Normally you would access the properties of a file or folder by right-clicking it, then selecting Properties from the appearing context menu. Did you know that you can open these properties without using your mouse?
When multiple people work with your computer, they don’t have to see what you’re working on immediately. You could protect the corresponding folder with a password—but that would only make your co-workers nosey. It is more simple and effective to make the folder invisible.
While copying texts to website forms — like your own blog —, the text formatting gets pasted into the textbox as well. This can get annoying. You want to copy texts without formatting?
Once per minute, Windows 7 writes a timestamp to disk. This enables diagnostic tools to check whether and when Windows has been shut down unexpectedly. For home usage, you can safely disable the timestamp. This reduces write access to your hard disk.
In this tutorial I’m going to show you a quick way to eliminate bandwidth restrictions. Windows OS come to us with a lot of unknown restrictions and limitations.
Using the telnet command, tech-savvy ones can remote control other computers or check HTTP, SMTP, POP3 and more plain-text connections over the web, by using the
telnet command. Though, apparently this command has been removed in Windows 7. It has not.
Even if you don’t use it for chatting with friends, Windows Live Messenger keeps starting up every time you start your computer. The solution: disable Messenger’s auto-start.
Need a break from your friends? Here’s a tip to hide Messenger Companion notifications.
Microsoft has not changed the default mouse cursor in Windows since Windows Vista was published. The default pointer however is sometimes not quite visible. For my part, this is the most important reason why I am using a non-standard mouse cursor.
In Windows 7, “My Documents” have been replaced by “Libraries”. However, not everybody uses the new folder structure.