How to Change Startup Items

Click the Startup tab

If your computer is visibly slower with each successive start, then programs that have added themselves to the "Startup" menu might be the source of the problem. Windows 7 includes an option for you to selectively enable and disable these … [Continue reading]

How to Enable Cloud Storage on Xbox 360

The update to the Xbox 360 Dashboard in December 2011 added a "Cloud Storage" feature that allows you to add saved game files to the cloud, then access that file from multiple Xbox 360s. This feature is ideal for individuals that want to play the … [Continue reading]

How To Change Your Download Folder in Google Chrome

Click Change button

Google Chrome will store any files, images or programs that you download in a folder that you specify on the "Options" menu. The default setting for this, in Windows 7, is the "Downloads" folder in your user folder. However, if you want to change … [Continue reading]

How to Print a Two Page Spreadsheet on One Page in Excel 2010

Click "No Scaling"

Handling an Excel spreadsheet that prints out on more than one page can be cumbersome. Additionally, the second page may not have all of the necessary labels, making it difficult to understand the data that you are viewing. Fortunately you can … [Continue reading]

10 Must Have Programs that are Free to Download

Many of the more common must have programs on a computer are programs that cost money (Microsoft Office), programs that cost a lot of of money (Adobe Suite), and service programs requiring a subscription (Norton, McAfee, or any of the other paid … [Continue reading]

How to Convert a VIDEO_TS Folder For iPad

Click the iPad option

If you have DVD folders on your computer that you want to put on your iPad, the folders must first be converted to the MP4 file format. You can use the Handbrake software, which you can download for free from the Handbrake Download page to perform … [Continue reading]

How to Add Mobi Files to the iPad Kindle App

Click the Add button

If you have .mobi files on your computer that you want to read with the Kindle application on your iPad, then method for doing so is not immediately obvious. However, iTunes has a built-in function through which you can sync .mobi files in the same … [Continue reading]

How to Remove the Dell Dock

Turn off the dock and restore Desktop icons

The process that takes you from setting up a new computer to discovering how to remove the Dell Dock is a pretty standard one. You've ordered a new computer from Dell, you waited for the computer to be built, then it finally arrived at your home or … [Continue reading]

Web Server Upload with Filezilla FTP Client

Drag and drop the file or folder from the Local Site section to the Remote Site section

If you need to perform a web server upload, or if a business contact wants you to upload files to their website, then an FTP client, such as Filezilla, can be a helpful tool. The files that you are uploading do not need to be Web pages, however. Your … [Continue reading]

How to Open Any File From Your Keyboard

You can assign the opening of any program or file, such as a document, audio clip or application, to a combination of keys on your keyboard. This can help to speed up any computer task and is ideally suited for those tasks that you need to perform … [Continue reading]