Swap the Mouse Buttons for Left Handed Operation

If you’re left handed, you may find it more convenient to configure your mouse for left handed operation. You can do this by switching the function of the two mouse buttons, so that the right button performs the normal click operation and the left button brings up a contex...

Reset Internet Explorer to Cure Browsing Problems

Reset Internet Explorer to Cure Browsing Problems A reader wrote to me last week with a rather strange problem. It seems that every so often, while he is browsing the web, his web browser closes and he is taken back to his home page. He doesn’t say whether this happens on ...

Microsoft’s Crisis of Identity is Bad for Consumers

As you might expect with the new version of Windows being released just two weeks ago, people are ditching their XP systems and upgrading. But they aren't upgrading to Windows 8 as you might expect, but rather installing Windows 7 on their machines. No doubt the release of...

Beware of Malware with Similar Names

Last week we reported on UltraDefragger, a piece of malicious software designed to look like a real hard drive optimisation program, but which in fact tries to trick you into paying for a ‘full’ version of the program in order to fix the non-existent problems detected. A...

Don't Give Google Permission to Steal Your Data

If you believe the IT industry press, cloud computing is the answer to all of your needs. The idea is that instead of installing software or hardware on your own PC, you access what you need to use via cloud services across the Internet. One of the main areas where cloud co...

Quickly Take a Snapshot of an Error Message

If a persistent error message keeps appearing on your screen, you could reach for a notebook and pen, and then copy down the contents of the message. But you might make a mistake noting down all of the error codes. A quicker and more reliable way to create a snapshot of a pa...

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