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Increase your battery life with Vista battery saver
September 9, 2007, 10:15 am
Filed under: Windows Vista

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Some times you’re working on some important work on your laptop (running Windows Vista) and suddenly power goes off and you want your laptop battery run longer but this looks to be impossible.

Windows vista with Aero and Windows sidebar enabled consume bulk of the battery power (see comparison here), so you have to turn off these features manually in order to increase laptop’s battery life. But with Vista battery Saver utility created by Tamir khason lets you to automate this process and save up to 70% of laptop battery and makes your work easier with increased running life of laptop battery. This utility is still in beta stage but its a worth to give it a try atleast , every software has some bugs.

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Download Vista battery Saver Public Beta 2 r1



Use Microsoft fingerprint Reader to login to Windows Vista
September 9, 2007, 9:04 am
Filed under: Windows Vista

Every time you starts Windows, you have to manually type login ID and Password to complete the boot up process and start working on the system. But if you too lazy to manually type the login ID and password, Microsoft fingerprints Reader lets you to login to Windows with your fingerprints.

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You can log on to your computer and your favorite websites with the touch of your finger, without having to remember all those passwords – simply place your finger on the receiver whenever a password or username is required. Easy-to-use software makes replacing passwords with your fingerprint a breeze. The Registration Wizard helps you register fingerprints for each user. When you first visit a site that requires a password, just touch the Fingerprint Reader with your registered finger, enter your data, and then click OK. When you browse back to that website, you can simply log on with your fingerprint. You can also use the Fingerprint Reader to quickly switch between Windows user accounts without closing programs and files. See the Demo.

Download Windows Vista drivers for Microsoft fingerprint Reader\ Purchase Microsoft fingerprint Reader online

Source : Windows Vista Blog



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.



Make windows Vista Experience Index score 9.9
August 28, 2007, 12:42 pm
Filed under: Tips and Tricks, Windows Vista

Make windows Vista Experience Index  score 9.9
The Windows Experience Index measures the capability of your computer’s hardware and software configuration and expresses this measurement as a number called a base score. A higher base score generally means that your computer will perform better and faster than a computer with a lower base score, especially when performing more advanced and resource-intensive tasks.
Each hardware component receives an individual subscore. Your computer’s base score is determined by the lowest subscore. For example, if the lowest subscore of an individual hardware component is 2.6, then the base score is 2.6. The base score is not an average of the combined subscores. So higher score is better and my current Windows Experience index 3.0. Let’s make it 9.9, the ultimate. The results of Windows Experience Index are stored in an XML file and with easy modification in this XML file change your Windows Experience Index to 9.9.
Here is the procedure.

1. Navigate to C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\DataStore.

2. Open the most recent file in that folder.

3. Parse the file looking for the WinSPR entry. These are the items you want to edit. The max value you can use is 9.9.

Make windows Vista Experience Index  score 9.9

4. Save the file and open the Windows Experience Index to see 9.9 score. Friends are u Watching 9.9……

Source: Steve Sinchak