Articles tagged: Windows Vista Tips

Tip of the Day: Close Programs from the Taskbar

Tip of the Day: Combining Files Using Command Prompt

Tip of the Day: What Is File Explorer, Anyway?

Tip of the Day: Free Up Space with Disk Cleanup

Tip of the Day: Stay Up to Date

Tip of the Day: Consider Compression if You’re Low on Space

Tip of the Day: Build and Search a List of Every File on Your PC

Tip of the Day: The Three States of a Window

Tip of the Day: Set or Change Your Microsoft Account Picture

Tip of the Day: The Taskbar Program Keyboard Shortcut

Tip of the Day: PushD and PopD

Tip of the Day: View Update History

Tip of the Day: Show Running Services with Net Start

Tip of the Day: Quickly Maximize with Double-click

Tip of the Day: The Special Meaning of “.”

Tip of the Day: Move Quickly Through a List with the Keyboard

Tip of the Day: Customize the Command Prompt

Tip of the Day: Two Keystrokes I Use Constantly

Tip of the Day: mklink: Hard and Symbolic Links in Windows

File system links can make files and folders appear in more than one place. It can be quite useful.

Tip of the Day: Icons or Thumbnails?

Choosing to view icons or thumbnails in a File -> Open dialog is controlled somewhere else completely. I’ll show you the setting in Windows File Explorer.

Tip of the Day: The TREE Command

Tip of the Day: ALT+TAB

The ALT+TAB tab sequence is under-appreciated. Learn its power and flexibility to switch between running programs.

Tip of the Day: Searching Via the Command Prompt

Using the Command Prompt can often be quicker and clearer than Windows’ own built-in search function.

Tip of the Day: View Hidden Files

Tip of the Day: Save the Installation Media

Tip of the Day: Close Programs Before Shutting Down

Tip of the Day: Make the Taskbar Bigger

The taskbar can become crowded with icons for running programs and notification. One way to deal with it is to make the taskbar bigger — vertically.

Tip of the Day: the System File Checker

Tip of the Day: Tasklist

Tip of the Day: Adjust Your Keyboard Repeat

Tip of the Day: Icons in Shell32.dll

Tip of the Day: Notepad Deserves More Respect

Tip of the Day: Detecting Administrative Privileges in a Command Prompt

Tip of the Day: 0% Fragmentation Isn’t Worth It

Tip of the Day: Don’t Always Trust Windows for the Latest Drivers

Tip of the Day: Adjust the Recycle Bin’s Disk Usage

Tip of the Day: Review Your Browser’s Extensions and Add-ins

Tip of the Day: Determine Your IP Address(es)

Tip of the Day: Icons or Thumbnails?

Tip of the Day: Encrypt a Folder in Windows

Tip of the Day: Make the Mouse Pointer Easier to Find

Tip of the Day: Set a Custom Command Prompt Prompt

Tip of the Day: CTRL+P to Print

Tip of the Day: Checking a Disk’s Free Space

Tip of the Day: Give Your Computer a Meaningful Name

Tip of the Day: Sort in the Command Line

Tip of the Day: Enter Characters that Don’t Have Keys

Tip of the Day: Block a Website Using Your Hosts File

Tip of the Day: Adjust Your Mouse’s Double-click Speed

Tip of the Day: Remove Unused Printers