May 2010 - Posts

11 Ways to Improve Performance in Windows Vista
Mon, May 31 2010 9:00
Personally, I don’t see the point in upgrading your hardware if your computer does everything you need it to. However, sometimes it’s nice to improve what you already have. In this guide we will learn how to make the most out of the hardware...
Use Keyword Shortcuts to Search in Google Chrome [Quick-Tip]
Mon, May 31 2010 3:00
So you spend a lot of time searching the net. Most of us do and with Google Chrome, searching is a breeze You just type your query into the address bar and your preferred search engine will do the rest. But what if you search a specific site and do so...
Suggestion Box: First winner
Sun, May 30 2010 11:00
Last weekend we launched a new sticky topic in our Forum, called The Suggestion Box. Even though we try to make mintywhite a very great site, we can always improve, and “The Suggestion Box” is the place to comment on it. Not only site improvements...
Play Hold ‘em in Windows 7
Sun, May 30 2010 8:00
If you’ve moved from Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Ultimate, you may have noticed some games have been cut from the mix. Most notably, Hold ‘em. Microsoft intends to release Hold ‘em through Games for Windows as it did for Tinker but for those of...
WINNERS of the Foxit Competition
Sat, May 29 2010 8:00
Not too long ago we reviewed a PDF solution suite called Foxit Phantom PDF. The developers of Foxit later announced a competition, giving away 3 full licenses to the product. I have just received word from The people behind Foxit Phantom PDF suite. They...
Lock your Keyboard and Mouse, Not your Computer [Freeware]
Fri, May 21 2010 8:00
If you have cats or other pets (and kids) running loose around your house, you might have experienced that when you go away for a few minutes, you return to a document where they have “typed” their own indecipherable language. Might be a fun...
If Someone Gave You £250 (370 USD) to Spend on PC Upgrades — What Would You Buy?
Wed, May 19 2010 9:47
If Someone Gave You £250 (370 USD) to Spend on PC Upgrades — What Would You Buy?Get FREE books (Password: mintywhiteBooks) © Windows Guides, 2010. Rich Robinson | If Someone Gave You £250 (370 USD) to Spend on PC Upgrades — What...
Top 5 Free Media Players [2010 Edition]
Mon, May 17 2010 9:00
In this article, I share five of the best free media players for Windows. If you have suggestions for other media players, let us know in the comments. I chose these media players with the following requirements in mind:The media player should play most...
CompanionLink Pro Giveaway [Competition]
Sat, May 15 2010 8:00
Before, I made a review on CompanionLink Professional. Very kindly, CompanionLink have given us three licenses of CompanionLink Professional (worth $99.95), as well as their RunStart installation service (worth $39). To enter, all you have to do is visit...
XP USERS: Remove you Username from the StartMenu [How To]
Fri, May 14 2010 3:00
The XP start-menu displays your name (or the logged on user) on top. This is very handy in case you get amnesia and don’t remember who you are. But, it will also reveal who’s logged on, which can be a bad thing if you forget to remove the...
Free Desktop Wallpaper Showcase: Set 79
Wed, May 12 2010 8:00
A collection of desktop wallpapers for Windows, OS X, and Linux. If you have wallpapers you’ve made yourself or if you have any suggestions, leave them in the comments or contact me. Full credit goes to the image authors. In particular, our very own Windows...
How To Control Access to Specific Websites [Parental Controls]
Wed, May 12 2010 3:00
Are your children always using Facebook? Or is your brother always using your computer?You will find here a way to control access to websites at certain times. We will do this in Windows 7 but you can do it in all Windows versions. This post will use...
Do You Use Encryption to Protect Your Data? What Type of Encryption?
Tue, May 11 2010 8:00
Not too long ago, encrypting your computer, files or folders were something that only geeks or people in extreme high security jobs would do. Well people have since the dawn of wars, kingdoms and enemies, world leaders and their adversaries tried to hide...
Download Windows Home Server code name "Vail" 30 day Trial
Tue, May 11 2010 5:47
Microsoft have been very busy bees lately what with work on Windows 7 SP1, Office 2010, Silverlight, .NET Framework (i could go on) and now we have another addition to the Microsoft software chart. Vail. Vail is the code name for the Beta Windows Home...
Interested in a mintywhite XBOX 360 Competition?
Mon, May 10 2010 19:06
Windows Forums Admin and Windows Guides writer, rsvr85 is currently seeing if there’s interest in a mintywhite.com XBOX 360 competition.Own an XBOX 360? Have competition ideas? Taken part in a video gaming competition before? Want to join us?Let...
Create a Bootable Windows 7 System Repair USB Drive [Netbooks]
Mon, May 10 2010 9:00
If you own a netbook and don’t have an optical (CD/DVD/Bluray) drive, you may find you run in to trouble when trying to repair your PC in the event of an operating system failure. Yes, Windows 7 can fail but I’m yet to see it happen. If you...
WINNERS of the NoteSync Competition
Sun, May 9 2010 8:00
I’ve just received word from Brady White, and here are the winners of the upcoming full version of NoteSync ! There were literally tons of good suggestions for NoteSync. Some of which will be implemented in the release expected to hit the shelves...
12 Programs You Can Remove From Boot Right Now
Sat, May 8 2010 8:00
We all know that modern programs like to use the resources of our computers. Normally when we install something, you don’t just install one executable–the program usually puts programs in your bootup sequence. The most incredible part of this...
Move Windows Between Monitors with MonitorSwitch [Freeware]
Fri, May 7 2010 8:00
Do you have a multiple monitor setup ? I do – and I love it. I can’t begin to imagine how I ever managed without it. As you know, moving windows between the monitors can be a tedious task, if you always drag them back and forth. Now I’ve...
Print Content of Directory from your Context Menu [How To]
Wed, May 5 2010 8:00
If you are in need of printing out the content of your folders, more regularly than often – you have probably already got a freeware of sort to help you do that. However, wouldn’t it be great if you could right-click a folder and choose “Print...
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