Changing the system language in Google Chrome
Google Chrome ships with a plethora of different system languages to suit any user. When I downloaded it, it installed with norwegian as the default language. I prefer having my software in english, so here’s how to change the system language:
Remapping the Caps Lock key – Windows
I’ve previously showed you how to disable the Caps Lock key in Ubuntu. There are many ways of doing this in Windows as well, my favorite is to simply remap it to something else.
Adding a favicon to a Blogger or BlogSpot blog
As you might notice, I’ve got a favicon, a small picture, on my blog. Here’s what it looks like in Firefox: It’s actually pretty simple to implement in Blogger. To do it, you’ll need to have somewhere to store the favicon file. Favicons are imagefiles (dimensions 16 by 16 pixels) ending in .ico. […]
How to change the default Save As or Open location – TweakUI
In my last post, I showed you how to use the GPEdit app to change the default Save As/Open locations. There’s another way to do this, using that great little tool called TweakUI.
How to change the default Save As or Open location – GPEdit
I’ve been annoyed that I’ve not been able to change the default Save As/Open locations, as well as changing the 5 options I get on the Places Bar. Here’s what it looks like default:
Turning off the mail count in the Windows XP login screen – TweakUI
My last post showed us the simple, though fiddly way of turning off the mail count in the Windows XP login screen. As things turn out, there’s a second, more user friendly way of doing this, although it means installing a new program.
Creating a shortcut and hotkey to Windows’ "Safely Remove Hardware" dialog
In a previous post I talked about using Windows’ “Safely Remove Hardware” dialog to avoid losing data from USB drives. Having done some more research, I’ve found a way to create a shortcut to this dialog.
Changing the Windows Product Key
A while back I was unfortunate enough to run across a pirated copy of Windows on one of my computers. Naturally, I had a legal Product Key, but how to change the Product Key so that you’re not bugged by the Windows Genuine Advantage utility?
Deactivating Automatic Reboot after Windows Update
Have you ever returned to your computer only to find it having restarted, and all of your data gone? For a myriad of reasons, I keep my computers running continuously for a long time at a time. This makes this insistence on a reboot not only annoying, but in its extremes, it can actually make […]
Firefox: Disabling the Extension Install Delay
In a previous blogpost I wrote about my favorite Firefox extensions. One thing that annoys me though, is that whenever I try to install an extension, Firefox shows a dialog box, and grays out the “install” button for three seconds, like this:
Changing the Program Files Folder
Why would one want to change the default Program Files folder? I like to compartmentalize my disks so that should something go wrong, I can still recover data after a reinstallation. Part of preparing this is the fact that all of my computers’ main hard drives (HDD) are partitioned into a minimum of two partitions, […]