Readers offer their best tips for accessing the Windows command prompt, reverting to the old My Yahoo format, and creating your own wrinkle release spray.
Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips in our inbox, but for various reasons—maybe they’re a bit too niche, maybe we couldn’t find a good way to present it, or maybe we just couldn’t fit it in—the tip didn’t make the front page. From the Tips Box is where we round up some of our favorites for your buffet-style consumption. Got a tip of your own to share? Add it in the comments, email it to tips at lifehacker.com, or share it over at our user-run blog, Hackerspace.
Open the Command Prompt at a Specific Location in Windows Explorer
Pat-X shares a great tip for working with the command prompt:
CMDin the address bar in Windows Explorer and then hit Enter to open a command prompt at the current location.
Get Your Old My.Yahoo Page Back (at Least For Now)
Jim lets us know how we can retain our old my.yahoo page:
It appears that Yahoo is forcing its users to the new my.yahoo.com page, which has blown away the old customization and formatting. However, the Canadian site still brings up the old version that we know and love, at least for the time being. Let’s hope they don’t blow this one up, too.
Make Your Own DIY Wrinkle Release Spray
Emily shares a recipe for making your own wrinkle release spray with common household ingredients:
I found this recipe on the Popsugar Smart Living website when I realized one morning that I had run out of my store-bought wrinkle release spray. It’s really easy to make and, since you only need water, white vinegar, and conditioner, you probably already have what you need to make it.
Create Nail Polish Storage with Ikea Spice Racks
Trisha shows us a great way to create storage for nail polish and supplies with Ikea spice racks:
I recently posted a DIY article on my blog that shows how to modify Ikea spice racks so you can use them for nail polish instead of spices. It’s always fun when an item (like spice racks) can be used for something else—especially when it’s usually so hard/expensive to find good nail polish storage.