Increase Windows 7 Notifiction Display Time
By default a Windows 7 notification message appears for 5 seconds and then slowly
fades away. It requires more than 5 seconds for me to fetch a cup of coffee and
return to my PC. I may well have missed a notification message while I was gone.
Fortunately it's very easy to increase the notification display time. More ...
OpenOffice a Software Solution to Enhance your Office Productivity at No Cost
OpenOffice is a multiplatform and multilingual office productivity suite that
is quickly becoming the main competitor of Microsoft Office. OpenOffice consists of
the key desktop applications you can find in other office automation suites: a word
processor, a spreadsheet, a presentation manager, a drawing program and a database. More ...
Disable Windows 7 Wireless Configuration Manager Service (WLAN AutoConfig)
Windows 7 WLAN AutoConfig Service discovers and allows you to connect to and disconnect from
wireless networks. If you have a wireless adapter that requires a special driver you need to disable
WLAN AutoConfig. Or if your computer is connected to a Cabled LAN, you may want to disable
WLAN AutoConfig for security reasons. More ...
Change the Windows 7 Desktop Background
One of the most popular things for people to do when they get a new PC is to get rid of the
PC manufacture's, or Microsoft's desktop background. Windows provides dozens of beautiful
images that you can select as replacement for your current image. Or you can choose an image
that you found on the Internet or shot with your own digital camera. More ...
Disable Cutesy Effects to Speed Up Windows XP
You need to decide whether you want to be entertained by Microsoft?s dog and pony show,
or if you want to be productive. If you choose the latter, disable all the animations,
slides, fades, shadows, and translucent effects that hog system resources. More ...
How to Remove Metadata From Files in Windows 7
Metadata is information attached to a file such as the author, the date it was
created, the copyright notice etc. Why would yo want to remove the metadata? Maybe
the information is something you want to keep private, or you might want to use a
photograph to which someone has erroneously attached a copyright. More ...
Disable Media Player Network sharing
Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service allows Media Player to share media with
other computers on the network. Even if Windows Media Player isn't open on your computer,
it could be running in the background. Here's how to disable this service. More ...
Put a Shut Down Button on Your Desktop
Regardless of which version of Windows you use, it requires several steps to shut the
system down. It's like this frustrating system won't let you go without one final bit
of frustration. Well, you can reduce shut down to one step by placing a Shut Down
shortcut on your desktop. More ...
Turn Off the User Account Control
Although the User Account Control protects your system from hackers, there are situations
where it's just an annoyance, for example if you're not connected to the Internet,
or if you're trying to troubleshoot your computer. More ...
Customize the Quick Launch Toolbar
The standard method to access applications and folders in Windows is through the
Start menu. However, there are two other methods that give you quicker access,
the Quick Launch toolbar and Desktop icons. The quickest access is provided by
the Quick Launch toolbar. More ...
How-to Capture the Computer?s Screen
Want to save a picture of your computer's screen? Just press the [Print Screen]
key located in the upper-right corner of your keyboard. The Print Screen key sends
an image of the screen to the Clipboard. More ...
Disable Windows 7 Start Menu Display of Most Recently Opened Files
Windows 7 displays in the Start Menu lists of all recently opened files and applications.
This allows you to quickly re-access those files and applications. But if you don't want
others to know your PC use history, you may want to disable this feature. More ...