Category Archives: Microsoft Windows

Get to know your PC more with Piriform’s new Speccy!

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I am pretty sure there is some occasion that you need to find out your motherboard chipset, or your graphic card model and brand which all of them hidden in your beautiful casing for years; be it a driver update or firmware upgrade. We just can’t remember everything that we bought isn’t? And sometimes your friend require some help for their computer driver, but they have no idea what they have inside their computer, especially for those ready-built PC. I have been in a few occasion that I wanted to upgrade my motherboard driver and I keep on forgetting the chipset of my motherboard, and I did the dumbest thing ever: searching back my motherboard manual/box. But no more! All thanks to the latest quality software written by Piriform which is their fourth free software after the release of their famous CCleaner, Recuva, and DefragglerSpeccy.

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Enhance your night computing with F.lux – say Bye-Bye to tired eyes!

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I believe most if not all of the computer users will use their computer (Facebook-ing, Messaging etc.) during the night time, and possibly until the very late night. And during the usage, you might not feel tired (Of course, who want to stop when you going to kill the boss in Mafia War?), but your eyes tell you that they are tired. Why? Most likely it is due to the inappropriate display temperature of your LCD/monitor, which makes your eyes feel tired after an hour or so of computer usage. This is because at daytime, the screen brightness/colour temperature has no problem for your eyes due to the adequate of lights, but when turned to nighttime, sunset happened, the same screen doesn’t work too well for your eyes anymore because you are now rely on the indoor light sources (Halogen, Fluorescent etc.), and the same screen tends to be too bright for you, thus stresses you eyes. Not only that, several studies shows that when an inappropriate display colour temperature exposed to a person’s eyes, he/she tend to have bad sleeping quality. 

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Aero Glass multimedia player – Foobar2000 Aero Glass mod and Splayer

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Ever since Windows Vista came out, Aero Glass has been one of my favorite features in the operating system. With the advent of Windows 7 which also included the Aero Glass, I has been looking out for multimedia player that fully utilize Aero Glass. (Personally I would like software developer fully utilize Aero Glass) Not to mention the nice looking eye candy, but it does make me feel that the software is an integrated part of the Windows, which is why I always prefer software that using Aero Glass.

Microsoft Office Professional 2010 Beta Build is available for public download, finally!

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At last, after a few days from PDC 2009, Microsoft has released their Microsoft Office 2010 beta as promised for public download. If you can’t wait to try the latest Microsoft Office, just go ahead and download and see for yourself. (Registration required) Below is the link:

http://www.microsoft.com/office/2010/en/download-office-professional-plus/default.aspx

So before downloading the software suite, let’s have a look which software is included in this beta bits:

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So more or less everything needed by either a businessman or a student are there. I am pretty excited to try them out since I am one of their Technical Preview participant, and it’s a good thing that this can be downloaded by everyone (like Windows 7 Beta and RC). I don’t know but I had respect more to Microsoft now as they started to listen to users, instead of doing what they like. Good job Microsoft! (and the little Mr. Gates)

How to create a new word document file in A4 size as default?

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I am not sure about you, but for me, I always have the chance to get a shared or close-to-print document set in a wrong paper size, especially the default size of Microsoft Word – letter size. However, in my working environment, A4 is our primary document size, but somehow some documents are being prepared without changing the paper size to A4, which is quite troublesome sometimes as the spacing and alignments etc. are all different in both letter and A4 size. And also if the letter sized document printed in A4 paper, there will be a portion emptied due to the letter size. So, one best way of minimizing such problems is to create a document in A4 size as the default size. Here’s how (for Microsoft Word 2007 and above):

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