version of CDBurnerXP
A free application to burn CDs and DVDs,
including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs

404 Tech Support
DTV Coverage Maps

Worthy Tips
D7- All in One System Configuration Tool for PC Technicians

TuneUp Blog about Windows
Do Security Solutions Slow Down Your PC?

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An Online World of Solitaire

May 23, 2011

As long as there has been Microsoft Windows, there has been the card game Solitaire. I always heard that Microsoft provided the game of Solitaire (aka: Klondike) with the operating system, not only as a means to provide entertainment, but also as a means to teach people how to use the mouse.

If you are Solitaire gamer, then you will be interested in the Cloud based version of Solitaire called “World of Solitaire”.

World of Solitaire

World of Solitaire is a 100% JavaScript Based application that you play in your internet web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, etc…). As a matter of fact, there are over 40 different versions of solitaire that is available in World of Solitaire; and, if you register, your statistics are saved online.

World of Solitaire started out as an experiment by author Robert Schultz and has grown into one of the most popular online Solitaire game sites. I have found World of Solitaire to be at the same level or better than any of the Solitaire game software that you would install on your PC. Again, World of Solitaire is played in your web browser and requires no installation. Just visit World of Solitaire [ HERE ]to select and start your game. As a tip, after arriving at the World of Solitaire site and starting your game, hit “F11” on your keyboard to toggle to full screen mode. You can turn full screen “off”, by hitting “F11” again.

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[DID YOU KNOW?] – Hotkey to Turn Google Chrome Bookmark Bar On and Off

May 22, 2011

Recently I was looking for a way to autohide the bookmark bar in the Google Chrome Browser. What I found is that there is no option available to do this; HOWEVER, I did find that the keyboard combination of  Ctrl+Shift+B will toggle the bookmark bar on and off. What I did in my case was program (or assign) one of the buttons on my Logitech mouse to use this hotkey combination.  Now, at the click of the mouse, I can toggle the bookmark bar on and off to easily access my favorite bookmarks.

Ctrl + Shift + B

[DID YOU KNOW?] is something NEW here at What’s On My PC and will be an ongoing project that will give you tidbits or bytes of computer information that I find that is really useful or unique.  If you have anything that you would like to see posted in the future, that may be helpful to others, feel free to let me know by leaving a comment below.

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[GEEK SQUEAKS’] – Screen Capture Tool, Wallpapers, Tour the World, and Angry Birds

May 22, 2011

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PicPick
An all-in-one program that provides
full-featured screen capture tool,
intuitive image editor, color picker, color palette, pixel ruler,
protractor, crosshair and even whiteboard.

Awesome Wallpapers
Nature Wallpaper Set 45

 Ask A Tech Teacher
Tour the World with a Powerpoint Slideshow 

 AKSGEEK Live
Angry Birds Coming to WP7 on June 29th

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