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Wallpaper of the Week: Sun and Sea Panorama

This weeks wallpaper is a panoramic photo of the sun making its way across the sky above the shimmering sea. Each of the twelve shots is separated by a thin line, giving the photo the look of a series of panels that form one image that's framed by a black border. The sea is in the foreground, rock formations are in the middle, and the sun arcs across the sky at the top of the image. Colors change from silver to gold to blues and grays and contrast quite well with the black background. Icons show up well on this wallpaper.

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It's not too late to get a free Windows 10 upgrade

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If you're thinking of moving to Windows 10, here's how to get an upgrade for free.

Windows 10 was offered as a free upgrade when it was released. The free upgrade officially ended July 29, 2016, but upgrades are still available from Microsoft. Here's how.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Dream Train in the Mist

This week's wallpaper is an illustration of a train emerging from the mist riding on partly transparent tracks. The sides of the train cars rounding the track are streaked in rusts, blues, and yellows. A lamp lies on its side on the surface below the reflection of the train. Billowing mist forms clouds and shapes in the background. The diffuse background show icons quite well.

illustration train in the mist

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Download these curated 18th-20th century illustrations for free

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Old Book Illustrations has illustrations free for download, dating from the 18th Century to the first quarter of the 20th century. Victorian and French Romantic illustrations are the main focus of the site, offering a wide variety of subjects and artists.

Content is organized for easy searching. Illustrations are grouped into these search categories:

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Scroll the window under the mouse pointer with this free and useful app

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Wizmouse is a free utility that lets you scroll in any window by putting the mouse pointer over any open application instead of having to click to change the focus to a different window. No more clicking on a window before being able to scroll inside the window with the mouse wheel, saving you extra clicks and time.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Sunrise Solstice at Stonehenge

Wallpaper of the Week: Sunrise Solstice at Stonehenge

This week's wallpaper is Stonehenge at sunrise. Ground fog forms around the base of the stones under a yellow sun rising above orange clouds. Birds flit across the trees that form a silhouette in the background. Soft edges and colors show icons well in most areas of this background.

Stonehenge at sunrise summer solstice

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Windows Registry: What it is, and what you can do with it

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The Windows Registry is where much of the information for programs, hardware, preferences, and system configuration is stored. Editing settings in the Registry can enable features and change how certain things function in Windows.

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Get the classic Windows 7 and 8 Calculator in Windows 10

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If you miss the classic Calculator from Windows 7/8 and want to have the same Calculator in Windows 10, here's how.

The Calculator in Windows 7/8 is more compact and easier to use with a keyboard and mouse than the current Windows 10 Modern Calculator app. If you miss the Calculator from Windows 7/8 and are using Windows 10, you're in luck. This small app can bring the same Calculator to Windows 10 that Windows 7 and 8 use.

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Learn to tie any knot at this top rated animated knot tying site

Grog's Animated Knots

This animated knot tying site is an outstanding site to learn about tying knots, ropes, safety and related subjects.
It's an invaluable reference for knots and is ideal for learning how to tie and use knots in several areas; fishing, hobbies, boating, rescue, climbing, household use, neckties, scouting and more.

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