Scenario : You click on a file and try to drag it to drop it into an application but you are unable to do so. Try as much as you may, you are not able to drag it. What do you do ??
Solution : You tried to drag a file into an application but it just does not allow you to do so. You try to drag a window, it does not allow you to do so too. You can click and select the file, you can also resize the window but you cannot drag anything. What do you do ??
Scenario : You have enabled the Default Administrator account on your Windows PC and want it to be a fail – safe when something goes wrong but it keeps showing up on your Logon Screen. You want it to be active but it should not appear on the Welcome Screen.
Solution : The user accounts that are created in Windows will by default show up in the logon screen. This behavior provides a convenience for the users to login by clicking on their user account and typing their password to login to Windows. However, there are times when you want to hide the user accounts from showing up in the login screen as an additional security especially when you are sharing a computer.
Also, The default admin account on the Windows PC is disabled by default and hence does not show up on the Logon Screen but once you enable it, it does appear there.Fortunately, there is a way to hide it but it involves messing with the Registry. Or what you could do is use the Utility i created and cut out the the manual work….thats what technology is for, right ??
Anyways, i will list what you need to do with both.
Scenario : You start task manager by right-clicking on the taskbar or by pressing Alt-Ctrl-Del but it always starts in standard mode and does not show processes from all users. You have to click on the button to make it show all and that too, you want the setting to be retained every time you start Task Manager.
Solution : By default, Task Manager does not start in admin mode. When you launch it, it usually starts as shown below and you have to click on the ‘Show processes from all users’ button to show all the processes. While this does work, it does not always start the task manager showing these processes so what do you do ??
Scenario : You are playing a game (Assassin’s Creed Revelations 🙂 ) and it requires you to press shift a couple of times but at that time, the obnoxious sticky keys dialog pops up. You answer No and it goes away… but then you press again and there it is…..again….How do you make it stop ??
Solution : You are thinking why is this functionality even there ?? Its not like someone uses it….right ?? Actually, it’s a helpful accessibility feature for some people, but for the rest of us it’s downright irritating.
So, here’s how you can disable it forever on your machine. But before that do make sure that no one is using the feature, if its a shared machine.
Scenario : You want to add some extra info in your Windows System properties Dialog box. Maybe change the logo too.
Solution : With the help of this hack, you can get some extra information and a personalized logo in Vista and 7 System Properties dialog box. It is quite similar to the good old “OEMLogo.bmp” and “OEMInfo.ini” files replace trick in windows XP (which sadly no longer works in Vista and 7).
Here is a screenshot of Windows 7 System Properties dialog box with customized strings:
Scenario : You’ve got a problem with your computer (DELL,HP….etc), you call their technical support team and the person on the other side requires the machine’s serial number (also called as Service Tag) to log your request.. Where do you get it ??
Solution : If you are using a laptop computer, you can easily find the service tag beneath the machine but for desktops, especially the older models, the sticker with the service tag is often placed at a harder-to-reach location. So how do you get that info ??