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Show/Hide Desktop System Icons

Show/Hide Desktop System Icons

Last week, I showed you how to hide system icons from the Notification area in an article called Turn System Icons On/Off. This time, I will be showing or hiding system icons from the desktop. By default, the only system icon on the desktop is the Recycle Bin. It’s sitting […]

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Turn System Icons On/Off

Turn System Icons On/Off

On the right of your Windows 7 Taskbar are various icons that allow you to change system volume, connect to networks, adjust power settings (if it’s a netbook or laptop/notebook), and view the current date and time. Did you know you can hide them if you want? For example, if […]

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Block Internet Explorer 8 Delete Browsing History

Block Internet Explorer 8 Delete Browsing History

A client recently told me about an employee of theirs who routinely deletes the browsing history in Internet Explorer 8, and the owner wanted to know how to block this ability. It wasn’t immediately known whether the owner wanted the ability to track the employee’s browsing history or if the […]

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Block Visitors From Viewing Directory Indexes

Block Visitors From Viewing Directory Indexes

Adding blank index.htm files to all your website directories in effort to keep nosy visitors from viewing all the files in a directory is an annoying chore. You have to check each directory and upload an extra file per directory, so you end up wasting time. Fortunately, there is an […]

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Understanding Ctfmon.exe

Understanding Ctfmon.exe

What Is It? You may have noticed the process ctfmon.exe running in the Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc), but do you know what it is? If you’re like me, you’re curious about unknown applications and you prefer to disable or remove ones you don’t need. According to the System Configuration Utility (Start […]

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