The feature of Windows asking you if you really want to put the files in the Recycle Bin whenever you attempt to delete a file is to stop you from deleting a file by mistake or accident. The delete confirmation dialog box appears every time you give the command of deleting a file.
However, there are times you are deleting many unnecessary files in order to clean up your hard drive. This delete confirmation dialog box will really bother you at such times and you would want to get rid of it as it takes up a lot of your time while you are deleting numerous files.
There is an easy way to disable delete confirmation dialog box in Windows 7. As you disable delete confirmation dialog box in Windows 7, you will be able to save a lot of your time. However, it is recommended that you do not disable delete confirmation dialog box in Windows 7 unless really necessary. You should turn it back on after you are done with your cleaning up of the computer. More »
You can minimize file-compatibility issues by standardizing on the most common file formats. By default, OpenOffice.org saves files in Open Document Format (ODF). Microsoft’s by-the-book support for ODF, unfortunately, breaks some spreadsheet files, according to a recent ZDNet blog post.
OpenOffice reads and writes Office 2007’s default .docx and .xlsx XML file formats. But the older .doc and .xls formats are still the ones most often used. I suggest that you make the classic Office formats your defaults in OpenOffice. To set .doc as the document default, for example, open any OpenOffice program and do the following:
Step 1. Choose Tools, Options;
Step 2. Select General under Load/Save;
Step 3. Click Text Document under Document type in the Default file format and ODF settings section; More »
Office 2007’s applications save their files in a new format called OpenXML. Earlier versions of Microsoft Office do not recognize the OpenXML format, although they can be upgraded with the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack to support the OpenXML format.
Many people who purchase new computers or upgrade to Office 2007 do not realize documents created in Office 2007 will not work in older versions of Microsoft Office. Many times people who receive their documents cannot open them.
This guide shows you how to set Microsoft Office 2007 applications default file format to an older format supported by Microsoft Office 97-2003.
Change the Default File Format
In this example, I am going to change Word 2007’s default file format used when saving documents from .docx to .doc (the file format used by Office 97-2003). This can also be done in Excel 2007 and Power Point 2007. More »
Stop for a minute and take a look at your desktop. How many icons, folders and files do you see? Probably a lot. So what’s the big deal?
It could be causing your Windows Computer to slow down.
Not when your Computer boots, but when you log on or off, right click on folders or icons, even trying to open a folder or file from the desktop. For users with roaming profiles, having a large user profile can degrade system performance. But it can also cause issues even if you do not have a roaming profile.
Storing large folders or file on your desktop is convenient, as long as you keep the size under control. Even if you use tools such as Disk Cleanup or CCleaner, desktop files and folders are not included during cleanup and can get out of control. More »