Posts Tagged by Windows 7
|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.
|4 January 2010||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
This tips is only for Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit) and Vista (32 bit only, using this trick on Windows Vista 64 bit will cause Windows to crash). Well, this god mode is not going to make your Windows installation immune to virus or something like that, but instead it provides you with shortcuts to useful system settings.
Enabling GodMode on Windows 7 / Vista
1. Right click on any blank area on your desktop and choose ‘New’ > ‘Folder’.
2. Rename the folder to:
3. Magically the folder transformed into GodMode!
4. You can actually change the ‘GodMode’ text to something else, for example, if you want to name it ‘System Settings’ just name the new folder to this:
[via Web Talk]
|3 January 2010||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Quick tip for Windows Vista and 7 only. You can make your Windows installation a little bit different from others by putting a custom text (your name for example) next to the clock on your taskbar.
1. To put a custom text next to the clock on your taskbar, go to Start Menu > ‘Control Panel’ > ‘Region and Language’ options. Click ‘Additional settings…’ (1) and then click the ‘Time’ (2) tab.
2. Change the AM and PM field (3) to the text that you wish to be displayed next to the clock on your taskbar (maximum of 12 characters). Press ‘OK’ (4) to save the options.
3. Make sure ‘Short’ and ‘Long’ time format field have ‘tt’ at the end of it (5) (‘h:mm tt’ for ‘Short time’ and ‘h:mm:ss tt’ for ‘Long time’ format).
|27 December 2009||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Quick tip. SMPlayer is a free and open source cross platform GUI for MPlayer, which is a free and open source media player for major operating systems such as Windows, Linux and Mac OS X (unfortunately SMPlayer cannot run on Mac OS X even though MPlayer is available for this operating system). Some features of SMPlayer are able to play major audio/video format, playlist, remember playback setting of all files you play, audio and subtitles delay adjustment, and many more.
Unfortunately I was unable to get SMPlayer to play on Windows 7 after some time, maybe because I messed up with MPlayer setting (or Windows). After investigating, I found that it was the Freetype support option had caused MPlayer to crash. In the error log, MPlayer crashed after loading font and the crash was random. If you are unable to get SMPlayer to play on Windows 7, you can follow this instruction, and hopefully you can get SMPlayer to work on Windows 7 again.
Disabling Freetype font support on SMPlayer
1. Run SMPlayer. Go to ‘Options’ > ‘Preferences’. Then, you need to navigate to ‘Subtitles’ (1). Unselect ‘Freetype support’ (2).
|4 September 2009||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Windows 7 was released to manufaturing by Microsoft on 22nd July 2009 and retail available by the end of October 2009. Microsoft
introduced a new design for Windows 7 taskbar. If you do not plan to upgrade to Windows 7 and at the same time you want to have the nice
Windows 7 taskbar on your Windows XP/Vista, you can use this small application to make Windows XP/Vista taskbar look like the Windows 7
ViGlance – Windows 7 SuperBar for XP is a small application that allows you to have a Windows 7 taskbar look on Windows XP and Vista.
Using ViGlance enables you to get almost all of Windows 7 taskbar features such as pinning application shortcut to taskbar, reordering
taskbar icons and window thumbnails. The start button will be replaced with Windows 7 Start Orb.
To install ViGlance, download ViGlance zip file and extract it to a new folder. Then, run ‘ViGlance OneStep.exe‘. ViGlance will run on your system tray.