Windows 7 has been very successful and so far it has perfectly covered the loopholes of Vista. However, most of the users didn’t even move on to Vista from their Windows XP but now Windows 7 is in. Everybody is using it but if you are confused that what tweaks still work in this OS then we have a list for you to discuss this matter.
Shortcuts to Lock, Shutdown and Restart
Most of the people don’t like to press Windows key and then navigate to the buttons to lock the screen, shutdown or restart. If you are also the same then some shortcuts and tweaks can help you to customize these things in Windows 7. For quickly locking your screen without the use of mouse, press Win+L. For creating shortcuts, you can right click on the desktop and select ‘new’ and then ‘shortcut’ and type ‘rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation’ to create a shortcut for screen lock. For other options:
Restart: Shutdown.exe -r -t 00
Hibernate: rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll,SetSuspendState
Sleep: rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0
If you feel irritated by the Windows 7 Desktop gadgets that keep running in front of you then you can disable them too. Right click on the desktop and select ‘Gadgets’, you can easily disable the irritation from here. Moreover, if you want to completely uninstall any gadget then right click on its icon and select ‘uninstall’.
Automatic Log On
Like any other Windows version, you can easily make your system log on automatically.
However, you have to make sure that nobody uses your machines when logged in or else there may be some serious problems. You will need to do this from the User Account> Advanced settings.
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Disable Sticky Keys
If you are really irritated by the sticky key alert that pops out every now and then, disabling it is a good option. For this purpose when you get the alert click on the link ‘Go to the Ease of Access Center’, just over ‘Yes and No’ option. You can easily turn it off from there.
Account Control Prompts
Windows 7 has really enhanced the security feature and now no program can make changes by itself in the system. Moreover, you also get notifications if any malicious thing is trying to use the internet. But this can be really irritating sometimes as you get account control prompts for most used programs too. So, you can completely disable it by typing UAC in the search box.
If you are a video game junkie on your Windows 7 system then you must know that some games slow down due to the Windows 7 Aero. However, most of the users wouldn’t like to operate without it but if you want to do so then right click on the desktop and choose ‘Personalize’ and then scroll down to find the different themes. Choose the one that helps you best in boosting the speed of your game.
The list contains only a brief discussion on some tweaks for your knowledge. Use these to customize Windows 7 as per your requirements.