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If you are in need of printing out the content of your folders, more regularly than often – you have probably already got a freeware of sort to help you do that. However, wouldn’t it be great if you could right-click a folder and choose “Print Directory” instead ?

Well, I found out how to do so.

With a small executable batch-file, and a little registry tweak you can create a Context-Menu that, will print the content of any folder. Simply Right Click the folder name, Choose: Print Directory and: Voila.

To all you freeware developers out there… I’m so Sorry …

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Uninstall Hidden Windows Software in XP [How To]

Posted by Thomas On April - 16 - 2010

Windows XP comes with a variety of software pre-installed like WordPad. These Out-Of-The-Box Software cannot be removed using the Add/Remove Programs Function in the Control Panel because they are hidden.

The solution is easier than you’d think.

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Use Shift-Button to Turn off Caps-Lock, XP

Posted by Thomas On March - 19 - 2010

Are you still struggling with hitting CAPS-LOCK, when you were really trying to use the Shift-Button ? mAKING the text look all WEird ?

No, no, don’t bring out your hammer or get violent with your keyboard… That will only make things worse.

Back in the even older days when Typewriters ruled the office, you released the Caps-Lock button by pressing down the Shift-Button, thus it was never activated longer than needed.

This registry tweak will allow you to do just that. If you press Caps-Lock by mistake, then the Shift-button will shut it off for you. This should reduce the chances of you typing whole sentences or paragraphs SHOUTING at the reader.

This tip is for Windows XP users, but you might get it to work in newer versions of Windows as well

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Are you still running the good-old Windows XP and being just a tad envious on the Taskbar Thumbnail Preview? Wishing you could have that on your XP taskbar?

I have found two freeware applications for you that will do the trick. One plain and simple and one with a few more options.

This is also for those of you who desperately miss your MAC taskbar, but have to use XP at work or whatever. Curious? Read on!

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In a Previous post we showed you how to add CopyTo and MoveTo functions to the Context Menu (Read it Here).

One of our readers asked:
Where would one find the values associated with different functions?
What other kinds of functions could be added in this manner?

Well, Alan – I think I’ve just come up with an answer.



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Acer Gridvista Enables Aero Snap Features

Posted by Thomas On February - 28 - 2010

If you are still using Windows XP or still haven’t moved up from the Windows-we-all-love-to-hate: Vista , and you are just a little, a tad, envious of the Aero Snap Function in Windows 7 … Or…

If you have Windows 7 and would like to enhance the way Aero Snap works , then This is the freeware for you: Acer Gridvista.

Read on for download link.

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