Monday, February 20, 2012

The Best Articles for Tweaking and Customizing Windows 7


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Do you love to tweak your Windows 7 system, customizing it to fit your personality and the way you work? We have shown you many ways to customize the Taskbar, Start Menu, Desktop, Windows Explorer, and other parts of Windows.
We’ve collected links below to many of our best articles about adding and creating themes, adding wallpapers, pinning programs and files to the Taskbar, moving the Taskbar to another part of the screen, adding items to the Start Menu, tweaking the Desktop, creating shortcuts and hotkeys, customizing Windows Explorer, adding items to the context menus, and many more customizations.
NOTE: Some of the following articles may require you to tweak the registry. Before doing so, be sure you back up the registry. We also recommend creating a restore point you can use to restore your system if something goes wrong.

Themes/Wallpapers

If you work on your computer all day, wouldn’t it be nice to look at a background showing a relaxing picture or one of your favorite pictures and different icons from the usual? The following articles show you how to get new themes, access hidden themes, create custom wallpapers, and even how to create your own Windows 7 theme pack from scratch.