Windows 8 lets you selectively sync a bunch of handy stuff between all your PCs, like desktop background and theme, app settings, language preferences, and more.
These sites and their individual sections—Mac, iOS, PC, Web—have been through some pretty big changes over the last couple years, but especially the last few months. I figured it was time to round up the latest in a single post, including some big additions I have coming up. Yes, I’m considering an Android section, but I’m also looking for new, creative ways to support not just my work, but give something back to all you wonderful readers who contribute posts.
Bonus points: each top-level Finer Things in Tech section has its own Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, and RSS feed, so you can follow them how you like. Want another options? Let me know and I’ll see what I can do.
Comic Life from Plasq has been a pretty popular app on the Mac for creating comic-y layouts and generally having fun with your photos.
Now Plasq has released a beta for Windows that runs on XP, Vista, and 7. Think you’ll give it a try? Let us know how it goes.
Cancel scrolling in Windows
If you start scrolling a page by dragging a scroll bar, you can get back to the exact position you started scrolling from by moving the mouse away from the scroll bar. Useful to quickly glance over other parts of the document and get back to the line you’re reading.
A keyboard shortcut to quickly rename files in Windows Explorer
Once you select a file or folder in Windows Explorer, you can hit F2 to quickly edit the item’s name. If you have selected multiple items, though, only the first one will get the renaming treatment.
This should work in Windows XP, Vista, and 7.
CloudApp is a super simple service for sharing links, photos, and files online. Its clients automatically create a short URL for whatever you upload, then copy it to your clipboard for easy sharing in other apps, Twitter, or email.
For some time, CloudApp has only had Mac and iOS clients. FluffyApp finally brings this handy service to Windows.
This default Windows 7 wallpaper depicts symbols from a variety of cultures, including Native American (the tortoise), Buddhism (lotus flower), the Chinese creation story (the dragon), and Norse (the ice wall). Do you recognize any other cultures or stories in this image? Anyone know who made it?