Here’s a good utility for LCD monitor owners. JScreenFix tries to fix the stuck pixels on your monitor. From the site:
“A stuck pixel is a bright dot of colour most noticeable when the rest of the screen is black. Stuck pixels are fairly common on high resolution LCD screens. Stuck pixels sometimes start working again with time unless they appear black on a white background, these are known as dead pixels.
JScreenFix will help fix stuck pixels on LCD screens. Most stuck pixels are repaired within 20 minutes. Some users have reported that JScreenFix can even fix dead pixels!
Unlike other solutions, JScreenFix works on each colour component individually in an un-coordinated fashion. By random on-off cycles at up to 60 times a second, pixels are fixed through resonance and repetition. This is more effective at repairing stuck pixels and is less stressful on the screen’s power supply circuitry.”
If you need to use that small calculator proggie from time to time but think it’s too time consuming to browse through Start – All Programs… and too lazy to put a shortcut on the desktop then have a look at Taskbar Calculator.
It’d be a good idea to print a copy of Firefox Cheat Sheet and have it next to your computer till you learn those time saving keyboard shortcuts.