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What does your Windows Desktop Look Like ??

Posted by Thomas On March - 4 - 2013

They say that your desktop (the real thing, not your virtual one) shows what goes on in your head. The pun is an empty desktop surface vs. your mind.

I admit, this post is inspired by a similar article over at Verge. That being said, I think it would be interesting to see what your Windows Desktop look like. Do you like your desktop to be neat and tidy, or is it all havoc ? Show us your mind.

I’ll go first and share my desktop with you all. There’s no denying, I’m a big fan of Rainmeter and I believe my desktop shows it. Tidy yet informative. Send your desktop images to (no, there’s no price other than fame and glory) or post a link in the comments below.

I’m really looking forward to see what your mind looks like …

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The other day I got a call from a  user who had somehow managed to make all his desktop shortcuts open in Word. I suspected he had used the “open With” option in the context menu; thus, telling Windows to “Always use this program to open these files”. The problem was clear. Even though each shortcut had the correct settings, Windows would still open them in Word. The problem is, you can’t just tell Windows to open the shortcut files in an other program than Word. You have to somehow Reset the shortcut behavior to factory settings.

So how did we fix it ?

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Nature Wallpapers

Posted by Thomas On October - 31 - 2012


As you know. We love wallpapers here at windows guides. This time I bring you a set of spectacular nature images, found floating around on the net somewhere. Enjoy.



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Reduce Your Phone Bill by Controlling Data Usage [How to]

Posted by Thomas On October - 16 - 2012

Internet Access is an essential feature on smartphones promising to make our daily lives easier, simpler and more fun. And by all means they might be right. However, there is of course a downside to being permanently online. Data Usage may cause your phone bill to skyrocket without you even knowing how, when or why. Every Smartphone (not only iPhone) are a potential threat to your economy. Sometimes the phone will download huge amounts of data, without any apparent reason. Why? No one knows for sure. Some some say that the OS developers (Apple or Google) use faulty code. Others blame it on APPs that continue to stay online – even when they are supposed to be offline or “shut off”. No matter the cause, even if you are tech-savvy or not, you can do a lot to prevent costs from rocketing.

8 tips to reduce your costs

The word Android in this article refers to all phones using Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) as OS tho many of the settings may still be available in older versions of the OS as well. The Settings for iPhone are tested on iOS5.

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Windows Guides Wallpapers

Posted by Thomas On March - 23 - 2012

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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Download Shortcuts to Useful Windows Applications

Posted by Rich On March - 19 - 2012

Recently, we updated our guide on run commands to open Windows applications. If you don’t want to use the list (or commit it to memory), I’ve put together a zip file with useful Windows shortcuts. You can add one or all of these to your desktop for easy access:

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