Welcome to Volume 4! This week's issue is a little late. Your host was busy getting married over the weekend. ;)
September 4th, 2006
Have you ever upgraded a program only to find it no longer functions the way you intended? It happens all the time. Programmers enhance features or fix bugs only to have the feature cause strange behavior. In other cases, the user actually adapts to the bugs of the prior version. Oldapps.com closes this gap. They offer multiple old versions for dozens of popular programs. It is a must have for your bookmarks.
Shareware | $29.95
WinZip hardly needs an introduction. It is by definition, the most popular compression utility for Windows. At WinZip.com, click on WinZip under Downloads on the left sidebar. Then, click on WinZip Computing for the download origin; then simply click on Try WinZip 10.0. The download should start automatically. WinZip can easily create and de-compress several compression formats. It's a must have!
We give it five out of five coffee cups!
DoyleSoft Windows XP Tip
How to customize notifications:
It's easy to customize the notification area (a.k.a. System Tray) in Windows XP. If your notification area is not currently hiding icons, you can turn on customized notifications by clicking Start and Taskbar and Start Menu. Check mark Hide Inactive Icons and then click Customize...
Then, you can simply change the behavior of icons that you don't want staring back at you all day.
Using Microsoft Paint To Quickly Shrink Images
Have you ever wanted to quickly shrink an image that was 2000 pixels too large? Here is an easy way to do it: With the image in Microsoft Paint, simply click Image | Stretch/Skew... or press Ctrl + W. Now type 25% for horizontal and vertical. Beautiful.
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