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Yahoo Search Direct offers suggestions, previews in an instant

Late in 2010, Yahoo began showing a limited number of testers something it called Rich Search Assist. Type a few letters into the search box, and Yahoo displayed a floating pane with suggested search terms in one column and a results preview in the other. Now, the feature has launched as Yahoo Search Direct. As you can see, the previews also include Yahoo's contextual customizations for...

YouTube tip: Use the context menu for copying the embed code, and more

Here's a little tidbit which was new to a few of us on the Download Squad team... When you right-click a YouTube video, there are site-specific options in addition to the Flash defaults! Some of you may be face-palming right now, so if you already know about this, feel free to move on with your life. If you don't, definitely file this under "good to know": By default, the Flash context menu is...

Tasker for Android lets your phone react to its current state or environment

There's a new, interesting and quite unique Android app on the market. It's called Tasker, and it gives your phone the power to react to its current state or environment. It gives your phone the ability to work autonomously without your direct input -- in effect, Tasker gives your phone rudimentary artificial intelligence. It works by creating rules that question your phone's current "context"...

Add Send to Instapaper to your Google Chrome context menu

Instapaper is a great way to save all of those Web pages you encounter that you can't read right now. Their official bookmarklet is handy for adding items to your queue, but you have to click through to the page before you can utilize it. Wouldn't it be nice if you had the option of right-clicking a link to send a page to Instapaper instead? If Google Chrome is your browser of choice, the Send...

Free app lets you add and remove entries from your Send To menu

The Windows Send To menu can be incredibly useful. I most often use it to zap files to a USB flash drive, but it's also handy for emailing files and quickly burning files to CD (say, when I'm helping the RCMP retrieve video footage from surveillance DVRs). Still, it could be more useful if I was able to remove a few items and add some additional folder locations. Send To Toys is up to the...

Context Menu URL Shortener for Google Chrome puts bit.ly sharing links close at hand

There's a big crop new extensions showing up which take advantage of Google Chrome's new context menu API, and that's great news for those of you who can't live without your right-click menu. You can see a pair of newer extensions in my screenshot -- and while I'm not certain I'll be using the tab switcher, Copy Short URL is probably here to stay. Just right-click a link and left-click and...

Context Menu Enhancer v2 adds even more useful stuff to your Windows right-click menus

I'm a right-click junky, and I shudder to think about using Windows without that handy little context menu at my disposal. What's even better is my menu after tweaking it with Context Menu Enhancer. The free program allows you to add loads of useful functions like copy and move to folder, open in Notepad, open an Admin command prompt, and even that God Mode shell folder everyone was buzzing...

Right-click Extender for Windows 7 adds useful options to your context menu

The Windows right-click context menu is a tremendous time saver. When I introduce customers to it, they're typically amazed at how many tasks it can simplify. Want to add even more useful features to your menu? There are loads of apps which can help (like Open++ and Moo0 Right Clicker), and The Windows Club's Right-Click Extender is a good, easy-to-use option. It's not overloaded with...

Free Rightload does simple context menu FTP

I wrote before about DropUpload, a simple utility to handle your FTP uploading chores. It's a nice, lightweight alternative for users that don't need a full-blown client like Filezilla. Rightload is another great choice. Install it, and Rightload integrates into the Windows right-click context menu. Don't fret about clutter, it only adds a single line. Right click any file or folder, hover on...

Getting Things Done Software Systems (Part 1 of 2)

Native Windows (offline-capable) software Scope While there are a great number of ways to put a Getting Things Done system into action on a Windows PC, I'd like to compare and contrast the benefits of using native Windows software like Outlook (arguably the most popular personal information management software on Windows) and handheld computers (in this case a Pocket PC) versus using online...