Guidelines for a More Efficient Computer

Do you use the Windows operating system? If so, do you use all the shortcuts and other features that it has to offer? Even though we’re discussing Windows 7 in this report, if you have an earlier version of Windows you can probably apply the tips as well. You can easily learn some tricks from Windows that will make your PC run faster and the performance of your tasks more convenient.

The themes and wallpaper that are included in Windows 7 are based on your geographical location.

Nonetheless, if you want to choose from among the other theme packs to get a more exotic look for your PC, you can change them. If you go to your C drive and type ‘globalization’ in the search box and, after clicking on the search results, you type in MCT in the search box, the results will be the five geographic theme sets. You will then have a list of the five different country specific files. They will be for Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa, and America. You may want to change the look of your desktop from time to time, and if you know how to find them, your computer already contains a good selection of patterns to choose from. Windows 7 comes with some great themes called Aero Glass.

As lovely as these themes are, they do tend to use up memory and cause your PC to function at a slower speed. Many users find that after enjoying this theme for a few weeks, they’d prefer to do without it and enjoy better performance instead. You don’t have to do anything special to disable an Aero theme. All that’s necessary is to go to the Control Panel and choose Change a Theme under Appearance and Personalization. Nonetheless, a lot of people love the Aero themes and if you are one of them, by all means enjoy these beautiful themes. Changing to a Basic theme is just a way to speed up your computer.

Perhaps you use your computer in a way that would benefit by using the Calculator applet that Windows includes with its operating system. It has a lot more abilities than you can see at first glance. It’s not just a simple math calculator. For instance, it has several modes such as Standard, Scientific, Programmer, and Statistical. Most folks won’t need anything except the standard calculator mode; however, if you work in a technical field, such as Statistics, the calculator can be a big help. You will find a selection of worksheets that help you with gas mileage. It also has a feature that helps you figure out the number of days, months, and years between two dates. This is really helpful if you have deadlines.

If working with numbers is part of your daily routine, no matter what you do, you will love the ease of use of this calculator. There are countless techniques and options when using Windows than most people even realize. Don’t forget Microsoft’s goal of making Windows user friendly. Even folks who have never owned a computer before have no trouble learning how to use their computer and the world wide web. Most people become at ease with the basic uses of Windows, and it only stands to reason that they are then ready to add some of the tips we’ve talked about here into their routine.

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