Paste as Plain Text In Any App With Puretext, A Free Portable Windows App

There are a number of situations that you might want to paste as plain text, i.e. with all formatting removed. Lots of copy and pasting from the web results in formatted text. This is fine if you are only pasting into a search box, URL bar or Notepad, but if you are putting this into Evernote, Word, Powerpoint or other rich text aware applications, you don't always want to keep the source formatting. Copying numbers between Excel sheets or documents often brings with it formatting unless you Read more [...]

Windows Update: Same Updates Over And Over Again (FIX)

There was me thinking that the Windows Update mechanism was designed to streamline updates to the operating system, eliminating the need to go to a website to download fixes and patches. Ha ha ha. Without realising it, I've been repeatedly shutting down to install the same Windows Updates on Vista for the past 2 weeks. Windows Update never registered the installs and kept on asking me to do it again. Many of the help sites I found just suggested ignoring the updates in the future, which didn't Read more [...]