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13 Windows Programs That Are Better Alternatives to MacOS Apps. Nobody can deny that Mac users really love their Macs.

13 Windows Programs That Are Better Alternatives to MacOS Apps

In fact, not long ago, I bought my own Mac machine and found many aspects that blew Windows out of the water. But believe it or not, this isn’t a one-way street. Reverse conversions happen all the time with users moving from Mac to Windows. The only problem is that Mac users tend to use Mac-only apps, which means they can’t keep using those apps once switching to Windows. The good news? How to Block An Application from Accessing the Internet with Windows Firewall. Most of the time we want our applications online and connected to both our local network and the greater Internet.

How to Block An Application from Accessing the Internet with Windows Firewall

There are instances, however, when we want to prevent an application from connecting to the Internet. How to Declutter the Right Click Menu the Easy Way. On a fresh installation of Windows, the Right Click Menu (also called the Context Menu) is relatively clean and organized.

How to Declutter the Right Click Menu the Easy Way

However, as you install more and more tools onto your system, you may find that it quickly gets cluttered. For example, in the screenshot above, you can see that my own Context Menu is packed with a bunch of shortcuts — many of which I’ve never used and never intend to use. The 10 Cleverest Ways to Use Linux to Fix Your Windows PC. Three Ways to Access the Windows 8 or 10 Boot Options Menu. The boot options have been consolidated in Windows 8 and 10 into a single menu, called the “boot options menu,” providing access to repair tools and options for changing Windows startup behavior, such as enabling debugging, booting into safe mode, and launching into a recovery environment.

Three Ways to Access the Windows 8 or 10 Boot Options Menu

The days of pressing a function key or Esc to interrupt the boot process and get into the BIOS configuration (in UEFI enabled systems) are gone. There are three ways of accessing the new boot options menu in Windows 8 or 10 and we’ll show you how. Hold Down Shift While Choosing Restart Instead of going all the way into the Settings screens, there is a faster way to access the boot options menu. How to Create an ISO Image of Your Windows System.

How to Install QuickTime on Windows 10. QuickTime + Windows 10 = TRUE I tried to install QuickTime today on Windows 10, but was soon halted by a stupid check that Apple has built in to the installation file, preventing installation of QuickTime on a newer OS such as Windows 10.

How to Install QuickTime on Windows 10

Well, I know my way around software installations, so I fixed it with a workaround, and thought I would share it here on TommyNation in case someone else might find it useful. The workaround is pretty straightforward, just follow the steps below! How to Get Colored Window Title Bars on Windows 10 (Instead of White) Windows 10 uses white window title bars by default.

How to Get Colored Window Title Bars on Windows 10 (Instead of White)

This is a big change from Windows 8, which allowed you to pick any color you wanted. But you can give those title bars some color with this quick trick. This trick only affects traditional desktop apps, not the new universal apps. Universal apps will always use white unless their developers specify a different window title bar color. However, you can also make many universal apps use a hidden dark theme. Modify the Windows Theme Files Microsoft chose to force white title bars in an odd way. First, open a File Explorer window and navigate to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes.

You’ll get a folder named “aero – Copy”. Go into your new folder. Next, open the en-US folder and you’ll see an “aero.msstyles.mui” file. Lifehacker.com - StumbleUpon. 5 Windows 7 Features You Didn't Know Existed. Windows XP may be gone, but all is not lost.

5 Windows 7 Features You Didn't Know Existed

Windows 7 may replace it as the legacy Windows OS of choice, especially considering the little-known features hidden away in Windows 7 that may make you realize just how much you love the OS. Hidden features you say? Absolutely. They include keyboard shortcuts, secret tricks and other interesting features that most long-term Windows 7 users never realized existed, and a few features that amazingly were added as late as the last year or two – evidence by the fact that they were just recently added to the Windows 7 New Features download provided by Microsoft. ShareMouse – Use One Mouse & One Keyboard Across Multiple Computers.

Better even than a multiple monitor set-up, is the multiple computer set-up.

ShareMouse – Use One Mouse & One Keyboard Across Multiple Computers

A familiar phenomenon for the geek with a laptop for on the go and a desktop computer at home or at work. Instead of splitting your computing power over several displays, you’re putting several disjunct systems in parallel. Then again, it’s almost comical how you have to juggle your computer mice and keyboards. An awkward factor that only increases with the number of devices on your desk. The most obvious way out would be to use KVM switch; a hardware device that connects one set of input devices to multiple computers.

ShareMouse (Mac + Windows) ShareMouse does exactly what you would expect from a KVM switch, and more. ShareMouse works very similar to Synergy, an application we reviewed on MakeUseOf in the past, but is much easier to get up and running. When your mouse hits the edge of your display, it will jump over to the display of the other computer. Responsiveness Clipboard & File Sharing. Change the Windows 7 Login Screen Background Image. When you login to your Windows 7 computer (assuming you haven’t used something like this tutorial to turn on automatic login), you’ll generally see a login window with a background looking something like this.

Change the Windows 7 Login Screen Background Image

It’s fine; there’s nothing wrong with it. But sometimes a change is good so in this article we’ll show you how to change the background image behind the login screen to anything you want. The first step is to open up the Start Menu by clicking the orb in the lower left corner of the screen. How To Change Your Windows 7 Start Button Without Editing Any System File. By Kishan Bagaria in Customization, Downloads, Windows, Windows 7 UPDATE: My freeware’s latest version also allows you to do this : Windows 7 Start Orb Changer Windows 7 Start Orb Loader is a free portable tool that allows you to change your Windows 7 start button without editing any system file.

How To Change Your Windows 7 Start Button Without Editing Any System File

How to use: Run the tool as administrator. Check Enable Start Orb Loader. Click Browse and browse for the folder in which your start orb bitmaps are. Select your desired orb from the orb list. If you want to access the app directly from your desktop context menu, click Shell integration.Click Save Changes. Now your start button will be changed. Windows 7 Start Button Animator : Get Animated Start Button in Windows 7. By Kishan Bagaria in Customization, door2windows Apps, Downloads, Windows, Windows 7 Windows 7 Start Button Animator is a free portable tool that allows you to set an animated start button in Windows 7. You can set any animated gif image as your start button.

How to use: Run the tool.