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Windows 7 GodMode

A nifty little way of getting a more finegrained level of control over Windows 7, is using the so-called GodMode option. By creating a folder, and giving it a specific name, you will get access to loads of options:

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Encrypt and Decrypt from the context menu

Normally, if you want to encrypt or decrypt a file in Windows XP Pro or Vista, you simply right-click on the file or folder, then choose the Properties command from the shortcut menu. You click the “Advanced” button on the General tab, which gives you access to the Encrypt or the Decrypt option.
 
If you, like me, think that’s a bit much to do, you can add those options to the shortcut menu displayed when you right-clikc the file:
 

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Disable Autoplay through a registry hack

Autoplay is one of the most wildly annoying features I know. I just dislike inserting, let’s say, a TechNet CD, and have Windows open Internet Explorer and display a lot of useless information that I don’t care about.I would much rather browse through the file system of the disc, and go directly to what I need. Luckily, you can create a registry key to disable Autoplay:
 

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Disabling Caps Lock – Ubuntu

Whenever I get a new keyboard for my desktop computers, the first thing I do is remove the Caps Lock key. It’s a useful key to be sure, but I dislike it. It’s much better in my mind to use the Shift key. As a result, I have been looking for a way to disable it, which I knew was possible in Linux at the very least.
 
I don’t know if this fix works in other distros than Ubuntu, though I don’t see why it shouldn’t. Here’s how to do it:
 

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