Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tired of Win7 Logon Background? Here's how to change it the easy way.

This little .exe file works wonderfully and does the registry changes for you.....would not suggest you messing with that unless you are a real tekkie.....could mess up big time....

Here is the site to get it    WIN7 LOGON SCREEN

Easy to follow directions on the site.

Run it off a USB also if you want to.....just another fun thing to try today.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Stitching photos the easy way!

Download Infranview from HERE

  • Open Irfanview --> go to Image Menu --> Create Panorama image
  • From the Create Panorama image pop-up box --> select your choice:
  • Horizontal - add images at the right side of previous ones
  • Vertical - add images below previous ones
  • Click the 'Add Images' button
  • Select your 1st image file from the Open pop-up box
  • Continue to add images until you have opened all that you want to include in your stitched image
  • You can reposition the order of the images by clicking on the image to highlight it in the 'Input images:' block, then select the 'Move up' or 'Move down' button to reposition
  • Click the 'Create Image' button to complete the process
  • You can then resize the final stitched image to fit properly on your web page from the 'Image' menu
  • Don't forget to save your masterpiece from the 'File' menu
  • Have fun!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Fast Facebook-latest from Google Play Store

Well, now you can FB blazingly fast....a low footprint and cool running app is available now
for you to download to your android device.....
the old FB app is so bloated anymore and slow....

get here at the Play Store

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Windows 8 - Where is the Shutdown?

If you are using a developer's copy of Win8 and are trying to figure the whole thing out....here's a simple one but necessary when it comes to shutting down.....

Yeah, you’re right, the title of this article should make you laugh, and with good reason: it should be easy to shut down your PC, right? Well, Windows 8 makes it a little more confusing. Here’s how to do it if you haven’t figured it out already.
Note: the idea of Windows 8 is that it’s a lot more like an iPad or similar gadget—you don’t need to shut it down entirely, because it will go into a low power mode when you shut the laptop lid, or hit the power button on a tablet. That’s why the shutdown feature is hidden away.

Shutting Down or Rebooting Your Windows 8 PC

There’s more than one way to get to the shutdown function—the first method, which is mostly useful for a tablet user, is to move your mouse to the upper right-hand corner to trigger the Charms menu (or you can use Win + C ) and then find the Settings button on there. If you’re on a tablet, you can access the right-hand menu by swiping the top right corner of the screen.

The second method is to simply use Win + I (that’s a capital letter i ) and the Settings panel will slide right out with the Power button on it.

The last method is to just create your own shutdown or reboot shortcuts and pin them to the regular Windows 7 desktop. You can also create shortcuts and pin them to the Metro desktop as well. If you really wanted to get slick, you could make your own shortcut keys to directly start the shut down process.

Courtesty HTG

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cut the Cable/Satellite Bills....go OTA (over the air) for free HDTV channels

Well, this off the beaten track of tech/computer stuff but wanted all my bloggers to
know, if you don't already that you can cut the cords with expensive cable bills and get over the air free tv via an HDTV antenna....

Go to the AntennaWeb site and you will find all the channels you can gain in your area via a small, inexpensive HDTV antenna hooked to your TV....such as the Mohu Leaf....reviews HERE

check it out and see ---save your $$$ for vacations or other fun stuff....(that is if you are not
a real TV fan and don't want to pay for a bunch of useless channels you don't want anyhow!)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

FB Timeline...how to make it go away

Install the add-on into your browser
restart the browser
POOF.....no more timeline view in FB...

done and done

Friday, April 13, 2012

Print only what you need on a webpage-here's how!

