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Unhide Windows 7 GodMode

The “GodMode” is a hidden feature available only for Windows 7 and lets users access all of the operating system’s control panels (285 items available for me) from within a single folder.
To unhide the feature you have to create a new folder anywhere on your hard drive and simply rename it in


and the folder should changed from the default blank folder icon to a Control Panel looking icon.
Double click on the “GodMode” icon to open it up. It looks similar to the Control Panel window, with all options placed in list format. When you on a item you will be able to go straight to the adjustments.

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How to delete empty rows

Use the following VB Macro to delete empty rows:

‘ Sub Purpose: Delect all blank ROWS within the active cell’s
‘ Used Range

Public Sub DeleteBlankRows()
Dim dbMaxRow As Double, dbMinRow As Double, i As Double
Dim dbMaxCol As Double
Dim rng As Range
On Error Resume Next
‘only look in used area of the worksheet where active cell is
Set rng = Selection.Parent.UsedRange
‘calculate area to be searched for blank rows
dbMaxRow = rng.Rows.Count ‘# of rows in used area
dbMinRow = rng.Cells(1, 1).Row ‘1st row in used area
dbMaxCol = rng.EntireColumn.Count ‘# of columns in used area
For i = dbMaxRow To dbMinRow Step -1
If IsError(rng.Cells(1, 1).Offset(i – 1, 0).EntireRow. _
SpecialCells(xlCellTypeBlanks).Count) Then
If rng.Cells(1, 1).Offset(i – 1, 0).EntireRow. _
SpecialCells(xlCellTypeBlanks).Count = dbMaxCol Then
rng.Cells(1, 1).Offset(i – 1, 0).EntireRow.Delete
End If
End If
Next i
Set rng = Nothing
End Sub

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Windows Explorer Send To Mail Recipient always sends the email in plain text

Send email as attachment

Whenever you select to send a file by email  using Windows Explorer Send To Mail option (right click on it and select Send To | Mail recipient) the email is automatically in plain text and additional text is included:


If you want to send the email in HTML automatically and remove the additional text from the email body you can use the solution offered by Microsoft “Outlook: Send To Mail Recipient opens an Outlook plain text message”. Unfortunately this solution allows you to attach only one file – too bad.
I had searched for a fix to this problem and I stumbled upon Stephen’s Scribble Pad describing how to replace the default MAPIMail link with a visual basic script file. Additionally the script includes the default signature:


Create a new text document and paste the above code and save the file. Rename the file to Mail Recipient.vbs and then create a shortcut and rename it to Mail Recipient or whatever name you like. Customize the shortcut’s icon (I use the default Outlook 2007 icon, found in Program Files) and move your new shortcut to your “Send to” folder (i.e. for Windows 7 C:\Users\Nicu\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo).

Rather don’t delete the original MAPIMail link, just change it’s attributes to hidden (you may want it back again later).

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Use Small Icons on Windows 7 Taskbar

If you want to change the large taskbar in Windows 7 to save allot of space you have to check the Use small icons option from Taskbar and Start Menu Properties
To do this, right-click on an empty space in the taskbar and click on Properties.


On the Taskbar tab, check the Use small icons box. Then click the OK button.


See below the comparison between large and small icons in the task bar.



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How to make Windows 7 and Vista run more smoothly having Aero enabled

You need to adjust some visual effects like Show window contents while dragging and Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing. To do so follow the next steps:
· Type advanced system settings into the search box from Start menu and hit Enter
advanced system settings
· In the System Properties window click on the Settings button under Performance
system properties
· In the Visual Effects tab uncheck the Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing and Show window contents while dragging then click OK and close the System Properties window.
performance options
Now you’ll notice windows opening quicker and just the outline borders of the window while dragging it.

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How to import GMail Filters

To restore your filters from a previous backup go to Filters and click the Import filters link. Note that you must have the Filter import/export feature enabled (for details see How to export GMail Filters)
 Import Filters
Now browse for the mailFilters.xml file you want to import by clicking on the Choose File button and then on the Open file button.
 Import selected filters You can see the list with all filters and you can choose to import all of them or just a few. You may also want to check the Apply new filters to existing email.
Apply imported filters
Click the Create filters button to finish the import.

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How to export GMail Filters

If you want to backup your GMail rules or if you have multiple GMail accounts and you want to use the same filters or some of them you have to export first the filters and then imported to other account.
To do so, log in to GMail to enable the Filter import/export feature by going to Labs
Open Labs
Scroll down a ways through the many optional additions and tweaks you can make to your GMail setup and look for Filter import/export.
Filter import-export
Click the Enable radio button then scroll to the bottom of the list and click on Save Changes.
Now go to Settings and go to Filters
You can select all filters or only the ones you want to export and then press on Export
A new file is created and downloaded. Go to your browser default download location and you’ll find the mailFilters.xml
Exported Filter