Live Mesh Review: Big Mistake! Back to Allway Sync

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Always looking for a better way to synch my laptop and desktop, so I tried Live Mesh. After many computer crashes, narrowly escaped with my data intact. So I’m back to Allway Synch, which has, in over a year of intense daily use, put my data at risk.

Word 2007 Annoyances

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Word 2007 has a slick new interface. I like it. Now if only it weren’t broken! Here’s a list of the things that, off the top of my head, appear broken in Word 2007.

Finding Gmail Messages with No Label

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Finding all your unlabeled Gmail messages can be a chore. If you find yourself wanting to do that regularly, here’s how to build a bookmark for your link bar so you can have single-click access to all Gmail messages without a label.

Microsoft Word Index Entries Out of Order

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If you’re Word 2000 index is out of alphabetical order, the culprit could be a semicolon in my the text of an index entry. If you do that, it throws a wrench in the works.

Getting Roboform Default Logins to Work Right

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2019 UPDATE: I quit using Roboform many years ago and realized this ancient post still gets traffic. I’m sure Roboform still works fine, but I tested and preferred Lastpass. I switched over around 2010 and have been with it ever since, though with recent price hikes (now $36/year for Premium), I’m less enamored. That said, […]

Take Control of Popups in Firefox

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By default Firefox comes with a popup blocker enabled that prevents popups from automatically opening, that is the ones that you don’t specifically request, but that open just because you visit a page. So that’s fine. That problem is solved. What is more annoying is legitimate popups that are actually useful, but which are very […]

Uninstall a Service in Vista, Repair Adobe CS3 and Clean Up the Registry

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I totally messed things up with a botched uninstall of Adobe CS3 [update: although, as you’ll see below, some people have used this on Adobe CS4 as well and I would bet this works for CS5 too]. Basically, all I was trying to do was get rid of the absurd and unnecessary Version Cue Server, […]