Notepad++ is one of the best text editors around for code, but its default view is hard on the eyes. Thankfully that problem isn’t hard to fix.
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How many times have you brought your laptop out in public? Unless you’re willing to splurge on a low-jack anti-theft device a software solution is your best bet. This one is free.
Looking for a web browser that isn’t mainstream? QupZilla is a free and portable alternative, but it may not ready to fully replace Chrome, Firefox, or IE.
Launchy is a free Open Source application launcher that I consider a must-have to make Windows 8 desktop mode functional, check it out!
OwnCloud gives you unlimited online cloud storage space for a lot less money than iCloud, Dropbox, or Sugarsync charges. Here’s how to set it up.
Copying files in Windows 7 and lower is buggy and slow. SuperCopier is a free program that aims to fix that by replacing it, and here’s how it works.
Windows Live Writer has a built-in feature for downloading a site’s theme using a temporary blog post. If you’d prefer not to use that, then this method might prove useful if you already have the theme on another computer.
Need to take your instant messenger with you? Miranda IM is free portable app that let’s you chat on all of your favorite instant messaging services without requiring installation.
CRegistry Comparison is an opensource utility that works by creating a snapshot list of all registry files on your computer. Once that list is made, you can run a comparison against it at any time to see changes. This tool is especially helpful for tracking registry files changed when installing and uninstalling programs. To start, […]
Is your hard-drive, USB, or even Dropbox account filling up faster than you can keep track? Want to know what is using up all of your space? Enter WinDirStat. WinDirStat is a free, open-source program that shows you a graphical representation of the data on your hard-drive(s). You can use it to scan your entire […]
When you are working in Windows with limited screen space it can be really useful to have certain windows stuck hovering above others. Some programs in Windows automatically incorporate this “always on top” feature, but for the most part both Windows 7 and Vista are completely without it. However, there are two free and simple […]
Most users out there are already running Windows, but if you’d like to give an alternative operating system a try; Ubuntu is a free, and easy to use version of Linux. Yesterday we asked groovy readers what was stopping you from giving ubuntu a try, and many said it was because “I don’t know how […]
One Windows feature from the old days that I really miss is the “up” button. It was simple, it was glorious, and it got the job done; no questions asked. The up button is the least confusing way possible to navigate “up one directory,” but Microsoft decided not to include it in Windows 7. Yet, […]
Ubuntu is like that strip mall that they put up near your old high school that you only drive past once every Thanksgiving. Maybe you’ve never pulled in and patronized it, but each time you see it, you notice something new: “Oh wow, they’ve got a Culver’s now.” For me, that attitude towards Ubuntu has […]