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Quick Q & A: 3

Quick Q & A: 3

Here are some quick answers to questions I’ve received from comments, emails, and search queries. You can find Parts 1 & 2 of this segment in the Quick Q & A category. What is “encrypted_search_terms” in WordPress.com Stats plugin? Encrypted_search_terms is reported within the WordPress.com Stats plugin when the search […]

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Disable Window “Snap” To Screen Edge

Disable Window “Snap” To Screen Edge

Windows 7 added a feature that allows you to drag a window or program that isn’t maximized/minimized (aka. the “cascade” position) to the edge of the screen and have it “snap” to that side. You can also drag the window’s title bar to the top of the screen to maximize […]

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Disable Taskbar Thumbnails

Disable Taskbar Thumbnails

I always have multiple programs, documents, and various other windows opened at one time. I like to fully utilize my computer’s multi-tasking ability and my mouse is constantly on the move. A feature of the Windows 7 Taskbar is rather annoying to me, really since the beginning. That is the […]

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Make Windows 7 Start Menu Function Like Windows XP

Make Windows 7 Start Menu Function Like Windows XP

The All Programs menu of the Start Menu in Windows XP opens folders across the screen in a way that makes it easy to see everything and open the program shortcut you’re looking for. It also organizes items in the list alphabetically starting with important Windows shortcuts like Windows Update, […]

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Use Checkmarks To Select Multiple Files & Folders

Use Checkmarks To Select Multiple Files & Folders

If you wanted to select a number of files or folders from within Windows Explorer, you can hold the Shift key and select them all. This makes mass moving or deleting easy. If you’re interested in another way to mass select files and folders in Windows 7, you may consider […]

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Add Recycle Bin To Start Menu Or Taskbar

Add Recycle Bin To Start Menu Or Taskbar

In a recent support query, I was asked about creating a shortcut for the Recycle Bin in the Start Menu. This client wanted a clean Desktop to show off their wallpaper but didn’t want to lose this important tool. Today’s computer tech tip will do just that and works for […]

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