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Windows 7 Hidden Gems -Additional functionality

I’ve been living with Windows 7 for a good few months now and in that time have discovered a couple of little ‘hidden gems’ which I wanted to share with you:

Aero Shake In Windows 7,when you click on the title bar of any window and shake it every other open window gets minimised [...]

Defragmentation

One of the easiest ways to gain a little extra speed from your computer is to defragment the hard drive every now and again. As your computer uses files it has a habit of splitting them up in to different clusters of data on your hard drive which results in something called fragmentation -rather [...]

Smaller alternatives

There seems to be a tendency in the IT industry of applications increasing in both size and resource usage with every new version that’s released. In some instances such increases are unavoidable however often it seems to be a case of lazy programming as old versions are rehashed by having new bits ‘bolted on’ rather [...]

AVG 8.0

I always know when AVG release a new version of their fantastic free anti-virus software as it usually results in a torrent of abuse being launched towards me by my readership -“you said this software was free and now it’s asking me for money or it’ll stop working.”

Keyboard Shortcuts

For years I have been perplexed by the people that use their mouse for absolutely everything when are a number of perfectly good keyboard shortcuts that will do the job in a fraction of the time. Why people don’t take advantage of these shortcuts is arguable however I personally believe the primary reason is that [...]

Backing up movies

As you can imagine a company such as ours that sells blank media (CD’s,DVD’s etc) does get asked on a daily basis how to go about making a copy of a movie using a home PC. As this is something not yet covered in Click I thought this week I [...]

Transferring LP’s to CD

This week I’ll be taking a bit of time to delve into a question recently posted to me by one of my readers:

One of the reasons which persuaded me to buy my PC four or five years ago was that I wanted in due course to [...]

Readers Questions

It’s that time once again when I take the trouble of answering several questions that have been mailed to me recently. Please note that I cannot reply to individual queries as there is simply not enough hours in the day but will try and feature as many of your questions as I can in this [...]

eBay.co.uk

One of my favourite sites on the Internet has to be the online auction page eBay. Over the past year I have seen not only myself but also my friends and family save hundreds of pounds by buying discounted new or used products online and then in turn selling bits [...]

Handsfree Kits

I realise that last month a stated that I would be reviewing sites that would save people money on the run up to Christmas but as one of my readers helpfully pointed out,I had completely neglected to cover the new legislation coming into effect that bans the holding of [...]