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Configure the Windows Explorer Viewing Templates for Libraries

In previous articles, we've shown how to edit a viewing template and how to apply it to any folder and its sub-folders. To complete the picture, we will show how to edit and change the viewing template used for any library in Windows 7.

Step 1: Configure the Viewing Template...

Book Review - Windows 7 and Office 2010 For Dummies, Book + DVD Bundle

Windows 7 and Office 2010 for Dummies - Book + DVD Bundle, a book for the user who doesn't want to spend too much time in front of the computer and just wants to finish his work quickly, in order to "move on to something more important".That's what the authors say in the...

Book Review - Microsoft Office 2010 Plain & Simple

If you've been reading my reviews, you may have noticed that I am a big fan of the printed software manual and not at all enthusiastic about help files and manuals in.pdf format. And I've mentioned that Microsoft's manuals used to be among the best. Microsoft's printed manuals...

Mount Windows 7 Shared Partitions & Folders in Ubuntu

In previous tutorials we have covered how to share files between Ubuntu and Windows 7 computers on your home network. This tutorial will complement previous ones and show how to make Ubuntu auto-mount a partition or folder from Windows 7 so that you can always have access to it from...

Book Review - Windows 7 Plain & Simple

Never has this happened to me before: I start to review this book and I have the final verdict clearly shaped into my mind after only 3 minutes. Ironically, that only made the task more difficult, as I had to make a great effort to lose the preconception, stop thinking about how...

Book Review - Windows 7, The Missing Manual

Have you ever walked through a bookstore or a public library and wondered why there are so many books that try to explain software and hardware? There's definitely a reason for that. The printed manual is, for the most part, extinct. And people still want to know how things work....

Book Review - Windows 7 Annoyances

Has there ever been an operating system that wasn't annoying? From the day I first used a keypunch machine to make cards for a wheezy old IBM mainframe, through the bizarre syntax used by Commodores, through CP/M's "you don't have to be a programmer to get this, but it helps"...

Book Review - Network Your Computers & Devices, Step By Step

There's an old joke that goes: How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. For many people, setting up a home network is truly the elephant in the room. It's nowhere near as difficult as it used to be, when you had to buy extra software and hardware and learn a lot...

Book Review - Wireless Home Networking for Dummies

Wireless is, as the authors of this book state from the first paragraph, everywhere these days. It's incorporated not only your computer but in your phone, printer, and other devices that are close to your heart. If you're sick of tripping on the cables lying around in your home,...

How to Access Windows 7 Shared Folders from Ubuntu

A common goal of setting up computers on a local network is being able to share files and folders. In order for file sharing to work, the computers must exist on the same network and Workgroup. Then, the computer sharing files must have a folder configured with the proper...

Book Review - Windows 7 The Definitive Guide

When you have the words 'definitive' and 'ultimate' on the cover, and when a book begins with 'Everything you need to know about Windows 7 is right here', it's quite normal to start the reading session with very high expectations. Now, let's see if...

How to Share Folders in Ubuntu & Access them from Windows 7

In a previous tutorial I have shown how to enable the sharing service in Ubuntu and change the Workgroup so that it is the same with all the other computers in your network, thus making networking between Ubuntu and Windows 7 easier. In this tutorial I will show how to share folders...

Book Review - Windows 7 Up and Running

Are you just starting out with Windows 7, after having used another version of Windows? Would you like a compact book that's bigger on the inside than on the outside, and explains just about everything someone encountering Windows 7 for the first time needs to know, without talking...

Book Review - Windows 7 Step By Step

Have you ever wished someone could explain Windows 7 in small steps so that you could be sure you grasped one concept before moving on to the next? Would you like to have a book that serves as both a tutorial and a reference to Windows 7? Microsoft Press has just the book for...