Select default programs to open files with in window mode in Windows 8

Windows 8 has set some file types to open in full screen Metro applications which can be really annoying, especially if you just wanted to have a quick look at a photo or something. To stop this, you can determine certain applications to open all types of files they are able to open (e.g. Windows ... Read more

Transparent window borders in Windows 8

With Aero gone, the options to customize the appearance of your Windows desktop have highly decreased. Though while you don't have the option to add transparency to window borders, you can still achieve them with a simple trick (you won't have the blur anymore - just transparent borders). To do that, - right-click your desktop ... Read more

Rearrange button order and position of window menu buttons in Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu, other than most distributions as well as MS Windows, decided to move its window menu buttons to the left side of the top window panel. This brings along many accustomization problems for people who are used to rush their mouses to the top right instinctively. If you want to, you can revert this change ... Read more

Scroll the window directly under the cursor in Windows

The ones of you who ever tried a Linux distribution will have noticed the scrolling behavior on the system. While in Windows you can only scroll the active Window, even if your cursor is nowhere near it, in Linux you always scroll the Window that is right beneath the cursor which is far more intuitive ... Read more

How to Execute PowerShell Scripts Without Pop-Up Window

PowerShell scripts are hard to run without any kind of popup. Without a small workaround, it may even be impossible, even if you specify the -WindowStyle Hidden switch - this will only result in the PowerShell window blinking up for a split second and disappearing afterwards. You can circumvent this issue by launching the PowerShell ... Read more

Disable Automatic Window Arrangement (Aero Snap, Windows 7)

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 show an option here that enables you to turn window arrangement off. Open the Windows ... Read more