Bring back delete confirmation dialog in Windows 8

When moving an item to the recycle bin in older versions of Windows you were asked to confirm that step - this dialog was removed in Windows 8 but can be brought back with a simple tweak: Right-click the Recycle Bin and select Properties. Afterwards check the Display delete confirmation dialog checkbox. You should now ... Read more

How to enable hibernation in Ubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint 13

Hibernation is disabled on Ubuntu 12.04 and Mint 13 by default - you can only access it with the command line. To have it as an option in the shutdown menu again, open a terminal and enter the following: sudo gedit /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/com.ubuntu.enable-hibernate.pkla By that you create a new text file. Paste the following into it: ... Read more

Enable Peek Preview in Windows 8 Consumer Preview

One of the more useful Aero features of Windows 7 was that you could just hover your mouse over the bottom right corner where the Peek rectangle was positioned and all the windows would become fully transparent so you had a better overview of the desktop. In the Windows 8 Consumer Preview the only default ... Read more

Enable USB Support In Virtualbox (Ubuntu)

Enabling USB Support in Virtualbox means to be able to access USB drives plugged into your physical machine on your virtual machines. To accomplish this, you first need to download the newest version of Virtualbox (4.1.8 at the time of this writing), which is not available in the Ubuntu repositories but on the Virtualbox homepage: ... Read more