Don't use the snipping tool anymore...here's an easier way to get what you want off a page and send directly to the printer:

To Install:

  • Drag this link: PrintWhatYouLike into your bookmarks toolbar
  • If you don't see the bookmarks toolbar, go to View->Toolbars and make sure 'Bookmarks Toolbar' is checked

Also available as a Chrome extension

Include the editor in any page with a single click

How it works:
  1. Click the PrintWhatYouLike button in your bookmarks toolbar
  2. The PrintWhatYouLike editor will appear around the page you're on.
  3. When you are finished making changes, click the PrintWhatYouLike button again, and the editor will disappear. Only your modified page will remain


The bookmarklet does not record or distribute any information about you or the page you are viewing. There are a couple exceptions:
  1. The "Save as" button sends the content of your page to the PrintWhatYouLike.com server. On "Save as PDF," this content is sent to a 3rd party which performs the conversion to pdf. PrintWhatYouLike does not store any of this data, but we cannot make any guarantees about the 3rd party service.
  2. The "Save Clip" button saves the content of your page to the PrintWhatYouLike.com server. Also, a 3rd party service will access this content to generate a thumbnail image of the clip.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Dont' like Windows 8 Metro? Here's how to get back to basics

Classic Shell is an open-source utility that brings classic Windows features to newer versions of Windows. It offers the most classic Start menu for Windows 8 yet, and it lets you avoid the ribbon with a Windows Explorer toolbar.
We’ve also written about getting a Windows 7-style Start button with ViStart and a Metro-style Start menu with Start 8. Or, if you’re brave, dive into the deep end and try living without the Start button for a while.


Classic Shell is available as a free download from SourceForge. It also supports Windows 7 and Windows Vista, so you don’t have to use Windows 8 to take advantage of these features.
As part of the installation process, you’ll be asked to select the features you want to install. There are four:
  • Classic Explorer – Adds a Windows XP-style toolbar and other tweaks to Windows Explorer.
  • Classic Start Menu – Adds a Windows XP-style Start menu and Start button. The Start menu is fully skinnable and configurable.
  • Classic IE9 – Adds a caption displaying the title of the current page to Internet Explorer’s title bar and displays page loading progress and the current security zone in the status bar.
  • Classic Shell Update – Automatically checks for new versions of Classic Shell.

Classic Start Menu

By default, Classic Shell uses a Metro-style theme that blends into Windows 8.

It looks like the Windows Start menu used to before Windows XP. It does have one modern feature, though — a search box. The search box only searches your installed applications, but that makes the search process practically instant.

Right-click the Start button and select Settings to view its options.

On the Basic Settings tab, you can adjust a variety of common options, including your keyboard shortcuts. If you don’t like the new search box, you can even disable it from here.

Select the All Settings option and you’ll see even more options. For example, the Customize Start Menu tab lets you customize exactly which options appear in the Classic Start menu.

From the Skins tab, you can select a variety of different looks for the Start menu. For example, select the Classic Skin for a really classic-looking Start menu. You’ll also find a transparent, glass-style skin.

Classic Explorer

If you installed Classic Explorer, you’ll find a new toolbar in Windows Explorer.

Click the shell-shaped icon at the right side of the toolbar to adjust its settings. If you want to add more buttons to the toolbar, click the All Settings option and use the options on the Toolbar Buttons tab.

Classic IE9

If you’ve been craving some of the features left behind in newer versions of Internet Explorer, Classic IE9 adds them.

These features are implemented as browser add-ons, so ensure the add-ons are enabled in the Manage Add-ons window (click the gear menu and select Manage Add-ons) if you don’t see them.

credits go to HTG

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Gesture Search using your Android Smartphone

Check this out:
Just swipe a letter on your smartphone once this app is installed and it will pull up everything with that letter-contacts, apps etc etc.

This is a little known but cool feature of the Android system.

Get it HERE from Google Play

Monday, April 9, 2012

Share your desktop with all devices...here's how

Using ScreenLeap it is simply running a script and sending a link to the other device or person...

Click HERE to start ...(java required)

  • One-Click Sharing

    Click the button above and start sharing your screen in under 5 seconds! (Java required to share)

    • Hassle-Free Viewing

      View from the browser of any PC, tablet, or smartphone. No software download or installation required.

    • No Setup

      Allow as many people as you like to see your computer screens at once without needing to set up an account.