A Thorough Guide to Windows 7′s Action Center

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If you want a tutorial which covers all there is to know about Action Center, then we’ve found the right one for you. This guide covers everything you need to know: how it works, what kind of notifications you can receive, what to do for each notification message, how to turn on or off notifications, etc.

How to Work with the Action Center

Beautiful Monet Windows 7 Theme

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So many people wrote in to thank us for linking to the Renoir theme, we’d like to share a new one by the same author, Gabriel Cupertino. He has a Delacroix theme posted in his gallery as well.

Download Monet Win7 theme

Gabriel Cupertino’s DA gallery

Block Access to a Website with the Hosts File

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Want to learn a really easy and fast way to block websites, ads, or content on your own? If you are familiar with the Hosts file Windows, it’s as simple as adding a few entries to the table.

Use Windows Hosts File to Block Websites

Download YouTube Videos Easily using 3outube

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Looking for a super fast and easy way to download YouTube videos? 3outube.com might be your answer. While watching the video, simply replace the “http://www.y” part of the URL with the number “3”. Bam! Download link will appear and you have your video.

3outube.com

Got a Low Disk Space Warning Message?

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Running out of disk space on your computer? But you have a 200GB hard drive, where did all that space go!? Unfortunately, temp files, duplicate files, backups, etc can end up taking a lot of space over time. Read on to learn about analyzing the data on your hard drive to figure out what’s taking up the most space.

Low Disk Space Warning

Burn a DVD on a Mac

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Got a new Mac recently? Unfortunately, when you pop in a blank DVD into a Mac, it does not come up with that nice little shortcut menu like in Windows where you can choose to burn a DVD with available programs. The link below walks you through the steps.

How to Burn a DVD on Mac

WordWeb – Free Windows Dictionary App

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Tired of looking up words on Dictionary.com with boatloads of ads? Check out Wordweb, it’s a free offline and online dictionary with a lot of useful features like web references, Wikipedia integration, Wikitionary integration and more. Also, it can hear the spoken version of any word.

WordWeb – Free Dictionary for Windows

Generate a Color Palette from an Image using Pictaculous

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Have an image in which you simply love the color combinations? Wish you could generate a color palette that matches those colors? Pictaculous is a cool service that lets you upload a picture and returns back several possible color palettes to match.

Pictaculous

Follow Bill Gates on Twitter

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If you’re a fan of Bill Gates, then you’ll be able to follow him more closely using his his Twitter account or his new website, The Gates Notes. It’s basically his notes and thoughts about global issues.

Bill Gates Twitter
The Gates Notes

Connect to a XP Printer from Windows 7

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Being in IT, one common question I’ve been getting is how to print to a printer connected to a Windows XP machine from Windows 7? Sometimes it’s easy and sometimes not. Read the tutorial below to learn how to share a printer from XP to Win 7.

Share a Printer Between XP and Windows 7




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