Craig Snyder

Differences Between the Many Archive Compressed File Formats

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If you’re a file hoarder, file compression is something you absolutely must know about. Although storage technology continues to improve at a rapid rate, efficiency is never a bad thing. Not to mention, many of our file standards today dwarf those of the past—the 128 kbps MP3s we used to download on Napster have now […]

Stop a Website from Sending Notifications in Chrome

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Google Chrome has practically been universally accepted as the best browser for desktop and laptop users. If you were around 10 years ago, shortly after Chrome’s release, that was still Firefox’s throne. If we go back 10 more years, Internet Explorer was beating out Netscape. How quickly things change, right? Turning the clock back, browsers […]

Set an Expiration Date on Shared Google Drive Files

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Google Drive has emerged as one of the best and most popular ways of sharing files between clients, coworkers, and friends without requiring them to make a direct download. A decade ago, you’d be sending these files as an email attachment or link from a site like Megaupload or MediaFire. Let’s all rejoice that those […]

Change Recycle Bin Settings in Windows 10

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Windows 10 ships with a level of customization features that we haven’t seen in many other versions of the operating system. Something completely new to this iteration of Windows is a set of settings exclusive to the Recycle Bin. Up through Windows 8, the Recycle Bin just is what it is—a container for your deleted […]

Split a Document into Columns in Google Docs

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As a cross-platform, web-based service, Google Docs is the go-to solution for many when it comes to creating and hosting personal files and documents. When used barebones, it can act simply as Notepad with version control for all of your jotting needs. For advanced users, though, it’s so much more. We previously wrote about how […]

Change to Landscape Orientation in Google Docs

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There’s no doubt that portrait orientation is the way to view the vast majority of documents on the web. It’s how we’ve always read books and browsed websites. You’re reading this post in portrait orientation now, right? However, in fringe cases where you’re trying to format a document to be wider than it is tall, […]

Find a Domain’s Backlinks, Redirects, and Shared IPs

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Creating your own website and finding a way to bring in visitors takes a lot of research. Whether you want to find traffic through search engines or advertising, you’re going to have plenty of reading ahead of you. You’ll find that much of this research involves determining who your biggest competitors are and analyzing the […]

Advanced Google Searching Using Search Operators

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Since discovering Google Search operators, our efficiency with the world’s biggest search engine has gone through the roof. Most searchers will lazily type in a word or phrase, hit Enter, and expect Google to do the rest for them. In some cases, it works out. In others, something as simple as a symbol or extra […]

Disable Keyboard Keys in Windows with AutoHotKey

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When you’re at your keyboard, not too many things are as frustrating as accidentally hitting a disruptive key. For example, the Windows key can cause some fullscreen applications to minimize. Pressing the Alt key can sometimes completely block all key inputs thereafter. If you’re accidentally hitting these keys without knowing, it can cause major inconveniences […]

Automatically Scroll Down Pages in Your Web Browser

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Automation is one of the biggest keys to maximizing your productivity. Think about how painstaking everyday desk work would be if simple shortcuts like Ctrl+A, to select all text, or Ctrl+LMB (left-click), to open a link in a new tab, didn’t exist. Modern browsers do a good job of covering the shortcut-key basics, like jumping […]