Chrome may be the best browser around, but it eats up your PC’s RAM like turkey on Thanksgiving. If you’ve ever looked at your task manager, you’ve probably flipped out at the sheer number of Chrome processes and the memory they hog. Here’s why Chrome uses so much RAM, and how to curb its gluttony. »
This script is coming along. And it works, for the most part, at least on Win7. What I’m looking for, is someone to help figure out how to retain the Size option. <- While the script is running, Size is grayed out in the control menu. Wondered if I could have some input? Much thanks. »
I made an ahk script that (watches) for the taskbar and that little white-line indicator, and then makes them not there. I did it for a couple of reasons. I want the screen clean, but I don’t want to be the one doing it, so this:
In case you weren’t aware, you can use 7zip as a (basic) icon extractor for various files, including .EXEs (if they contain any icons at all). E.g. I wanted one of the “key” icons that’s in c:\windows\system32\slui.exe. I opened 7zip and directed it to that path, then right-clicked slui.exe and chose “open inside”.… »
I had this recurring thing where Irfanview would get stuck on the last file type I saved an image as. E.g. if I chose to save as .ico (just for that one time around, Irfanview would keep remembering that. I suppose that’s handy for some things, but I want .jpg as the default, w/o me having to change it manually each… »
Here is an AutoHotkey script to open a specific file for editing, then close it with the same combo. »
I have an ugly-ish workaround for people complaining that they wanted to remove text from icons on the Windows desktop... <— BUT having used alt+255 or alt+0160 a bunch of times within a given icon’s name space, they might still be presented with this “...”
The solution for me was to reduce the size of icon text in the… »
If anyone out there is using Autohotkey and wants Windows Magnifier to treat the mouse wheel like it does the Plus/Minus keys on the numeric keypad (whether or not your keyboard has one), you might want to try these lines in your script, or use them in a script of their own.
This is a plug for a place called Glenn’s Eclectic Freeware. Some handy tools are there. My fave is Desktop Info. It’s kind of a HUD. It’s been mentioned by people before (on Lh and elsewhere) but such things deserve to be repeated. The author doesn’t nag you with anything, though he asks for donations at the bottom… »
Any Windows 8.x users miss Flip3D? Well, miss it no more. I think. I can't test, as I'm on Win7. Instructions are here: »
Here is a kind of night mode to try out on Windows. Best for Windows 7. 8? I am unsure. Someone can try if they want.
Why I posted this at all. I am sick and disgusted with the seemingly endless Mac/iOS posts on Lifehacker, a lot of them taking up space where Windows… »
Every few days or so, Windows 7 wants to rebuild my thumbnail cache for a folder that contains over a gig of pics, whether I've added files to that folder or not.
It **sses me off. Because I like to view this particular folder in thumbnail fashion, and to watch Win7 scrap and redo what doesn't need redoing, is just an… »
This is a simple program that'll show 100 of the most recently changed files on your system. Its advantage is that "100" mark, the simple layout, and that you can exclude any of the folders that it scans, thereby making way for the next 100 recent changes. »
This thing probably won't give you the same complete piece of mind as a System Restore point, but I like it better, because it's fast and it only comes when I call it. »
This place always deserves a recommend. Imho, it's even better than Black Viper. That might have something to do with how the owner lays out the site, and the systems he covers... XP, Vista, 7, 8. Win10 will be in there soon, I'm sure, or even in pre-release form. »
I found this thread at Microsoft Answers, in which someone was trying to get help on making PhotoShop their default picture editor. Note: As the op was trying to explain to people, they wanted to change the default Editor, NOT the default Opener.
A few tedious misunderstandings later, there was this at the end of the… »