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Map Keystrokes Ctrl + Tab And Ctrl + Shift + Tab To Microsoft Intellimouse Buttons
Ever wanted to map a mouse button to a character you can’t enter into the Intellimouse/Intellipoint control panel, such as the Tab key? Here’s how.

Correcting Clock Drift On A CentOS VM Under Hyper-V On Server 2008 R2
How to correct clock drift on a CentOS 5 virtual machine guest running on a Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V host.

Delete Photos Without Descriptions From Google Photos
How to delete photos without descriptions from Google Photos using a Greasemonkey/Tampermonkey script.

Windows Taskbar Refuses To Auto-hide
How to fix when the Windows Taskbar refuses to auto-hide.

“Insufficient Storage Available” When Installing Updates
How to fix a problem where you receive an “Insufficient Storage Available” error when installing or upgrading apps on your Samsung Android mobile.

Reset The Desktop Windows Manager In Windows
How to reset the Desktop Windows Manager in Windows.

Redirect To A Mobile Site Using Mod_rewrite
How to use Apache’s mod_rewrite .htaccess rules to redirect mobile devices to a different version of your site, while still allowing a “View Full Site” link.

How To Register For GST If You Already Have An ABN (in Australia)
How to register for GST using the Australian Government’s/Australian Taxation Office’s ATO online Business Portal when you already have an ABN and an AUSKey.

Remove “My Sharing Folders” From My Computer
How to remove the My Sharing Folders icon from My Computer in Windows Vista, XP.

Template-Based Site
Make a simple PHP-based template-drive site

Why Do Golf Tees Go Backwards?
Why do golf tees go backwards when the ball is hit?

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