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How to Disable the Windows 7 Snap Feature?

Microsoft is always expected to bring innovation and advancement in each of its new products, and when we hear the news of any upcoming products of Microsoft; we can always expect for something unique and brilliant. Yes, so have Microsoft introduced the Golden Windows 7 with all the fun and excitement. Easy to use, user-friendly, speedy and of course modish and attractiveness are the strengths of this new release. We can enjoy with the iconic approach followed in Windows 7, along with the unique features like Aero Snap, Aero Peak, gadgets and much more.

Here we are going to focus on the strengths of the new feature called as Aero Snap.  This feature enables you to drag or move any windows on either side of the screen or desktop. You can snap the windows to resize it for maximizing it to the top or bottom along its height. You can easily bring back the window to its original height by pulling it off. In fact, it is a very interesting and attractive feature for the advanced PC users which allows them, to manage or transit between multiple windows in a simple and easy way.

Sometimes, you might not be looking forward to use this feature offered by Windows 7. Thereby, depending upon your own choice and likeness; you can certainly enable or disable the Aero Snap feature of Windows 7.

Steps to Disable Aero Snap Feature

Well, it’s really simple. Follow the below given steps to disable the option;

  1. Go to Control Panel
  2. Click on Ease of Access
  3. Choose ”Change how your mouse works” option
  4. You will reach at “Make the mouse easier to use” window.
  5. Go to Manage Windows and select “Prevent windows from being automatically arranged when moved to the edge of the screen”.
  6. Click OK.

It will allow you to disable the Aero snap feature of your system, and you can work comfortably in the way you want to work. Windows 7 gives you control and power to make the desktop look as you wish it to be. You can also follow these steps to disable Aero Snap Feature;

  1. Go to Start
  2. In run type “RegEdit”
  3. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
  4. Set the value of String (REG_SZ) i.e. Dock Moving to 0 in order to disable Aero snap feature and set it or 1 in order to enable it.

This method will also apply to almost all the versions of windows 7, and will take effect once you re-login to the system or you restart the system. This feature is of course very useful, but many novice users prefer to disable it. As Microsoft has an eye on the requirements of all type of its users; therefore it always offers the features that are easy to manage and give control to the user, so that he/she doesn’t feel comfortable while working on any product of Microsoft. Install Windows 7 to enjoy the excitement of uniqueness and ultimate exclusivity.

How to Disable Narrator in Windows Vista

Microsoft has bundled a basic but impressive text to speech software in Windows Vista. This software or utility is called as Microsoft Narrator and is intended to help visually impaired users. Narrator speaks loud what actions you take from your keyboard or which key you press. It also dictates what is written in several windows as you go through them using your keyboard. It is also capable in reading text from several applications like Notepad. Narrator has a predefined set of key combinations using which user can listen to the information regarding the screen they work in. Narrator is limited to features but it was purposely meant to be simple and easy to be used. What is the need to for too many options and settings if one can’t see and navigate through them.

Windows Narrator can be started by clicking on Start and then to the control panel. When control panel opens, click on Ease of Access and then on Ease of Access Center. Under the box Quick access to common tools select Start Narrator. These actions were to open the Narrator using the Mouse, but if you wish to reach to the same Windows using keyboard shortcut then just press Windows key along with letter ‘u’(Win+U). This will also open the same screen from where you can start the narrator.

Starting Narrator is simple but some people find difficult in turning it OFF or disabling it. To disable the Narrator press Windows + U to open the Ease of Access Center window. Once this window appears in the list given below the first option says “Use the Computer without Display”. Click on this option to open another window and there you will find the option to turn off the narrator.

Given below are some key combinations which works in Narrator and several important actions can be voice out by your computer using these keys.

CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER give information about the current item, CTRL+SHIFT+SPACEBAR reads all the contents of the selected window, CTRL+ALT+SPACEBAR reads the layout of selected window, ALT+HOME give information about current item, ALT+END gives the summary of current item, INSERT+SHIFT+G give a description of dependent elements of the currently selected element, INSERT+CTRL+G gives description of the non-dependent elements adjacent to the currently selected element, INSERT+CTRL+HOME makes the user to enter Virtual Menu navigation mode, which allows the user to access Narrator commands without switching from the program which you are currently working with, CTRL stops the narrator from reading, INSERT+Q moves text selection to the start of the previous text pattern, INSERT+W moves the text selection to the beginning of the next text pattern, INSERT+E moves the text selection to the beginning of the current text pattern, INSERT+R Moves the text selection to the finish of the current text pattern, INSERT+F2 Select all of the text with the current text pattern, INSERT+F3 gives the current character, INSERT+F4 gives the current word, INSERT+F5 gives the current line, INSERT+F6 gives the current paragraph, INSERT+F7 gives the current page, INSERT+F8 gives the current document.

