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Windows Vista hints and tips


Shortcuts in Windows Live Photo Gallery

Windows Live Photo Gallery has some useful features and one is the ability to create your own toolbar. Another is the way you can use keyboard shortcuts to access common functions. Work faster with your photos.

Add and modify Windows desktop icons

If you frequently need to access the Control Panel, Computer, your personal files and so on, it can be irritating having to go to the Start menu, find the item and then click on it. Why not add a shortcut to the desktop to make them easier and faster to access? Replacing the standard Windows icons with funky alternative ones can make the desktop seem more fun.

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Change the hover behaviour on the Start menu
Start programs with the right priority
10 quick and easy tips
Turbo charge the clipboard
Don't restore viruses and malware
4 Twitter clients running on Adobe AIR
Share files between Windows, Linux and Mac
Defragment the registry to boost performance
Is Meeting Space unnecessary?
Customise the view in Vista Explorer
View different file types in Notepad
What are those desktop.ini files?
A better boot screen for Vista
5 User Account Control registry hacks
Add the Desktop toolbar to the taskbar
Make Help more readable
Press F1 for help
Speed up by stopping services
Turn Windows Defender off
Recover lost files using Previous Versions
Previous Versions - a worked example
Use Previous Versions with ANY version of Vista
Boot up straight to the desktop
Solve slow starting problems
Searching in Media Player
Disable User Account Control (UAC)
Optional components
Run as administrator
Upgrade for free
Use Vista for free
Multiple IE start pages
Set the RSS feed update schedule
Set a custom RSS feed schedule
Manually update RSS feeds
Network information display
Map your network
Searching alternatives
Set the search default
Show me the menu
Show hidden files and folders
Modify the Power button's function
Resize the icons
Improve Vista's Search
Use Internet Explorer without add-ons
Add desktop icons
Get online help

Back up your email
Subscribe to a calendar
Use hidden display options in Control Panel
Speed up Vista by turning off search indexing
Quick searches in Windows Vista
Speed tweak registry hack for Windows
Disable startup services with services.msc
Tag your photo
Change file associations
Better, faster, more reliable internet
Easier file selections
Resize Explorer's Details view
Add Favorite Links in Explorer
Save streaming video clips
Improve security with a new account
Select the audio input device
Run Vista in XP
Run XP in Vista
Enable the Vista boot screen
Speed up with more RAM
Use more than 4Gb of RAM
Find Start menu items faster
Speed up the screen display part 1
Speed up the screen display part 2
Speed up the screen display part 3
Speed up the screen display part 4
Add photographic details - method 1
Add photographic details - method 2
Change the workgroup
Add extra clocks to the taskbar
Modify file associations
Customise the Send To menu
Change the desktop icons
Browse the Fonts folder
Sort your fonts
Boot up in diagnostic mode
Disable startup items with msconfig
Disable startup services with msconfig

 

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