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How to Hide Application Icon In Windows 7 Taskbar

How to Hide Application Icon In Windows 7 Taskbar

Microsoft Windows 7 comes with a taskbar that has never before been witnessed in its predecessors. The Windows 7 taskbar features a dock-type appearance and utility tools like launching a program or running an application. Undoubtedly, the Windows 7 taskbar helps the user to an extent more than what meets the eye. Here, we unveil […]

Switcher: A Better Alt-Tab Replacement For Windows

Switcher: A Better Alt-Tab Replacement For Windows

While working with multiple programs and open Windows, sometimes you may feel lost. The folders stack together in groups and the windows lay over each other, making it difficult to switch to a desired window quickly. We have earlier covered Outtasight – a free utility for Windows which can hide running programs and applications instantly […]

How to Selectively Color Images in 5 Minutes

How to Selectively Color Images in 5 Minutes

Using color to highlight a particular portion of your image can have drastic effects on the end result. Using photo editors like Photoshop and Gimp you can emphasize whatever colors you choose in an image. Music videos and films like Sin City used this extensively, and the resulting look can be replicated in Gimp in […]

How To Pin Any Files/Folders To Windows 7 Taskbar

How To Pin Any Files/Folders To Windows 7 Taskbar

One of the greatest improvement in Windows 7 is the taskbar. You can now pin applications to the taskbar and launch it with a single click. There is also the jumplist where you can pin a file/folder/url/specific action to a particular application. When everything seems great, I have only one complaint. There is no options […]

Restore the Show Desktop Icon In Windows 7

Restore the Show Desktop Icon In Windows 7

Windows XP came with the Show Desktop icon, a component that many users got used to. It helped as a make easy tool for accessing the desktop while working on some other open window. On clicking on the icon, the window got minimized and the desktop appeared for easy access to the user. However, Microsoft […]

How to Prevent Windows From Restarting After An Automatic Update

How to Prevent Windows From Restarting After An Automatic Update

There is no doubt that Windows 7 is a much better operating system than Windows XP and Vista, but one thing never seems to change: You have to restart your computer every time it performs an update. Perhaps I am just too used to the way that Linux system can update itself without restarting, and […]

Defragment Your Disk With Auslogics Disk Defrag

Defragment Your Disk With Auslogics Disk Defrag

If you ask any experts on tips to speed up the performance of your Windows PC, the answer you often receive is “Defragment your hard disk“. The reason for hard disk fragmentation is because whenever you load any files or data into your hard drive, the operating system breaks it into uncountable number of pieces […]

How to Open .docx File Without Microsoft Office

How to Open .docx File Without Microsoft Office

The previously used .doc format is no longer available in Microsoft Office 2007. Though there is an option in Office 2007 to save a document in the older .doc format, you can not read a .docx file without installing the newer version of Office. While the old format runs fine in the new version, the […]