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Stop Windows From Adding “Shortcut” To Your Shortcuts

This little registry hack will change the setting the causes Windows to add “shortcut” after every new shortcut that you create in Windows. It will also save you time from manually renaming all those shortcuts you’ve created over the years

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Changing Library Icons without a Program

A few days ago, we mentioned at Windows 7 News how to change the icon of a library in Windows 7 using a little nifty tool called “Library Icon Changer”. The program doesn’t require any installation…

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Customize The Windows 7 Task Switcher

I’m sure you are familiar with the Windows 7 task switcher, which has been around since Windows XP. To access it you simply press Alt+Tab and use them to cycle…

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10 Advanced Windows 7 Tips Part 2

This is the second part of a series of advanced Windows 7 tips. The first part has been published at our sister site ghacks.net. The ten tips that have been…

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BatteryBar: Improve Windows 7 Battery Management

Although there is some disagreement over whether laptop battery life has got better or worse in Windows 7 (on my laptops it has), the battery  information that Windows 7 provides…

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How To Move The Live Messenger Icon To The System Tray In Windows 7

Two things have bugged me with Windows Live Messenger in Windows 7: I don’t like the way the Windows Live Messenger icon stays permanently in the Windows 7 Taskbar I…

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More Ways To Speedup Windows 7

Earlier this month Windows 7 News editor Jason wrote a very useful post on how to keep Windows 7 running as fast as it did when you first installed it.…

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7 Ways To Make Windows 7 Faster

Over on Connected Internet, I’ve just written a summary of 7 Free Tweakers For Faster Windows 7.  Unlike some tweakers that I wouldn’t touch with a barge pole, these ones…

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Tweak The Windows 7 Taskbar With Taskbar Overlord

The Taskbar Overlord application for the Windows 7 operating system was born out of frustration with how some aspects of the Windows 7 taskbar were working. The software developer decided…

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Free Windows 7 Tweaking Utilities

Download Squad have compiled a list of Free Windows 7 tweaking utilities.  Featured in the list is Windows 7 Little Tweaker that we wrote about last week.  Also in the…

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Customise Windows 7 With Windows 7 Little Tweaker

Windows 7 Little Tweaker is a very small utility that lets you tweak some normally hard to get features within Windows 7 such as disabling low disk space warnings, speeding…

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Customize Windows 7 Action Center Notifications

Action Center is a new Windows 7 feature that displays system notifications to the user from its icon in the Windows 7 taskbar. The service will monitor certain Windows applications…

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12 Windows 7 Tweaks

There are a number of expert Windows 7 users who are now sharing their Windows 7 tweaks and mods with us mere mortals. Over at the Simple Thoughts site they…

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Windows 7 Forum

Our Windows 7 Forum reached the 2000 members mark today which is reason to celebrate. We have created the forum to discuss and troubleshoot Windows 7 related problems and expanded…

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Change Windows 7 Taskbar Hover Time

One new feature of Windows 7 are thumbnail previews when hovering the mouse over a taskbar item. The default time before the thumbnail is displayed is 400 milliseconds which might…

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Automatic Logon Into Windows 7

If you want to further speed up the Windows 7 boot process you could configure the computer system to automatically logon the user. This is especially for computer systems that…

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Windows 7 Secrets

The Bumper List of Windows 7 Secrets by Tim Sneath is a collection of tips and tricks about Windows 7 that are generally considered unknown or secret to the Windows…

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Display Icons And Text In The Windows 7 Taskbar

The Windows 7 taskbar has seen a major overhaul. It looks and behaves different than the taskbars on previous versions of the Windows operating system. One of those changes is…

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