Who hasn't at least once deleted a file permanently by mistake and then pester against this wrong manipulation? Who didn't have at least once a USB stick or camera memory card on which all the files had “disappeared”?
Windows contains hidden and system files that have the particularity of being invisible. These files of the highest importance can be revealed according to 2 methods, useful when a virus blocks access to one of it.
This tutorial is especially aimed at users of laptops where power management is crucial to saving or maximising their performance. In this article, we will see how to optimise your battery, create your own power profile, and set it to your needs.a
Digsby also allows the management of social media accounts including Facebook and Twitter. This article will therefore aim to detail the different configuration methods of the software to make the most of it for your networking activities.
Among the social aspects supported by Digsby, we obviously find e-mail accounts, which are fundamental elements in Internet relations. Let’s learn how to easily create, configure and use accounts for personal or professional use.
This second part on Digsby social software addresses the instant messaging aspect. From creating an account — Gtalk in this example, to the use of the different services, no aspect will be overlooked.
There is a multitude of instant messaging software; almost all free e-mail service providers offer theirs with more or less openness to competition services. Thus, today it is not uncommon for a user, more or less alerted, to have multiple email accounts (e-mail), one or more accounts on social networks (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace to name but a few) and friends using a different instant messaging account (MSN Live/Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, GTalk and so many others). Without a suitable tool, our Internet user switches from one app to another to reply to an email, view his Twitter, reply to a friend via instant messaging or watch the latest news from his Facebook network.
Here is a selection of what does best for Dreamscene, which allows you to display videos as background desktops like any wallpaper.
When you make changes to the Registry Database, these often require a reboot of the PC to be applied. However, there are different ways to automate this update process much faster.
There are many reasons for reformatting a PC, which is to reset everything on its PC. But before committing the irreparable, I invite you to make a check list of all that it is useful to save and make sure you don't forget anything!
USB devices are now very common for any user. They are practical and easy to use. Here we will only be interested in “storage” devices, i.e. USB drives and external USB hard drives. We will see how to significantly optimise their writing speed through two methods.
The Mobility Centre has made its appearance with Windows Vista. Accessible by using the Windows+X key combination, it allows, among other things, to adjust the sound volume, the brightness of the monitor, the WIFI, activate the presentation mode, etc... This tool, initially practical, is actually not useful (at least in my case). Let’s see how to turn it off.
The PhysX appeared on Nvidia 8xxx and 9xxx series graphics cards with at least 256 MB of video memory. The PhysX makes it possible to achieve very realistic “physics” behaviors in the latest generation video games. Originally, users wishing to take advantage of this technology had to purchase a physical card in addition to the graphics card! As the concept does not work with the public, Nvidia simply decided to integrate the PhysX into its graphics cards. Except that, it significantly reduces the performance of the latter on low and even medium-scale models (the high end being at least 8800/9800). Let’s see how to turn it off.
The performance of a hard drive is crucial (and even more on a laptop) for any load: system boot, loading a level into a video game, copying files to Vista... This tip is to enable SATA mode for your hard drives. It uses BIOS: beginner users be careful!
The Superfetch is a service introduced in Windows Vista that automatically loads in memory the most used programs in order to speed up their launch. Although this is at first sight beneficial to the user, it is nevertheless preferable to disable this feature if you are using your PC to play or for testing purposes.