This week’s sampling of interesting Lounge posts includes everything from organizers to nitty-gritty Web programming.
Thanks to the collective mind of Windows Secrets Lounge members, many of these problems find solutions. In some cases, just getting pointed in the right direction is enough.
- Unwanted address book updating in Thunderbird 3
Sometimes our computers have more automation than we want. Lounger K32rem wants Mozilla’s Thunderbird 3 to stop automatically adding incoming e-mail addresses to her address book. It’s easy to imagine how that could clutter your contact list in short order. But RussB came up with an answer that’s concise and easy to follow. More»
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- Working with OCR in OneNote 2007
Diannne18 likes to stay organized with Microsoft’s OneNote organizer. She discovered it has OCR capabilities but couldn’t get OCR to work. Numerous fellow Loungers have offered tips and advice. OneNote users: you’re welcome to add your experiences to the discussion. More»
- MySQL, Drupal, and PHP, oh my!
Tracy Hartley has a social-networking site in need of programming help. Picking the right programming language for such a project is a daunting task. Loungers have already offered some sage advice, but you might have your own ideas to contribute. More»
The following Loungers have worthwhile and meaningful problems that you might have answers to (or you might read that someone by now has already provided a workable solution):
- Pasting a workbook into Powerpoint leaves Excel partly open
- Disappearing Restore Points in Vista and Win7
- Programs in an update loop — SOLVED
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The Lounge Life column is a digest of the best of the WS Lounge discussion board. Tracey Capen is technical editor of WindowsSecrets.com.