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tray RB Tray Minimizes Your Programs to the System TraySometimes I would like to minimize a running application to the Tray instead of the common Taskbar position. A quick search on the net gave me a few solutions to choose from. The one I ended up with is a small freeware utility that is totally invisible and has both 32-bit and 64-bit support.

It’s a small script that add Right-Click Functionality to the minimize button, while keeping the Normal Setting using the Left-Click.

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If Someone Gave You £250 (370 USD) to Spend on PC Upgrades — What Would You Buy?

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11 thumb Use Check Boxes & Single Click in Windows Explorer [Quick Tip]If you’re not too keen on using the keyboard when selecting items in Windows Explorer, using check boxes should make your life much easier.

Using check boxes also complements using a single click to open items. Just pointing at items to select them can be frustrating and using check boxes relieves a lot of this frustration and makes things a little more precise.

We’ll cover both of these areas with this Quick-MintyTip as the method is the same.

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ComputerIcon 5 Ways To Take Revenge Using A Computer (Computer Fun)I will assume that many of you have to solve computer’s problems every day.

But, imagine having a list of devil hacks you can use to punish people.

Maybe you are tired to solve others problems, or you want to have fun. If you are in either of these positions this is your post.

1. Cut access to Internet Web Pages.

You can cut internet from certain hours using the following post:

How To Control Access to Specific Website

But if you just want to cut access to a Web, for example www.google.com:

Click on Start Menu, Accesories, look for Notepad, right-click and select “Run as administrator”.

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Select File, Open…, and go to %SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc\ folder. Select open all files, you just add the following line and click save: www.google.com Read the rest of this entry »

Best Free Media Players

Posted by Rich On May - 17 - 201030 COMMENTS

In this article, I share five of the best free media players for Windows. If you have suggestions for other media players, let us know in the comments.

I chose these media players with the following requirements in mind:

  • The media player should play most file types out of the box.
  • The media player should be free and not include adware, spyware etc.
  • The media players should work on all recent versions of Windows (XP, Vista, and 7.)

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Listen to your devices on Windows 7 [How To]

Posted by Thomas On May - 16 - 20102 COMMENTS

mp3playre Listen to your devices on Windows 7 [How To]

I’m sure you have a MP3-Player of sorts. Most players have a mini USB plug that allows you to connect it to a computer. But what If it doesn’t ? Or what IF you don’t want to use any software players ?

Windows 7 have a feature called: “Listen To Device”. What it does is let you connect your mp3-player (iPod, Zune, mobile phone, etc.) to the Line-In port (using the Jack Contact), and directly pass the music through to the Computers Speakers. Without using any software player.

Here’s how:

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