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Wouuww,,,so many indexes but high appreciated for those links.
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Windows Access Panel for Windows 7 & Vista

Windows Access Panel for Windows 7 & Vista

Access Panel for Windows 7 & Vista, x86 and x64. While you can use Control Panel to change settings which control nearly everything about how Windows looks and works, in some cases to access these very controls , or the in-built Windows programs, requires you to engage in multiple clicks or know their names.

Windows Access Panel is meant to minimize your trouble in accessing such programs. It has been tested on Windows 7 & Windows Vista. It can simply be downloaded and used as a portable application. Place it in your Programs Files and Pin its shortcut to your Start menu and you are all set to a faster way of accessing the “hidden” Windows system utilities.

For instance, WAP will save you a couple of clicks if you want to open any program, like maybe the Disk Defragmentation utility. Or maybe you don’t know that to open the Backup or Restore Usernames & Passwords Wizard you need to type credwiz in the start search and hit Enter! 48 such programs have been included in WAP v 1.0.

With this program, you have all, or atleast most of such programs at your fingertips. The present download works for 32-bit as well as 64-bit version.


To a novice, this program will expose him to the many Windows utilities & programs he probably never knew existed on his PC! For a geek, this program hopes to help him access all such, from a convenient single place, easily!

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15 Best Windows 7 Tips

15 Best Windows 7 Tips

SOURCE : 15 Best Windows 7 Tips and Hacks

You have upgraded to Windows 7, love the new taskbar, and enjoy the power of using the cool Libraries feature.

But now you want more. You want the cool tips and tricks that make Windows 7 fun!

So here are the best ones to help you get the most out of your new OS. This article focuses on the Windows 7 interface to get you started on the road to becoming a Windows 7 Power User.

1. Use Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts for Windows
Smarter File Copying

Using the mouse, you can drag-‘n-dock windows to either side of the screen, or drag it to the top to maximize it. These keyboard shortcuts are even faster:

- Win+Left Arrow and Win+Right Arrow dock the window to the left and right side of the screen
- Win+Up Arrow and Win+Down Arrow maximize and restore/minimize
- Win+M minimizes everything
- Alt+Up, Alt+Left Arrow, Alt+Right Arrow navigate to parent folder, or browse Back and Forward through folders in Explorer
- Win+Home minimizes/restores all open windows except the active window
- Alt+Win+# accesses the Jump List of program number ‘#’ on the taskbar

2.Rearrange System Tray Icons

You can rearrange icons on the taskbar as you wish and start new (or switch to running) instances of the first ten taskbar programs using
Win+1, Win+2, and so on. The cool thing is you can also rearrange system tray icons. Reorder them on the tray or move them outside or back in the tray. Take control of what you want to always keep an eye on, and from which apps you’ll require notifications.

3. Access Jump Lists with the Left Mouse Button

Jump Lists usually show up when you right-click on a taskbar icon. However, they can also be accessed by holding the left mouse button and dragging upwards. If you’re using a laptop touchpad or a touch screen, this is convenient because you do not have to click any button to access a context menu.

4. Add Any Folder to Favorites

You can add any library or folder to the Favorites section in Windows Explorer. To add a folder, navigate to it in Explorer, right-click Favorites in the left navigation pane, and select Add current location to Favorites. Now you get quick access to your favorite folders in all File->Save As dialogs!

5. Pin Frequently Used Folders to the Taskbar

Right-click, drag, and pin your favorite folders to Windows Explorer on the taskbar. They will now show up in the Jump List when you right click on Explorer giving you quick access to your favorite folders.

6. Pin Control Panel to the Taskbar

You cannot pin the Control Panel to the taskbar via the Start Menu or by drag and drop. Open the Control Panel and right-click its taskbar icon to pin it to the taskbar. An advantage of this is that Control Panel’s Jump List allows quick access to recently used functions.

7. Create Keyboard Shortcuts for Programs

You can create keyboard shortcuts for any program in Windows 7. Right-click the program icon and select Properties. Select the Shortcut tab, click in Shortcut key, to set the keyboard shortcut for that program.

8. Open Command Prompt in Any Folder

Like the command prompt? Miss the ‘Open Command Window Here’ Windows XP power toy? Press ‘Shift’ when right-clicking on a folder to get that option in the context menu. This also works on the desktop. No power toy required!

9. View Expanded ‘Send To’ Menu

Press Shift when right-clicking on a folder to get an expanded Send To menu.

10. Adjust Screen Text with Clear Type

Use Clear Type Tuner for the best look on your LCD monitor or laptop screen. Run ‘cttune.exe’ from the Start Menu search box, or go to the Control Panel Display applet, and select Adjust ClearType Text from the left.

11. Get Exact Colors On Your Screen

If you are an artist or you work with colors, use the Calibrate Color option in the Control Panel Display applet or run dccw.exe from the Start Menu search box. You can adjust gamma, brightness, contrast, and color balance, ensuring that colors are displayed correctly on your screen.

12. Customize the Power Button

If you restart your computer more often than you shut it down, change the default Shutdown power button to Restart. Right-click on Start, select Properties, and choose the Power button action that you use the most.

