A good and safe screensaver can be hard to find. They have become popular programs for viruses and malware to piggyback on, and many may require or attempt to force the installation of unwanted toolbars and software. These days, many people do not even use screen savers for their originally intended purpose, often simply setting their computer to shut off the monitor after idling for too long. But, there are several really fascinating and useful screensavers out there for those who enjoy them, and we have tracked down a sampling of some really fun and safe to use screensavers for your perusal and enjoyment. Read on to see our findings:
Downloads for Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows 8 users.
There are many ways to personalize your Windows device and make it look unique. In some of our articles we presented the best download locations for icons, mouse cursors schemes and many other visual elements. In this article we would like to present five great download locations for Windows 7 and Windows 8 themes. These websites provide many good looking themes, for free. Some of them provide original content and they feature works by photographers and illustrators. Let's get started:
Did you know about an application called Jumplist Launcher? It is a free tool, created by Ali Dunnpfiff, which can be pinned on your taskbar and lets you create a custom jump list for it. We will show how you can configure the jump list so it will become one of the most useful features which will increase your productivity when using your Windows computer.
If you are bored with the Windows interface and you are tired of its default customization options, you should try some personalization packages that are found on the web. In this article we'll share 15 free mouse cursor schemes for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 that you can use to improve the visuals of your operating system. Let's get started:
If you are using Sticky Notes for quick note taking on a regular basis, we would like to help you take things to the next level and show a few advanced techniques for working with Sticky Notes. In this article we'll show you how to restore the delete dialogue box if you have set it to be hidden, how to backup your notes and how to copy text from other applications to Sticky Notes while maintaining the formatting.
Miguel Santos's photographs are full of Brazil's luscious and at times solitary fauna, enveloped in mists and vivid colors, remnants of a dark forgotten wilderness. Originally from Portugal, Miguel is currently based in Santa Catarina, Brazil. He works in graphic design and marketing as a freelancer, but photography has gradually seeped into it, turning his beloved hobby into a semi-professional activity. He loves traveling and hiking and particularly enjoys visiting lesser known regions where he can immerse himself in the surrounding nature, meet travelers like himself and capture his experiences through the viewfinder. He values friends and family above all things and human connections are indispensable to him. To find out more about Miguel and see the haunting Brazilian landscapes he has shared with us through his Windows themes, check out his interview below.
Sebleu is a 35 year old photographer originally from France, currently living in Hua Hin, 250 km south of Thailand's capital - Bangkok. He prefers using a pseudonym because he believes authors are secondary to their work and their photographs should speak by themselves. He considers himself a 'world citizen', having lived in several parts of the world, including French Polynesia, before settling in Thailand ten years ago. He is a professional diver and loves the sea and the outdoors. After spending his days in Tahiti in the water from 5am to 6pm, he believes he's become part fish. To find out more about Sebleu and see the stunning Thai seascapes he has chosen to share with us, we recommend reading the interview below.
Wojciech Toman's photographs are full of lively colors that present nature in all its vivacious beauty. Originally from Warsaw, Poland, Wojciech is a passionate travel photographer who loves spectacular landscapes and HDR techniques. He was introduced to HDR techniques while working as a 3D graphics programmer for video games and is now a software developer by trade, currently part of the Photomatix Pro development team. Photomatix Pro is a photo editing software that he himself uses for most of his HDR photos. He also runs a successful photography blog and loves to share his knowledge and techniques through tutorials and free presets. To find out more about Wojciech and see the beautiful autumn mountain scenes he has chosen to share with us, check out his interview below.
While I like the modern interface in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, there is one thing I definitely do not like about it: you cannot create any desktop shortcuts to different apps and configuration panels, including the new PC Settings. That’s why I decided to create my own special shortcut, which involved a bit of custom scripting.
A picture is worth a thousand words they say. But a good image is more than that, it creates a different world in which you get lost, with characters for whom you fall in love. This is the feeling that you get from viewing Andreea Retinschi's photos. In today's interview I invite you to get to know a young, talented (and beautiful) photographer, and get the chance to enjoy a glimpse of her work through a theme for Windows 7 and Windows 8.
The busy city life usually makes us oblivious to the beauty of the architecture around us. In today's article we propose to you a portrait of the city, as David Gutierrez sees it through his lens. David's photos impress through their strong, faithful colors and their unexpected capture angles. We strongly encourage you to read this interview with David Gutierrez to find out more about him and his city-based universe.
Microsoft did not provide any support for setting Windows 8 to boot straight to the Desktop and skip the new Start screen. There was no registry setting available, no group policy and most of the hacks that worked with the test versions of Windows 8 do not work in the final version. Since many people want this feature in Windows 8, Microsoft gave in and, in Windows 8.1 is can be done with just a few clicks. Here's how to set both Windows 8.1 and Windows 8, to boot to the Desktop.