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Windows Vista Tutorials, Tricks and Tips.
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Jan 05
124,600
13

How to Create a Shortcut for "Show Windows Stacked" or "Show Windows Side by Side"

This will show you how to create a Show Windows Stacked, Show Windows Side by Side, and a Undo Windows shortcut that can be placed where you like them for easy use in Windows 7 and Vista.
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13
Views
124,600
Jan 05
53,974
8

How to Enable or Disable Changing Display Settings in Vista

This will enable or disable the ability to change the Display Settings for all users on the computer. The Display Settings include DPI size, screen resolution, screen refresh rate, and color depth.
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8
Views
53,974
Jan 10
2
126,996
26

How to Change the Advanced Appearance Settings in Vista

This will show you how to change the Advanced Appearance settings that affect the size, color, and text for all windows in Vista.
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26
Views
126,996
Jan 10
3 4 5
238,178
81

How to Change the Logon Screen in Vista

This will show you how to change the Logon Screen background image to whatever image you want it to be in Vista.
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81
Views
238,178
Jan 05
24,833
0

How to Change the Startup Sound in Vista

Tutorial on how to change the Vista startup sound, the one that is played when Vista first loads and presents the login screen. The Sounds theme control screen does not have an entry for customizing this.
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0
Views
24,833
Jan 11
44,214
4

How to Hide Favorite Links in a Windows Explorer Window in Vista

This will show you how to hide or unhide Favorite Links in the Windows Explorer Navigation Pane. It contains shortcuts to the Documents, Pictures, Music, Recently Changed, Searches, and Public folders by default.
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4
Views
44,214
Jan 05
59,263
10

How to Change a Computer Event Sound in Vista

This will show you how to open and change the default Windows Vista computer event sound scheme to what you want it to be instead.
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10
Views
59,263
Jan 05
56,202
7

How to Enable Windows Aero on Windows Vista Home Basic

This tutorial will show you how to enable Windows Aero on Vista home basic
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7
Views
56,202
Jan 05
2 3
300,639
50

How to Enable or Prevent the Desktop Background Wallpaper from being Changed in Vista

This will show you how to enable or prevent the change of Desktop Backgrounds. You can set a default optional Desktop Background Wallpaper of your choice for all user accounts, and prevent it from being changed.
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50
Views
300,639
Jan 04
87,586
4

How to Customize the Vista Bubbles Screen Saver Settings

By default the Bubbles screen saver has no options to set in the Screen Saver Settings window. However, you can customize the Bubbles screen saver settings through the registry instead. This will show you how to.
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4
Views
87,586
Jan 11
2
110,534
30

How to Display a Log on Screen Title and Text Message in Vista and Windows 7

This will allow you to display whatever Title and or Text Message you want displayed before the log on screen appears in Vista and Windows 7. This can be helpful for listing policies or logon procedures for example.
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30
Views
110,534
Jan 11
2
169,243
23

How to Restore and Change a Desktop Icon in Vista

This will show you how to restore or change the Computer, User's Files, Network, Recycle Bin, and Control Panel default Vista desktop icons.
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23
Views
169,243
Jan 11
113,135
14

How to Hide or Show Desktop Icon Text in Vista

This will show you how to Hide or Show any desktop icon name text so you can have a desktop where the icons you select are displayed with just the icon and no text.
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14
Views
113,135
Jan 11
2
78,716
22

How to Change the Windows Explorer Columns and Sort Order in Vista

This will show you how to add, remove, move, change the width, and change the sort order of Windows Explorer columns to how you want them.
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22
Views
78,716
Jan 11
2
82,053
31

How to Change Windows Explorer Default Open Location in Vista

This will show you how to set Windows Explorer to open to another location other than the default (your username) Documents folder.
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31
Views
82,053
Jan 11
2 3 4
182,527
69

How to Change a Drive Icon in Vista

This will show you how to change any drive icon that uses a drive letter to whatever icon you want in a user account. These will be the ones that show up in Computer with a drive letter. This is not to fix a missing drive icon.
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69
Views
182,527
Jan 11
2 3
151,456
43

How to Enable the Hidden Aurora Boot Screen in Vista

This will show you how to replace the default Vista boot screen with the hidden Aurora boot screen instead.
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43
Views
151,456
Jan 11
18,432
11

How to Add a Delete Button to the Vista Windows Explorer Toolbar

By default Vista does not have a Delete button on the Windows Explorer toolbar. This will show you how to add or remove a Delete button to the Vista Windows Explorer toolbar.
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11
Views
18,432
Jan 04
31,910
8

How to Add a Logo and Support Information to Vista

This will show you how to customize your System properties window by adding a logo and any support information of your choice.
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8
Views
31,910
Jan 11
102,433
8

How to Change the Keyboard Input Language in Vista

This will show you how to add, remove, and set the default keyboard input language in Vista. You can also see how to see the keyboard layout for the input language.
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8
Views
102,433