13. Customize Number of Items in Jump Lists & Start Menu

Right-click Start, select Properties, click Customize and choose the number of recent programs to be shown in the Start Menu and the number of items displayed in Jump Lists from the Start Menu Size section below.

14. Search Internet from the Start Menu

Enable Internet search from the Start Menu using your default browser. Run GPEDIT.MSC from the Start Menu search box to start the Group Policy Editor. In the left pane, go to User Configuration->Administrative Templates->Start Menu and Taskbar. In the right pane, right-click to Edit and Enable Add Search Internet link to Start Menu.

15. Add Videos to Start Menu

Windows 7 does not place a link to your videos on the Start Menu by default. To add a link to your videos on the Start Menu, right-click Start, select Properties, click on Customize. In the Videos section at the bottom, choose Display as a link.



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Re: 15 Best Windows 7 Tips

The TweakGuides Tweaking Companion (TGTC) for Windows 7 has been updated to Version 1.2. While SP1 hasn't brought any major changes, the guide has also been revised for new versions of key software including Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0, Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Windows Live Mail, along with the addition of a range of minor tips and utilities. The Regular and Deluxe Editions of the TGTC for Windows 7 have both been updated, and the full change list is at the bottom of the TGTC download page.

I am over whelmed by the Tweakguide for Wn 7.
Did a scan of the many tweaks and I am new to Wn 7 and the forum.
Don't know if posting in right place, but, please help me move a file
within a folder.
In Vista, could drag and drop file where I wanted them.
Has Microsoft forgot this feature? Thanks for your help. Bob


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Re: as well, therefore, put forward and said: "Mom, or to your house

The Tweakguide for Windows 7 has recently been updated:

It looks like Windows 7 is going to remain very popular for quite some time. Accordingly, I've taken the opportunity to give the TweakGuides Tweaking Companion for Windows 7 a thorough update, bringing it up to Version 2.0. Although the bulk of the advice in the guide remains much the same, there are a range of changes and improvements throughout. The main changes are shown in the version history at the bottom of the TGTC download page.
TGTC for Windows 7 [Version 2.0]
This is a major revision in terms of a large number of changes. Minor changes are not listed below, and include general improvements to descriptions, as well as changes to chapter structure and names, and the updating/refinement of a range of advice throughout the book.
All pages - Fixed any dead or inaccurate hyperlinks.
All pages - Fixed a range of typographical/grammatical errors.
pp.33 (44) - SIW removed due to adware and trial only status.
pp.48 (67) - Updated KeePass instructions.
pp.49 (68) - Other Backup Methods section updated to add SkyDrive and Dropbox.
pp.72-76 (99-103) - Overclocking chapter removed, overclocking advice updated, streamlined and presented as an Overclocking section under the Hardware Management chapter.
pp.78 (105) - Added Deactivate/Deauthorize Software tip prior to Windows installation.
pp.81,140 (109,185) - Added links to Windows 7 SP1 ISO images.
pp.84-89 (112-120) - Rearranged, updated and expanded the Preparing the Drive section.
pp.107-108 (144-145) - Updated EasyBCD instructions.
pp.108 (146) - Added Windows 7 Boot Updater utility and instructions.
pp.138-139 (182-184) - Updated and expanded Driver Signature section.
pp.144 (190) - Added Intel Chipset Software package update instructions.
pp.151 (199) - Replaced Driver Sweeper with Driver Fusion.
pp.152 (200) - Added Driver Store Explorer utility and instructions.
pp.174 (228) - Added tip on how to disable UAC virtualization.
pp.192 (250-251) - Added Enhanced Migration Experience Toolkit security utility and instructions.
pp.195-199 (255-261) - Changed anti-malware software advice.
pp.200-208 (262-272) - Major revision of Important Security Tips section.
pp.227-231 (293-297) - Expanded the Solid State Drives optimization section.
pp.238 (310) - Revised and expanded AHCI advice.
pp.240 (312-313) - Added NTFSInfo and Defraggler utilities for viewing MFT information.
pp.254-258 (333-338) - Expanded Power Options section, added Core Parking information.
pp.267 (352) - Added another Registry location for startup programs.
pp.267-268 (353-354) - Autoruns instructions updated.
pp.306-323 (401-424) - Internet Explorer chapter updated and expanded for IE10.
pp.324-338 (425-445) - Windows Live Mail chapter updated for latest version.
pp.353-356 (465-468) - Expanded Audio & Video Codecs section.
pp.382-384 (507-510) - Updated and expanded Gadgets section.
pp.385 (511) - Added Dxtory utility.
pp.391 (521) - Added DesktopOK utility and instructions.
pp.393-394 (523-524) - Added context menu method for creating Shutdown, Restart, Sleep & Lock items.
pp.400 (534) - Added partial DX11.1 support Platform Update information.
pp.422 (567) - Added Windows 8 Task Manager utility.
pp.425 (574) - Added Valley GPU stress testing utility.
pp.427-428 (580-581) - Added AS SSD and ATTO disk benchmarking utilities.
pp.432-434 (588-590) - CCleaner advice updated.
pp.437-438 (593-594) - Regular Maintenance advice updated

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