How to Disable Dialog box Animations in Windows 7

Windows 7 operating system is using the animated dialog boxes. These animated dialog boxes are increasing the look and feel of the computer. They provide the attraction for the user of the Windows 7 operating system. Although these are a lot of computer users preferring the speed of the computer over the animation. The animated dialog box requires more power from the CPU as well as the RAM memory. So, animated dialog boxes are not fit for all type of users. Most of the people that are using the high size applications don’t like the animated dialog boxes in windows 7 operating system.

If you are facing this problem then you can follow these steps to disable the animated dialog box in Windows 7 operating system. The dialog box animations are seen by some of the users as a waste of time for various reasons. One of the main reasons for this line of thought is that each time you try to move or copy the data there is a great delay. This inability to quickly copy the data or move the data from one drive to another drive, you would have wasted your precious resources because of the windows 7 operating system.

It is also essential for those users that have the low capacity processor or Ram to follow these simple steps to disable the animated dialog boxes in windows 7 operating system. First you must have the windows 7 operating system installed on your computer. You can download the operating system from the internet or purchase DVD drive of windows 7 operating system from the market which is completely legal.

  • In the first step, right click on the icon ‘My computer’ that is located on the desktop of your computer. Then choose the properties from the context menu.
  • Now in second step click on the advanced system setting tab located at the left side.
  • In the third step, you should click on the settings located under the performance.
  • In fourth step, click on the visual effect tab, and then select the settings you want to use for the appearance and performance of Windows on your computer.
  • The fifth step in this process is to click on the custom button.
  • At the next step which is the sixth step, look at the different visual effects available on the list.
  • Now at the seventh step, at the top of this list you will find an option labeled with animate controls and elements inside windows. You will have to uncheck this option to disable dialog box animations in Windows 7 operating system.
  • Now you have finally reached the last step to disable the dialog box animation in the windows 7 system. So, press the ok button to continue. This will disable all the animated dialog boxes in the windows 7 operating system. You can follow these simple steps described above to disable the dialog box animation in this new operating system that has captured many people because of the features available in it.

How to Disable Windows Vista Sidebar

Windows Vista, has so many features which are new and have changed the way Windows look and feel like; but there is a certain fe, who does not welcome all the new applications and look of Windows Vista and want to change it to their own specifications. Especially the new vertically long Sidebar that is extremely useful, but you have the option to disable or remove it anytime you may feel like.

What does the Windows Vista Sidebar do?

The long vertical bar on the side of your desktop stores programs or function that can make your everyday computer functioning easy and more manageable. The beauty of Windows Vista Sidebar is you can easily customise it the way you want it to be, by hiding it, keeping it appear above all the programs or applications you are running on your computer, make it more useful by adding mini-programs called gadgets, adding, removing or use multiple gadgets to making working simpler and more effective, you can also detach these gadgets individually and place them on the desktop. You can enable the Windows Vista Sidebar by clicking on Start, then select All Programs and click on Accessories. From here select windows Sidebar. Alternatively, you can click on Start and use the search function to find Windows Sidebar, just type Windows Sidebar in the search menu and once it is located double click o it and you will have the Sidebar appear on the desktop

Disabling Sidebar

By default the sidebar is enabled and stands above all the programs you are running, for this feature is extremely useful, while for others simple not desirable and it takes a while to get used to. Begin by ensuring you have all applications and programs closed along with any open folders; so you are on the desktop. Go the Control Panel by clicking on the start button or if you know where it is then go there directly. In the Control Panel select System Configurations and Personal Preferences or Appearance and Personalization. This will open the Windows Vista sidebar menu with several option, click on Windows Sidebar properties. Simply uncheck the Sidebar option to disable the feature. Uncheck Start Sidebar when Windows start. This is in a way permanently disabling the sidebar until you choose to enable it back on by going back to the same place.


You can also temporarily disable the sidebar, if you only want it gone for the time being and want it back on your desktop when you back up and running or when you have restarted your computer. To achieve this is as simple as right clicking on the sidebar and select exit. This will temporarily disable the Windows Vista Sidebar.

Windows Vista lets you make your own decisions and let you function more efficiently with it various advanced functions. You can enable, disable it both permanently and temporarily as you want, modify the sidebar look with or without adding gadgets, which can also be set to appear on top of running programs or applications as well as vanish or hide after a certain period of time. All this can be adjusted with modifying the Windows Sidebar properties.

