Upon creating shortcuts on Windows, the icons used for them are always tagged with an additional small arrow icon to indicate that the thing you have there is only a pointer to another file, not the file itself. If, for
Importing and exporting whole sound schemes becomes handy if you want to apply your schemes to different computers or setup your system anew and don't want to copy the whole Windows theme. Doing so proves trickier as one might think
Apart from the usual file defragmentation on Windows 7, there is another undocumented function that rearranges boot files to grant faster access on them, resulting in shorter boot times. The usual boot options can be viewed by entering defrag -?
After critical Updates, Windows often needs to restart the computer to apply all changes, which however might not be in the interest of the user. To prevent Windows from auto-restarting (may it be to reduce annoyance or to prevent Windows
As you can edit the time for the thumbnail preview to be shown from the taskbar, you can also edit the time for it to expand from hovering the cursor over it with the Windows 7 registry editor. To accomplish
The taskbar preview time is the time interval that it takes to show the window previews upon hovering the cursor over taskbar items: This interval is a bit too long in my opinion and so I will shorten it by
If you open a file with an extension that is unknown to Windows, it will react with the following prompt: I cannot remember to have used the web search a single time, that is why I disabled it long ago.
Before you make any changes in your Windows Registry where you're not completely sure of what you are doing, it might be a good idea to make a backup of your current registry settings. You can either do that by
The window arrangement feature in Windows 7 (the one that maximises windows to full- or half-screen when you drag them to the screen's border) might appeal to many users, I however find it rather annoying than helpful. Therefore I will
Look here to learn how to create Visual Basic Scripts. Using Visual Basic Script you can also access elementary Windows services, some them being really useful to irritate your friends. If at any point of the script there is an