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Resize the Taskbar thumbnail preview in Windows vista
September 8, 2007, 7:40 am
Filed under: Downloads, Tips and Tricks, Windows Vista

Resize the Taskbar thumbnail preview in Windows vista

Microsoft has added many new features in Windows vista and one of is “Taskbar Windows thumbnail Preview“. Windows Vista’s taskbar thumbnail preview feature allows you to see the small preview of opened windows in the taskbar, just hover the mouse on the taskbar opened items and a small thumbnail preview will be displayed on the taskbar. But Windows vista doesn’t allow users to customize or resize the size of taskbar thumbnail preview. Some users may prefer bigger preview of windows or some other effects as well.

Andreas Verhoeven has created a free utility, very easy to use, called Thumbnail Sizer to customize the Taskbar windows thumbnail preview. Download Thumbnail Sizer, extract and run the exe file.This will open the small window containing the two slider to customize the thumbnail preview size, mover right/left to change the size of preview but do not move the both slider to extreme right as it will cause thumbnail preview of some windows not to appear on the screen when hover the mouse on the taskbar it just blink and go away, this happens once you move the sliders to extreme right then the size of thumbnail preview becomes 1024 X 1024 which windows can show properly therefore it thus blink and go away, you can also add the fade in animation effect. Check the option box “automatically start application every time windows starts” if you want Thumbnail sizer to every time Windows starts. Once done, close the Thumbnail Sizer.

Resize the Taskbar thumbnail preview in Windows vista

Related Post: Animate Windows Vista Menu Pictures in Windows Vista



Fix Java based Applications that disable Windows Vista Aero Glass interface
September 1, 2007, 2:05 pm
Filed under: Downloads, Windows Vista

The color scheme has been changed to windows vista basic

In Windows Vista Aero Glass interface gives the Glass transparent look to windows and taskbar, which looks very beautiful. But whenever a java based application is launched a pop message on the task bar appears “The color scheme has been changed to windows vista basic” and while running that java based application you can’t have the Windows Vista Aero Glass interface. This very annoying that you have purchased a expensive Graphics Card only for running Windows Vista Aero Glass interface on the System but the incompatibility of Java application deprived you from the Windows Vista Aero Glass interface.

After realising this issue a new version with update 2 has been released which is available on Java site. Click here for offline installer (size: 7 MB) or direct download from site



Psychedelia: Windows Vista screensaver inspired visualizations for Windows Media Player
August 31, 2007, 7:04 pm
Filed under: Downloads, Windows Vista

Windows Vista screensaver inspired visualization for Windows Media Player

Microsoft’s Windows Vista has some very cool screensavers like Windows energy, ribbons, bubbles etc. Stephen coy the designer of the Widnows Vista screensavers and Time cowley, a Software engineer has created a visualization pack, inspired from Windows Vista screensavers, for Windows Media Player called Psychedelia.

Psychedelia and synesthesia realized through cutting-edge computer graphics technology. These visualizations translate sound into colors, shapes and motion.The pack contains seven great visualizations: Album Art 3D, Bubbles, Distortion, Gigertron 3D, Hypnobloom, Ribbons and UpCube. Download Psychedelia Size: 5 MB (Windows Media Player Visualization plugin). Its worth trying……


Animate Windows Vista Menu Pictures
August 28, 2007, 12:50 pm
Filed under: Downloads, Technology, Windows Vista

Microsoft has introduced many new features in its latest operating system Windows Vista like 3D flip, Windows Aero, windows dreamscene, Cardspace ,one click search etc. In brief Windows Vista is multimedia rich. So what’s lacking in Windows vista still pictures in Start menu items ?

So its the time to animate these all in style. 3D User Picture is nice freeware utility which animates the start menu pictures. Download the 3D User Picture, Extract the files and 3duserpic.exe and then open the Start menu hover the mouse over the links…..Wow pictures are animating.

Note: 3D user Picture requires a DirectX 9 capable graphic card.



uTorrent 1.7 final Version Released
July 15, 2007, 6:26 am
Filed under: Downloads, Free Softwares

Download uTorrent 1.7 final Version

uTorrent site released the final version of uTorrent 1.7 on 12,July 07. The major changes in this uTorrent version 1.7 is Windows Vista compatible and removal of the 65.536 piece limit torrents with added support for finding local peers for faster downloading.

uTorrent 1.7 Change log / Download uTorrent 1.7 Final (218 KB)


Firefox 3 Alpha 5 Gran Paradiso for download (Testing Purpose)
June 10, 2007, 7:25 am
Filed under: Downloads, Free Stuff

Firefox 3 Alpha 5 Gran Paradiso for download

Mozilla has released FireFox 3 Alpha 5 Gran Paradiso to download only for testing purposes only. FireFox 3 Alpha 5 Gran Paradisco will be the next major version of Firefox. Mozilla org clearly mentioned on the site that current users of Mozilla Firefox should not use FireFox 3 Alpha 5 Gran Paradiso.

Firfox Gran Paradiso 1.9 Alpha 5 introduces several new features:

Bookmarks portion of Places has been enabled. Places enable let you to manage bookmarks, RSS subscriptions and browser history in your sidebar.

New crash reporting system, Breakpad, is a set of libraries for client-side crash reporting.. It’s enabled by default on Mac OS X, on about 50% of Windows installations, and not yet available on Linux.
New Javascript-based Password Manager.
Other features are Microformat detection, Location bar changes, Private browsing, Malware detection etc.


Download Adobe Creative suite 3 wallpapers
June 7, 2007, 4:35 am
Filed under: Downloads, Free Stuff, wallpapers

Download Adobe Creative suite 3 beautiful wallpapers, to give a new look to your desktop or laptop and also feel the adobe cs 3 creativity. Download the full size HD wallpaper from here.

Download Adobe Creative suite 3 wallpapers

Download Adobe Creative suite 3 wallpapers

Download Adobe Creative suite 3 wallpapers

Download Adobe Creative suite 3 wallpapers

Download Adobe Creative suite 3 wallpapers