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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: 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 

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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

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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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Wallpaper of the Week: Night Desert

This week's wallpaper is a series of sand dunes under a star filled sky. Light from the side of the dunes adds contour and depth to the dunes. This background has gentle curves and soft earth tones, and icons show up well. Original image by Walid Ahmad at Pexels, more resolutions at the link below.

Desert dunes under starry sky

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