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Customize Internet Explorer Title [Hacks n Mods]

By default Internet Explorer adds the title Windows Internet Explorerto each and every window, if you are bored with the title and want a change in it, you can easily change the Internet Explorer title with the help of a small registry hack courtesy TechnixUpdate.

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To change the title to something like Powered by Keith Dsouzaor something you desire, follow the simple steps.

Note: You should always your registry before making any changes to it.

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Close All Windows Speeds Up Shutdown Process

Shutting down or restarting windows is a tedious process with users having to close all open application windows before issuing the Shutdown command, not that it is required but this is a process usually followed by many people including me.

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Close All Windows is a handy freeware that will close all application windows with a single click, Pretty handy if you want to quickly shutdown or restart your PC.

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View List of Installed Windows Hotfixes and Service Packs

Microsoft frequently releases updates to their operating system every week or couple of weeks, though many desist the frequent updates, we recommend users to keep their system up-to-date by applying the updates released by Microsoft.

That said, tracking all the installed updates is not pretty straightforward and you need to visit the control panel and select the option to see all the installed updates. This however is a bit easier in through the Programs > View Installed updates option.

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Hide Unwanted Items From Right Click Context Menu In Windows With ShellExView

If you tend to install lot of softwares, after a while the right click context menu grows out of bounds and slows down the right click menu. Too bad that Windows does not have a smart context menu like or Firefox with the help of FFChrome a handy add-on we told you about recently.

If you have been facing the problem, but do not want to uninstall all those useful utilities here is a simple freeware utility that will bring you some relief. ShellExView is a real handy tool to remove/disable unwanted items from the right click context menu in Windows.

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Add Custom Folders To My Computer and Control Panel

Sometime back we had told you about a software that would allow you to mount a folder as a drive, while that software did allow you to easily access you favorite folders easily we came across another useful utility called Folder2MyPc, a freeware which will allow you to add your favorite folders to My Computer under the Other group and also add custom applications to the control panel.

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Fix For Windows Cannot Delete This File / Folder And Windows Can’t Stop Your Generic Volume Device Because It Is In Use [File Unlocker]

Many times you may come across these errors while deleting a file / folder, moving a folder to another location or trying to eject a USB device which may be in use by a certain process. The error occurs due to exclusive locksprocesses acquire on the device or file which need to be released before Windows can perform any other action on it.

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Folder locks are not exclusive which simply means that you will get errors while deleting or moving folders only if a file within the folder is locked by a process. In programming these locks are widely seen in multi-threaded applications, where a multi-threaded object can only be accessed and modified by a single thread at a time.

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Change File Extensions Using Right Click Menu [File Extension Changer]

The default view in Windows Explorer hides the extensions of all known file-types, in such cases changing file extensions becomes difficult. You can change the default setting though to display the file extensions for all file types by opening the Folder options in Windows Explorer and un-checking the option that says, Hide extensions for know file types.

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Related: Find the Right Software for Unknown File Extensions

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Free Copy Paste Replacements / Enhancements For Windows

Windows File Copy Paste feature is definitely ancient and needs to dramatically change, but alas Microsoft is more concerned about look and feel, which is why you may not see any major improvements in this area in Windows 7 too.

However there are several utilities which build on features that are missing or not up to the mark in Windows, and we will be covering a list of free copy paste replacement and enhancement softwares that are much better than the regular one provided by Windows. Most of the softwares covered add in different features, so you may definitely want to try them all out.

Also Read: Replace Windows Explorer with something better | Add Windows Vista Like Bread Crumbs to Windows XP

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Manage Your Hosts File With HostsMan [Windows Only]

Quite sometime back we had showed you how to block certain unwanted websites without installing any softwares, the trick involved editing the Windows hosts file. HostsMan is a freeware utility which allows you to easily edit the host files and block unwanted websites with ease.

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View Hard Disk Space Usage From The System Tray With TrayDiskFree

Do you open up Windows Explorer every-time to check the free disk space on your computer? Though doing that is not a hard task, why waste time when you can view the hard disk space from the system tray.

TrayDiskFree is a small freeware utility that will allow you to view free space in the comfort of your system tray.

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