YOUR FAVOURITE READ­ERS’ TIPS OF 2017

Computer Active (UK) - - Reader's Tips Special Issue -

One of the ben­e­fits of our Snipca Url-short­en­ing sys­tem is that it lets us keep track of how many times a URL has been clicked, telling us which pro­grams and tips you like most. This in turn helps us to plan fea­tures and Work­shops we hope you’ll find use­ful. Based your click counts, here are the 10 most pop­u­lar Read­ers’ Tips of 2017 so far.

1Pass­word- pro­tect sen­si­tive files on your PC us­ing Pc-op­ti­mi­sa­tion soft­ware Synei Sys­tem Util­i­ties ( www.snipca.com/26046, see screen­shot be­low). Pete Fos­ter, Is­sue 492 2Create flow­charts quickly and eas­ily us­ing Di­a­gram De­signer ( www.snipca.com/25518). Terry May, Is­sue 510

3Re­cover your for­got­ten Wi-fi pass­word us­ing Nir­soft’s Wire­lesskeyview ( www.snipca.com/23679). Brian War­ton, Is­sue 497

4Find

lost prod­uct keys for any soft­ware us­ing the pro­gram Be­larc Ad­vi­sor ( www.snipca.com/24475). Roy Davies, Is­sue 503

5Play

old video-cam­era files in Win­dows 10 by down­load­ing miss­ing codecs in the Me­dia Player Codec Pack ( www.snipca.com/25203). Michael Weaver, Is­sue 508 6Create a desk­top short­cut to open your disc tray us­ing Nir­soft’s Nir­cmd ( www.snipca.com/23358). David Ward, Is­sue 495 7See how web­sites looked in the past on the Way­back Ma­chine ( www.snipca.com/23135). Steve Tyson, Is­sue 494 8Make Chrome faster by re­mov­ing ex­ten­sions you no longer want. In­stall the Noo­boss ex­ten­sion ( www.snipca.com/23973, see screen­shot above) to see all the other ex­ten­sions you’ve in­stalled. An­gela Fel­low, Is­sue 499 9Lis­ten to in­ter­net ra­dio sta­tions around the world us­ing VLC Me­dia Player ( www.snipca.com/22779). Trevor Falls, Is­sue 492

10See

your PC’S CPU us­age and read and write speeds, as well as your in­ter­net up­load and down­load speeds, us­ing pro­gram Xme­ters ( www.snipca.com/24863). Ken­neth Wall, Is­sue 506

Pass­word-pro­tect your files and fold­ers us­ing Synei Sys­tem Util­i­ties

Use Noo­boss to dis­able Chrome ex­ten­sions you no longer want

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