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Archive for the ‘Desktop Enhancement’ Category



A remote desktop utility allows you to connect to any computer through a remote desktop connection, as long as both the computers are connected to the internet. There are a good number of scenarios when a remote connection saves the day and the Google Chrome remote desktop extension makes it easy to setup a remote connection between any two computers. Continue reading

This tutorial shows you how to use the classic start menu of Windows in Windows 8 developer preview, without disabling the Metro user interface of Windows 8. Continue reading

Command Prompt Control Panel

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Did you know that there’s a full panel of options for the Windows 7 Command Prompt? It’s time to explore! Continue reading

Want to add a folder, application, or even a thumb drive to your send to menu in Windows 7? Read on to find out how! Continue reading

Did you know that you can change the color of the Windows 7 taskbar and windows? You sure can! Here’s how! Continue reading

No Peeking!

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Familiar with the “Show desktop” button? Does it aggravate you? Check this tip out for an option! Continue reading

Have your icons gone missing from your Windows Start menu? Follow these steps to get bring them back to their original glory! Continue reading

Yes, Delete That

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Sick of Windows 7 asking you if you’re “Sure you want to send this item to the Recycle Bin…”? Learn how to turn off delete confirmation with this tip! Continue reading

This article will help you add or remove programs to the Quick Launch toolbar in Windows 7. Continue reading

Are you missing the “Search” under your Windows XP Start Menu? We have the fix, but you’ll have to read to get the answer! Continue reading

Apply or OK?

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Is there a difference between Apply and OK? Does it matter which one I press? Get the answer you need in this tip! Continue reading

Here’s a neat quick tip that will show you how to use Internet Explorer 9 to pin frequently used website links to your Windows 7 taskbar! Continue reading

Nexus Dock

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Nexus Dock is a great free program that not only helps you organize your desktop, but gives you tons of option to boot! Give this freebie a try today! Continue reading

Karaoke, Anyone?

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Maybe you already use this at home when you have people over and there’s nothing else to do to keep everybody from falling asleep. Maybe you use this when nobody’s around and you can belt out out-of-tune songs knowing that there is nobody in the room who is searching for ear plugs while you sing. Maybe you don’t even know it’s there.

Truth is, you can turn your PC into a karaoke machine in just a few easy steps! Take a look! Continue reading

Downloading the Free WorldStart Wallpaper

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Can you please offer a step-by-step on how to download and install your monthly wallpapers?

There are several ways to get there, but this method shows how to get the wallpaper, starting at the WorldStart home page, using Internet Explorer.

First, scroll down and click on WorldStart Wallpaper.

Earth Alerts

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Are you looking for up to date weather alerts for your computer? Looking for not just local forecasts, but worldwide notifications as well? I have found a very useful tool to keep track of weather updates from around the globe. It’s called Earth Alerts.

When you first open the program, you are greeted with a blank screen asking you to input

Hiding Protected System Files

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Dave from New Albany, OR asks:

How can I keep the desktop ini icon from popping onto the desktop and other locations? I delete it and pretty soon it’s back.

Dave, thanks for the question. What you need to do is hide these icons (shown below).

Windows 7 has taken the Aero interface to the next level and has pushed the hardware industry to deliver a certain standard, so that they can handle this new Windowing system from Microsoft. Aero was quite notorious in the days of Windows XP, and I remember many of my friends spoiling their computers in an attempt to try out the Aero interface with the Longhorn Transformation

Adjusting the Size of Taskbar Icons

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Nancy asks:

For some reason my icons on the taskbar are larger. I don’t know how they got that way. How can I make them smaller? I use XP Professional SP3.

Nancy, you can set the Quick

Create a Custom Gmail Desktop Shortcut

Monday, January 24th, 2011

John from Provo, Utah, writes:

How do you make a custom e-mail desktop shortcut for Gmail?

The first thing that you want to do is make a shortcut to gMail on your desktop. Open your gMail inbox using whatever browser you like to use. Now right-click on the contents of the address bar and left-click on Copy. Continue reading

Minimize Open Windows in Windows 7

Friday, January 21st, 2011

When working on a PC, it’s easy to wind up with lots of open windows. They clutter up your PC and affect your work flow. Sometimes it’s better to minimize the windows you’re not using and work on one at a time. Windows 7 provides many shortcuts to accomplish that goal.

To explain these techniques, I divided them in two categories. The first is to minimize all the windows except… Continue reading

Adding Send To to the Right Click Menu

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Hal from Chicago, Illinois, writes:

When I went to use the Send-to option on a desktop file the other day, it was gone! Can I get it back?



Hi, Hal! Yes, you can get it back. First off, let’s go through a couple of things for the folks out there who are unfamiliar with the Send To option.

When you… Continue reading

Change the Icon Size in the Vista Start Menu

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Elaine from Dallas, Texas, asks:

I had small icons in my WinXP menu. Is there any way to get them in my Vista Start menu?



Hi, Elaine! Yes, there sure is. And it’s pretty easy, too.

To get small icons in your Start menu in Vista:

First, go to your Start button and right-click on it. Left… Continue reading

Customizing Desktop Icons

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Rosa from Oregon writes:

Is there any way to change an icon to something other than what Windows has? Do you know of any good sites where I could get some?

Hi, Rosa! I, too, like different kinds of icons.

There are sites where you can

Adjusting the Size of the Taskbar

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Jan from Pinellas Park, FL asks:

How do I return my taskbar at the bottom of my screen to its Normal size of about 1/2 inch? For no apparent reason, it has gone to About 1 inch wide. I have tried shutting off the lock taskbar and Moving it down with the arrows that appear when I click my mouse However it just makes it totally disappear

Can you get rid of those balloon tips that pop up when my cursor is hovering over something in the start menu? Read on to find out! Continue reading

360Desktop

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Ever feel like you are just running out of desktop space? 360Desktop is here to save you from desktop clutter. This program allows you to dramatically increase your desktop space. There are many perks to this program, such as the ability to download custom widgets, and 360 degree desktop wallpapers. In the upper right corner of the image below, you can see the panoramic view of the full desktop with… Continue reading

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