By setting up parental controls, you gain more control over what your children (colleagues, friends etc) can and can’t do on your computer. Parental controls are very useful as there is so much inappropriate content out there – whether it be on the internet, in games, or even in some software. You may also want to protect your computer from unauthorized changes. This guide will help you set up a user account with parental controls, or add parental controls to an existing account.
Archive for November, 2008
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP
- Windows 7
- Application Reviews
- Windows 8
For the next week, I’m going to run a series of guides that will help you manage user accounts and parental controls on your Windows Vista machine.
If you have younger children, I strongly suggest you set up a user account for them and follow the instructions in these guides. You’ll learn how to do the following:
- Set up a user account with parental controls
- Collect information about computer usage
- Control allowed websites, downloads, and other internet usage
- Set time limits on computer usage
- Control games by rating, content, or title
- Block specific programs on your computer
Update: The finals have started here
Windows Tools, Help & Guides and Windows Forums is running a competition to find the ‘Best Windows Customization website’. A few months ago, Winvistaclub held a competition to find the best Windows Vista site. This was a great opportunity to bring some good websites out of obscurity; this competition aims to do the same.
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FlexTk is an advanced file management toolkit allowing one to search and classify files, scan one or more disks or directories and apply rule-based, file organizing or data migration policies, synchronize files and directories, monitor one or more disks or directories, analyze storage utilization, copy large amounts of files in a fault-tolerant way, identify duplicate files and free-up wasted storage space. All file operations are available through a centralized and easy-to-use GUI application with a built-in file navigator allowing one to execute any required command in a single mouse click.
Batch Rename Files in Name(Number) Format
When browsing folders, do the following to rename a batch of files in Name(Number) format:
- Select a group of files (hold the CTRL key and click individual files to select more than one.)
- Right click the first file and select Rename
- Type the name you want to add to the files and press enter
Now you files will be named in the following way:
Sequentially Raname Files with the Tab Key
When renaming a file in Vista (while in file name editing mode – right click the first file and select Rename) simply hit tab to move the next file name. No more arrow keys and F2 buttons.
More Renaming Guides
Do you have thousands of photos, documents, songs etc on your hard drive? If you do, you’ll likely have duplicates all over the place. In this guide you’ll learn how to search for duplicates and delete them; thus, saving you space and keeping you organized.