Select the new shortcut icon

How to Change a Shortcut Icon in Windows 7

The icons for your Windows 7 Desktop shortcut icons can be customized to suit your personal tastes. This includes modifying the specific icon that is used for a particular shortcut. This setting is not available for every single icon that you might have on your Desktop, but many of them can be adjusted to use … Read more

Select your desired Windows Live Movie Maker aspect ratio

How to Change Video Aspect Ratio in Windows 7

After you have downloaded and installed Windows Live Movie Maker in Windows 7, you can begin to make adjustments to the videos on your computer. If you have not yet installed this free program, you can follow the instructions in this article. One adjustment available to you is the ability to change the aspect ratio … Read more

Click the OK button

How To Change Your Default Web Browser in Windows 7

By default, the program that you use to access the Internet in Windows 7 is Internet Explorer. However, for one of many possible reasons, you may want to change the default to a different option installed on your computer, such as Mozilla’s Firefox. Changing this setting will open all Web pages in the new program, … Read more

Click the Startup tab

How to Change Startup Items

If your computer is visibly slower with each successive start, then programs that have added themselves to the “Startup” menu might be the source of the problem. Windows 7 includes an option for you to selectively enable and disable these items.   Step 1 – Click the “Start” button at the lower-left corner of your … Read more

10 Must Have Programs that are Free to Download

Many of the more common must have programs on a computer are programs that cost money (Microsoft Office), programs that cost a lot of of money (Adobe Suite), and service programs requiring a subscription (Norton, McAfee, or any of the other paid anti-virus programs.) These are all great programs that are well worth the investment, … Read more

How to Open Any File From Your Keyboard

You can assign the opening of any program or file, such as a document, audio clip or application, to a combination of keys on your keyboard. This can help to speed up any computer task and is ideally suited for those tasks that you need to perform frequently.     Step 1: Open the folder … Read more