Posts Tagged ‘start-menu’

Get the Most Out of Your Taskbar in Windows 7

April 7th, 2011

Posted on April 7, 2011 at 5:50 am The Windows 7 taskbar, as most everyone knows by now, is far more versatile than anything seen in Windows before, but what many people may not know, is that there is a lot more you can do with it, than simply pin things or use jumplists. First, for those that don’t know, applications can now be “pinned” to the taskbar; which means dragging them to the task bar, where they will stick, until such a time as you choose to unpin them at a future date. To pin an application, click on the Start icon, then right click on one of your applications and drag it down to the taskbar; when you get there, let go.

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How to Fix Notepad Opens Randomly by Itself on Windows 7

March 8th, 2011

If you own a Windows 7 with with processor 7075 you might have noticed that a notepad named desktop.ini opens randomly and by itself when you start or reboot your computer. Such a Notepad is not blank as it contains some code which it does make a lot of sense. The code should look like this: “[.ShellClassInfo] LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%system32shell32.dll,-21787″

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RAM Taskbar Shows RAM Usage in Windows 7 Taskbar

March 1st, 2011

The Windows 7 taskbar is awesome in many ways as it comes with lots of features.

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Make Windows 7 Taskbar and Start Menu Transparent with Taskbar Transizer

January 6th, 2011

Taskbar Transizer (translated page) is a simple freeware and portable application which can make your Windows 7 taskbar and start menu transparent. The application can make your taskbar and start menu transparent on a scale of 0 to 100. Just run the application and use the slider to select the transparency

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Windows 7 Registry Tweaker

October 5th, 2010

Windows 7 Registry Tweaker is a useful freeware tool to tweak and make changes to Windows 7 easily without having to manually edit these registry changes. The application comes with tweaking for Windows Explorer, Start Menu, Taskbar, System, Right Click menu and also Windows Logon. The tweaks are neatly categorized into different tabs.

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Organize Windows Start Menu with Handy Start Menu

September 22nd, 2010

If you have installed too many programs on your Windows, obviously the start menu might be crowded with programs. Searching a program is a tedious task even though there is a search available in the start menu. Handy Start Menu is a freeware tool which allows you to clean up and organize the Windows start menu into different categories.

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[MINI HOW-TO] Revert Back to IE 8 from Internet Explorer 9 Beta

September 22nd, 2010

If you’ve been trying out the public beta of Internet Explorer 9, you might want to revert back to IE 8 for some reason. Here we look at how to uninstall IE 9 and get IE 8 back. Uninstall IE 9 Beta First type appwiz.cpl into the Search box in the Start Menu and hit Enter which will open Programs and Features

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[MINI HOW-TO] Quick Tip: Turn Off Games in Windows 7

July 27th, 2010

If you’re happy with the features in Windows 7, but find no use for the games included by default, they can be turned off. In this quick tip we show you how it’s done. The games in any version of Windows are mediocre at best, and you might want to turn them off so you’re not bothered by them.

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Beginner Geek: Show Start Menu Items in Expanded View in Windows 7

July 20th, 2010

Rather than opening Control Panel or other locations from the Start Menu and hunting for what you need, you might find it easier to access them in expanded view from the Start Menu. Here we’ll show you a quick tip to get it done

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Fix for “Error 2203. An Internal Error Occurred” During Office 2010 Setup

July 15th, 2010

Unfortunately when installing Office 2010 not everything goes smoothly. Here is how to fix an Internal Error 2203 which we ran into during one installation of OneNote 2010

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