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GIMP

GIMP
GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program. GIMP is free, open-source application that is used for photo editing, image composition and image authoring. GIMP is distributed under the GPL (General Public License). GIMP available in most popular operating system such as Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, and GNU/Linux.
GIMP Details:
Developer(s): The GIMP Development Team
Written in: C and GTK+
Operating system: GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, FreeBSD, Solaris, AmigaOS 4
License: GNU General Public License
Website: http://www.gimp.org/

Ways to hide and show Recycle Bin on desktop

Deleted files and folders usually proceeds to the Recycle Bin unless you press Shift + delete, this command will delete the files and folders permanently without going to your Recycle Bin.

Recycle Bin allows you to restore files and folders to their original path.

Note: Files and Folders deleted from your external device such us floppy, external drives and network drives won’t move to your Recycle Bin, those items are deleted permanently.

Question is what if you can’t find the Recycle Bin on your desktop. How would you restore the deleted files?

How to Enable/Disable Run Dialog box in Windows

How to Enable/Disable Run Dialog box in Windows

Run Dialog box in Windows lets you access program, files and folders by entering the corresponding shortcuts and path of the certain files and folder.

In Windows 7, the Run dialog box is absent in the Start menu. Run dialog box functions like command prompt, meaning it has the ability to do almost everything what the command line can do.

Note: Run command can be accessed using the shortcut Windows + R or click Start menu and type Run in the search box provided.

How to Register OCX File

How to Register OCX file

OCX stands for OLE Control Extension. OCX file has an extension of .ocx. The OCX file type is primarily associated with ‘Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) Control Extension’ by Microsoft Corporation. ActiveX.

Instructions on how to register OCX File

  1. Click Start button, and then RUN, Type Notepad and hit enter.
  2. On your notepad type regsvr32 “nameOfOCXFile”
  3. Example you want to register this OCX file CoolXPOption.ocx
  4. Type  regsvr32 “CoolXPOption.ocx”
  5. Save the file as reg.bat
  6. Double click the reg.bat or right click the reg.bat and select Run as administrator.
  7. You should receive a message like this.

Windows Calculator

Calculator is commonly used to solve basic mathematical operations such as multiplication, division, addition and subtraction. Calculator in Windows 7 offers lot of advance features such as programming, scientific and statistics.

How to open Calculator:

  1. Click Start > Run (Windows + R – shortcut for Run Dialog)
  2. Type calc and hit enter.

Or

  1. Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Calculator

Manage Start-up Programs in Windows

Manage Start-up Programs in Windows

Why should we manage the programs that run automatically when we turn on our computers?

The following reason explains why:

  • So many start-up programs may cause your computer run slow.
  • Spyware, Adware and other malicious program executes during the start-up.
  • Managing the start-up programs may speed up your computer system and it’s one way of optimizing the resources of your system by reducing the load during the start of your operating system.

We’ve explained the reasons why we should manage the start-up programs. Now, let us proceed on the process of doing that.

Control Panel Applets Command Shortcuts

Windows Control Panel comprises of applets that are used to change the way Windows looks and behaves. It allows the user to change the system settings such as adding and removing of software, managing user accounts, managing devices such as printers, faxes, cameras, etc.

Command shortcut provides the user and easier way to access a certain programs.

Ways to Enable/Disable Command Prompt

How to Enable/Disable Command Prompt

Command Prompt is a feature of Windows that provides an entry point for typing MS-DOS (Microsoft DiskOperating System) commands and other computer commands. The most important thing to know is thatby typing commands, you can perform tasks on your computer without using the Windows graphical interface.

In this tutorial, we will show you on how to enable/disable command prompt in different ways.

Enable/Disable Folder Options using Group Policy Editor

Enable/Disable Folder Options using Group Policy Editor

In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to enable/disable Folder Options using Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc).

Group Policy Editor – This snap-in allows you to edit Group Policy Objects which can be linked to a Site, Domain, or Organizational Unit in the Active Directory or stored on a computer.

Enable/Disable Task Manager using Group Policy Editor

Enable/Disable Task Manager using Group Policy Editor

In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to enable/disable Windows Task Manager using Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc).

Group Policy Editor – This snap-in allows you to edit Group Policy Objects which can be linked to a Site, Domain, or Organizational Unit in the Active Directory or stored on a computer.

Here are the steps:

1. Click Start, Run, type gpedit.msc and click OK.

2. In the Group Policy Editor navigate to the following:
User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Ctrl+Alt+Delete Options.