Welcome to Volume 8! Our new furnace was installed on Saturday. It is super nice. A keeper. :)
October 2nd, 2006
- Brandon Doyle
How often have you carefully selected some text from a Web page and copied it to an email message? Snippy makes this a snap! Simply click on the little Snippy icon in the taskbar notification area, and mark out the region of the screen that you want to copy that's it, you're done! The cut-out image will now be in your clipboard, and you can paste it in another application.
If you are cutting out a portion of an Internet Explorer window, the URL will also be copied to the clipboard; this makes it very convenient to select something interesting on a Web site and send it out in an email message.
This utility, which has the most comprehensive knowledge of auto-starting locations of any startup monitor, shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. You can configure Autoruns to show other locations, including Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services, and much more. Autoruns goes way beyond the MSConfig utility bundled with Windows Me and XP.
Clickie is a handy utility that will add 2 new features to the context menu (right click) of Windows Explorer:
* Copy Path Name: Copies the path of the selected folder or file to the clipboard. You can then paste it wherever you need it. Some software needs the name and path of a file and do not provide any way to browse to it. In such a case, Clickie becomes very useful and will save you a lot of time.
* Open MS-DOS Prompt: Opens a DOS window in the selected directory. Using Clickie, you don't need to crawl to the directory you want to work in.
Disable Balloon Tips in XP
Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Use the information provided at your own risk.
The constant balloon tips comming from the taskbar notification area can be more than annoying. Luckily, there is an easy way to stop it dead:
1. Open Regedit by clicking Start | Run | typing regedit | and clicking OK.
2. Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
3. Add a new REG_DWORD type and call it: EnableBalloonTips and leave its value at 0 (disabled).
Enjoy no more balloons. :)
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