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Portitle: right-click to look up movie and TV show information, trailers, and subtitles

We like to showcase right click functions that are unique and/or useful, and in fact have published a series of collections of interesting right click functions. This time around we would like to feature Portitle, a free utility that can look up movie summaries, reviews, trailers and download subtitles for your media files via right

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Start Menu Reviver: a superior start menu for both Windows 8 and Windows 7

What if Microsoft had kept the start menu in Windows 8; what would it have looked like? In some ways ‘Start menu Reviver’, a Start Menu replacement for Windows 8 and Windows 7, seems like it was designed to answer that question. It provides the option for mouse or touchscreen use, and combines the Windows

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How to fix missing thumbnail previews for image files in Windows

This happened to me: I installed a new image-related freeware to test it, and all of my image thumbnail previews disappeared, to be replaced by icons. If this happens to you you know it can be quite frustrating, especially if you are unsure as to what might have caused it in the first place. The

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Pointofix: annotate your screen when giving presentations – easily and for free!

Whether you need to give presentations for business, education, or any other purpose; you know that the best presentations have a large performance or even theatrical component. And no matter how well prepared you are in advance, there is often the need to explain things on the fly, to outline points and figures, and do

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Enhance your Right Click Context Menu with Another 10 Great Utilities

If you’ve been following this site, you might know that we are big fans of the Windows right click context menu, and believe it to be one of the best (yet underrated) interface elements in Windows. We’ve published a series of articles around the theme: interesting functions in the Windows right click menu. In this

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How to send ebooks and documents to Kindle or Kindle mobile app WIRELESSLY

So you have some ebooks or documents on hard drive, but how to transfer these to your Kindle or your iPad Kindle app or other device? Typically, you would need to attach the device to the PC via a USB cable, but wouldn’t be easier to simply to send them wirelessly? This posting will show

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Bypass the UAC prompt for any program, with ‘ElevatedShortcut’ for Windows 7 and Windows 8

UAC security prompts have becoming a mainstay of Windows since Vista, but especially with the introduction of Windows 7, and they remain so with Windows 8. We’ve written about how to go around these on Windows startup by using the task scheduler to bypass the prompts (see here), or bypassing them by downgrading the UAC

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Right click to merge, convert, and edit PDFs, with ‘Debenu PDF Tools’

If you work with PDFs, you may find it very useful to be able to simply right click one (or more) of them to perform operations such as split or extract pages, images or text, merge PDF files, convert PDFs to images (or images to PDFs), add or edit bookmarks or metadata, and perform a

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Use your webcam as a mouse with gesture-based freeware ‘NPointer’

Have you ever wished you had an extra hand for the mouse while you’re typing? Or, perhaps you’re one of the many people across the world that is differently abled than others and you need a mouse-control solution that doesn’t require hands and fingers, or maybe you like to see the technology of tomorrow today,

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How to create and share your own customized Chrome themes

Are you one of those folks that loves to customize the heck out of everything? From your custom cell phone cover to your airbrushed t-shirts and everything in between and beyond, there’s a way to customize just about anything these days. Browsers are no exception; Chrome, for instance, allows you to use any of a

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Maximize windows into the free space between other open windows, with WinMaximumize

Imagine that you have multiple open Windows on your desktop screen, with a lot of empty space between them. Now imagine that you want to maximize one of them quickly so that it occupies all empty on-screen space up to and until it reaches the edge of the adjacent open window, and you have a

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Looking for a simple, practical launcher? Try Launchbar 4 for Windows

There’s nothing I like more than a good launcher, especially if it is based on an intuitive, practical concept. Which is why I like Launchbar 4. Launchbar is a free launcher for Windows that lets you start your favorite programs, files, and folders simply by right clicking any of the edges of your screen that