Reveal The Hidden Menu Items In “Send To” Menu In Windows 7

Simple Trick For Revealing The Hidden Menu Items In “Send To” Menu In Windows 7

In all Windows Operating Systems, the option “Send To” which appears in the right-click context menu allows you to send any file or folder to another destination easily and instantly. The “Send To” feature basically copies the files/ folders to the destined location.

The moment you take your mouse pointer to the “Send To” option, you will get a submenu which typically displays menu items which include Desktop (create shortcut), Compressed (zipped) Folder, Mail Recipient, Documents, CD/DVD RW Drive, Fax Recipient etc.

Normally, if you wish to copy or send files/ folders to other destination folders such as My Documents, Downloads, My Pictures, My Music, Saved Games, My Videos, etc., which are not present in “Send To” menu by default, you need to add them to “Send To” menu or copy and paste the files/ folders to the preferred destination manually.

However, this is not the case with Windows 7. In Windows 7, you do not need to follow this lengthy procedure of adding your preferred destination folders to “Send To” menu anymore. Windows 7 comes with a hidden expansion to your “Send To” menu.

 

To activate this hidden expansion, you need to simply press and hold the “Shift” key, while you right-click on a file or folder. Microsoft has implemented this technique in Windows 7 and Vista for revealing hidden context menu items such as options for opening Command Window, copying as path etc. as well as for revealing the right-click context menu for Taskbar’s pinned icons.

As “Send To” is one of the items in the right-click context menu, when you press and hold the “Shift” key while right-clicking on a file or folder, not only will the right-click context menu reveal extra hidden items, you will see some extra/hidden folders and directories in “Send To” submenu as well. The folders and directories displayed will belong to the current logged on user.

The extra/hidden items which will be revealed in “Send To” menu include folders such as Desktop, Contacts, Downloads, Links, Favorites, My Music, My Documents, My Pictures, Saved Games, My Videos, Tracing and Searches.

Add Or Delete Any Folder And Library To Favorites In Windows 7 Explorer

Add Or Delete Any Folder And Library To Favorites In Windows 7 Explorer

In Windows 7 OS, there is a Favorites branch inside the navigation window in explorer. It provides a quick and easy way to access locations which are used frequently. If you want a custom folder or drive or library to appear in Favorites of Windows Explorer, please follow the small trick to insert a Library or any path to Favorites in Windows 7 OS.

1. Adding the links in Favorites in windows explorer

Firs of all, you have to browse folder or library to appear it in the Favorites branch. After browsing, the specific location of the library or a folder will appear in the Address Bar of Windows Explorer. Just right click on Favorites and click on the option which is named as “Add Location in Browser to Favorites”.

As an alternate way to this, you can just drag and drop a folder or directory or library to Favorites section. A benefit of the drag and drop action is that, you can locate the recently added Favorite links in the preferred location.

Tip: After the addition, you can sort or rearrange all the added links in a sequential manner by just clicking and dragging it up or down.

2. Removing link from Favorites of windows explorer

You may feel uncomfortable with some folders or links which are appearing in the Favorites section of windows explorer. To remove this link, folder, path or library, just right click on it. A context menu will appear, click on Delete option. A confirmation massage will be prompted click on Yes. The Favorite link will be m oved to Recycle Bin.

When you remove the Favorite link, only the shortcut pointing to actual folder is deleted. Any type of physical file and folder is not removed to avoid data loss.

Simple Technique To Display A Favicon For Your Blog

Simple Technique To Display A Favicon For Your Blog

Favicon or Favorites icon is a tiny, 16X16 or 32X32 pixel icon that is associated with a website, webpage or a blog. This icon is basically displayed next to the URL of the website or blog. Favicons generally exhibit the theme of a website/ blog and are used by webmasters and bloggers to give a unique value to their website/ blog.

Favicon serves as a logo of a website/ blog as visitors start recognizing a website/ blog from the Favicon that it displays. For instance, the moment we see “Y!” and “g”, we instantly understand that the webpage belongs to Yahoo! and Google respectively. Displaying a Favicon for your blog or website is indeed a good step in order to help visitors recognize your website/ blog easily.

Favicons may have different file formats such as GIF, JPG, PNG etc. and before you can add them to your blog or website you need to change its format to .ICO. It is interesting to note that Favicons do not need to necessarily be static, but you may also make them animated.

Follow the below mentioned procedure in order to add or display a Favicon for your blog. 

  1. First and Foremost, you have to create a Favicon. You may do it with the help of online favicon generators such as Favicon.cc, Dynamic Drive, HTML Kit, Degraeve and Anti Favicon.
  2. You need to now add this Favicon to any image sharing website like Imageshack, Photobucket etc. and obtain the link to that uploaded favicon.
  3. Login to your blog, go to “Layout” and click on “Edit HTML”. You need to search for “<head>”. Once found, paste the below mentioned code underneath “<head>” 
  4. <link href=’IMAGE URL’ rel=’shortcut icon’ type=’image/vnd.microsoft.icon’/>

    You need to replace the text “IMAGE URL” in the above code with the correct link to the uploaded favicon.

  5. Finally, save the template.

 After you have finished the procedure, you will notice that the new favicon appears on your blog. If you wish to display an animated Favicon, you have to create one by going to HTML Kit.

How Can I Export My Bookmark Settings From Mozilla Firefox

Exporting the Bookmark Settings in Mozilla Firefox

There are many ways that you can store the bookmarks settings of your Firefox web browser. This is extremely useful, if you are going to uninstall Firefox, and then reinstall it for some reason (say you might be about to format your C-drive). And, like most things in life, there is a short-cut way to do this, and there is a longer way. This article lists out the steps involved in both routes.

Method 1. The shorter way.

  1. Launch Firefox web browser.
  2. Navigate to Bookmarks -> Organise Bookmarks.
  3. A new dialog will open up, which has all the bookmarks listed under various categories. In the toolbar to the top, click on Import and Backup, and select the Export HTML option from the drop-down menu.
  4. Select an appropriate folder where you want to save the bookmark.html file (you can change the file name if you wish), and then click on Save.
  5. Exit Firefox.

Method 2. The longer way.

  1. Enable the option for viewing hidden files in Windows Explorer. [If you don’t know how to do it, you can get the instructions here.]
  2. Now, you have to go to the folder:
    C:\Documents and Settings\<user profile name>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\ Profiles\ <string of random characters>.default\
    The .default folder will have a few random characters as the file name like wcgyadfg.default.
  3. Now, select the bookmark.html that is most recent – and right-click on it.
  4. Copy this file and then Paste in on your Desktop.

In both cases, when you launch the newly installed Firefox browser, you can either Import the bookmark.html file that you export/paste on Desktop; or you can copy paste the same file in the folder that you accessed in Step 2 of Method 2. This will ensure that your previous bookmark settings are loaded on to the new Firefox, and you can browse with ease.