Posts Tagged ‘click’

How to forbid downloading files with Internet Explorer

Assuming that if a user of a given machine has chosen Internet Explorer as his/her browser, one can conclude that the user is not quite aware of hat he/she is doing. So just to be safe, it may be a good way to prevent the user from downloading any files from Internet if he/she is using IE.
Naturally, to force such a strange behavior we will use a good old registry tweak. First, we will open the Registry. Open the Start menu and enter regedit in the start menu searchbox:

and hit Enter. The Registry Editor will open:

Using the left-hand pane, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3:

Note: The next step is optional as the value 1803 may already exist.
On the right-hand pane click anywhere except the Name column and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value:

Name the new value 1803:

Double-click on it and a window will open. Enter 0 in the Value data textbox:

Click OK and close the Registry Editor. To revert to your old settings simply delete the value 1803.
Note: This trick works for IE 6 through 9.

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Disable favicons in Firefox

Favicons are the little icons that appear on each tab in your browser. Although they can help you find which site you have opened in a given tab, when you have a lot of tabs opened, they can really, really annoy you if the site designers have decided that a blinking favicon is the way to go. That is why, Firefox allows users to disable favicons in a rather easy way.

Open Firefox and enter about:config in the address bar. Firefox will warn you that you can really mess things up if you are not careful.

Click the I’ll be careful, I promise! button and the configurations will open:

In the Filter textbox enter

Double click on the preference to set its value to false:

Do absolutely the same for the preference:

Restart Firefox and you are done.

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Enable on-demand tab loading in Firefox 8

Modern day websites and browsers are not very friendly to slow computers with little memory. However this is “by default”. There are a lot of fine tunings that you can make to a browser, which will improve its performance and your overall experience. One common source of badly utilized memory is all those tabs that you keep open from previous sessions instead of bookmarking them as Read later. But, Firefox 8 provides a mechanism for tackling exactly those tabs. Instead of loading them on startup, you can set Firefox to load them on-demand, that is, when you first click on them. In this short tutorial we will show you how to enable this feature in Firefox 8.

Open Firefox, click the Firefox button and select Options:

A new window will open:

Select the General tab:

In the When Firefox starts dropdown menu select Show my windows and tabs from last time. Also, enable the Don’t load tabs until selected option:

Click OK. Next time you reopen Firefox your tabs will not be preloaded.

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Change the Explorer startup folder in Windows 7

Normally when you open Windows Explorer via the button on the taskbar:

Explorer opens the Libraries by default:

Now, we find this rather strange and useless since the Libraries is not one of the most used directories. So in this short tutorial we will show you how you can change that behavior and choose a more appropriate folder as the default.

To change this, right click on the Explorer button in the Taskbar:

Right click on Windows Explorer and choose Properties:

A new window will open:

As you can notice the target of this shortcut is set to %windir%\explorer.exe

A better alternative to use as your default directory is Computer. To change the default directory to it simply enter %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /E,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} in the Target text field and click OK.

Now when you click the Windows Explorer button it will open Computer:

Note: Alternatively you can open Explorer properties from Start button > All programs > Accessories > right click on Windows Explorer > Properties:

Another alternative for the default folder of Windows Explorer is My Documents. To set it as default simply set the target to %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n,::{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}

Basically you can use any folder as long as you know its Globally Unique Identifier (GUID), but expect more on GUIDs in a different tutorial.

Note: If you want to have some fun, why not change your colleagues’ default location to the Recycle Bin – simply use %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /E,::{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

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Diskeeper – how to defragment my hard disk

Diskeeper defragmentator tool designed to keep your hard disk drives always running at their maximum peak performance. Read the rest of this entry »

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Record sound with Microsoft Sound Recorder

Using Microsoft Sound Recorder, you can record, mix, play, and edit sounds.

To record sounds, your computer must be equipped with a microphone. Recorded sounds are saved as waveform (.wav) files. Read the rest of this entry »

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Making my home movies in Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker is video editing software that is included in Microsoft Windows XP operating system. It offer functionality such as transition effects, filters, audio track, timeline narration.

For this tutorial we will use default Windows Movie Maker sample videos included in Windows XP. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oil-stylish buttons in CorelDRAW

All of us have seen oil button used in web for navigation or something else. This buttons attract us with their clear and oil design. Somehow we want to get them with hands, to examine, to touch. If we want to use this buttons later when making some page for magazine, some poster, etc. we have to make this buttons is some vector-graphics program such CorelDRAW.

If you new in CorelDRAW you can visit Step by Step tutorial for CorelDRAW. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to open Windows 7 icons with just one click

How to open Windows 7 icons with just one click

This feature is actually pretty old (from the days of Windows 9x). For those who like browsing their PC in a manner similar to web browsing, here is how to enable this option in Windows 7.

Open a folder, click Organize (top-left corner) and select Folder and search Options:
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How to disable Internet Explorer in Windows 7

Many users dislike Internet Explorer (me including) and some of them even want to remove it from their machine. Well this is quite easy in Windows 7.

First open Control Panel:
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