Windows 7 Troubleshooting Center

Windows 7 isn’t the all-new operating system that some people make it seem to be. But it’s a heck of a lot better than Vista. And Windows 7 does have some interesting and useful new features. One of them is something called the Troubleshooting Center. As you can see from the screen shot above, the Troubleshooting Center in… Read More »

What is a “Shell Extension”?

Shell Extensions are usually very small programs which you install like a regular program but don’t appear on the start menu. You “run” these tiny applications simply by right-clicking on a file or folder – and the “shell extension” displays an additional menu (in addition to the normal right-click menu you see when you click on a file).… Read More »

MouseKeys and going home without a mouse – two great Windows tips

Tip#1: MouseKeys – Not Mouseketeers! Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 Windows XP Users – MouseKeys is another accessibility feature that you may find useful. MouseKeys lets you control the mouse pointer with the numeric keypad. This gives you much greater control over the mouse pointer. To turn this feature on, go to the Accessibility Options applet in… Read More »