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By John on 10/8/2009 1:10 PM
image It is only somewhat known that ad servers and aggregators track your visits through many different web pages with third-party cookies. But just getting rid of your cookies periodically is not enough to guarantee your surfing habits aren't known: Adobe's Flash player (also active on many web pages) can also be used to track one person's browsing behavior across many sites.

Generally this...
By John on 10/8/2009 11:32 AM
Here's Tim Sneath's helpful list of some cool new features for Windows 7. Of course a number aren't really new, but those were generally little known!

Also, from TechNet, are these handy Win 7 multi-monitor hot keys:

Win+Home: Clear all but the active window Win+Space: All windows become transparent so you can see through to the desktop Win+Up arrow: Maximize the active window Win+Down arrow: Minimize the active window or restore the window if it's maximized Win+Left/Right arrows: Dock the active window to each side of the monitor Win+Shift+Left/Right arrows: If you've got dual monitors, this will move the active window to the adjacent monitor Win+T: Shift focus to and scroll through items on the taskbar Win+P: Adjust presentation settings for your display Win+(+/-):...
By John on 10/8/2009 11:06 AM

It is always neat to learn about time savers and cool new utilities, but THERE ARE SO MANY! Fortunately, Scott Hanselman has compiled a useful list of the essential utilities to get some work done on a new computer and then also, for us developers, the cool dev tools of his choice, vetting them and listing just enough to decide if it is worth exploring.

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By John on 10/8/2009 10:24 AM

Microsoft's Developer Site is experimenting with a new look:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vbpreview/

What do you think? (My initial reaction is that it is too distracting, sacrificing readability for cute/distracting graphics.)

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