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LanLights Shows Network Activity in the Windows 7 System Tray

Posted by Spazz On September - 3 - 2010

When I had Windows 7 installed, I noticed that the standard network icon in the task bar area doesn’t “light-up” when there is data throughput as I have been used to ever-since Windows 98. I suppose some people might argue that we have been spoiled a bit, but actually it gives you a sense of security when you’re busy working and you can see there is activity on the network when you expect it to be. Also, that is the quickest way you can see when something isn’t working correctly.

Taskbar with Windows 7 Network Icon

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Actual Multiple Monitors, The way Windows Should Work

Posted by Thomas On August - 25 - 2010

Actual Multiple Monitors is a software utility offering the unique set of productivity tools aimed to enhance the usability of Windows user interface when working with multi-monitor configurations (dual, triple and more).

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NAME: Actual Multiple Monitors

PROS: A Complete Taskbar on every monitor, which gives you total control.

CONS: It’s not free

VERDICT: This is by far the best Multi Monitor System I’ve ever encountered. I love the endless possibilities, and control it gives me.

PRICE: $29,95



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Windows 7 Tutorials [Windows Forums]

Posted by Stu On August - 23 - 2010


Yesterday Rich let you know about our new sub-forum, Windows 7 Tutorials.

Today i want to share with you some of the great content that resides here.

A big thanks go to our forum members that have contributed, keep it up!

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New Forum Added: Windows 7 Tutorials

Posted by Rich On August - 21 - 2010

On Windows Forums, members have shared some great tutorials and to help you find them, we’ve created a Windows 7 Tutorials forum.

Here are some of the recent topics in the forum:

Windows 7 Tutorials forum

Rebuild your Corrupt Icon Cache with IconCache Rebuilder

Posted by Stu On August - 20 - 2010


TWC in conjunction with Lee Whittington have released IconCache Rebuilder for those of you experiencing weird problems with your icons in Windows 7.

[UDATE – See Rich’s How-To guide to fix your corrupt icon cache manually]

Sometimes you may find an icon that just won’t display correctly no matter what you do.

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No matter how much money you have invested in a new computer, sooner or later you will face performance problems.

These problems are usually related with the CPU or the memory. Computers are becoming so complex that you need all the help you can get to find the source of the problems.

The first thing I do when I notice that my computer is not acting as it should is run Task Manager. With this tool you can easily see the usage of Memory and CPU of every process on your computer. I always do the same: look for the processes that are using more CPU and see if there are enough physical memory available.

So, why not have a utility that do the same with just one click and that can be easily found in your Windows 7 Taskbar?

To do this we are going to use one component of Windows 7, PowerShell, that can be also used in other Windows versions.

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