Posts Tagged ‘icon’

How to put a real Libraries icon (and not a shortcut) on your Desktop

Libraries is a sweet new feature introduced in the Windows operating system. Of course it is quite simple to add a shortcut to the Libraries on your Desktop, but why not add an actual icon on your Desktop, without the shortcut arrow. This is achieved with a simple registry tweak.

First we will open the Registry Editor. Open the Start menu, enter regedit in the Start menu search box, wait for the regedit.exe result and press Enter:
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Create shortcuts for disabling/enabling the Windows 7 firewall

When dealing with network problems, the first thing to do is to disable the Windows 7 firewall. But navigating to the Windows Firewall Settings is quite annoying. So why not make a good pair of shortcuts for enabling/disabling your Windows 7 firewall?

First, right-click on your desktop and select New > Shortcut:
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How to set the download location in Google Chrome

All files downloaded through Google Chrome are placed in a default folder on your PC. However you can modify this so that the files you download are stored in a different location. We will show you how to do just that in a few simple steps. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to import data from Firefox to Google Chrome

If you have ever switched browsers before you probably know that it is tedious for two reasons. First, the navigation, shortcut keys, behavior, etc. is different. And second, your history, bookmarks, saved passwords are pretty much lost. Well… not exactly. If you are switching from Firefox to Google Chrome you are in luck because exporting data between Firefox and Chrome is a matter of a few clicks. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to clear your browsing data in Google Chrome

If someone else shares your PC or your account to your PC with you, you probably don’t want him/her to be able to see what sites you have visited, not to mention being able to log anywhere using your passwords. If you have accidentally saved one of your passwords or you simply want to delete your browsing history, Chrome provides this functionality. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to disable Power Management in Windows 7

Whether you are running a desktop computer or a laptop, you probably don’t want it to go to sleep automatically. This goes double if you have a Windows 7 virtual machine. So why not disable this little power management feature. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to create a shortcut for the Safely Remove Hardware dialog

Normally to open the Safely Remove Hardware dialog you have to click the tiny icon located in the system tray (or in the notification area in Windows 7). Personally I use flash drives and other USB devices quite often and I find this whole searching business quite annoying: Read the rest of this entry »

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How to delete your WiFi history in Windows 7

Keeping history of all your WiFi connections raises some privacy concerns. If you often connect to wireless networks that you are not supposed to use or if you don’t want anyone to be able to see your wireless networks passwords, you might consider deleting your WiFi history. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to create a Recycle Bin shortcut in Windows 7

By creating shortcuts to various built-in Windows applications we can enhance their accessibility in various ways. We can add a global hotkey combination for the shortcut, place it in the Taskbar (or the Quick Launch Bar in XP and Vista) or place it in a custom toolbar on the Taskbar and thus make the application easier to find. In this short tutorial we will show you how to create a Recycle Bin shortcut, which you can use in all of the aforementioned ways.

First, right click on the Desktop or in a folder and select New > Shortcut:
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How to create shortcuts for different power plans in Windows 7

In this tutorial we will introduce a really neat way to switch between power plans. We will create shortcuts for the different power plans. This really speeds up switching between power plans. This trick can be enhanced with keyboard shortcuts to allow users to switch between power plans really, really fast.

First we will open the command prompt. Type in “cmd” in the search box of the start menu:
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