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There are many ways to personalize your Windows device and make it look unique. In some of our articles we presented the best download locations for icons, mouse cursors schemes and many other visual elements. In this article we would like to present five great download locations for Windows 7 and Windows 8 themes. These websites provide many good looking themes, for free. Some of them provide original content and they feature works by photographers and illustrators. Let's get started:
Did you know about an application called Jumplist Launcher? It is a free tool, created by Ali Dunnpfiff, which can be pinned on your taskbar and lets you create a custom jump list for it. We will show how you can configure the jump list so it will become one of the most useful features which will increase your productivity when using your Windows computer.
If you are using Sticky Notes for quick note taking on a regular basis, we would like to help you take things to the next level and show a few advanced techniques for working with Sticky Notes. In this article we'll show you how to restore the delete dialogue box if you have set it to be hidden, how to backup your notes and how to copy text from other applications to Sticky Notes while maintaining the formatting.
Microsoft did not provide any support for setting Windows 8 to boot straight to the Desktop and skip the new Start screen. There was no registry setting available, no group policy and most of the hacks that worked with the test versions of Windows 8 do not work in the final version. Since many people want this feature in Windows 8, Microsoft gave in and, in Windows 8.1 is can be done with just a few clicks. Here's how to set both Windows 8.1 and Windows 8, to boot to the Desktop.
If you are using Windows 7, you have a small selection of buttons available on the Windows Explorer toolbar and this may not help you be very productive. You may want more buttons on it. Luckily, the team from WinAero have created a free tool that you can use to enhance the toolbar and add new buttons to it. With it, you can transform the boring toolbar into a mini-ribbon. Here's how it works:
Do you need an easy way to add the Take Ownership entry to the right-click menu in Windows 7 or Windows 8? If you do, we have two options for you, both of them quick and reliable. They work with both Windows Explorer and File Explorer.
NOTE: If you access this option from the contextual menu, the owner of the selected file or folder will automatically change to your username.
One of the things I like Ubuntu is that it bundles high quality wallpapers with each new version of the operating system, just like Windows does. For their 13.04 version, Canonical has organized a wallpapers contest which received some amazing entries. Therefore, Ubuntu 13.04 has some of the best wallpapers out there. That's why I decided to pack them in a theme for Windows 7 and Windows 8, so that Windows users can also enjoy them. It looks great and you must try it out.
In one of our previous articles, we mentioned that Windows 8 has removed a few features from Windows 7, even though they were used by quite a few people. One of the most important missing features in Windows 8 is desktop gadgets. Therefore, I searched for a way to restore gadgets to Windows 8 and found one. With the help of a tool created by an enthusiast named Helmut Buhler, you can use desktop gadgets in Windows 8. Let's learn how it works.
Do you want to use the Windows 8 logo as an icon on your computer? Are you interested in using other icons found in the final version of Windows 8? We extracted, converted and packaged together some of the Windows 8 specific icons, in a way that works on all versions of Windows and other non-Microsoft operating systems. Check them out!
Here is how the icon with the Windows 8 logo looks at its maximum size: 256x256 pixels.
As of today, Windows 8 is available through different official channels. And we would like to celebrate this event and share with you three Windows 7 themes that include the wallpapers and high-resolution images bundled with Windows 8. Until you get your hands on Windows 8 you can have your own Windows 8-like desktop in Windows 7.The Images Included In the Windows 8 Inspired Themes
There are many images included in this theme pack, including the iconic default wallpaper used by Windows 8.