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Open Any Program with a Shortcut Key [Quick Tip]

Posted by Rich On August - 26 - 20111 COMMENT
If you find you use a program a lot, you may find you spend time going to your desktop to find the shortcut, searching your start menu, or clicking the shortcut on the taskbar. Take, for example, the command prompt: to open it, you might:
  1. Press Winkey+R
  2. Type cmd
  3. Press Enter
While this removes the need for using your mouse and takes just a second or two, there are two quicker ways, which are built right into Windows. This guide will show you both ways.

which Windows Network Locations, what are the differences ?Whenever you connect to a new network in Windows 7, you have to decide what kind of network location you are connecting to. Is the new network a Home, Work or a Public Network ?

The different Location Settings allow or block certain network features or functions.  The general rule as Microsoft tells it is that if you know every computer (and user) on the network, use the Home Network Setting, if not choose one of the other.  But you may have wondered what are the differences between Home, Work and Public Network Settings, and which network features are switched on or off?

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8 8 2011 4 18 05 PM Pin a Program to the Windows 7 Taskbar for Quick Access [Quick Tip]The Windows 7 Taskbar represents the first major change to the Windows Taskbar since it’s appearance in Windows 95. In this short guide, we’ll show you:

  1. How to pin programs to your taskbar
  2. How to rearrange your taskbar
  3. How to unpin programs from your taskbar

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New to using the command prompt? Check out the Windows Command Prompt Beginner’s Guide

If you’ve ever asked a PC help question in a forum, it’s likely someone suggested you check for corrupted or out of version protected system files. To do this:

  1. Open a Command Prompt (Click Start, type cmd, and click cmd.exe.)
  2. Type sfc /scannow and press Enter
8 19 2011 12 20 17 PM Fix Corrupted Windows Files with sfc /scannow (Do This) [Quick Tip]

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pin to taskbar02 Pin Favorite Files and Folders to the Windows Explorer Jump List [Quick Tip]Windows 7 Jump Lists help you quickly get to the programs, files, and folders you use the most. We covered the basics of Jump Lists here: What are Windows 7 Jump Lists?


In this guide, we’ll show you a couple of ways to make the Windows Explorer Jump List work for you by saving you time.

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8 8 2011 6 12 07 PM Clear a Taskbar Jump List to Start from Scratch [How To]If your Jump Lists have become a little messy and you want a clean slate, this guide will show you how to clear the it for an individual program. This is useful if you want to start from scratch or purge history so, for example, people don’t know you like lolcat pictures…
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