Tech Treats


This category is reserved for finds by our Editor Rhiannon Dent.

Items should consist of at least two paragraphs.

The first should be a "teaser" paragraph. This paragraph will be automatically published in our RSS feed. It should state the nature of the find and the benefits without mentioning the product name or providing a product link. For example:

"For months I've been looking for a good way of deleting 'undeletable' files. Finally I've discovered a free utility that does the job reliably and simply."

The second paragraph should at the very least, expand the benefits, name the product and provide a product link. For example:

"Unlocker is a tiny 230KB utility that works with Windows 2000 and XP. Vista users are out of luck. Just right click on the 'undeletable file', select 'Delete with Unlocker' from the context menu and next time you boot the file will be gone for good."

You can have a third paragraph if you wish; indeed as many as you like. However there must at least be a second paragraph after the opening "teaser" paragraph.

Wallpaper of the Week: Watchtower at Sunset

This week’s wallpaper is an image of a lighthouse seen from the water. The lighthouse rises out of a jumble of metal “Y” shaped objects that protect it from the water. Fog rises off the water, the sky is lavender sunset colors. The lights are all glowing in the lighthouse and the green lens at the top of the tower is sending its beacon out into the evening.
Icons are visible in most areas of the image.

Lighthouse wallpaper

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Wallpaper of the Week: Yakushima Forest

This weeks wallpaper is an image of Japan’s Yakushima Forest. Yaku cedar trunks and branches form a green canopy for the tangle of moss covered roots and rocks on the forest floor. Soft light showcases the variety of greens in this background. Icons show quite well on this background.

Forest Yakushima Japan

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How to Get the Old Firefox About:Config Menu Back 

Firefox about config

The recent release of Firefox has a redesigned about:config page. If you miss the old one, you can get it back with this tip.

The configuration editor in Firefox (about:config) lets you access and change advanced settings and preferences that aren’t available from the Options menu, allowing Firefox to be customized to a great degree.
Here are a few of the things you can change in the about:config menu:

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Happy New Year and Happy New Decade Greetings from Gizmo

Another year has passed, and a new decade awaits us.
Some say this will be the most significant decade in more than 100 years. By the end of it we will probably know the direction Western civilisation will be heading for the rest of the 21st century.  And the news may not necessarily be good even though we all hope dearly that it will.

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