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If you’ve ever taken a look at Windows Task Manager, you’ve undoubtedly wondered what all the numbers mean. This guide briefly explains each value and helps you familiarize yourself with what these values represent.

The performance information is broken down into four categories:

  1. CPU
  2. Physical Memory
  3. Kernel Memory
  4. System

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Windows Guides Wallpapers

Posted by Thomas On March - 23 - 20122 COMMENTS

I’ve been wanting create a few Windows Guides Wallpapers for a while now. I’ve finally come around to it, and here’s the results thus far. Hope you like them.
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Access Your Desktop Files, Internet Favorites, Folders, and Websites from the Windows Taskbar [How To]

Posted by Rich On March - 23 - 2012Comments Off on Access Your Desktop Files, Internet Favorites, Folders, and Websites from the Windows Taskbar [How To]

If you want quick access to the items on your desktop, any website, or you Internet Explorer favorites, you can add them to your Windows taskbar. Learn, in this guide how to add these toolbars and how to create a custom toolbar.

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Replace Windows Alert Sounds with Visual Cues [How To]

Posted by Rich On March - 22 - 2012Comments Off on Replace Windows Alert Sounds with Visual Cues [How To]

If your hearing isn’t what it used to be or you’re in a noisy environment, you may find you’re not hearing audible notifications when you’re using Windows. If, when a sound would normally notify you, you’d like to be visually notified, you can turn on visual cues alongside audio cues.

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If you’re looking for desktop wallpaper, the best way to make sure you’re getting wallpaper that will fit, not blur, and show the complete image is to get wallpaper at the right resolution.

What is Resolution?

Screens are made up of tiny addressable squares or pixels. If you look closely at your monitor, you’ll see these tiny squares made up of (usually) Red, Green, and Blue lines. The Red, Green, and Blue lights mix to produce a colored light; the collection of these colors work like a huge patchwork quilt to produce the image you’re looking at right now.

Resolution is the number of these pixels wide by the number of pixels high that your screen displays.

i.e. 1920 x 1080 resolution is 1,920 pixels wide and 1,080 pixels high and is referred to as “nineteen twenty by ten eighty.”

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Most programs put a shortcut on your start menu or desktop when they’re installed. However, if you accidentally remove this shortcut or need to create a shortcut to a commonly used folder, this guide will show you the basics:

  • Create a shortcut on your desktop
  • Create a shortcut on the start menu

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