Few tips to tweak Windows 7 to let you do little things pretty fast and which helps you in saving your time as well. So, lets don’t waste time and read the tweaks.
Do you have User Account Protection enabled and get annoyed by all the prompts everytime you try to delete a file ? Well, then this tweak is for you. A good way to reduce the number of prompts is to disable the delete confirmation box. If you want to remove a system file you are first prompted with the delete confirmation box and then the User Account Protection authorization pop-up boxes. If you disable the delete confirmation box you can get rid of one of the pop-up boxes that you have to click every time.
To disable the Delete confirmation box
- Right click on the Recycle Bin icon and open Properties.
- At the lower part of the Recycle Bin Properties window untick Display delete confirmation dialog and press Ok.
Remember that now you will not be prompted when you delete files that are not protected by the UAC. If you remove one by accident, just restore it from the Recycle Bin.
If you are a multi-monitor user then this next tweak is for you. Have you ever wanted to be able to stretch your wallpaper across both of your monitors? If the answer is yes, then follow the instructions below and you will achieve that in no-time.
- First, right click on the background and select Personalization.
- Click on Desktop Background.
- Select a background image that is at least as wide as the combined resolution of both your monitors. (For example if you have two 19″ monitors that have a resolution of 1280 x 1024 you will need an image of 2560 x 1024 or greater so that it can be displayed on both monitors.)
- Select the tile picture positioning option because it is the only option that will display your background image across multiple monitors.
In Windows 7 the option to search the internet using the Start Menu was removed by default. If you want to restore this feature then follow the instructions below.
- First, click on the start button, type in gpedit.msc and press Enter.
- After the Local Group Policy Editor has loaded navigate through User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Start Menu and Taskbar and find Add Search Internet link to Start Menu at the top of the list.
- Next right click on Add Search Internet link to Start Menu and select Edit.
- On the edit screen select Enabled and click OK.
- Close the Local Group Policy Editor and now you should see the restored link on the start menu.
This guest article is by Tim Edmonds who is currently interested in Windows 7 tweaks.