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    How To Pin Windows 10 Drive Shortcuts To Taskbar

    My main machine is set up with a 240GB Samsung SSD as the system drive, plus a 1TB HDD for all personal data. I am forever accessing that data drive, consistently and often, so decided to create a one-click shortcut that’s pinned to the Taskbar for quicker/easier access. Now, the Taskbar is specifically designed for […]

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    How To Pin Folders, Quick Launch To Taskbar

    Windows XP did not give you the option to pin programs to the Taskbar except through an option called the Quick Launch bar. The Quick Launch bar is no longer needed since you can just pin programs to the Taskbar directly. In a way, you can still add the Quick Launch bar. Just right-click on […]

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    How To: Pin Personal (User) Folders to the Taskbar

    Windows 7 allows users to pin programs to the taskbar easily via the right click context menu but there is no such option available for personal (user) folders. It can be done though and is very useful for providing quick access to those most often used personal folders. The good news is, the process is […]

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    TaskbarPinner: pin just about ANYTHING to the taskbar

    No doubting that Microsoft added more versatility to the taskbar in Windows 7, but options built-in for pinning items to the taskbar for quick access are very limited in their range, generally restricted to applications. There are workarounds available which allow users to pin personal folders, etc. to the taskbar as separate items but these […]

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    How To: Pin personal folders to the taskbar in Win 7

    Windows 7 allows users to pin programs/applications to the taskbar easily via the right click context menu but there is no such option available for personal folders. It can be done though and is not too difficult. Here’s an example of how to pin the “Downloads” folder to the taskbar (it’s the same procedure for […]

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    How To Add Virtual LED Indicators To The Taskbar

    In my humble opinion, each new version of Windows has been an improvement on the previous, however, there are still some features/aspects of older Windows operating systems that I miss, such as the old Internet connection icon, for example, which used to flash in time with network activity. Some software developers seem to recognize the […]

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    3 Ways to Pin Your Favorite Folders to Start

    Most users have particular folders that they tend to access more frequently. In my case, for example, due to my writing commitments, I work with the Pictures and Downloads folders far more than any other folders. Fortunately, Windows 10 provides three distinct methods for quick and easy access to these favorite (most often used) folders. […]

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    Extend the Taskbar across multi-monitors in Windows 8

    Windows 8 has made it easy for those with multi-monitor setups. They have also made it easier to extend the taskbar across multiple monitors in desktop view… … and by default: To explore these settings, open your Control Panel by typing Control on the Start screen and pressing Enter. With your Control Panel set to […]

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    How To: Prevent taskbar icon stacking in Win 7

    Whenever you open multiple instances of the same application in Windows 7 it will stack the Taskbar icons one behind the other with no textual indication. So, in order to switch between instances, you need to hover the mouse cursor over the icon to reveal the various thumbnail previews and then select the one you […]

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    Add the show desktop icon to the Windows 7 taskbar

    Microsoft made several changes to the taskbar in Windows 7. The biggest change was the consolidation of the Quick Launch toolbar into actual taskbar. This allows a user to pin frequently used programs right to the taskbar. It also solved one of my biggest peeves – I always started several programs in a particular order […]

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    4 Best Methods To Access Control Panel

    It’s no secret that Microsoft is in the process of doing away with Control Panel altogether and migrating everything over to the Settings app. Personally, I dread the day when Control Panel is finally no more. The migration is proving to be a painfully slow process so, hopefully, that fateful day is still a long […]

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    My Calculator Experiences

    Many years ago I worked for a bank and the calculators were mechanical and huge. There was no such thing as electronic ones. They had many buttons and a roll of tape that recorded every calculation. We would use them to balance the ledgers for each account. Wang came out with ones that sat on […]

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    Surf & Test Software Safely In Windows Sandbox

    Sandboxing is an isolation method whereby all data relating to an online surfing session or installation of software is encapsulated within a special container (or Sandbox), completely separate from the system. Emptying the container (Sandbox) at the end of the session means that zero data is recorded or retained, everything is gone, including any malware […]

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    Windows 10 Quick Tips – Folders 1 & 2

    Folders Microsoft used to call Folders Directories, but no longer. Now they are Folders, and sub-folders, and forever shall be unless of course, they aren’t. You never know what Microsoft will do regarding its naming conventions. You can do things with Folders in Windows 10 that you weren’t able to in earlier versions. You can […]