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Windows 10 Start Menu Explained

With the launch of Windows 10 comes a brand new Start Menu, which now more closely resembles its predecessors - something that's good news for many users on desktop and notebooks PCs. However, the new Windows 10 Start Menu brings plenty of options ... for tweaking, along with the odd glitch. Windows 10 Start Menu Customizable When Windows 8 was released, the lack of a Start Menu angered and confused many PC enthusiasts. As such, many third-party Start Menu programs were developed to replace the 'metro' style interface with a more traditional look. The good news is that the majority these ... (view more)

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'Easy Photo Resize', and 'MarkdownPad 2.5'

Easy Photo Resize As the name suggests, Easy Photo Resize is designed to help you resize your favorite digital images. It's really handy for resizing many different images at once in an effort to save space on your hard drive (by ... eliminating unnecessarily large image files). MarkdownPad 2.5 MarkdownPad is a feature-rich markdown editor for Microsoft's Windows operating system. It allows users to instantly see their changes with a handy LivePreview feature. MarkdownPad also offers a number of different fonts, color schemes, and layouts. http:// ... (view more)

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'Windows Installer Cleanup Utility', and 'Liquid Resize'

Windows Installer Cleanup Utility With the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility, you can remove a program's Windows Installer configuration information. You may want to remove the Windows Installer configuration information for your program if you ... experience installation difficulties. For example, if you have setup problems when you try to add (or remove) a component of your program that was not included when first installed. Liquid Resize Resize images free of distortion without maintaining the original geometry or aspect ratio. Re-targeting or content ... (view more)

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'Wez's Evil Shell', and 'Resize Desktop Icons'

Wez's Evil Shell A replacement for the default Windows XP desktop, includes: graphical shell (taskbar, start menu and tray). The default explorer shell uses quite a lot of run-time resources and can be quite slow to use for "Power Users". This shell ... provides the lots of features but uses only a fraction of the resources that explorer.exe uses. Resize Desktop Icons Customize your desktop by resizing the icons to suit you. Included is the ability for 16px, 24px, 32px, and 48px sizes. (view more)

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Digital photo (pictures) too large for email?

Infopackets Reader Jodie K. writes: " Dear Dennis, When I take pictures with my digital camera and upload them on my computer, the pictures are very, very large! When I try to send in email, it takes forever to send my pictures to friends. I'd like ... to know how can I make my digital pictures smaller, so they won't take up so much space in emails. Thank you for any advice you can give! " My response: The short answer is that you will have to resize the picture before sending it off through email. By resizing the picture into a smaller resolution, the picture file size will also shrink ... (view more)

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