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Display and ClearType Text Tuning

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If you want to tune up your display for image or text display, there is the tools included out of the box. It’s amazing what a difference this makes: by slightly darkening the color of the text and adjusting the gamma back a little, my laptop display looks much crisper than it did before. You’d adjust the brightness and contrast settings on that fancy 42” HDTV you’ve just bought: why wouldn’t you do the same for the computer displays that you stare at every day?

Check out cttune.exe and dccw.exe respectively, or run the applets from Control Panel.

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November 7, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Display Projection on Windows 7

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Do you wonder how to get your laptop display onto an external projector? That is very easy to do with Windows 7. Simply hit Win+P, and the following pop-up window will appear:

Use mouse or the arrow keys (or keep hitting Win+P) to switch form “clone”, “extend” or “external only” display settings. For broader control over presentation settings, press Win+X to open the Windows Mobility Center, which allows you to turn on a presentation “mode” that switches IM clients to do not disturb, disables screensavers, sets a neutral wallpaper etc. (Note that this feature is also available in Windows Vista.)

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November 7, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Windows 7 God Mode

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I’ve gotten a number of emails about how to change different settings in Windows 7 or Windows Vista. Some of my customers tried to do some system modiffications by installing 3rd party software. Some of them reported system to be unstable. The problem is some of that software gives you an options you actualy shouldn’t change unless you know exactly what are you doing.
Below I will show you a way to get an access to most of hiden system settings without using and installing any of so called magic tuneup, tweaking programs. The feature I am talking about is “Windows God Mode”. What it basically is, is an extended control panel that allows you to have control over various aspects of the OS that are not typically surfaced via a GUI (Graphic User Interface).

Here’s how you enable it:
Create a new folder (right-click and click on “New Folder”) then name it with code in line below, just copy and paste this:

GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Nothing major, frankly, but interesting. Use at your own risk, of course.

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July 18, 2010 at 8:07 pm

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