How many times we have to search utilities in Windows 7? Again and again…every day…everytime? Even we forget next time that where were those? We have created few files (shortcuts) for you that will do very useful tasks for you in Windows 7 on single click. We have arranged these files in three folder types named ‘basic’, ‘advanced’ and ‘very useful’. Do not use ‘advanced’ folder if you are not a computer geek. Use ‘basic’ folder as you want. ‘Very useful’ folder will help you a lot and will save your time using Windows 7. We will explain how to create your own useful shortcuts for Windows 7 tasks and then share few useful commands. At the end of post you can download ‘Windows 7 shortcuts Mega Pack’.
What a computer geek, web developer, web designer wants after filling his PC with all kinds of many many software? A nice quick launch toolbar in the taskbar to quickly access all his most favorite software. Normal PC user (multimedia user) won’t bother about it but a pro computer user definitely needs some way to quickly access all his favorite programs.
In Windows 7 ‘Quick Launch’ is hidden by default. Windows 7 offers customizations like never before in Windows. If you like to tweak Windows, you will love Windows 7. Windows 7 adopts your needs as a good OS should modify itself according to user’s custom personal needs. So here it is…You can bring the ‘quick launch’ back in Windows 7 following these steps.
Windows 7 comes with many hidden performance tweaks. But sometimes its just a matter of understanding settings and controls of specific program which is in use. Have you ever been annoyed by the low level volume of Windows 7 at your Laptop? I am talking about the laptop volume tweak for installed Windows 7 in it. Laptops offer even poor quality of volume level. One trick is to use VLC Player if your file is playable at this player and press CTRL+UP/DOWN arrow keys to raise volume up to 400% while the control is at VLC media player. The second tweak involves tweaking volume settings in control panel. This method will increase laptop volume which is powered by windows 7. So here it is.
Computer geeks don’t like to shutdown PC or laptop more often. Thanks to Hibernation facility in Windows that enables you to store all the data as is before computer goes to sleep and make that data available for you when you resume from hibernation – all computer programs, running processes, opened windows etc. will be the same in the pattern you left them. In Windows 7 there is bug related to the Hibernation. When you hibernate your PC, it will hibernate alright. But when you resume it from hibernation a strange thing happens. Your computer screen will be dim and brightness/contrast keys won’t be working. Its like the computer running on batteries and trying to save the power but its not. There is a fix for this problem.
Being new to this OS, you might be spending a lot of time in fixing and customizing stuff in Windows 7, and even more to find the right panels or sections to customize this OS. Here is ‘Do-IT-Yourself Windows 7 Optimize in easy way’ solution. This is another program hidden deep down in Windows 7 that you should know. How about optimizing Windows 7 yourself and have all the options, settings, tweaks, customizations at single place? You do not need any software to tweak and optimize Windows 7 if you use God Mode in Windows 7. God Mode gives you all the important and essential stuff and control in Windows 7 at one place. You will have to enable God Mode in Windows 7 to do so.
Windows 7 does not allow to run all the programs, software at PC. There are compatibility issues. But still you can run any program / software at Windows 7 regardless of compatibility issues. Whether the software is compatible with Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows XP (SP2), Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista – it will run at Windows 7. This is where Windows XP compatibility mode comes in handy. And its a built-in feature in Windows 7. You can choose to run any program under its compatibility mode according to Windows version requirement.
Someone asked about the following problem:
I read your article at: Disguise Any Folder to Recycle Bin. I have sort of a reverse problem. While right clicking on a folder to change the icon from default manila folder type, to a tree icon, I accidentally clicked on the recycle bin icon next to the tree icon, and it changed my 20 gig folder to a recycle bin and is hiding the files, while at the same time, it acts as a bin for recycled files. My files are there, because when I do right click/properties now, it starts spooling hundreds of megabytes, but the files can’t be seen or accessed. I can’t change the icon back, because right clicking and selecting properties on the recycle bin it created, does not give an option to change the icon, like a normal folder does. Any way to fix this?
Well the solution is really simple. You have to do two things.