Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Tech Tip: Recommended browser: Firefox 2!

As techie's here at A Couple of Donkeys we use only the best software and where possible like to use free and open source alternatives. Ever since it was called pheonix, we've been using Mozilla Firefox as our main browser. Compared to Microsoft's Internet Explorer, it just plain rocks!

The fact it rarely crashes, the multitude of extensions (which can do almost anything - from reading RSS feeds to Downloading images from webpages) and the features it provides put this browser as top dog in our book. In our opinion it is much better than Internet Explorer 7, which only serves to emulate Firefox features from days gone by.

So why did we post other than to point you to Firefox 2? Simply put, the majority of you (our readers) use Internet Explorer. Here's a screenshot of our sitestats to illustrate:

We urge you to make the switch to firefox, it's free and secure and you won't regret it!

Tech Tip: Removing the need for Ctrl-Alt-Del aka No more three fingers

If you are tired of holding down those three familiar yet spaced-far-apart keys to logon your machine, here is the way to get rid of Ctrl+Alt+Delete.

It does involve a registry modification so be careful and back up the entries before doing this.

Go to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Create a REG_DWORD called: DisableCAD

Then modify the data value as appropriate:

Value Data: (0 = Require Ctrl+Alt+Delete, 1 = Disable)