Create Shortcut Icon to Enable or Disable Windows Firewall

by on August 16, 2008
in Tips and Tricks, Windows

The default firewall that comes built in with Windows is not a powerful one and thus many threats can easily pass through and enter your computer. I usually recommend all my readers to use a third party firewall applications to protect your computers, but some people still use the default one.

Sometimes you need to disable your Windows Firewall while trouble shooting network problems. In that case you have to go through many steps to disable or enable it. Thanks to How-to Geek, here’s a trick bu which you can create a shortcut on yuor desktop to enable or disable Windows Firewall.

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How To Enable/Disable Windows Key

by on July 24, 2008
in Tips and Tricks

The Windows key on your keyboard might be very useful for many, but in fact becomes quite annoying when you are in the middle of some full-screen application and you press it accidentally.

The main purpose of it is to open the the Start menu when pressed. But how many of you really use it? Since I hardly ever use it and annoys me a lot when I accidentally press it while playing Counter-Strike so I decided to disable it from the Windows Registry. Using a small registry hack, you can easily disable or enable it without the need of any third-party tool.

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Open Command Prompt From Right Click Menu

by on June 22, 2008
in Tips and Tricks, Windows

Command Prompt Vista

Here’s a quick Vista tip that I would like to share with you all. You can quickly open Command Prompt in Windows Vista from your right-click menu. It comes in handy when you don’t have a quick launch icon or a hotkey set to open a command prompt, and you have to go down all the way to Start menu to start it. This trick can be used without navigating the menu.

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How To Disable Balloon Notifications In Vista

by on June 17, 2008
in Tips and Tricks, Windows

Balloon notifications in vista

Windows Vista has a very nice feature of showing various balloon notifications in the bottom right corner of your desktop in the taskbar. These balloon tips can be off Automatic Update, security reminders, anti-virus updates, speech balloon announcements or other system updates. But this nice feature can get annoying, at times, for people like me, who like no unnecessary stuff on their dektop.

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How To View Hidden Files And Folders In Windows

by on May 19, 2008
in Tips and Tricks, Windows

A while ago, I gave a quick tip on how to hide files or folders in Windows without using any application. Now you do know, that if you hide something and don’t know how to get it back could really get frustrating. So I thought it would be better to do another quick tip and tell how to view the files when we need to.

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How To Hide Files And Folders In Windows

by on May 15, 2008
in Tips and Tricks, Windows

Windows, by default, has a feature that lets you make files and folders hidden. This is not the best way by which you could hide files and folders, but can come in handy at times. This is a quick tip that I would like to share with you all, in case if you didn’t knew about it.

To hide a folder or file, simply follow the steps below.

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