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Get Back Lost Off-Screen Windows [How To]

Posted by Thomas On February - 7 - 20106 COMMENTS

Toolbox icon 220x220 Get Back Lost Off Screen Windows [How To]This solution I owe to my brother – who made me figure this one out for him. My brother is one of you Laptop users that, when home (or the office), hooks up his computer to an external monitor, extending his desktop. This works fine – unless you forget to move every application window back to your main desktop before disconnecting the extra monitor. Then what do you do ?

If you’re still at home (or the office) then it’s no “biggy”, but if you’re on the road somewhere, suddenly realize that your PowerPoint presentation is showing on the “other” monitor… What then ?

Don’t worry – Read on

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orb00 Customize the Start Button (Orb) in Windows 7 [How To]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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026 How Reliable is Your Windows 7 PC? Learn How to Find out

There’s no denying it, Windows 7 is a very stable and reliable operating system.

Personally I’ve never experienced a BSOD with Windows 7 (even during Beta testing!) and nearly all crashes or reliability problems occur by 3rd party software.

Nestled away in the Action Centre is the Reliability History (RH) available to view.

The RH will show you Critical Events such as Explorer stopped working; Warnings such as unsuccessful application updates and Informational Events such as successful driver installations.

Not only does the RH show errors and events, it’ll show solutions (if available) to these issues and provide technical details about them so you can help prevent them occurring in the future, thus, improving reliability in Windows 7.

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User Support – Twelve o’Clock Flashers…

Posted by Thomas On February - 5 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

Have you ever had to call the tech-support only to get hold of a person who seems to be laughing at you ? Well he probably did…

Those of us who have worked in user support have met all kinds of people on the phone. Some have genuine problems. Some problems are hard to figure out, others are simple to solve, and sometimes, the caller is plain and simply a ‘TCF….

Read on and I’ll explain…

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Save themes for sharing in Windows 7 [How To]

Posted by Stu On February - 5 - 20104 COMMENTS

239 Save themes for sharing in Windows 7 [How To]

A theme is a combination of pictures, colors, and sounds on your computer.  It includes a desktop background, a screen saver, a window border color, and a sound scheme. Some themes might also include desktop icons and mouse pointers.

Here’s a quick guide on saving themes for sharing in Windows 7.

Note: You have to apply the theme to your system before you have the context menu option to save for sharing.   Also, these themes will not work in Vista or XP.

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