Posts Tagged ‘menu’

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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Make Windows remember your folder settings

How often has this happened to you? You have just set everything about a folder (View, Sort by, Group by, folder type, etc.) and a few days later when you open the folder all your settings are gone. Not to mention that it only takes one unmount and remount for a hard drive to reset its settings. Well, this is kind of annoying, isn’t it? Thankfully, this can be solved pretty easy with a little registry tweak.

First open the Registry Editor – open the Start menu, enter regedit in the Start menu search box, wait for search to locate regedit.exe and press Enter:

The registry editor will open:

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell using the left-hand pane:

Note for Windows Vista x64 and Windows 7 x64 users: You should navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\ instead.

Create a new DWORD key:

And name it BagMRU Size:

Double-click on it and a new window will open:

Choose Decimal base and enter something like 10000:

Click OK, close the registry editor and you are done.

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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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Editing images with IrfanView

IrfanView is small and very powerful software program for viewing, editing, converting, printing, scaning images. Read the rest of this entry »

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Photoshop Masking Tutorial

One of Photoshop’s best forces is its effective image masking techniques such as Magnetic Lasso, Quick Mask, Magic Wand, Pen Tool, Color Range Feature and Background Eraser Tool. Some people like to mask a complicated image usually by following a simple route. Photoshop gives a color range features, allowing shifting a background without doubt.

In this tutorial, we’ll look at one simple technique for shifting a background by color range feature from menu in Photoshop. Color range feature is a quickly process to select an object from its background. But it does contain its bound and it creates a selection according to color. At this situation for an object needs different color than its background.

Now, see the step by step color range features using process to change a background in the tutorial. At first the final result has been shown in this tutorial by presenting the “before” and “after” image.

Step-1:
Access the file you wish to work with and create a duplicate layer of the image from menu. The reason for doing this is so you can preserve the original and work on the duplicate layer/ Remember to conceal the background by switching off the visibility icon.

Step-2:
From the menu, select >Color Range< when its dialog box opens, select the left “Eye Dropper Tool”. At this point you can click on the background color in the image window. This would automatically turn the selected color to white.

Hint:
You’d need to adjust the fuzziness slider till the image appears mostly as a black image on a clear white background. To input a color to the selection, choose the eyedropper option with the plus (+) sign. Click on the image and select OK.

Step-3:
At this point, you should notice that the White background color has automatically been placed around the image. Click on the Delete key but be sure that you are working on the “background copy” layer. This way, nothing gets altered in the original. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to manage the Open with menu in Windows

How often have you opened a file using the Open with menu or the Open menu in Windows Explorer.? Read the rest of this entry »

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How to disable the Windows 7 Gadgets

For some the Windows 7 Gadgets provide some useful functionality, but for many they are nothing but desktop clutter and right-click menu clutter.: Read the rest of this entry »

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How to turn off the annoying Windows Explorer clicking sounds in Windows 7

Each time I browse my files on my PC I am forced to listen to the annoying clicking sounds of Windows Explorer. If you too feel that those sounds are driving you to insanity, here is how to disable them.

Open the Start menu, enter mmsys.cpl in the start menu searchbox and press Enter:
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How to disable Aero Shake in Windows 7 with a registry tweak

Windows 7 has a new feature which I find quite useful. Whenever you have many open windows grab one by the title bar and “shake” it around to minimize all other windows. However if you use a laptop, and you like using the touchpad the Aero Shake function may be a great annoyance, since it sometimes tends to be quite sensitive. Imagine trying to arrange a few windows and they keep minimizing. So we will disable Aero Shake with a little 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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Add Control Panel to “My Computer” (Computer) in Windows 7

In Windows XP you were able to add the Control Panel to My Computer with a little modification of the folder settings. Unfortunately there is no such options in the Windows 7 folder settings, but with a little registry tweak we can achieve the same effect.

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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