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How to – Screenshots with mouse’s cursor!

Posted in Computer, How to, Software Tools, Windows with tags , , , on March 10, 2016 by Sirusdark

Hello dear readers!

Here’s a very, very, very useful tip on how to take screenshots of your screen(s) AND include the mouse cursor!

Usually, it cannot be done natively in Windows, but if you have IrfanView installed,you’re good to go! Oh? What’s that? IrfanView is just the best free Image viewer out there. Nothing less.

BTW, if IrfanView is NOT your default image viewing application… my sincere condolences.

Okay! Open IrfanView, press C, choose the options you want and make sure to select the “Include mouse cursor” checkbox. That’s it! Dead simple.

irfan_capture_001Here, my preferred settings highlighted in green.

Publish!

Enjoy!

Sirus

P.s.: I’m actually thinking of starting a series just on IrfanView; it does so many things!

References
-http://www.irfanview.com/

Windows 10 available next month – Wait

Posted in Announcement, Free, Windows with tags , , , , on June 17, 2015 by Sirusdark

Hello!logo_windows_10If haven’t heard yet, Windows 10 will be available next month, July 29, 2015!

For those of us who can’t wait to get their hands dirty and try Windows 10 now, simply register at Windows Insider Program and download it today… FOR FREE!

The wait

Meanwhile, since no one can predict how smoothly the upgrade will be, what will work, what won’t, which app will bug, etc., simply wait for yours truly to do it!

Once I screw up update my system to Windows 10, I’ll make a short review about it. :D

Your Windows Guinea Pig,

Sirus
sirusdark.ca

Reference
-http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/features
-https://insider.windows.com
-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_10

Today – Free Comic Book Day

Posted in Event, Free Stuff with tags , , , , on May 2, 2015 by Sirusdark

As usual, the first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day!

For me, it’s an excuse to go for a walk (all day), hang out with friends, meet crazy strangers people and just have a nice day.

FCBD

“I just look at the pictures”

Enjoy!

Sirus
sirusdark.ca

 

Windows 8.1 Installation Media is Free!

Posted in Computer, Free, How to, Software Tools, Windows 8 with tags , , , , , , on March 17, 2015 by Sirusdark

Did you know?

If you’ve lost, can’t find or don’t even have your Windows 8.1 installation disk (any version btw), there’s now no need to buy a new one; you can create one for FREE! I was recently asked again where to get a new installation media (aka install disk) and thought it was worth a post to reiterate this very useful info.

Create installation media for Windows 8.1

All you gotta do is download Microsoft’s application (less than 2 Mb), run the tool, select the Windows 8.1 version you need.

Probably the best part is it lets you choose between a USB installer and an ISO file. Once you’ve picked your preferred method of destruction installing, let it work. It’s that simple!

You don’t even have to install anything on your precious computer since it’s a standalone app; which makes it portable too!

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media

This nifty tool can create installation media for all the following Windows 8.1 versions (32bit/64 bit):

Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1 N
Windows 8.1 Pro
Windows 8.1 Pro N

Enjoy!

Sirus
sirusdark.ca

Early adopter? Try the latest Windows now!

Posted in Computer, Free Stuff, Software, Windows with tags , , , , on October 6, 2014 by Sirusdark

For all of you out there early adopters, being first isn’t enough. You want NOW, BEFORE now.

So here you go! You can download Windows Technical Preview here, now!

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-iso

But you already did, didn’t you?

FREE BONUSDraftsight LogoGet DraftSight FREE!
DraftSight is professional-grade, free CAD software.

Enjoy!

Sirus
sirusdark.ca

Outlook.com – Awesome new updates!

Posted in Internet with tags , , , , , on February 25, 2014 by Sirusdark

Outlook.com (or Hotmail.com, for the veterans) finally rolled out new updates today (February 25 2014).

The navigation is now a lot smoother, no more random reloads at login, when navigating or typing e-mails, no more waiting when clicking folders; everything is snappy and fast… Like it should have been in the first place. :D

I like to think it’s the ton of feedback I kept sending Microsoft every time something irritated me or didn’t work as intended. You’re all very welcome.

Enjoy!

Sirus
sirusdark.ca