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Rotate and Change Your Windows 7 Login Screen

Posted by Stu On September - 18 - 2009

The default backgrounds in Windows 7 are very pleasing to look at.  However, many of you like to change the login screen.  There are plenty of programs out there that do the job well.  This one is in a league of it’s own.  Logon Screen Rotator ( is a tiny freeware program that can not only change your login screen, it can use multliple images or folders of images to do it and rotate them.  An innovative touch to this program is it’s ability to change at a user specified time.

No installation is required for this to work.  Just extract the application and run it.

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Task Switch Powertoy is an XP Alt-tab Replacement

Posted by Rich On September - 18 - 2009

The TaskSwitch Powertoy replaces the standard Alt-tab view in Windows XP. See below for screenshots.

Alt-tab in XP Before

TaskSwitch Powertoy - Before

Alt-tab in XP After

TaskSwitch Powertoy - After

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If you’re watching a video in full screen on the computer and you want to turn the system volume up, you need to minimize the video clip, click the audio item in the system tray and turn it up from there. This can be very tedious; thus I looked for a good solution to this problem and found Volumouse. Volumouse provides you with a quick and easy way to control the volume on your system—simply by rolling the wheel of your wheel mouse.

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Remove Shortcut Overlay Arrow Icon in Vista [How To]

Posted by Rich On August - 10 - 2009

Windows, by default, put a small arrow on shortcuts to indicate they are a shortcut and not a file. This feature is very useful and can help you determine what type of file you are dealing with. If you are customizing your desktop or a folder, you may not want these shortcut overlay icons as they may ruin your design. In this guide, you’ll learn how to remove the icons from the shortcuts with a simple program.

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360 Desktop Extends Your Desktop to a Full Circle

Posted by Rich On July - 3 - 2009

360 Desktop Logo

If you like desktop customization and you use the desktop a lot, 360 Desktop is for you. The program is simple in concept, but advanced in features. Put simply, 360 Desktop gives you a 360 degree panorama to work with as your desktop, which you can spin and use to store icons and widgets on at any point in the circle. Learn, in this guide, a little more about 360 Desktop and where to download it.

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FreeSnap Resizes Your Windows with the Keyboard

Posted by Rich On June - 5 - 2009

FreeSnap Resizes Your Windows with the Keyboard

FreeSnap is designed to take the pain out of resizing and moving windows by providing convenient keyboard shortcuts to do the job. If you are someone who likes keyboard shortcuts, you’ll know how much of a pain it is to resize and move windows with the keyboard alone.

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