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Remove Program From File’s Recommended Programs List

Remove Program From File’s Recommended Programs List

Have you ever opened a file with the wrong program and later found that program listed as a “Recommended Program” for other files of that file type? It’s the wrong program and you accidentally selected it once. Why does it keep showing up? The problem is called “file-type association”. You […]

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E-Book Review: Network Your Computers & Devices

E-Book Review: Network Your Computers & Devices

I was recently given the opportunity to review my first product on this site – an e-book titled Network Your Computers & Devices: Step by Step. The aim of this book is to guide users in setting up a home network where computers of varying operating systems can share files […]

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Snipping Tool Vs. Print Screen

Snipping Tool Vs. Print Screen

Taking pictures of your screen, or screenshots as they’re called, is a great supplement to a technical support query, especially if you’re looking for help online. They offer the technician a visual of the problem over a textual description, which could cause confusion, especially if incorrect terminology is used. As […]

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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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Disable Keyboard Windows Key

Disable Keyboard Windows Key

The Windows key is pretty standard on keyboards these days. It can be used to open up the Start Menu or in combination with other keys to open up shortcuts. For example, pressing Windows+R opens up the Run dialog and Windows+Pause opens up System Properties. If you find yourself typing […]

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