Posts Tagged ‘Windows 7’

August 2nd, 2012
Cleanly Uninstall Windows Applications and Remove Leftover Files

One of the things I hate the most in Windows is when I try to uninstall an application and it leaves files and Registry keys behind.

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July 27th, 2012
Free Screenshot and Screencast App for Windows

Are you looking for a free tool that will let you capture both screenshots and screencasts? Well, Screen Capturer can do both of those things and you won't have to drop a dime for it. When you first download and install the app you'll be required to enter a registration key, but you can get that for free.

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July 19th, 2012
Mac-Style Mission Control on Windows

I figured at some point there would be a developer that would clone the Mission Control interface on the Mac and bring it to Windows users. It appears that Mission Control / Expose Clone W7 is exactly that project, and while it's just starting to get off the ground I have to admit that it's looking pretty good.

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June 21st, 2012
WaterFox: A 64-bit Performance-Focused Version of Firefox

Are you a Firefox user that is running a 64-bit version of Windows? If so you make want to take a look at the Waterfox project. The geeks who put this together are trying to milk the browser for every ounce of performance that can be squeezed out of Firefox.

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May 24th, 2012
Disable IE Tab Previews in Windows 7

In Windows 7 Microsoft made it so that multiple windows from the same application are grouped into the same icon, and when it comes to Internet Explorer it treats each tab as a window. That means if you have two tabs open in Internet explorer the Taskbar icon will show two previews when you click on it (like the screenshot above).

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April 20th, 2012
XBMC: Prepare and Optimize Windows 7

Yesterday we covered the hardware I chose for building my HTPC, which I'm using solely for watching and streaming video content from sources that are online as well as on my local network. After I got the hardware all put together I started to dive into the software, and I made some notes that may help anyone else who is trying to optimize the performance of their XBMC computer.

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April 9th, 2012
WrapUp: AT&T Unlocking Out-of-Contract iPhones, Sumatra PDF 2.0 Released, and More

Welcome to the WrapUp by CyberNet. This is a collection of news stories, downloads, and tips that we have collected over the last few days, but never got around to writing about.

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January 3rd, 2012
Download Free Windows 7 Themes & Desktop Backgrounds

I know a bunch of people who customize the appearance of their desktop, but many don't know that Windows 7 supports themes that rotate between desktop backgrounds and automatically adjusts the color of the Aero interface.

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December 27th, 2011
Get Windows Explorer with the Ribbon Interface for Windows 7

Windows 8 will usher in a new version of Windows Explorer that is polished up with the Ribbon interface, which is something users tend to either love or hate. If you're wondering how the new Windows Explorer will feel you can get a great glimpse using the free Better Explorer app for Windows 7.

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December 16th, 2011
Automatically Login and Lock Windows 7

If you're one of those people that have to suffer with a PC that takes minutes to boot up this is something you'll want to consider doing. It can be frustrating when restarting a computer that takes forever because many times you can't just walk away and come back to it ready to be used.

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October 28th, 2011
Customize Aero Shake and Aero Snap with AquaSnap

Microsoft added a lot of great features in Windows 7 that makes managing your windows a lot easier, such as Aero Snap and Aero Shake. For some users, however, these features may actually become even more useful if they are tweaked just a little bit. AquaSnap is a free program that adds a new twist to the way some of those things work:

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October 3rd, 2011
WrapUp: Amazon’s New Kindle Lineup, Changes to Zune Music Pass, and More

Welcome to the WrapUp by CyberNet. This is a collection of news stories, downloads, and tips that we have collected over the last few days, but never got around to writing about.

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June 17th, 2011
Quickly Switch Your Primary Monitor with Dual Monitor Tools

Once you've had the pleasure of using dual monitors it can be tough trying to go back to a single screen. There are, however, some things that Windows doesn't handle so gracefully.

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June 10th, 2011
Dexpot Adds a Little Mac-Style to Virtual Desktop Switching

I consider Dexpot to be one of the only viable virtual desktop applications available on Windows because it's constantly being improved and has many of the features you look for in a program like this.

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May 19th, 2011
Change Windows 7 Home Basic Theme Color

Windows 7 Home Basic users are restricted from doing a lot of things... including changing the color of the primary theme. This is feature that Microsoft chose to leave out in hopes of getting people to upgrade to a more expensive version of Windows 7.

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April 27th, 2011
Change Alt+Tab Thumbnail Size in Windows 7

When Microsoft released Windows Vista they had a lot of great innovations in it despite the constant complaints people had with the OS. One of the best things that came out of Vista is Aero, which is what powers the Flip 3D (Windows Key + Tab), the Taskbar thumbnails, the blurred border around all the windows, the thumbnails used in Alt+Tab, and more.

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April 25th, 2011
WrapUp: Perian for Mac Updated, Microsoft Releases Photosynth for iOS, and More

Welcome to the WrapUp by CyberNet. This is a collection of news stories, downloads, and tips that we have collected over the last few days, but never got around to writing about.

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April 8th, 2011
Retrieve Windows 7 and Office 2010 Product Keys

Several years ago we wrote about a program called Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder that could retrieve product keys for many items that you've previously installed on your computer.

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April 6th, 2011
Disable iPhone AutoPlay Popup in Windows 7

When I'm at work I always like charging some of my devices while at my desk, and I generally do it through the USB connection on my computer. Some devices, such as the iPhone, will popup each time asking what you want to do with it (unless you have iTunes installed), and this can get pretty annoying since all I'm trying to do is charge my phone.

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March 31st, 2011
HTC-Inspired Desktop Clock for Windows 7

I'm not a big fan of desktop widgets, but when I saw this clock I have to admit that I was pretty impressed. It displays both the date and time wrapped up in a beautiful HTC-style skin... all of which sits comfortably on your desktop.

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