High Visibility Word Icons

Even those with 20-20 vision can have trouble with the icons in Toolbar Microsoft Word. They’re pretty small to begin with but they becoming increasingly indistinct on larger screens at higher resolutions so if you find your self squinting…

Startup Monitor, Freeware

How many programs do you have running on your PC? Probably a lot more than you think and many of them will be installed without your knowledge or permission and run automatically after Windows has finished loading. This little utility,…

Notepad Bug In Vista

Here’s an interesting little oddity in Windows that will keep any conspiracy theorists you know entertained for hours. Here’s how it works, open Notepad (Start > Programs > Accessories) and type the following ‘bush hid the facts’ (without the quotes)….

Disc Drive Fitness Tester

Has your hard disc drive ever let you down? Could it be about to do so? There’s no easy way to tell, it could pop its clogs tomorrow or next week, most likely never but it would be helpful to…

Smarter Paint, Freeware

Windows Paint is usually the first and sometimes the only graphics program many PC owners ever use and to be fair it does the job, but it is incredibly basic and really not much use for anything other than very…

Freeundelete Recovery Utility, Freeware

Sooner or later it will happen to you and you will delete a file, intentionally or by accident, then some time regret it. You might be lucky and it will still be in the Recycle Bin, but most of…

Word BackupMacro

Propellerhead’s recent travails with Microsoft Word left him with what was effectively a new installation and he quickly discovered that one of most frequently used features was missing. It’s a macro, called Allsave and he relied on it for…

Photo Retouching Freeware

You’ve probably got at least one photo editing program on your PC but here’s one you should definitely try. It’s called PhotoFiltre and from that you may rightly assume it’s French in origin, but don’t let that put you…

When Word Goes Bad — Some Helpful Hints

Having just spent the best part of a day wrestling with a corrupt copy of Microsoft Word Propellerhead thought you might be interested in some pearls of wisdom gleaned from the experience. The original fault was never found but…

The Wonderful Icon, Freeware

The name says it all really. Here’s another great little utility unearthed by Propellerhead. Click on the Wonderful Icon red flag that appears in your System Tray (next to the clock) and you have instant one-click access to scores…