Windows Articles

Our Microsoft Windows related articles. See full article listing in our blog.


Xonafish (Chess Engine)
2016/May/01 — Matthew Doucette
Xonafish is a hack of Stockfish 7, one of the world's strongest chess engines.

Running CityDesk on Windows Vista/7/8/10
2013/Sep/17 — Matthew Doucette
How to modify CityDesk to run on Windows 8, or Windows 7, or Windows Vista.

Editing Google Toolbar Dictionary
2007/Feb/11 — Jason Doucette
How to edit Google Toolbar's user dictionary, in case of the addition of a misspelled word.

IE7: Open Homepage In New Tabs
2007/Jan/30 — Matthew Doucette
Internet Explorer 7 opens a blank page for new tabs.  Here's how to open your homepage instead.

IE7: Disable Language Bar
2007/Jan/24 — Matthew Doucette
Updating to Internet Explorer 7 enables the "Language Bar".  Here's how to disable it.

Tweak UI Bug
2006/Dec/12 — Jason Doucette
A minor, interesting mouse drag sensitivity bug in the great Tweak UI (PowerToy for Windows XP) program.

Reset Windows XP's Default Desktop Color
2006/Jul/22 — Matthew Doucette
How to Reset Windows XP's Default Desktop Color.

Blue Colored Filenames
2006/Jul/11 — Jason Doucette
Have you ever wondered why some file names show up in Windows Explorer (or My Computer) as blue?

WinRAR Tips
2006/Jul/05 — Matthew Doucette
Uncommon but useful WinRAR tips.

Anti-Spyware Software Suggestions
2006/Jun/21 — Matthew Doucette
The anti-spyware (spyware removal) software we use and recommend.

Uninstall Download Accelerator Plus (DAP)
2005/Mar/16 — Matthew Doucette
Sometimes Add/Remove programs will NOT uninstall Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) due to a known bug.  This is how to uninstall DAP if this happens to you.

Create an MP3 Alarm Clock
2004/Oct/20 — Jason Doucette
Why wake up to the annoying buzzer of your alarm clock, when you can let your computer play one of your favourite songs in the morning?

What is "wuauclt.exe" and "wuaudt.exe"?
2004/Aug/26 — Matthew Doucette
What is the wuauclt.exe (or wuaudt.exe) process?

How to Delete Undeletable Files or Folders
2004/Aug/19 — Matthew Doucette
How to delete undeletable files and folders.

Uninstall Windows Messenger
2004/Aug/10 — Matthew Doucette
How to uninstall Windows Messenger.

Investigate Windows Processes
2004/Aug/03 — Matthew Doucette
Ever wonder what all those processes running on your Windows system are for?

Hide Preview Pane in Outlook Express
2004/Jul/27 — Matthew Doucette
How and why you should hide the preview pane in Outlook Express.

Run Tasks in Low Priority
2004/Jul/22 — Matthew Doucette
Run tasks in "BelowNormal" or "Low" base priority by default.

Uninstall 180 Search Assistant
2004/Jul/18 — Matthew Doucette
How to delete 180 Search Assistant once and for all.

Customize Your Windows Explorer Shortcut
2004/Jul/18 — Jason Doucette
Create your own unique shortcut to Windows Explorer that is customized to your liking.

Proper Way to Recreate My Computer Desktop Icon
2004/Jul/16 — Jason Doucette
Properly recreating the missing 'My Computer' icon on the desktop.

How Connected Files are Made, and their Problems
2004/Jul/16 — Jason Doucette
Have you ever deleted or moved a file, and a folder goes with it?  You have a 'connected file'.

Windows XP Setup Tweaks & Tips
2004/May/22 — Matthew Doucette
Setup and Tweak Windows XP.

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