Archive for January, 2009

Google gone wrong – shows all search result as harmful

Posted by 31 January, 2009 (1) Comment

Something is wrong with Google. It says that the site might harm your computer under every search result…

Update: It has been fixed. Someone might be in trouble ;)

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General availability for the Windows 7 Beta to end

Posted by 27 January, 2009 (0) Comment

Microsoft is going to end general availability for Windows 7 Beta build 7025 in February so get your copy now if you are interested from Windows 7 website. It was of course leaked weeks before Microsoft officially released it so those links will still be around after general availability.

Meanwhile screenshots of build 7025 have leaked. There’s a great chance of this build’s download leaks. Keep searching!

First off: thank you for your interest in beta testing Windows 7! As we near January 24th, we wanted to update everyone again on the next steps for the Windows 7 Beta. The amount of feedback we have received has been amazing and continues to pour in. We are at a point where we have more than enough beta testers and feedback coming in to meet our engineering needs, so we are beginning to plan the end of general availability for Windows 7 Beta.

Because enthusiasm continues to be so high for the Windows 7 Beta and we don’t want anyone to miss out we will keep the Beta downloads open through February 10th. Customers who have started but not completed the download process will be able to do so through February 12th.

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RSS-powered Windows 7 desktop slideshows – istartedsomething

Posted by 27 January, 2009 (0) Comment

This is very interesting!

Desktop themes are making a comeback in Windows 7 with many new styling options to make sure it’s easy to create, mix and share your unique themes. And many there are already, including Paul Thurrott’s collection and various OSX inspired theme packs.

One of the new tricks to make your desktop “pop” (not literally) is the ability to run a slideshow as your wallpaper. Many already know you can select a couple of pictures to cycle through, or even a whole directory of (cute cat) photos, but did you know you can also exploit the power of RSS feeds?

See the original post at: RSS-powered Windows 7 desktop slideshows – istartedsomething

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Windows 7 Beta Hotkey Combinations

Posted by 17 January, 2009 (0) Comment

Brandon Paddock has made a chart of the new hot key combinations of Windows 7. Some are below while for full list please visit Brandon Paddock’s Blog.


Win+Up Maximize
Win+Down Restore / Minimize
Win+Left Snap to left
Win+Right Snap to right
Win+Shift+Left Jump to left monitor
Win+Shift+Right Jump to right monitor
Win+Home Minimize / Restore all other windows
Win+T Focus the first taskbar entry
Pressing again will cycle through them, you can can arrow around.
Win+Shift+T cycles backwards.
Win+Space Peek at the desktop
Win+G Bring gadgets to the top of the Z-order
Win+P External display options (mirror, extend desktop, etc)
Win+X Mobility Center (same as Vista, but still handy!)
(# = a number key)
Launches a new instance of the application in the Nth slot on the taskbar.
Example: Win+1 launches first pinned app, Win+2 launches second, etc.
Win + +
Win + -
(plus or minus key)
Zoom in or out.


Alt+P Show/hide Preview Pane

Taskbar modifiers

Shift + Click on icon Open a new instance
Middle click on icon Open a new instance
Ctrl + Shift + Click on icon Open a new instance with Admin privileges
Shift + Right-click on icon Show window menu (Restore / Minimize / Move / etc)
Note: Normally you can just right-click on the window thumbnail to get this menu
Shift + Right-click on grouped icon Menu with Restore All / Minimize All / Close All, etc.
Ctrl + Click on grouped icon Cycle between the windows (or tabs) in the group
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