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Kill Explorer in 2 Clicks [Quick Tip]

Posted by Stu On August - 1 - 20103 COMMENTS

explorer Kill Explorer in 2 Clicks [Quick Tip]

The usual way of killing Explorer for most users would be to spark up the Task Manager, right click explorer.exe and choose "End process". Previously we’ve covered how to add a context menu item to restart Explorer, which makes short work of the command.

Want an even easier way to kill it?  In Windows Vista and Windows 7, that’s no problem.

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clip image001 thumb Change the Start Up Sound in Windows 7 [How To]

One of the things Microsoft forgot to properly think about when making Windows 7, was the start-up sound.  With every new version of Windows should come a new start-up sound, however they chose to keep it the same as Vista.

If you’d like to change the start-up sound (the sound played when you get to your login screen) then this is the guide for you.  My favourite start-up sound comes from Windows 95 and I’ll be using its start-up sound for this guide.

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I know this is a little overdue but i wanted to be absolutely clear about the information surrounding this Jailbreak (JB from hereon in) before posting about it.

Here’s a list of devices that this JB will work on.


iPod Touch 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware
iPod Touch 2G 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmwareiphonehacked Jailbreak your iDevice on 3.1.3 Firmware [How To]
iPod Touch 3G 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware


iPhone 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware
iPhone 3G 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware
iPhone 3GS 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware


iPad 3G 3.2 Firmware
iPad WiFi 3.2 Firmware

Please note that this method is a JB only and is not an unlock.  If you rely on an unlock do not use this.  An unlock is unlikely to emerge until 4.0 has been released.

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1023 13 256x256x32 Change the Background and Text Colour in Explorer on the Fly [How To] Have you ever wanted to change the background in Windows Explorer?  How about the colour of the text?  If so, then this Windows Explorer shell extension is a must-have.

AveFolderBG integrates into the Folder Properties dialog box in Windows 7 which means no added bloat on start-up per se and no standalone applications to run to get the job done.

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12 Turn off the Navigation Pane in Windows 7 Explorer [Quick Tip]

I’ve noticed recently that people are searching an awful lot for methods on turning off the navigation pane in Explorer + other ways to customise its appearance.

This is a very simple task which we’ll cover in this Quick-Tip

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photoshop cs5 mnemonic png 550x544 Sharpen Blurry Images in Photoshop [How To]

So you have a blurry image and you just wish that you were able to bring back some of the detail and make it less blurry.

In Photoshop (PS) this is a simple process though note it is no miracle cure and wont make your images perfect but will provide a good starting point.

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