Loungers thinking about upgrades and apps

By Tracey Capen

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 most interesting questions raised this week

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):
That last thread received no replies, but fortunately poster RonH found his own solution. As he explains it, HP’s automatic update sofware was the source of the problem. This post could be useful to other HP notebook owners.

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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.
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Tracey Capen

About Tracey Capen

Editor in chief Tracey Capen was the executive editor of reviews at PC World magazine for 10 years, from 1995 to 2005. He was InfoWorld's managing editor of reviews from 1993 to 1995 and worked in the magazine's test center and as networking editor from 1989 to 1992. Between his stints at InfoWorld, he was senior labs editor at Corporate Computing magazine.