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Automatic Desktop Shortcuts to Removable Media

If you use your desktop a lot and you also use portable storage a lot, this guide is definitely for you.

Desk Drive™ solves a really annoying problem. You pop a USB thumb drive or DVD into your computer and then you have to open Window’s Explorer and find the mapped drive or folder. Desk Drive adds a desktop icon pointing to the drive automatically. Remove the media and the shortcut goes away–brilliantly simple and effective.

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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 »

Customize Windows Right Click Menu with MMM Free

Posted by Rich On May - 29 - 2008

Customize Windows Right Click Menu with MMM Free

MMM free is a great application that lets you customize your right-click menu in Windows XP. After installing a number of programs, your right-click menu can become cluttered with items you will never use – follow this guide and get on top of things again!

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Use a Shortcut Key to Safely Remove Hardware [How To]

Posted by Rich On May - 13 - 2008

Many of you who use USB drives will benefit from this quick fix. Safely removing hardware can be a pain when you have to click the button every time. In this guide you will learn how to assign a keyboard shortcut to the Safely Remove Hardware Dialog.

How to Use a Shortcut Key to Safely Remove Hardware

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Group Similar Taskbar Windows all the Time in Windows

Posted by Rich On May - 12 - 2008

Group Similar Taskbar Windows all the Time in Windows

This is a quick trick that will allow you to force grouping of similar items on your task bar. This can be very useful, for example: if you have a few browser windows open — but not enough to switch on the auto grouping — and you want to see them collectively.

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Disable windows use the web service prompt on unknown files

When you try to open an unknown file type in windows, you’ll be prompted to Use the Web Service to find the correct program or Select a program from a list of installed programs. This can become annoying if you never use it; in this guide you will learn how to disable this feature.

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