Tutorials / How-tos


How to Convert CSV to TSV files by Batch

A CSV (comma separated values) file is basically a text file containing structured data, where a comma is used to separate or delimit values in each row or record. A TSV (tab separated values) file is similar to a CSV file, except that it uses a tab to separate values.
Both CSVed and TablePad are free applications for manipulating delimitor separated values files.

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Best Free Typing Tutor


Typing tutors and wizards are an important tool from which almost everyone could benefit. If you are interested in upping your WPM (words per minute), then try one of these freeware programs.


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Additional µTorrent Settings


These are some additional µTorrent settings that users have expressed interest in.

For a listing of the other µTorrent (or BitTorrent) help pages here at Gizmo's Freeware, please see

Since µTorrent and BitTorrent are identical bittorrent clients, developed by the same company, these guides apply to µTorrent or BitTorrent.

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How to Stop Vista Objecting to Programs at Startup

Oh the joys of Vista.

One of its many "charming" characteristics is that it will fail at startup to run certain utilities you have installed.

It does this for your protection but when you have deliberately and consciously installed a program and it won't run, it is a total pain.

The classic example is the wonderful free "Everything" search program. After you install "Everything" Vista will simply not automatically run the program at startup. Instead it issues a warning message. The only way to start the program is to do it manually.

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How to Suggest a New Software Category

The best way to suggest a new category is to create a software stub for that category.

A stub is a blank review.  The advantage of creating a stub is that it get the software category onto our website and this encourages our users to offer suggestions or even take over the editing of that category by writing a full review.

It is remarkable how many suggestions some stubs get via the Comments section at the end of the stub. 

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HIPS Explained


This is my attempt to clarify what a HIPS is, what it does and how best to incorporate a HIPS program into your security protection.


What does "HIPS" mean?

It stands for Host Intrusion Prevention System. In essence it's a program that alerts the user to a malware program such as a virus that may be trying to run on the user's computer, or that an unauthorized user such as a hacker may have gained access to the user's computer.

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