The Windows Quick Launch Bar allows you to access programs and other items faster from the Taskbar. Here’s how to send them there easily by adding Quick Launch to the Context Menu.
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Practicing up on your Keyboard kung fu makes any version of Windows easier to use. Underlined keys are disabled by default, but it’s easy to make them show up.
Have you ever wondered why USB ports receive power from the computer even after you safely remove them? It’s a new “feature” since Windows Vista. Here’s how to disable it.
If you’re using a shared Windows computer, there will be times when you’ll want to hide files or folders. This works on Windows XP and higher. You can also use this process to hide files and folders on a shared network location.
You’ve had that old rusty computer forever, but you just opened up a brand new box with a shiny new Dell, HP, Gateway, etc, inside. You probably want to start using it right away, for work, games, social networking, reading groovyPost etc.. Below is a quick reference Step-by-step for getting your new system optimized and [...]
Microsoft updated the way Windows 7 and 8 handle balloon-tip pop-up notifications, but it didn’t get rid of them completely. If you’re fed up with these, not to worry – with a few tweaks we’ll have them shut off in no time. Disabling the notification balloons in Windows involves modifying the system registry. You can [...]
Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcut keys can save you a lot of time. Here’s a complete guide along with a few tips for IE and Windows Apps.
This morning I received an email from Rudy, one of our groovyReaders about changing / renaming his Windows 7 computer name. His question is a simple one which I receive often so rather than answering it in the forum like I normally do, I’ve decided to just write-up a quick How-To to answer Rudy’s question. [...]
What is dwm.exe and is it safe or a virus? Great question being that you’ve probably opened up your Task manger where you’ve seen the process called “dwm.exe” and now you’re wondering what it is. It’s obviously taking up system memory, and these short initials make it look suspicious. Here we’ll look at what dwm.exe [...]
Sick of annoying programs always starting when your computer boots up? You should be. They take up extra memory AND they slow down the boot time significantly. MrGroove recently explained how to disable startup items using MSCONFIG, a utility that is built-in to windows however a few of the groovyReaders left some comments about other [...]
How to disable startup programs in Windows 7 by removing them the easy way and improve your pc statup time and performance.
When you are working in Windows with limited screen space it can be really useful to have certain windows stuck hovering above others. Some programs in Windows automatically incorporate this “always on top” feature, but for the most part both Windows 7 and Vista are completely without it. However, there are two free and simple [...]
We don’t always mention when Microsoft releases updates, but when we do, we do it in bulk. Earlier in the month, Microsoft had their largest Patch Tuesday releasing 17 Security Patches which fixed a total of 64 security vulnerabilities. Well just when we thought it was safe to go outside (sorry, couldn’t resist the build in [...]
The Windows registry is a hassle to edit under normal circumstances, but sometimes you’ll encounter keys that are protected by the system. When you try to edit a protected registry key you’ll run into a few different errors, but they generally tell you that you lack permissions for making changes. But, since it is just [...]