A Host of Tips – Week 1
As I read a large selection of RSS feeds each day I see a whole lot of great little tech tips coming through, and often I want to share them, but that would mean either stretching a whole post out for just one little tip and thatâ€™s pretty lame.
So I decided something along the lines of what Martin does each week with his Software Updates, a compilation of the best tips I see around the blogosphere and some links to the original sources.
Make SP1 Permanent
I never knew of this till I found out on Life Rocks! 2.0 that thereâ€™s a file which you can use to make the Vista Service Pack 1 permanent. Itâ€™s useful once youâ€™re confident everything it working fine as it cleans up the installation folders and files.
Open the command prompt (Win Key +R and type cmd), navigate to Windows/System32 folder and type vsp1cln.exe. You can also run this directly by typing vsp1cln.exe in the run command or double click the file vsp1cln.exe from Windows/System32 folder.
Restore â€˜Searchâ€™ to Folder Context Menus
Thanks to some badgering from Google Microsoft removed the direct access to Search from the start menu and context menus. If you used these then the How-to Geek provides a registry hack to get it back.
5 Google Reader tips for Bloggers
gHacks author Daniel's personal productivity blog, Hack Your Day, had a great article on how to use Google Reader efficiently. Always interesting and useful I recommend giving him a read.
As I have just re-installed Vista and my net is crippled to less then dial-up speed at the moment I havenâ€™t been able to download FileZilla. After seeing it featured on the FF extensions page I decided to give FireFTP a try and have been impressed so far.
FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP/SFTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP/SFTP servers.