The technology known as ClearType font on Windows systems makes text on displays easier to read. It is enabled by default on Windows 7 but to get the full benefit of ClearType you need a high-quality, flat-panel monitor, such as LCD or plasma.
For all of you StarCraft players, can you still play a game without using hotkeys? Probably so but you would most likely get beat and would most certainly be slower. Hotkeys simply let you get to where you want to go faster! Wouldn’t it be awesome to have your own personal hotkeys in Windows 7?
Windows 7 reworked the taskbar and introduced this feature! However, I didn’t find out this trick until Windows 8. In the picture above, each program pinned to the taskbar has a corresponding number associated with it.
If you need to configure how Windows systems behave when reporting errors, various Group Policy settings would allow you to modify the default behaviour. For instance, you can disable the display of error messages during critical errors.
The default behaviour of the Control Panel view is to load the view selected in your last Control Panel session. If you need to change this default behaviour and force Control Panel to display all items upon loading then you can either tweak the registry or use Group Policy to set a default view irrespective of your last session modifications.
There are a variety of tips and system tweaks that can be applied to Windows 7 to offer better convenience and other useful features for the user. Tweaks range from easier access to files, the ability to incorporate an Internet search from the start menu and other option-settings for a quicker user-session.
User Account Control (UAC) is a Windows 7 in-built tool that protects your system and alerts you when you are executing some task that requires administrator privileges, however, if you would like to know how to disable UAC from the registry, here is the info:
In high-secure environments the Windows system pagefile may pose a risk to confidentiality and integrity of sensitive data. Sensitive data may still reside in the system pagefile which can be exfiltrated by attackers with the help of specialized tools. In such high-security scenarios, one would need to take the proper measures to safeguard systems pagefiles.
If you lock your computer several times a day and find it awkward to go to the Start menu, hover over the tiny arrow symbol and click the Lock button, or find it irritating when hitting the Shutdown button by accident, then you can prevent this by replacing the big Shutdown power button with one that you use on regular basis.
Say, you don’t want other users to fiddle around with your system settings and would like to completely disable access to Control Panel for all users then you can achieve this by simply adding a new registry entry.
The default IP address of Windows 7 (and Windows Server 2008 R2) virtual Wi-Fi Access Point (AP) feature called Wireless Hosted Network is 192.168.137.1. Although, this address is highly unlikely to conflict with other addresses that you may have configured on your network still, you may wish to change it to another value. In order to be able to change this default IP address you need to modify a Registry setting as follows: