Aug 31 2008

Keep Vista’s UAC from Blanking out your Monitor

. When the User Access Control is invoked your monitor momentarily blanks out, this used to annoy the heck out of me. Microsoft calls it “Secure Desktop” and it is a security feature in Vista that prevents virus and malware from sending a “click” message to the secure prompt dialog, which basically means they can […]

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Aug 22 2008

Windows Vista Performance and Tuning

Microsoft? is offering a free download of their Performance and Tuning Springboard series. Its a 14 page document with many tips on improving the performance of your computer. Get it here Please visit our new site at The3List Why Do Bad Things Happen In 3″s.

Aug 17 2008

Add or Delete Items from your Send-to Menu

The Sent-To menu is accessed when right clicking a file or folder and gives you the opportunity send it to another place. Sometime this menu gets crowded with shortcuts and you may want to clean it up. Or maybe you would like to add a new folder to it. First you need to navigate to […]

Aug 9 2008

How to Schedule the Disk Defragmenter in Vista

Disk defragmentation describes the process of consolidating fragmented files on your computer’s hard disk. Fragmentation happens to a hard disk over time as you save, change, or delete files. The changes that you save to a file are often stored at a location on the hard disk that’s different from the original file. Additional changes […]

Aug 3 2008

Show your Windows Side by Side in Vista

Are you tired of resizing and dragging windows around so you can see them both at the same time, well here’s a quick tip that will quickly resize and display your windows side by side. Hold down the control key and select two or more windows on the task bar, depending on how big your […]

Aug 2 2008

Create a Desktop Shortcut to Switch Users in Vista

If you have 2 or more user accounts setup on your computer here’s a quick way to create a shortcut on you desktop to switch users with 1 click of your mouse. This tip applies to Vista Ultimate only. For Vista Basic and Home premium scroll to the end for a work around. Please visit […]


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