Add MoveTo-function to you Context Menu [How To]

Posted by Thomas On February - 4 - 2010

When teaching people how to use Windows I always tell them that the Right-Click menu (also known as the context menu) is the most important Windows Tool they should ever learn to use. You are no doubt familiar about the SendTo function available in the context-menu. But we don’t always want to COPY our files from one place to another, sometimes we want to move it. Of course you can use the old CTRL+X and CTRL+V trick, but that wouldn’t be neat tip to show you so, this is how you put the MoveTo function into your context menu:

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Restart Explorer from the Desktop Context Menu [How To]

Posted by Stu On February - 3 - 2010

This guide is going to show you how to restart Explorer from the Desktop Context Menu.

This is really handy if, like me, you customise Windows a lot.  If you have to restart Explorer for a Start Orb to change or for a theme to display correctly.  Whatever the need, this sure is handy to have on tap.

As this guide involves editing the registry, please see here & here before proceeding.

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Change your Default Wallpaper Directory in XP [How To]

Posted by Thomas On February - 2 - 2010

As you know Windows XP looks for wallpapers (by default) in the folder c:\Windows. Wouldn’t it be great if you could make it look somewhere else instead ? Let’s say YOUR image folder – where you store all your photos. Well It is possible – using a small registry hack.

Before we start, let me remind you that you should make a backup of your registry before you continue. Just to be on the safe side. I don’t want you to blame me if something goes wrong :)

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AutoRuns – What is really going on inside your Windows ?

Posted by Thomas On January - 28 - 2010

Being a geek (Yes I admit), I like to have full control over my computer. I want to know what is running, when it does and why it behaves like that ? I also like to know what (if any) did that program i just installed want to run at startup. And especially since my kids  – without any concern – download and install games, movies and whatnot on my computer (even tho they have their own)  – I really like to know what is booting, and what is slowing me down at present.

If you’re a bit like me – then good news – here is the tool for us: AutoRuns.

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Reset the Notification Area in Windows 7 [How To]

Posted by Stu On January - 27 - 2010

A small annoyance in Windows 7 is the fact that it doesn’t remove old notification icons from the taskbar. After a while a lot of old icons will still be present with no obvious way to remove them.  This is easily remedied and this guide will show you how to do it, manually.

[UPDATE]-For those wishing for an automated solution, see here.

This guide does involve editing the registry, please see here before proceeding.

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Using Computer Error Codes To Solve PC Problems

Posted by Guest Post On January - 23 - 2010

In this guest post, James Ricketts explores using computer error codes to solve PC problems. Learn more about James at the conclusion of this post.

One of the most common complaints of computer users across the world is that they find computer error messages to be complicated and hard to understand. This is partly true as most computer error messages do not clearly spell out cause of error and its possible solution. However, certain error messages do leave certain clues in the form of error codes, which not only computer experts, but any common user can use in order to solve PC problems.

These error codes may look like a random collection of numbers and letters, but they are your best bet in solving the error yourself. This article shows you how to effectively use computer error codes to solve your PC problems.

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