How To Turn On/Off Thumbnail View in Windows 7 Folders

Working with images is an almost daily job for me and many others. It certainly helps if you can see what image files look like before you even open them. It’s also easier to scan long lists of images if you can see a thumbnail preview of each file in the list.

Here’s what I like to see:


Windows 7 typically has a thumbnail view of images turned on by default. You’ll may see this if you open up a folder of images. However, if you’ve played with Windows settings occasionally, the thumbnail previews can get turned off by accident. This happened to me recently and I’ve had to learn how to quickly return the thumbnails to Windows Explorer.

Here’s how to turn on or turn off the image thumbnails:

(Windows 7 and Windows Vista)

•  Open up a folder or double click Computeron your desktop.

• Click the Organizemenu to pull it down. Then select the Folder and search optionsentry.


• Click on the Viewtab to open up those options.


•  Either check or uncheck the Always show icons, never thumbnailsoption.

That’s all there is to it.

If you have any ideas or questions you’d like to share, be sure to add a comment below or email me. I’d love to hear from you.

Disable Aero In Windows 7 and Windows Vista

and both include Aero, which include some really good graphics. However, if you are running either of these operating systems on a low RAM, it might feel a bit sluggish.

Disabling Aero in Windows, is one of the ways to help you run your system faster. To disable Aero on either Windows 7 or Windows Vista, you need to personalize your desktop and choose the basic themes for your OS.

Think Techno has a screenshot tutorial to disable Aero on Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Take a look at it to disable Aero and improve your system performance.

Resco Released its First Gadget for Windows 7

Resco, released Resco Send SMS gadget’, a desktop extension of Resco Contact Manager 2nd Edition supported by Windows 7 and Windows Vista. This application allows you to send SMS via desktop computer while having your mobile device connected to the PC.

Microsoft is pleased with the seamless integration of Resco Send SMS gadget with the Microsoft Windows 7 interface,said Peter Jirsák, Windows Client business group lead. One of the most used function of Windows phone — text messaging — is now easily accessible directly from the Windows 7 powered PC.

When installing Resco Contact Manager, select the Resco Send SMS gadget installation. After the gadget installation, it is available in the desktop’s gadget bar. All you need to do is, connect a mobile device and all the contacts will be loaded via refreshbutton. Simply click on the desired contact and start sending SMS.

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Download Resco Send SMS gadget.

Repair and Fix Windows 7/Windows Vista Errors With FixWin

There are time when you might run across some peculiar issues on or , such as the Recycle Bin missing or thumbnails not working in Windows Explorer. You will always find solutions for such problems on the internet.


However, why not have a simple fixit tool which will automatically repair and fix these small problems for you without breaking your head? FixWin is the app for the cause, it has fixes for 50 common problems faced on Windows.

FixWin provides one-click fixes for Windows Explorer problems, Internet & Connectivity issues, Windows media player problems, system tools and some additional fixes for uncategorized items.

Techie Buzz Verdict

FixWin acts like a Windows doctor and gives you a single button to fix several problems faced by Windows users. If you are a novice computer user or don’t usually liked to meddle around with settings, FixWin is the perfect tool for you.

So make room for a handy companion on your PC and download it right away.

Ratings: 4.5/5 (Excellent)

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Windows 7 Ahead Of Mac OS X In Market Share League

Within one month of its launch, Windows 7 is already ahead of Mac OS X in term of its market share. With the failure of Windows Vista, the market share of Windows has already been dropped in the past. But with the launch of Windows 7, the new operating system from Microsoft has started tasting its early success.

According to Internet metrics company Net Applications,
“Last Saturday and Sunday, Windows 7 powered an estimated 5% and 5.14% of all computers that were online those days. The two-day average of 5.07% was higher than the 5% of the market share that Apple’s operating system averaged for the week of Nov. 15-21″.

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Windows 7 News has recently reported that, “It’s a clear indication that sales of Windows 7 are storming ahead and that Microsoft’s new operating system has indeed been extremely well received by the press, public and business. But with the total Microsoft Windows market share sitting at 92.5% it’s still got a huge mountain to climb to replace Windows XP and Vista on desktops around the world.”

