Archive | Tips and Tricks

Six Ways to Bypass Torrent Connection Blocking and Throttling

With the massive increase in popularity of torrents many ISP’s have started throttling torrent downloads (i.e. limiting download/upload speeds) and many colleges and universities are blocking torrents outright. Bypassing these techniques can be laughably easy or maddeningly confusing depending upon the technique employed for limiting or blocking torrent downloads. Here are some possible solutions: 1. […]

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Top Seven Windows 7 Tips and Tricks

Windows 7 has received an overwhelmingly positive response and many people (including me) are using it as their primary operating system. Here are my favourite tips and tricks that would allow you to enjoy your Windows 7 to the fullest. 1:Open “Computer” with Windows Explorer By default Windows Explorer’s launch page is the Libraries directory. […]

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Enable Explorer Thumbnails for Custom File Types

By default Windows Explorer recognizes and generates thumbnails for a few pre-defined formats. It doesn’t generate thumbnails for many common file formats – which includes FLV, RM, RMVB, MOV, MP4, MKV. Luckily, there is a very simple fix for this. Follow these steps – Enabling Thumbnail For Generic Video File Open Note pad and paste […]

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Windows Xp Tweaks that do not work

The following is a list of XP tweaks that either do not work, do not work as advertised, or that are better left alone. Many of these once worked in some version of Windows and virtually every other tweak guide and program uses these tweaks. Memory Optimizers They claim “Increasing the amount of available RAM […]

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