Every time I boot my laptop I get this annoying GUI update manager telling me I need to update my system. I like updates as much as the next guy but I prefer to do them at my own leisure and I also prefer to use the command line program aptitude. I didnt want to fully remove the GUI program however I did want to remove it from the start up. Its fairly simple.
Over the past couple of years I have had many friends use my Xbox 360 and in doing so they added their profiles to the device. Every time I want to login I have to sort through multiple profiles to locate the one I want to login with so I finally decided to clean up all of the profiles except for the primary one I use. You would expect the Xbox 360 interface to have a delete option directly from where the profiles are listed however it probably is not included there to cut down on accidentally deleting the incorrect profile. Below are instructions on how to delete profiles from your Xbox 360.
I was browsing some folders on my Windows 7 PC today looking for something and noticed a bunch of RTF (Rich Text Format) files in my users “My Documents” folder. After a bit of investigation I realized that they were GoToMeeting chat logs that I wasn’t even aware were being saved. I guess by default the GoToMeeting software saves a chat log for every meeting in rich text format which is annoying because if you are in a bunch of meetings the files just pile up. Things wouldn’t be as bad if the chat logs were appended to the same file but generating a new file for each chat by default just doesn’t seem like the most user friendly way to do things. Follow the simple directions below to turn off the GoToMeeting chat logs.
I recently updated iTunes and QuickTime on my Windows 7 PC and afterwards noticed that when opening a .PSD (Photoshop Document) file that instead of opening in Photoshop the file opened in PictureViewer. I wasn’t even familiar with PictureViewer at first however after a little searching I realized that PictureViewer is now installed with QuickTime by default which is really annoying since I already have dozens of picture viewing applications. Anyhow what it meant was that I needed to modify how file types associated to applications which is what is described in more detail. I will first describe how to change a single file type to match a single application and then I will describe how to associate a single program to many file types at the same time.
Unfortunately EclipseCrossword is only available for Windows so you cannot install it directly on OSX on a Macintosh computer without the use of third party software. This leaves you a couple options if you only need to view the .ECW files including installing EclipseCrossword via third party software on the Macintosh or have someone with a Windows computer convert the ECW file to a format you can view more easily on your Mac. Below I describe each option in more detail.