Windows already have a good market share and with the launch of Windows 7, they are trying to prove that Microsoft will always be the winner in market share race. What are your opinions about the increase in market share of Windows 7? Which OS do you think is most affected with the rise of Windows 7?

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Windows 7 Transformation Pack for Ubuntu

Ubuntu users might not want to use yet, however, if you are a Ubuntu user and want to get the same look and feel of Windows 7, you are in a bit of luck.


The Windows 7 transformation pack for Ubuntu does exactly what it says. It will transform the looks of Ubuntu and make it look like Windows 7. The transformation pack edits the GDM Theme, Icons Theme and GTK Theme among other things.

Download Windows 7 Transformation Pack for Ubuntu

Access Windows 7 Features and Settings in One Place


has a lot of features, however, it is quite difficult for even advanced users to figure out and find all of them. In comes Windows 7 in a Box, which aims to be your one stop solution to find all the Windows 7 features and settings in a single place.

Once you download the , double-click to run it. That’s it, just use the menu in the software to access and browse all the different settings and features available in Windows 7.

Download Windows 7 in a Box

Change OEM Info in Windows 7

When you buy a PC from a shop, it usually contains some information about the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), like their name, support URL and so on. OEM Info Tool will allow you to change the OEM info of your PC and customize it to your liking.


This tool works in and . So go ahead and impress your friends and family by customizing your PC’s OEM information.

Download OEM Info Tool

Classic Start Menu for Windows 7 [Windows XP Style]

and its predecessor revamped the start menu to include several new and interesting features. However, if you are migrating from to Windows 7, the new start menu might take a little time to adjust to.


Classic Windows Start menu is a handy and which will allow you to bring back the Classic Windows XP menu to Windows 7. Once you run the executable the start menu will switch back to Classic. You can also apply different styles and configure the look and feel of the menu.

Techie Buzz Verdict

The Windows 7 start menu is really powerful, however if you think that it might take some time to adjust to it, you can use the Classic Windows Start menu.

However, we would advice users to learn their way around the new start menu, since once you do that, you will never want to switch back to the classic menu.

Ratings: 2.5/5 (Good)

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Ultimate List of Windows 7 Themes

One of the best things about the new Windows 7 operating system, aside from the entire slew of new features, is the plethora of themes that users are making. From sullen and dark to cheerful and vibrant, these themes are spread over a variety of different artistic styles and usage of the abstract and the surreal to create an atmosphere for you to work on.

Like the other Ultimate Lists here are seven of the best Windows 7 themes mostly from the incredible deviantART.

Waterbomb and Windows 7


With a desktop like that, I’m sure everyone would want one instantly!

Theme for Winodws (sic) 7


Though we do not know if the typo in the title was intentional or not, we certainly know that this theme has one of the prettiest wallpapers around coupled with a minimal design!

Only Black (Windows 7 RC)


Yet another simple but effective theme for Windows 7 (The link takes you to the newer version).

Alternative for Windows 7


A mashup of the aero style from Vista and the original Windows 7 theme, this one shines with beautiful color usage!

Windows 7 DarkClear


For me, dark colors with morbidly fascinating blue make for a clear (forgive the preceding pun and the proceeding internet slang) WIN!

Thank you “K.” for pointing out that this is only for Windows XP. I overlooked that. (It stills looks very pretty!)

Aerosnap 7


After that darkening cloud full of dark themes, here’s a light transparent one that would definitely have many scurrying to download this!

AeroVG Se7en


Yet another simple but clearly efficient theme!

Soft 7 1.7

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A cool blue Windows 7 theme!

ThaImpact VS


Yet another shiny black theme. Seems to be loads of these nowadays!


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A light and blended theme for the OS.

Neon Windows 7


This is one really glowing Windows 7 theme. I personally like the customized Firefox icon. Sleek!

Red Fusion


For all those who like red. Not exactly a mod of the Neon theme (though the maker is the same!)

Clearscreen Sharp


A clear blend theme again!



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