How to Show the Navigation Pane in Windows 7

Windows Explorer is the application on your Windows 7 computer that you probably use to browse through your folders and files. The Windows Explorer display can be customized in a number of different ways, and one of those options is for a Navigation Pane at the left side of the window. This typically contains a […]

How to Move the Taskbar to the Side of the Screen in Windows 7

The taskbar in Windows 7 is a crucial element in how you interact with the computer. It contains the Start button that provides access to your programs, and it displays the applications that are currently open on your computer. By default, the taskbar is displayed at the bottom of your screen. But the taskbar location […]

How to Remove a Program from the Taskbar in Windows 7

The taskbar is the bar at the bottom of the screen in Windows 7 (or possibly the side or top, if you have adjusted the location). It contains icons for programs that are currently running, as well as the date and time. But it can also contain icons for programs that are not running. There […]

Do I have 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7?

Windows 7 comes in a variety of different versions, and each version is appropriate for different types of users. And while the choice of versions is often determined by what you need to do with Windows 7, or how much you want to spend, there is a piece of information that is dictated by the type […]

How to Zip a Powerpoint 2010 File

Many Powerpoint files can become very large, especially if you have included a lot of media such as pictures, audio or video. If a Powerpoint presentation becomes too large, it can be difficult to share it through email. One way that you can reduce the size of a Powerpoint file is to zip the file. This […]

Windows 7 Screen Upside Down – How to Fix It

Last Updated: December 28, 2016 Have you ever walked away from your computer screen, only to come back and find that everything was upside down? This can happen either as a joke from a friend or co-worker, or as the result of an unusual occurrence, such as a cat walking on a keyboard. An upside down […]

How to Put a Control Panel Icon on the Desktop in Windows 7

There are an incredible amount of settings and options that you can configure in Windows 7 to suit your preferences. Whether you want to change your user password or stop the print spooler, the setting that you are looking for is probably accessible through the Control Panel. If you have trouble remembering how to access […]

Block Spotify from Opening at Startup in Windows 7

Last updated: December 13, 2016 Music programs like iTunes and Spotify are popular options for managing and listening to music on your computer. But, like many programs that you install in Windows 7, Spotify will attempt to configure itself to start automatically whenever you log into your Windows account. This behavior can make your computer […]

How to Remove the File Name from a Printed Document in Windows 7 Notepad

Notepad is a free text editor included with every copy of Windows 7, and it provides a very basic tool for creating and printing text documents. But you may find that Notepad is printing the file name at the top of the page, which can be problematic for your needs. Fortunately this is a setting […]

Where is the Recycle Bin in Windows 7?

The Trash Can or Recycle Bin icon in Windows has been a part of desktop computer layouts for years. Deleted items went there, and you could drag and drop files onto the icon if you didn’t need them anymore. The Recycle Bin can be hidden in Windows 7, however, leading to a lot of wasted time […]