Gmail Tip: Shorthand Searching

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Gmail has it’s own shorthand to use when searching the built-in labels. This makes it much quicker to type in your search query. By using the following shorthand in the Search box, you can easily specify the label you wish to search. You use l to represent the term label followed by a colon then… Read more »

FireFox Tip: Fix Corrupt Extension Files

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Files that store information about the extensions you have installed can sometimes be corrupted. Deleting them can fix a number of extension issues; they will be regenerated the next time you start Firefox. Exit Firefox completely open your Firefox profile folder (read the linked article for its location) and delete* these three files: extensions.ini extensions.cache… Read more »

Windows Tip: Sync your clock to NTP servers via cmd

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To quickly sync your clock, open a command prompt as an administrator and type the following command: w32tm /resync Quick and simple, works in Vista and XP, and definitley helpful when a dying battery clock starts leaving you a few minutes behind every day, especially if added to your startup folder.

XP Tip: Save Mapped Drive Password

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How to save a mapped drive password in XP The manage network passwords utility in XP doesn’t have an add password function so you have to goto the command prompt and use the following: NET USE U: \\NETHOME\USERID /PERSISTENT:YES /SAVECRED This will prompt you for the Username and Password and store them.