Change the number of maximal tile rows on the Metro start screen (Windows 8)

By default Windows 8's new start screen allows that many tile rows that fit onto your screen on a certain resolution - however, you can change that value by using the Windows registry. To get to the registry, point your cursor to the bottom left corner of the screen and right-click it once - a ... Read more

Disable Autoreboot after Updates on Windows 7

After critical Updates, Windows often needs to restart the computer to apply all changes, which however might not be in the interest of the user. To prevent Windows from auto-restarting (may it be to reduce annoyance or to prevent Windows from stopping unattended running applications), you can use a simple but effective registry entry. To ... Read more

Edit Time For a Thumbnail to Expand From Taskbar in Windows 7

As you can edit the time for the thumbnail preview to be shown from the taskbar, you can also edit the time for it to expand from hovering the cursor over it with the Windows 7 registry editor. To accomplish that enter regedit into a Run... prompt and browse for the Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced key on the ... Read more

Skip the Web Search Prompt for Unknown File Extensions (Windows)

If you open a file with an extension that is unknown to Windows, it will react with the following prompt: I cannot remember to have used the web search a single time, that is why I disabled it long ago. One can accomplish that with a simple registry entry. Open your Windows Registry by entering ... Read more

Use of Shell, Registry, Keyboard and Voice in VBScript (Windows)

Look here to learn how to create Visual Basic Scripts. Using Visual Basic Script you can also access elementary Windows services, some them being really useful to irritate your friends. If at any point of the script there is an error stating that the double-quotes used in it are invalid characters, just delete the copied ... Read more