One of the most regularly reported problems with Windows Vista is that the hibernate function, one of the power saving modes, does not work. Hibernation a feature which allows you to save the fully working desktop with all applications from your memory to your hard drive, and then power off the system, which you may power on at a later time to resume work from the point where you have left it. It is possible that you may find no hibernation option in your start menu, there can be few reasons, for example, your PC doesn’t support hibernation or you have the hybrid sleep mode turned on.
By default, when you click the Power button in the Start menu, it goes into Sleep mode.
To turn off your Windows Vista system, you’ll have to click the arrow (next to the Power button), and select Shut Down
in the drop-down list. If you find it tedious, you can change the Power button action in the Start menu to Shut down the system or place into Hibernate mode.
This guide was originally written for Windows Vista, but the same steps are applicable for Windows 7 as well.
Windows Aero is a hardware-based premium visual experience or graphical user interface that is implemented in Windows Vista, which includes effects such as transparent glass design, subtle window animations, animated cursors, new window colors and eye candy. Aero is actually acronym for Authentic, Energetic, Reflective and Open. Windows Vista’s Aero effects are quite pleasing but when you're trying to squeeze the last bit of power and life out of a battery, or just running some memory-hungry stuff, you don't always need them. Read More
The Windows 7 and Vista firewall blocks most of the ports and software from getting into your computer. There are a number of new features which make it a much more reliable solution which offers a decent protection level but sometimes you need to allow access to a port or program. While some exceptions are set up automatically by Windows 7 and Vista, others have to be configured manually, this guide will show you how to open a port
or let a certain program through the firewall
UAC or User Access Control is a new feature of Windows Vista that is meant to enhance the security of your system. Each time an application is installed or whenever an important system change is made by the user or by a running process, the screen is blacked out and temporarily disabled and a dialog is shown with the choices to allow or deny the action. If the logged user is not an administrator, Windows Vista will also ask for the administrator password. While this helps keeping your system safer from threats, it can also be very annoying and sometimes confusing. UAC does clearly improves the security on Windows Vista, under some scenarios you might want to disable it, for example when giving demos in front of an audience. Some home users might be tempted to disable UAC because of the additional mouse clicking it brings into their system, however it is recommended not to immediately do so, and try to get used to it instead. Read More
You must have added Program Shortcuts in Start menu. But have you thought of adding a Website Shortcuts to the Start menu?. Instead of opening your Internet browser and navigating to the website link, you can just click on one icon to open it automatically. This can often save a lot of time and is useful if you access your email online frequently like Gmail or Yahoo mail, like I do. The below steps will show you how to add Websites to the Start menu so you can quickly access them.
If you are addicted to AddictiveTips blog, you can add a shortcut of this website on your Start menu too. ;) Read More
Windows Sidebar is a pane on the right side of the Microsoft Windows Vista desktop where you can keep your gadgets organized. It makes great use of the space on widescreen monitors and also works smoothly on standard displays. Gadgets are mini applications with a variety of possible uses. If you don't want to keep your gadgets docked on the Windows Sidebar, you can simply move them off, hide the sidebar, and place them anywhere on your desktop. They can connect to web services to deliver business data, weather information, news updates, traffic maps, Internet radio streams, and even slide shows of online photo albums. Windows Vista comes with an essential set of gadgets to get you started, and you can easily download more. Here are some useful gadgets handpicked just for you.
Do you find the icon size on Windows Vista desktop too big or too small? The effect of visual appearance on shortcuts and programs icons, is more stark when users adjust and change the monitor screen resolution or font size in DPI scaling, where the icons size becomes bigger and smaller to an uncomfortable level. Users can easily resize Vista desktop icons or change the size of icons on Vista desktop. There are four methods to resize the desktop icons, depending on your preference and also the ’size’ that you want to change the icons to. Let's delve inside and see what they are.
I believe that more exclusive the method is for protection, the lesser are the chances that your file or folder will be altered by unauthorized users. In this post we will show some unconventional methods to hide your folders in such a way that they are less prone to unauthorized user access.
If you are stepping away from your computer, you might want to lock it for security reasons so that it is not intruded by passersby especially if you are in office or some place public, this post will come in handy if you are looking for the solution to this problem, we will try to tell you some steps without the need of any software so that you can quickly and easily follow them to stay secure. Read More
We come across situations when we need to lock our folders to insure that the files, videos or images are protected. Today I will help you to ensure that you can secure data on a local Windows PC without the need for any sort of expensive software. This procedure involves using just notepad, with it we'll create a batch program, this Batch program can be used to lock a single folder and unlock it
respectively. Read More