|3 May 2011||Posted by whiztech under Tips|
Quick tip. If you are using the Avira AntiVir Personal free antivirus, you probably noticed that there is an advertisement dialog popped up when the Avira AntiVir Personal is downloading the database update. Most users are happy with the free version of Avira AntiVir and don’t intend to upgrade to the premium version of the antivirus. Sometimes you might find the advertisement in Avira AntiVir is a bit annoying.
If you wish to disable the advertisement, there is a tool that allows you to do that in a simple way.
Antivir AD Disabler can help you to easily disable the Avira AntiVir Personal Free Antivirus update advertisement. After you installed Antivir AD Disabler on your system, you can run it and choose ‘Disable update-advertisement’. The tool can also disable Avira AntiVir splash screen.
Antivir AD Disabler is available for Windows XP, Vista and 7 (32 & 64 bit). This tool requires at least .NET Framework 3.5 and user account with administrative rights.
|1 May 2011||Posted by whiztech under Tips|
Sometimes you might think it is easier to pin a document or file that you always work on, for example, your to-do list, to your Windows 7 taskbar for quick access. If you ever tried that the usual way, you probably ended up pinning the program that associated with the document file. Here’s how you can pin documents or file directly to your Windows 7 taskbar.
1. Find the full path for your document/file. In this test, I will use “C:\Users\User\Desktop\todo.txt” as the example.
Note: You can find the path for your document/file by right clicking the file > “Properties”. “C:\Users\User\Desktop” (1) will be the location where the file is, and “todo.txt” (2) is the filename. So, the full path for the file will be (1) + (2), “C:\Users\User\Desktop\todo.txt”.
2. Next, find the full path for the program that associated with the file (the program that you use to open the document/file). In this example, I will use Notepad++, and the full path for Notepad++ on my system is “C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe”.
Note 1: Here’s how you can easily find the full path for the program. Go to Start Menu > All Programs and find the program that you use to open the document/file. Right click it, and choose “Properties” (3). Click the “Shortcut” (4) tab. The “Target” (5) will be the full path for the program.
Note 2: Sometimes, the “Target” will not display the full path for the program, for example, Microsoft Word. In this case, you will need to manually find the path for the program’s .exe file. Usually it is in the “C:\Program Files” folder. Look for the folder with name of the program or the manufacturer of the program. You should be able to find the .exe file for your program.
3. Right click on your desktop and choose New > Shortcut. The location of the item that you will need to enter is “full path of the program in step 2” + “full path of the file in step 1”. So, my path will be:
“C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe” “C:\Users\User\Desktop\todo.txt”
Note: You will need to enclose both the full path of the program and the full path of the document/file in quotes ” “.
Press “Next” (6).
4. Give a name for the shortcut (7). This name will be appearing when you hover over your pinned taskbar icon. Press “Finish” (8).
5. Next, right click the newly created shortcut on your desktop and press “Pin to Taskbar” (9). DONE! The shortcut directly to your document/file is pinned on your taskbar.
Extra: You can change the icon for the shortcut by right click the shortcut icon on the taskbar (10), right click on the name of the shortcut (11) and choose properties (12). In “Shortcut” (13) tab, click “Change Icon” (14).
|15 April 2011||Posted by whiztech under Tips|
Quick tip for Windows 7 users. Mastering Windows shortcuts will helps you to do work more quickly and be more productive. You can quickly switch between program by pressing Win key + <number 1 – 9, 0> on the keyboard. For example:
Pressing Win key + 2 will switches you to Mozilla Firefox, and pressing Win key + 5 will switches you to Opera. If the program is not running, pressing the Win key + <number that points to the program> will starts the application. You can use the number 0 to 9, and number 0 will activates/focuses the 10th icon on your taskbar.
For more list Windows 7 shortcuts, visit Lifehacker’s The Master List of New Windows 7 Shortcuts.