Dec 18, 2009

Windows 7 TIPS

Changing the User Account Control
If you want to change the User Account Control setting for when to be notified about changes to your computer:
1. Go to the Control Panel / Action Center
2. On the left side, click on Change User Account Control settings
3. The default setting for User Account Control is to Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer
4. If you are careful with what you do with your computer in regards to virus and spyware risks, and want to lower this so you are not prompted so often when changes are made to the computer, you can disable these warnings
5. Simply slide the bar to the bottom - Never notify
6. Click on the OK button
7. Reboot the computer

Using Check Box to Select Items
Sometimes it can be difficult to determine what files are selected in the Explorer when you want to copy, move or delete files. To make the selection more obvious:
1. Open the Control Panel
2. Go to Folder Options
3. Check Scroll doown and check Use check boxes to select items
4. Click Apply and OK

Always Show Menus
When using programs like the Windows Explorer, the top menu is not displayed by default. To change that:
1. Open the Control Panel
2. Go to Folder Options
3. Check Always show menus
4. Click Apply and OK

Windows Explorer Single Click
1. Open the Control Panel
2. Go to Folder Options
3. Check Single-click to open an item
4. Check Underline icon titles only when I point at them
5. Click Apply and OK

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