The Windows Desktop is the most accessed place on your computer, and people usually beautify it by adding high resolution wallpapers. Desktop Takeover is a software that allows you to embed images on top of the wallpapers from either your computer or a live image from a website.
Related: 6 Places to Find High Resolution Wallpapers
Here is a image of my desktop, before and after using Desktop Takeover. Please click to enlarge
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Have you ever wondered how many applications are connecting to the Internet from your PC? If you do, there is a windows command called netstat we had talked about sometime back.
If you are not comfortable with using CLI, you can use the graphical interface provided by Moo0 Connection Watcher to monitor your network connections. Connection Watcher monitors any network connections made with TCP/UDP from/to your PC.
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I have been using Remote desktop for quite some time now, but always had to use the mouse to navigate between my laptop and the remote computer. Today I came across a excellent resource from Windows Guides which listed the shortcut keys that can be used on a remote desktop.
Alt+Home > This works as a windows key replacement on the remote desktop, displaying the Windows Start menu.
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Just last week, we had introduced you to a better Windows clipboard manager which allowed you to store more than one entry in the clipboard. Though xNeat clipboard is quite good itself, Portable Visual Clipboard allows users to take carry their clipboard anywhere on a USB Drive.
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There are many times when you may have installed a software and accidentally made it the default program for opening certain file types. This is quite common when you install media softwares and image softwares along with browsers.
Unassoc is a small standalone utility that allows you to remove user specific file associations and default to using the global program for the file format.
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If you have ever taken a look at the task manager, you may seen several svchost.exe processes running, though the process is the same, it actually runs several tasks for different purposes.
The Windows task manager does not show you details about each of the processes, so it get more confusing for the users.
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The Windows Desktop is the most frequently visited place, and keeping it clean is really very important, since the more icons you add the more cluttered it gets. If you want a example of a really overwhelmed desktop, take a look at the picture below.
Image Credit: Daily Blog Tips
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Many times you may have colleagues or visitors come by your workstation, in such cases you may not want them to see what’s running on your PC. The most common way of hiding windows is using the shortcut key Windows + D to display the desktop, but that action may not be quick enough or still expose the applications that you are running on your PC.
Also Read: Most Used Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows
The best way to hide all running app would be to either lock it or run a screensaver. By default screensavers are only activated when your PC is idle for a certain time, but with the help of a nifty utility you can activate the screensaver quickly.
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This morning I had a very annoying issue with my dual monitor setup, where I could not move the mouse from one monitor to the other, I searched around online for fixes to the issue, but came across a barrier which asked me to update the display drivers for my video card.
My drivers were already up-to-date so I tried to connect the laptop to another external monitor and everything worked fine there. This totally frustrated me as I am used to working on a multi-monitor at the office.
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A computer can only run as fast as you let it run, and to do that you may apply several visual tweaks with the help of tweaking softwares that supposedly allow your computer to run faster, but the most overlooked fact is that, having a clogged out disk can definitely cause your computer to run slower.
To put things into perspective, let us give you a real life example. In your day to day life, given the fact that your work desk consists of several things which need attention or take up space, would you be able to perform better? As opposed to having a clean desk with minimal distractions?
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