We appreciate how programmers look out for us, popping up dialogs when we're about to do something we might later regret. "Are you really, really sure you want to reformat your C drive?" Even so, most dialogs are a pain. They're always asking the same questions, getting the same answers. Luckily, there's Push the Freakin Button Pro, a simple but fiendishly useful little macro program. Tell it which dialogs to watch out for and which buttons to push when they appear. Next time one does, Push the Freakin' Button, well, pushes the freakin' button. PTFBPro provides several fine-tuning options, including a delay setting for older PCs and slow-responding applications. The utility consumes a surprisingly high 11MB of memory. However, those who live on their computers may well consider the savings in time and annoyance worth the performance hit.
Apps to help adjust to daylight saving
This Sunday morning, our clocks spring forward one hour to mark the beginning of daylight saving time. While it might be nice for some to have more light at the end of the day, it can be tough for bodies to adjust to darker mornings. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on some ways technology can help ease the transition.