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July 28th, 2011
Add More Functionality to the Windows Title Bar

I've seen a bunch of different apps that add buttons to the title bar of your windows, but I think Chameleon Window Manager may be the one that has all the right actions. If I'm going to give up some of the space in the title bar for additional buttons I want to make sure that I'm going to use them, and over the last week I think I've used all six of the different buttons Chameleon has to offer.

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July 27th, 2011
Prevent Apps from Restarting Windows

Have you ever been working on something only to have another app try and abruptly shutdown or restart your computer? If that sounds like something you've encountered before I recommend taking a look at ShutdownGuard.

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July 26th, 2011
Best Wikipedia Chrome Extension

Wikipedia is definitely one of the sites I access the most, and most of the time it is just to quickly look up something I know they'll have on there. If I'm reading an article on another site I hate having to open a new tab just to search for something on Wikipedia, and that is where the Wikipedia Companion for Google Chrome comes in.

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July 25th, 2011
WrapUp: Firebug Developer Hired by Google, Make a Bootable OS X Lion Disk, and More

Welcome to the WrapUp by CyberNet. This is a collection of news stories, downloads, and tips that we have collected over the last few days, but never got around to writing about.

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July 22nd, 2011
ESET Online Virus Scanner Really Helped Me in a Pinch

A few weeks ago someone came to me with their computer because it was in a virtually unusable state. They couldn't download and install any applications anymore because of multiple viruses they managed to get infected with, and their existing antivirus app had been expired for quite awhile (sigh).

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July 21st, 2011
Linux Folder Structure Explained

If you're new to Linux there is no doubt that the Linux directory structure can be rather overwhelming. Many of the folders are made up of titles that are just three or four characters in length, and when it comes to Linux it is better not to assume you know what one of the folders is used for.

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July 20th, 2011
Use Portable Apps as the Default “Open With” Programs

The interface for managing the default "open with" programs in Windows isn't the best, and in the past we've recommended utilities that make managing the default apps a little easier.

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July 19th, 2011
Fill Out PDF Forms Online

I've used desktop programs in the past to fill out PDF forms, and from time to time I would have people ask how I was able to add text to a non-editable PDF document. I was always hesitant to recommend some of the apps I used because these were your average computer users, and I knew that the programs would be likely to confuse them with the learning curve they seemed to have.

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July 18th, 2011
WrapUp: Photoshop-Style CSS Generator, Spotify Launches in the US, and More

Welcome to the WrapUp by CyberNet. This is a collection of news stories, downloads, and tips that we have collected over the last few days, but never got around to writing about.

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July 15th, 2011
How to Search and View Wikipedia Results in Windows Explorer

One of the things Microsoft added to Windows 7 is Search Connectors, which gives users the ability to search sites and view the results directly in Windows Explorer. It probably isn't something that everyone will use, but I can see it being useful in certain scenarios.

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July 14th, 2011
Open Dozens of Different Files with Free Opener

It is a dream to think that there could be just one program that can view all of your different types of files, but Free Opener is getting darn close. It currently supports over 70 different files ranging from videos all the way to Office documents and compressed files (ZIP and 7Z).

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July 13th, 2011
How to Generate CSS Sprites Online

Whenever you're working with a lot of smaller images you're supposed to combine them into a single one called a sprite. You can get an example of what I'm talking about by looking at Google's sprite, which has most of the little icons you'll come across while searching.

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July 12th, 2011
Hotkey to Hide the Windows Taskbar

Sometimes all it takes to make a great application is to develop a simple program that users clearly know whether it is something they will want to use. Taskbar Hider is that app.

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July 11th, 2011
WrapUp: Slick Windows Media Center Theme, Make Dropbox Portable, and More

Welcome to the WrapUp by CyberNet. This is a collection of news stories, downloads, and tips that we have collected over the last few days, but never got around to writing about.

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July 8th, 2011
Clementine is a Free Cross-Platform Music Player

Many of you have likely heard of Amarok which is a popular cross-platform music player, and Clementine is a cross platform player that is benefiting from its open source nature. To me it has a clean interface the features people are looking for, such as iPhone syncing. It also includes a slew of other features most people will never even use, such as controlling the player with a Wii Remote.

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July 7th, 2011
How to Quickly Share Screenshots

There are a multitude of screenshot utilities out there, but the nice thing with Puush is that it really only focuses on one thing: sharing screenshots. This is your kind of app if you're the type of person that merely snaps a screenshot and immediately sends it to someone.

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July 6th, 2011
Connect to an SFTP Server in Windows Explorer

In Windows you can make connections to FTP clients, but when it comes to connecting to an SFTP server you'll need to turn to a third-party application. Swish tries to bring the missing SFTP integration to Windows Explorer with a fast and free download.

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July 5th, 2011
Free Bulk Image Compressor for Windows

Personally I've never needed to compress a large number of images before, but if I did I'd definitely be using Caesium. The interface is easy to understand, and the dual-pane previews along the right side make it easy to see the before/after comparison so that you can get the right compression ratio.

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July 4th, 2011
WrapUp: Opera 11.5 Released, Slipstream Office 2010 SP1, and More

Welcome to the WrapUp by CyberNet. This is a collection of news stories, downloads, and tips that we have collected over the last few days, but never got around to writing about.

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July 1st, 2011
How to Start Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Outlook in Safe Mode

Often times people complain about the performance of a Microsoft Office application and often place the blame on an add-on or something else that may not have settled right with Office.

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