Jul 23 2007

Easily Rename Multiple Files Using The TAB Key

If you need to rename a bunch of files in a folder, Vista makes it easier. By default the file extension is preserved so all you need to do is change the name, also instead of hitting Enter after changing the name press the “TAB” key to highlight the next file and you’ll begin renaming the next file in the folder, keep pressing the TAB key to cycle through all the files. Give it a try

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    Jul 22 2007

    Change What Happens When you Click The Shutdown Button

    When you press the power button of your Windows Vista computer, Windows puts the system into sleep mode by default. If you would like your computer to shut down instead follow the instructions below.

    Click Start > type Power in the search box > click Power Options shortcut at the top of the screen.

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    Select the Power Options you are using and click Change Plan Settings.

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    Click Change advanced power settings.

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    Here you can change the Start Menu Shutdown button and your case button. Click the drop down and change it to what you want,

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    While your in the Power Options menu look around and see what else is available to change.

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    Jul 21 2007

    Search For Files Using the Stack View

    With Explorer’s little known stacks feature enabled you can quickly find all the documents you edited, yesterday, last week or maybe last month. Here’s how:

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    Open an Explorer window, click the little down-arrow next to the Date modified column header, and choose Stack by Date modified. Now you’ll see a collection of stacks (virtual folders), with different names Yes sir, now you can see which files were edited in the specific times. 2

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    Jul 20 2007

    Using and Saving Search results

    If you regularly search for a certain group of files and end up performing the same search over and over again to find them, you might find it useful to save your search results. When you save a search, you don’t have to manually rebuild the same view of your files every time; you only need to open that search, and Windows will perform a rapid search and display only the most current files that match the original search you performed.

    To open the search pane Click Start > Search

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    Then type in your search request.

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    Once the search is completed, on the toolbar, click Save Search.

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    Name the search and click save. The Search will be saved in the Searches folder, which you can open by clicking the Searches link in the Navigation pane.

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    Now that you saved the search it easy to reopen it. Just open an Explorer window > in the navigation pane click searches in the file list, double-click the saved search.

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    If you create a search that you use frequently, consider adding it to the Favorite links section in the Navigation pane. To do this, in the Navigation pane, click Searches, and then drag the saved search to the position in the Navigation pane where you want it to appear.

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    Jul 18 2007

    Enabling the Aurora boot screen

    If you’re getting  tired of Vista’s default boot screen, There is a different one you can use by following the directions below.

    1) Click the Start button, type msconfig and press Enter.

    2) Click Continue for the UAC

    3) In the “System Configuration” window, click on the Boot tab.

    4) Select your Windows Vista installation and under “Boot options”, check “No GUI boot”.
    Press OK.

    5) In the dialog box that appears, check “Don?t show this message again”, and then click on Restart.

    6) Your computer will now reboot, and you will see the Aurora boot screen with text that says “Starting Windows Vista”.

    Aurora

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    Jul 17 2007

    Adding more Desktop Background Pictures

    When Microsoft was building Vista they asked a number of photographers to take pictures for the desktop backgrounds, you may even be using one now. They only included a few of the thousands taken. Today I came across the site of one of the photographers named Hamad Darwish and he has some more if his amazing photos that were not chosen, available for download that you use. Here’s the link to his Vista Wallpaper Pack It’s a 30 meg zip file that you can extract to where windows stores the backgrounds at C /windows /web/ wallpaper.

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    Jul 15 2007

    Enable Automatic Logon in Vista

    If you’re the only person using your computer and are tired of entering your password each time you start it up and aren’t to concerned about anyone else getting on you computer you can disable the requirement to type in your password every time you start your computer. Here’s how.

    1.Click Start.

    2. Type netplwiz in the search box.

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    4. Click the top result to open the User account dialog box

    3. Approve the UAC warning if it appears.

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    4. Uncheck Users must enter a name and password to use this computer. Click apply.

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    5. Enter your password twice and click Ok. Now the next time you reboot or restart your computer you won’t be asked to enter you’re user name or password.

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