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Make the Insertion Point Cursor More Visible
Much of my work is with text files, and after many hours at the computer, my eyes get tired of searching for the blinking insertion point cursor. If you have the same problem, it's very easy to increase the thickness of the insertion point cursor so that you can find it with ease. More ...

Use Windows Key Shortcuts
Along with Windows 95, keyboards a Windows key were introduced. The Windows key is the key with the logo on it just to the left of the [Alt] key. The Windows key adds some functionality that can speed up your access the Windows Desktop and give you quick access to some useful utilities. More ...

Restore a File's Previous Version
You've made a bunch of changes to a file, but now you feel it's all wrong. You may be able to go back to a previous version. Depending upon how it's configured, Window's System Restore feture may have, without you knowing, saved a previous version of your file. More ...

Use ReadyBoost to Improve PC performance
ReadyBoost is a feature of Windows 7 that allows you to use a USB flash drive or a secure digital (SD) memory card as cache memory. When a removable memory device is inserted, Windows checks to see if it's fast enough to work with ReadyBoost. If so, you're asked if you want to use the device to speed up system performance. 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 ...

Put a Help and Support Center Shortcut on Your Desktop
Windows XP's built-in Help and Support Center provides troubleshooters. There's a troubleshooter for the Display, Hardware, Input Devices, Network, Printer, Sound, System Startup, and Shutdown and many more. Wouldn't it be handy to have a Help and Support shortcut right on your desktop? More ...

Remove My Recent Documents from the Start Menu
When you open the Start menu, it provides a menu item to display a list of all the files that you have recently opened. Although this can be handy if you want to work on those files again, it can also allow others who use your computer to trace your activities. More ...

Windows Desktop Themes
Windows themes are used to change the way your computer's standard sounds, icons, pointer, desktop wallpaper and screensaver appear with a customized look and feel. They can be implemented as a whole package that represents a certain concept or idea or created piece by piece by changing items such as your icons and pointers individually. More ...

Associating File Types
Often many users see the message "Windows cannot open file, needs to know which program created it" when trying to open an e-mail attachment. This error message is because someone has sent you a type of file that your software does not recognise. To find out what program is needed you must look at the file extension. More ...

Configuring the Windows 7 Taskbar Notification Area
By default the notification area displays icons for the PC's network connections, speaker volume, the Action center, and on laptop PC's the battery charge status. You can configure the notification area to remove icons or add a status icon for a different utility. More ...

Three Ways to Force a Program to Close
You start a program on a task, but the task is taking way to long and you would rather cancel it, but the program is too busy to respond to your request? Here are three ways to force a program to close. More ...

Add the Undo Button to File Explorer in Windows 10
One of the most important things any operating system should provide for the human user is an undo function. In Windows 10, you can add a button to File Explorer to undo an action, such as moving, renaming, or deleting a file. More ...