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Utility to Make Windows Vista Explorer Preview Work for More File Types

Trying to make Windows Vista Explorer show previews for more file types used to be a pain and involved playing around with the registry. At mintywhite.com, we like to do things the easiest way possible, and that’s exactly what we’ll do with this hack.

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Set Custom Transparencies for Programs with Blend (2000/XP/Vista)

Blend allows you to manually select the transparency for individual programs by either entering the executable path or dragging an icon onto the window you want to tweak.

Blend is a system tray utility takes up very little memory (3 MB or less), and has simple but highly-configurable options.

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Indexer Status Sidebar Gadget for Windows Search

Posted by Rich On June - 6 - 2008

Indexer Status Sidebar Gadget for Windows Search 1This gadget displays status information for the Windows Search indexer. It also allows you to pause and resume the indexer as well as quickly access the Indexing Options control panel.

If you have installed the Windows Search 4 update for Vista (currently a “preview” release) you can also enable “Index Now” functionality.

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Customize Windows Vista or XP Logon Screen with Logon Studio

Logon Studio, created by the Stardock team lets you customize your Windows Vista (also available for Windows XP) logon screen. Choose from many styles that will make your computer stand out from the crowd.

Logon Studio is freeware, which can set any wallpaper as your logon screen. All you need to do is to download this utility and choose the wallpaper you want to use. Read the rest of this entry »

Use DirectFolder to Define Favorite Folders In File Open & Save Dialogs

When you save images to or upload images from different folders, it can be a pain to navigate to them – especially when you switch between two or more different folders frequently. In this guide you will learn how to put a simple context menu that will let you select folders that you define.

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Amnesty Generator

With Amnesty Generator, you can easily convert millions of web widgets, games and videos – designed to live on home pages, blogs or MySpace – into gadgets for your Sidebar. If you like widgets on the web, you’ll love them on your Sidebar. In this guide you will learn how to do get this software working on your PC.

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