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Mailto Links Not Working

Control Panel Associate a file type or protocol with a program

Mailto links not working from Chrome on Windows 10. I recently encountered an issue where all mailto links listed on websites were not working or opening in Chrome or Firefox browsers. The operating system was Windows 10 and email client was Windows Live Mail. As it turns out, the mailto association was incorrect so Chrome, …

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How to Open a docx file

In the following simple solution, I’ll show you how to open .docx files on a Mac, or on a PC that does not have Microsoft Office installed or has an older version of Office. .docx files are typically created by Microsoft Office Word. If you send a .docx file to someone who does not have …

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Restore GRUB2 after installing Windows

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How I Restored GRUB2 after a Windows 7 Install. GRUB2 (Grand Unified Bootloader)  is a universal bootloader used by Ubuntu and other Linux Distributions. If you have a Linux Distribution installed on a partition, and attempt to  install Windows alongside it, your GRUB bootloader will be overwritten by the Windows bootloader, and your computer will …

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Tweak to Optimize SSD Performance

In the following simple solution, I cover the process I use to Tweak an SSD “Solid State Drive” for Optimal Performance and Longetivity. There are a few tools out there that can manage a lot of the following settings  automatically. However, I feel it’s also important to know how to make these changes yourself. Upon …

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How to Download SWF files using Firefox

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Easily download SFW Files. In the following tutorial I cover the process of downloading SWF (flash) video files directly to your Computer using the built in Page info/Media functionality in Firefox. Subsequently, this process enables Firefox users to download any flash swf file embedded in a webpage without using additional software.

Reveal or Find Windows Email Passwords

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Want to Reveal or Find Windows Email Passwords? Mail PassView is probably one of the easiest and most straight forward Mail Password recovery tools to use. Created by NirSoft and made specifically for Email Password Recovery, this free tool is tiny yet powerful. Users might use Mail PassView to Show Mail Passwords stored in Windows Mail clients. Clients such as …

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Windows Vista Lost Recycle Bin

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Help, I’ve lost my recycle bin: Within Windows Vista, There is now a New Delete option when right-clicking the Recycle Bin. This option gives the Vista user the option of easily removing the shortcut from the desktop. I’ve often found that many people accidentally click the delete option and appear puzzled when they can no …

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