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Fix 7’s Taskbar Right Clicking

January 15th, 2012

Something that has bugged me for a long time in Windows 7 is how the taskbar right-click functionality was changed.  Since Windows 95, when you right clicked on an item in the taskbar, you were presented with a menu to Restore, Minimize, Maximize, Close, and with some programs, some nifty custom options (like PuTTY’s custom […]

Windows 7 SP1 is out, time to get back some HD space

February 22nd, 2011

Well, it’s that time of the season again where Microsoft pushes out a new service pack.  This time it is Service Pack 1 for Windows 7.  I have actually been running SP1 for a few weeks now (yay for developer’s releases) on 3 different machines, all with zero problems.  The install is smooth and the […]

Windows 7 Annoyance: File Properties

March 7th, 2010

For the most part Windows 7 is great.  There are a few – things – about it that annoy me, and I have found another.  This “feature” has popped up a couple times and is very frustrating when it does. For files created/modified in the last 24 hours, Windows 7 does not display the file […]

Make Firefox More Secure, Disable Java

November 13th, 2009

No, not Javascript.  Java. Despite similar names, Javascript and Java are 2 entirely different things. Java, or Java applets are programs that can be embedded in to websites.  They are generally poorly written, and hardly ever function right.  Most people will probably never even need java, and in fact the only website I can think […]

Windows 7 Crippling, On The Big Screen

August 27th, 2009

A few weeks ago I wrote about how Microsoft was artificially crippling “lesser” versions of Windows. Blocking you from running software you have a right to use, simply because you didn’t buy their more expensive version. Well, it looks like the Free Software Foundation is launching an attack against Microsoft, pointing out just that… “Microsoft […]

Why is Windows 7 Media Player So Ugly?

August 23rd, 2009

I’ve been using Windows 7 for a few weeks now, and it’s alright I guess.  It would’ve more appropriately been named Windows Vista SE (Second Edition) though.  It does not feel like a new OS.  It feels like Vista SE. While a lot of changes are good, there are some changes that just make me […]

Vista and 7: Easily Disable Ease of Access

August 17th, 2009

Ease of Access on the login screen was always something I disabled on my Vista machines… and of course Windows 7 hasn’t added any built-in option to disable this useless and annoying feature, so I’m here to show you how.  As far as I know you can’t remove the button, but you can disable it. […]

Windows 7 Home: Your very own crippled OS!

August 7th, 2009

With Windows 7 RTM hitting official Microsoft channels, I figured I’d load up the final version of Windows 7 and check it out.  I’ve commented in the past about being completely unimpressed with 7 and for the most part, that is holding true, with some added hatred for the big-wigs over at Microsoft for arbitrarily […]

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