How to Remove the Start Button from Secondary Display Taskbars in DisplayFusion 3.3.1

If you’re like me and use multiple monitors as part of your computer setup, DisplayFusion is one of the best ways to take advantage of that extra screen space. Simple features like adding a taskbar to your secondary displays – a feature that Microsoft has glaringly neglected to include in Windows – make extra displays […]

How to Make Launchy Find ClickOnce Application Shortcuts

If you’ve never heard of Launchy, let me do you a favor by quickly explaining it. Launchy is a simple application launcher for Windows, Mac, and Linux that makes it easy to open any application installed on your computer just by using your keyboard. After installing Launchy, you’ll basically never have to open your Start […]

How to Restore Aero Effects if the Windows Desktop Window Manager Crashes

“Aero” is the graphical user interface that Microsoft introduced with Windows Vista and Windows 7. It includes many productivity features for managing your windowed desktop environment, but one of the most noticeable features is the glass-like transparency effect that is typically present on the borders of windows. At times, the Desktop Window Manager (DWM) service […]

TweetDeck for Chrome is a Flexible, Lightweight Version of its Desktop Counterpart

TweetDeck Desktop is arguably one of the best desktop Twitter clients for power users. It offers endless columns of information, multiple account support, and many features that Twitter itself had to copy. This app can basically do it all, and might even be getting purchased for $50 million by Twitter. My only major complaint is […]

How to Create a HTML-style ComboBox in WPF and C#

Before I started doing software development in C# and WPF, I spent quite a bit of time with HTML. Because of this, I was used to having the ability to create drop-down boxes (known as select in HTML) to display lists of information with a “front-end” value the user could see and a “back-end” value […]

Forget the $41 million, could Color fail simply because of GPS limitations?

There has been an incredible amount of discussion about Color, a new – let me try to describe this – mobile-social-location-aware-photo-sharing app that recently brought in an eyebrow-raising $41 million of capital. Even venture capital group Sequoia Capital was surprised, saying: “Not since Google have we seen this.” That statement definitely caught people’s attention. Sequoia […]

Why I Left LastPass for 1Password

There are very simple reasons why password security is so important: 1) We can now access most of our private, confidential information online (bank accounts, email, and social networks), and 2) We’re lazy. I’m not trying to make anyone feel bad with that last point. I’m really lazy, too. For years, I used only a […]

Dramatic Before and After Aerial Photos of Japan

The New York Times recently created an amazing mashup using before-and-after aerial photos of the destruction in Japan. The article contains over a dozen images taken from regions in Japan that were impacted by the recent earthquakes and tsunamis. These images are interactive, so grab the blue slider in center to switch between the two […]

Chrome: ‘New Tabs At End’ Puts New Tabs at the End

Never has a title been more self-explanatory. Chris Finke, who has previously developed killer Firefox add-ons like TwitterBar, ScribeFire, and the innovative TapSure for mobile Firefox, recently brought some much-needed functionality to Google’s Chrome web browser: the ability to open new tabs at the end of the tab bar, just like Firefox. If you have a […]