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Tips n Tricks articles that make your computing life easier

How to upgrade a Drupal Module

How to upgrade a Drupal ModuleIn this article we will show you how you can upgrade a Drupal Module. Drupal as you must be knowing is one of the best Content Management System (CMS) that powers some of the worlds best website. Drupal Modules are often third party extensions (approved by Drupal) that enable extra functionality for the website. In our example we will show you step by step as how you can upgrade the famous Google Analytics module, which lets you track visitors and stats for your website. The process for upgrading a Drupal module is exactly similar to the example we will demonstrate here.

How to track your time spent on projects online and generate invoices

Track your time spent on projects onlineA lot of you are into consulting or freelancing business, doing small projects for various clients. It becomes increasingly important to track your time spent on the projects you are dealing with so you can bill accordingly. In this article we will introduce you to a free online application that will let you do everything automatically online, from tracking the amount of time you spend on your projects to generating invoices for them. You can do all this online and without being on the website all the time, hence you will have access to your work history while you are on the road, traveling to another clients office etc. There are of course third party and paid tools to accomplish the same but  this is a perfect too for a SOHO business or private consultants and freelancers and there is no installation of any software required on your machine.

How to disable indexing in Windows 7

How to disable indexing in Windows 7Windows Seven inherited the indexing feature from Windows Vista, which lets you do quick searches for your files, folders, documents, pictures etc. While indexing is a great thing and is hardly noticeable on the faster new machines with lots of RAM and CPU, it can be a resource hog on older machines with less adequate hardware. It can produce a lot of disk thrashing and spike your CPU and Memory utilization when you need it for other purposes. In this article we will show you how you can tweak indexing in Windows Seven to index only the locations you need or to disable it completely. The defaults for Windows Search and Indexing options in Windows Seven catalogs each minute thing, from your Favorites to your downloads and temp files, if you do not keep adding ton of favorites everyday, there is no need to have them indexed every time.

How to add a new library in Windows 7

How to add a new library in Windows 7Windows Seven comes with a great new feature called libraries. Libraries provide you a grouping, you can use this feature to collect and organize files that are located in different physical locations on your hard drive or the network. An example would be the pictures library, which can combine many different folders on your machine or network that has pictures and present it to you as a single library which you can share with others. By default, Windows only include four libraries called Documents, Music, Pictures and Videos. In this article we will show you how you can add another library to your existing set of libraries. In our example we will just use a local folder on the C: drive for this new library but you can just as easily add a network folder as long as the network folder is indexed.

Cool Sites - Process Library - Provides information about any process on your computer

Process Library lets you find information about any process running on your machineKeeping up with bringing you a cool website every Friday, today we present ProcessLibrary.com to you. How many times have you looked on to your Task Manager to troubleshoot your PC performance and found a process running on there that you had no clue about ? I think I have stumbled across such processes lots of time. Some of those processes are legit processes and killing the process via task manager can bring you unwanted results. However, sometimes those could be processes related spyware or malware or a hung application that might be eating away all the CPU and RAM on your machine. ProcessLibrary.com is an online database of 140,000 processes and 50,000 DLLs which you can search. To find out what a particular process on your computer is about, you can do this in three quick step as follows