The taskbar sure is handy for quickly accessing your favourite programs and files, but did you know you could also use it to create a jump list of important information, such as phone numbers?
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
The Start menu may be gone (if recoverable) in Windows 8, but you don't care -- you have a taskbar full of your most commonly used apps. Here are three tips to help leep your taskbar as organised and powerful as possible.
Windows: If you're worried that some application may be eating into your bandwidth in the background, or you just want to keep closer tabs on the bandwidth your computer is using, NetSpeedMonitor is a handy systray utility that lives in your taskbar. It shows you active upload and download speeds, which applications are using your network connection and what their endpoints are.
Searching the web (and performing other tasks) from your browser's address bar is handy, but what if your browser is closed or minimised? Here's how to quickly search the web from the search bar in Windows 7's Start menu.
We've shown you one way to pin anything to your Windows 7 taskbar, but if you'd rather not install extra software, you can pin a document to your taskbar using Windows' built-in Task Scheduler.