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Style Your PC Desktop to Look Like OS X Snow Leopard [How To]

Posted by Rich On September - 30 - 2010


If you’d like to convert your Windows Vista or 7 to make it look like OS X Snow Leopard, you can learn how in this guide. Here’s what we’ll cover in this guide:

  1. Create a system restore point.
  2. Patch your system files with UXTheme Multi-patcher.
  3. Download Snow Leopard for Windows 7.
  4. Take Ownership of Your Files.
  5. Install Snow Leopard for Windows 7 theme.

Please note: this guide involves modifying system files and you should proceed with caution.

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Tired of seeing your icons constantly re-arranged ?

Every time you swap between screen resolutions, or turn on (or off) your dual monitor, you will most probably experience that you have to re-arrange your desktop icons.

Many of the applications for dual monitor have a feature for saving and restoring the position (and layout) of your Desktop Icons. But if you don’t already have this functionality at hand, then this is for you.

How to Add the Save / Restore Icon Layout functionality to your Context Menu.

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Use .PNG and .ICO Icons to Customize Windows [How To]

Posted by Rich On September - 20 - 2010

Customize Windows Icons

In the past, we’ve shown you many ways to customize Windows using .PNG and .ICON icons. In this guide, I’ll show you where to get icons how to:

  • Change Vista desktop icons.
  • Change folder icons in Windows Explorer.
  • Change drive icons in Windows Explorer.
  • Add custom libraries with custom icons in Windows 7.
  • Change network icons in Windows Vista.
  • Update outdated icons automatically in Windows Vista.
  • Remove the shortcut overlay arrow icon in Vista.
  • Customize Windows Media Center Media Browser icons.

Download Icons for Windows

If you’re looking for icons for Windows, you can download them here: Windows Icons. Here are some of my favorite collections:

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Windows 7; Easy Access to your User-Folder [Quick Tip]

Posted by Thomas On September - 18 - 2010

In earlier versions of Windows, a link to the user-folder was placed on the desktop by default.  Now you have to add it there manually, along with the “My Computer”, “Network”, “Recycle bin” and “Control Panel” icons.

In Windows 7 there are several ways to access the User-Folder, even if you don’t want it residing on your desktop. Here’s how.

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If you’re a shortcut  junkie and want quick access to customization tools, system tools, or common Windows applications on the desktop context menu, these registry hacks are for you:

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HTC home Gadget

Posted by Thomas On September - 15 - 2010

The HTC Phone has a weather clock application which drizzles, shines and shows clouds depending on your current location. The application stays on the home screen of the phone.

The same application is now available for Windows 7.  Combining a clock, date and weather service, all in one application. What makes this stand out from all the other gadgets it that  the HTC Home Gadget makes heavy use of animations making your entire desktop into a professional weather and news (upcoming widget support) station.

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