TorrentFetcher Does Exactly What it Says on the Tin

Posted by Stu On February - 9 - 2010
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PROS:

This download is freeware, all features of this program are available for all to use freely. Very light on resources.  Good & bad torrents easily distinguishable.  Automatically move downloaded torrents to a specified output directory (good for bittorrent clients that monitor a specific folder, like uTorrent).

CONS:

No customisable options.  No help documentation. Dull GUI.  No system tray context menu.

VERDICT:

An excellent tool to save you trawling through different torrent websites to find the right torrent, this application uses btjunkie.org as its search engine and indexer.  Torrents are easily distinguishable by green/red coloured search results based on positive/negative votes and available seeders.  TorrentFetcher is no burden on the system, 5MB RAM and minimal CPU usage is all that is needed.   The ability to save torrents to a specified output directory or automatically open with your bittorrent client makes this a very tidy application.  Highly recommended and extremely easy to use.

PRICE:

Free.

VERSION REVIEWED:

1.03

DOWNLOAD LINK:

TorrentFetcher

Note: This guide is part of the Windows Guides’ Legal File Sharing Series. If you want to find out more about file sharing, check the topics covered here.

Customize the Start Button (“Orb”) in Windows 7 [How To]

Posted by Rich On February - 6 - 2010

Recently RSVR85 showed you how to manually customize the start button in Windows 7. If the thought of resource hacking makes you a little queezy, you can use a tool, created by Windows Forums member Kishan.

In this guide, I’ll show you where to get the tool and how to use it.

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komalo over at deviantart has shared a tool that will give you an Aero look to your command prompt.

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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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Put Windows 7 Libraries to Good Use [How To]

Posted by Thomas On February - 1 - 2010

No matter if you’ve just begun to use Windows 7 or you’ve used it for a while, you will no doubt have noticed the Libraries Function. The Library-function let you combine several folders into one. You can combine folders from different locations such as hard drives, shared network locations, HomeGroup etc. In this tutorial I’m going to show you how the use of libraries can prove to be a productive and useful tool in your daily work or play.

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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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