Tag Archives: Vista

How To Take Control of UAC

Even though UAC or User Account Control pop-ups has good intention of helping you make your computer secure it is one of the most annoying addition on Vista. In Windows 7 it becomes more tolerable it displayed less warnings, but what I like is that you can also fine-tune its notification to give you a more comfortable Windows 7 life. ... Read More »

How to Easily Clean IE7 Browsing History

A friend of mine who is also a fan of Internet Explorer ask if there is a way he can easily remove or clean up his IE7’s browsing history. I told him that he can use a cleaning software like ccleaner to cleanup his computer, but he said that what he wants is to just clean only Internet Explorer 7 ... Read More »

How To Change Your Computer Name in Vista

My friend just bought a HP desktop pre-installed with Windows Vista operating system. He ask me if he can change his annoying computer name from “Owner2009” and change it into a more descriptive and personalize like “slavezero” for example. I named my desktop “sLaVeZeRo” and  other units workstations. Changing names in XP is very easy, but in Vista it is ... Read More »

How to Remove Windows XP/Vista Focus Rectangle

Have you notice the dotted rectangle your around your icon or made a file selection. This dotted line is better known as focus rectangle. I know what you’re thinking–there’s nothing we can do to remove it. It seems that XP and Vista were born with it. But just like how doctors manage to separate a Siamese  twin, there is a ... Read More »

How To Create A Textless Desktop Icon

I always love the idea of having a textless icon on my desktop. It just makes your desktop icon more cool just like what you see on the Dock in Apple’s Mac OSX. Having a textless icon will also make your desktop icons stand out. With a simple renaming trick you can do this effect on your Vista or XP ... Read More »

How to Increase simultaneous downloads in Internet Explorer 7

By default Internet Explorer 7 will only allow users to download 2 simultaneous files at the same time. This is very inconvenient for those users like me that normally download a lot on the Internet. Although I’m a Firefox user, on some occasions I sometimes use IE and having this limitations is very inconvenient and pretty annoying sometimes. A very ... Read More »

Reasons Why You Don’t Need Windows Defender

Windows Defender is a antispyware protection software from Microsoft. It also comes with your Vista installation, but why do other people prefer third party antispyware protections? Here are some of the reasons why Microsoft Windows Defender is not good enough to protect your computer against spywares. It’s runs a little slow than it’s counter part spyware protection software. Tested it ... Read More »

How to Get the Vista Taskbar Thumbnail Preview in Windows XP

If you can’t leave Windows XP but love some of the new features of Vista specially the thumbnail preview, then here is the chance to get it without upgrading your XP to Vista or installing a Vista transformation pack. I present to you Visual Tooltip. Visual Tooltip allows you have the thumbnail preview feature of Vista and also to switch ... Read More »

How to Reveal Vista Menu Bar in Windows Explorer

Have you ever wonder where did your Vista menu bar go? Well, it is not actually gone it is just hidden. Vista Menu Bar by default is made that way to have a more cleaner interface. If you want to show it you can just toggle it by pressing the ALT Key. Pressing the Alt key temporarily brings the Menu ... Read More »

Windows Vista Privacy Tweak

Windows Vista by default saves and displays all your recently opened files and programs on your start menu. The purpose of this is to make it easier for users to find a certain file or program. However, for privacy purposes especially when they share their computer to other people many users would prefer all those information to remain hidden. Follow ... Read More »