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Add the missing Bluetooth places to Windows 7

Some Windows 7 installations don’t have Bluetooth places icon. To get it back, simply put this shortcut to your desktop.

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Get back the missing Network properties in Windows 7

Some Windows 7 installations don’t have the Network properties in Control panel for some reason. To open them, simply run ncpa.cpl from command prompt. That opens the network properties snap-in. Alternatively, you may place a shrotcut on your desktop for that file.

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Disable annoying file open warning in Windows 7

Some of Windows security features are really useless and annoying. One of them is the file open warning for downloaded files.

To disable it, unzip and run this with administrator privileges. Reboot and you’re done.

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Disable “Scan and fix” for removed drives in Windows 7

Sometimes Windows prompts to scan and fix not properly unmounted drives. The problem is, it doesn’t remember that the drive was already scan and prompts for it again and again on every reconnection, which is extremely annoying.

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Windows taskmanager shortcut

Another handy keyboard shortcut is for launching windows task manager.
Just press Ctrl – Shift – Esc and here it is.

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Windows mobility center for laptops

You may not know that starting from Windows 7, you can press Winkey + x to access Windows mobility center!
Windows Mobility Center
It gives some neat utilities for notebook owners, including screen, volume and network controls.

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How to remove shortcut arrow in Windows 7

Since very early versions, Windows puts annoying arrows to desktop icons to distinguish shortcuts (links) from files (actual executables).
No one really keeps .exe’s on their desktop except for very inexperienced users, so having the arrow obscuring a good deal of the icon is just stupid.
Here’s how to remove it.