Posts Tagged ‘select properties’

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 turn on/off shadows in Windows 7

Windows 7 has a nice new and shiny User Interface. However some users find some features to be annoying or way to expensive in terms of resources. We will show you how to turn off/on shadows in Windows 7.

First, right-click on Computer and select Properties:
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Make the Windows Command Prompt wider

It is quite annoying that the Windows Command Prompt is limited to 80 symbols per row. This makes reading of certain data a lot harder. Not to mention trying to copy a line of text that is positioned on two lines. So in this tutorial we will show you how to edit the length of line. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to remove private information from documents and images in Windows 7

Every time you create an image or a document Windows 7 stores private information about you in the property section of the file. This information includes your username, company name, title, comments, tags, etc. If you have any concerns about your privacy then you can easily remove this information with a few clicks.

First, right click on your file and select Properties:
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How to remove your personal folder from the Windows 7 Start menu

You have probably noticed that in the start menu there is button for your personal folder (right under your account picture). Whether your concern is privacy or you’ve simply chosen a rather stupid name for your account, you may wish to remove your username from the Start menu. Well this is a matter of a few clicks.

Right click on the taskbar and select Properties:
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How to make the Windows 7 taskbar smaller

Windows 7 introduced a new and enhanced version of the Taskbar, which came to be known as the Superbar. Along came a lot of new functionality – jumplists, window previews, enhanced windows grouping, etc. However, many people find that the new taskbar is quite, well, big: Read the rest of this entry »

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Disable the highlighting of newly installed programs in the Start Menu of Windows 7

Windows 7 has a feature that highlights in the Start menu newly installed programs. Many people find this annoying. I for example know when I have installed new software and do not need Windows to remind me of that. Not to mention that it removes one of my most used programs from the list of most used applications in the Start menu. Well let’s see how to disable that feature, shall we?

Click the Start button and right-click on an empty space on it, a context menu will open. Select Properties:
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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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How to modify the numbers of recent items in the Windows 7 Jump lists

One of the many modifications of the taskbar that were introduced in Windows 7 was the so called Jump lists. Basically for any running application or for any application which has a shortcut on the taskbar you can quickly view recent (or most used, or both, or other) files, by simply right-clicking on the icon of the application. For example for MS Word we’ve got: Read the rest of this entry »

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How to create a shortcut for locking your computer in Windows 7

If there is one thing I can’t trust anyone else with it, is my computer. Most people are way too nosy and start browsing around your computer in search of something interesting. That is why it is best to lock your computer whenever you leave it unattended. Read the rest of this entry »

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