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Want to Browse Faster? Stop Clearing Your Browser Cache

Mar 12, 2014   //   by Crocmaster   //   Tweaks  //  No Comments


Do you regularly erase your browsing data, run CCleaner, or use another temporary-file cleaning tool? You’re probably clearing your browser cache, and it’s slowing down your browsing.

The cache contains local copies of bits of websites. Your browser loads these bits from your hard drive when you visit a website that requires them, speeding things up and saving download bandwidth.  Read more >>

How to Tell If Your Computer is Overheating and What to Do About It

Dec 11, 2013   //   by Crocmaster   //   Tweaks  //  No Comments


Heat is a computer’s enemy. Computers are designed with heat dispersion and ventilation in mind so they don’t overheat. If too much heat builds up, your computer may become unstable or suddenly shut down.

The CPU and graphics card produce much more heat when running demanding applications. If there’s a problem with your computer’s cooling system, an excess of heat could even physically damage its components.  Read more >>

How to Easily Put a Windows PC into Kiosk Mode With Assigned Access

Nov 11, 2013   //   by Crocmaster   //   Tweaks  //  No Comments


Windows 8.1′s Assigned Access feature allows you to easily lock a Windows PC to a single application, such as a web browser. This feature makes it easy for anyone to configure Windows 8.1 devices as point-of-sale or other kiosk systems.

In the past, setting up a Windows PC in kiosk mode involved much more work, requiring the use of third-party software, group policy, or Linux distributions designed around kiosk mode.

Assigned Access is available on Windows 8.1 RT, Windows 8.1 Professional, and Windows 8.1 Enterprise. The standard edition of Windows 8.1 doesn’t support Assigned Access.  Read more >>

How to Reduce the Size of Your WinSXS Folder on Windows 7 or 8

Nov 3, 2013   //   by Crocmaster   //   Tweaks  //  No Comments


The WinSXS folder at C:\Windows\WinSXS is massive and continues to grow the longer you have Windows installed. This folder builds up unnecessary files over time, such as old versions of system components.

This folder also contains files for uninstalled, disabled Windows components. Even if you don’t have a Windows component installed, it will be present in your WinSXS folder, taking up space.  Read more >>

How to Send a Word Document as the Body of an Email Message

Oct 6, 2013   //   by Crocmaster   //   Tweaks  //  No Comments


If you prefer to write your emails in Word, there is a way to send them directly to your recipients from within Word. This feature is not obviously available in Word 2013, but rather must be added to the Ribbon or Quick Access Toolbar.

We will show you how to make the Send to Mail Recipient feature available on the Quick Access Toolbar in Word and how to use it to send an email using Word.  Read more >>



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