30 May 2011

Useful Windows 7 Shortcuts...

  • Windows key + Left: docks current window to the left side of the screen
  • Windows key + Right: docks current window to the right side of the screen
  • Windows key + Up: maximizes and/or restores foreground window
  • Windows key + Down: minimizes active window
  • People with a multi-monitor setup, Windows + SHIFT + Left (or Right) will shift a window from monitor to monitor
  • If you press Windows + 1, it will create a new instance of the first icon in the task bar. This is handy if you do a lot of coding and need to open several instances of a program
  • To Run a program as an Administrator, it’s now as easy as holding CTRL + SHIFT when you open the application

12 June 2010

Enable hidden built in administrator account in Windows Vista

Windows Vista has a Hidden administrator account which can be used to run any application with administrator privilege without the annoying UAC control.

here are the steps to enable it...

*Click on start menu
* Type "cmd" on search bar
* Select cmd, right click and select "Run as Administrator" option
* Now in cmd prompt
type: 'net user administrator /active:yes',
then press enter

Now you have activated the admin account.

To disable

* Just type: 'net user administrator /active:no'
* press enter

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02 June 2010

Access Hidden Themes & Wallpapers in Windows 7

Windows 7 has hidden Themes and wallpapers.Normally, you can't access those backgrounds or themes, though, are background scenery and themes from other English-speaking countries -- Australia, Canada, Great Britain and South Africa., but there is a simple way you can install and use them.

Here are The Steps..

1. In the search box in the Start menu, type

"C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT "

and press Enter. (Note: If Windows 7 is installed in a drive other than C:, use the respective drive letter instead.)

2. Windows Explorer will launch and show you a list of subfolders

3. Under C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT: you can see some folders like MCT-AU, MCT-CA, MCT-GB, MCT-US, and MCT-ZA. Each subfolder has wallpapers for a specific country

AU for Australia, CA for Canada, GB for Great Britain, US for the United States, and ZA for South Africa.

* For any of the countries whose wallpaper and themes you want to use, go into its Theme folder, for example, C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT\MCT-ZA\Theme.

* Double-click the theme you see there (for example ZA).

* That will install a shortcut to the theme and wallpapers in the Personalization section of Control Panel.

You can now use them as you would any other theme or background, by right-clicking the desktop, choosing Personalize, and choosing a background or theme. They will be listed in their own section.

Why these thing are locked...

When you first install Windows 7, it asks for your language, time and currency. Based on your responses, it installs a set of wallpapers and themes. If you choose English (United States) for your time and currency format, for example, the available desktop backgrounds and themes will include a United States section with scenery from locations such as Maine, the Southwest and so on. so for each specific location seperate themes get installed...

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01 June 2010

Restore Quick Launch bar in Windows 7

Windows 7 has upgraded the Quick launch bar into a new taskbar functions as a program launcher as well as task switcher. So the old Quick Launch bar on the left side of the taskbar that contained shortcuts for frequently used programs, has been Vanished. However, if you really intend to regain that functionality, you can add it back.

Here are the steps..

* Right-click the task bar and choose Toolbars --> New Toolbar.

* You'll be asked to select a folder for where the new toolbar should live. In the Folder text box at the bottom of the dialog box, enter this text:

"%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch"

* After you do that, click Select Folder.

* A link for the Quick Launch bar will be added to the taskbar.

* It will be on the right of the taskbar, just to the left of the Notification area.

It's not particularly docked all the way to the right with no application icons showing, so we're going to have to do a bit of work on it to make it useful.

* Right-click the task bar

* In the pop-up menu remove the check next to "Lock the task bar"

* Now right-click Quick Launch and remove the checks next to Show Text and Show Title.

Once you've done it, drag the vertical triple dotted line next to the Quick Launch bar to the left until you expose its icons. To prevent further changes, right-click the taskbar and check Lock the taskbar. You can now use the Quick Launch bar as you could in Windows XP and Vista, including adding icons to it and deleting them.

18 May 2010

Windows 7 Desktop Tweak

"Shake" your desktop free of clutter

If you frequently run multiple programs simultaneously or have multiple windows opened side by side, your desktop can get extremely cluttered & looks untidy. This can get annoying if you're working on one program and want to minimize all the other windows except the one which you are working on.

In previous versions of Windows you had to minimize them individually, but with Windows 7's "shake" feature, though, you can minimize every window except the one in which you're currently working in a single step.

* Click and hold the title bar of the window you want to keep on the desktop

* While still holding the title bar, shake it quickly back and forth until all of the other windows minimize to the task-bar.

* Then to make them return, shake the title bar again.

You can accomplish the same thing by pressing the Windows key+Home key combination although doing this is not nearly as much fun as "Shaking".

17 May 2010


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15 May 2010

Add Video Links to Windows7 Start Menu

The WINDOWS 7 Start Menu includes links to your pictures & Music Folders, but not to your Videos Folder. If you watch a lot of videos & want to link to them on your Start Menu, here's what you can do

Follow these simple Steps:

* Right Click the Start button & select Properties.

* On the screen that appears, go to the Start Menu tab & click Customize.

* In the dialog box that appears, scroll to the bottom, look for the Videos section.

* Select "Display as a link" & click OK & then OK again.


If you prefer that videos display as a menu, with links to files & sub-menus, instead select "Display as a menu" option.

14 May 2010

Running Incompatible S/W in Windows 7

The Major drawback of Vista was it's Compatibility issues with older programs. But Windows 7 comes with a Program Compatibility Mode that simulates the behavior of of previous versions of windows for that program. You can change the compatibility settings for a program either manually or by using the Program Compatibility Troubleshooter

Here are The Steps to do it Manually..

* Right click on the program which you wish to run on compatibility mode

* Choose Troubleshoot Compatibility

* A Program Compatibility Assistant will be launched

* It automatically detects known Compatibility issues

* Notifies you if it finds any issues

* Tries to fix it the next time your program is run


It does not make any changes to your program. It just resolves the conflicts with UAC giving high privilege to your program or simulate an earlier version of Windows.