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Archive for the ‘Desktop Enhancement’ Category



How Do I Change Fonts In Windows 7?

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Valerie from Baronett, WI writes: Please tell me how to permanently change the font and font size on my PC. I am using Windows 7. Continue reading

Navigating 8

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Windows 8 is out, up and running. Here are some tips for navigating the first major overhaul to the interface in Windows’ history. Continue reading

Making Windows 7 Easier To Read

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

If you’re finding it difficult to read things on your computer because they look too darn small on your screen, there’s a quick way to make things easier to see in Windows 7. Continue reading

How Do I Add A Password To Windows 7?

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Carl from Henderson, Nevada asks: How do I ADD a password in W7 that is required when I turn on my computer? Answer: A password is always a good idea. Here’s how to set one up. Continue reading

Software… Firmware… Hardware…

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

What are all of those “Wares” buzzing around your head? I’ll explain the difference between software, firmware and hardware and even through in bonus definitions for malware, adware and userware. Continue reading

Recyle Bin Vs. Permanently Delete

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Annie from Willet, NY writes: How do you get items to go directly into the “Recycle Bin” instead of being “permanently deleted?” I accidentally deleted family photos thinking they were going into recycle bin, only to finally read the statement “do you want to go permanent delete?” I tried looking at the recycle bin properties, but there are no options to put in the bin. I have Windows 8 OS. Thanks! Continue reading

My Taskbar Moved – How Do I Get It Back?

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Question: My taskbar has gone from the bottom of the screen and is now in the vertical position on the right-hand side of the screen. The icons are in a block near the bottom and the Windows, Chrome and Firefox icons are at the top. How do I get them back to the original place, please? Continue reading

Help! Programs Missing From Start Menu

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Question: When I bring up my start menu, I don’t see my list of programs, like my word processor. Everything is gone, how do I get my word processor on the list, as well as my other programs that I use frequently? Answer: It’s a pretty easy fix, here’s how to do it. Continue reading

My Computer Ate The Taskbar Time And Date

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

My ‘puter ate the time & date…LOL! How do I get it back in the taskbar. I have Windows 7. Lise – United States Answer:
I hate it when that happens, Lise. Here’s how to get your computer to cough it back up. Ready? Continue reading

Reclaim the Recycle Bin!

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Accidentally deleted your recycle bin? Bummer. But here’s a pretty easy way to get it back. Continue reading

Mary from Lake City, Fl writes:

I have a Windows XP and I right-clicked on the desk top so I could go to MS Office word to save a recipe and I accidentally clicked something else. Now all my icons on the desktop are highlighted and they have a check mark on them and I can’t figure out how to change them back. Answer: To make the icon texts look like they did before on your wallpaper, here is the fix… Continue reading

Windows XP Mode in Window 7?

Friday, October 5th, 2012

I am on Windows XP Pro and am very used to it, but I want to upgrade to 7. I understand that 7 has a “XP mode”, so if I upgrade how do I put it into “XP Mode” – and which version do I need to have? Continue reading

Learn about Windows 7 Starter Edition and the limitations associated with it. Continue reading

Setting Custom Text Size In Windows 7

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Text too small on your computer? Check out this article to see how to set your own custom text size in Windows. Continue reading

Reclaim the Games!

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Have your Windows games disappeared? That’s a bummer, but there’s a fairly simple way to get them back, and here it is. Continue reading

Windows 7 Password Hint

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Learn how to set up a password hint in Windows 7 with this amazing tip! Continue reading

Use this tip to change the icon images for any shortcut pinned to your Start menu’s taskbar. Continue reading

Military Time in Windows 7

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

If you are in the military, or just prefer a 24-hour clock to a 12 hour clock, here’s how you can change your Windows clock. Continue reading

The Windows operating system includes several options for changing the size of icons, images, and fonts on the screen. While this can be helpful, if you need text to appear larger, it may also cause problems if words and images become stuck in a setting that is too big or small. Continue reading

Change Windows 7 Background Color

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Ah, aesthetics! You work so hard to make that Windows wallpaper as cool as possible, but the color of the background just ruins the composition! Thankfully it’s easy to change the background color to whatever hue you like! Continue reading

Disabling Taskbar Thumbnail Previews

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Microsoft decided to include a “feature” (which for many is about as useful as a rock) that creates small pop-up previews of any window currently open when you roll your mouse over their taskbar icons at the bottom of the screen. Find out how to disable those preview pop-ups in Windows 7. Continue reading

The Case of the Listening Computer

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Dictating to your computer is fun and easy! Here’s how to do it without buying expensive software. Continue reading

Windows 7 Math Input Panel

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

“Math Input Panel uses the math recognizer that’s built into Windows 7 to recognize handwritten math expressions. You can then insert the recognized math into a word-processing or computational program. “ Continue reading

Are your Windows taskbar notification icons disappearing on you? Read this tip for a quick fix! Continue reading

Check out this tip to keep your windows always opening in “maximized” full screen mode. Continue reading

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