How to Disable Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Components in Windows 7

Whiat is  IPv6?

It’s an Internet Protocol version which is designed to replace IPv4. IPv4 is the first implementation of IP addressing techniques and it is still in dominant use currently. Internet Protocol is an Internet Layer protocol, for packet-switched inter-networks. The reason for the redesign of Internet Protocol is the soon to reach exhaustion stage of IPv4 addresses. IPv6 was created in December 1998 by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and since then it is being used in all the networks for addressing a network host or client. IPv6 has a much larger address space than IPv4 which results by the use of a 128-bit address instead of just 32 bits used by IPv4 and gives a new address space of 2128 addresses. This new addressing schema provides flexibility in allocating addresses and routing the traffic and eliminates any primary need for network address translation (NAT). IPv6 also has new features which simplify aspects of address assignment and network renumbering when changing Internet connectivity providers. IPv6 architecture has integrated network security which makes it more reliable and more secure protocol for IP addressing.

Disabling the components

In order to disable certain components of the Internet Protocol Version 6 in Windows Vista, Windows7 or Windows Server 2008 follow the steps given below but please note that serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore ensure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. If registry modification leads to any problems restore the registry backup.

  1. Open Start Menu and then open the Run Box, In Run box type “Regedit” and hit Enter to open the registry editor. System might require administrators password for opening the registry editor.
  2. Go through the registry tree in the left pane of editor and find the following location:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters\
  3. When you will click on the key given above it will open the values in it in the right pane. Look for DisabledComponents value in the right pane. If this value is not present then you need to create it manually by right clicking and selecting New Dword(32-bit).
  4. Either by double clicking or by making a new dword you will get a box for typing its value and you can type any of the following values basis your requirements. Along with every entry i have mentioned the FixIt link provided by Microsoft for making the changes automatically. All you have to do is to visit this link, download the msi file and execute it.

The following options will need to be entered in order to get the desired outcome.

  • Type 0 if you want to enable all the components of IPv6 (
  • Type 0xffffffff if you want to disable all the components of IPv6 but the loopback interface.
  • Type 0x20 for enabling the usage of IPv4 in prefix policies (Fixit link
  • Type 0x10 for disabling the native interface of IPv6 (FixIt Link
  • Type 0x01 for disabling the tunnel interface of IP version 6 (FixIt Link
  • Type 0x11 for disabling all the interfaces of IP version 6 but the loopback interface (FixIt Link

How to Disable Windows 7 Libraries

There is one new feature included in the Windows 7 operating system that I found rather interesting.  Windows 7 has a feature that essentially lets you add a media player library sort of to the Windows Explore function. What this does is basically allow you to add as many folders as you want in a particular library as you see fit.

Can’t Locate Your Libraries

But despite the fact that it is a new and exiting feature, sometimes this folder may disappear, not because the system has lost them, but because of some reason or the other, you have forgotten the folders you put them in. As such, most people think of disabling the feature as the first move towards preventing the confusion and heartache that come with trying to locate the created files and folders. Personally, I sought to disable the feature after I could not locate some music folder with most of my favorite songs I had created in a different library. In that regard, I want to share with you the steps for disabling the feature if you are having trouble using it.

Whereas it provides a convenience in usage, its removal may be necessary sometimes.  In your Windows 7 operating system, the Windows 7 Explorer has the Libraries folder on the navigation panel and it has four different default libraries. The default libraries as you will notice are the Documents, Music, Pictures and Videos folders. The default folders however allow you to create more folders in them if you want for the particular items designated for storage in them. But you can create any other folders as well, it is your choice. That aside however, if you prefer managing your files using the normal windows folders, here is what you have to do to turn off or disable the Libraries feature.

Disabling the Feature

To disable the Libraries feature, there are various software downloads that you can make for that purpose. Most of them are open source, small sized applications that perform the task at no hassle, relatively easy and fast. For instance, you could search online for Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00, remove-libraries.reg or any other suitable programs for the same.  Simply download the registry file and use it to remove the libraries. However, be careful to establish which registry files are going to be affected so you can back up the necessary files if need be.

Copy and Paste Information Usage

Some sites will offer the registry information you need to use and all you have to do is simply copy and paste the information into notepad or any other text editor. After copying the registry codes you need to remove the libraries feature, just save them on your desktop or any other place with a .reg extension for instance you could save them as remove-libraries.reg. After saving the file, simply go to the saved file and double click on it to run the registry file and remove the libraries feature. Once the registry file has been run on your computer, you need to restart your machine to effect the changes you just made.

Once you restart your PC the libraries feature will be as good as gone.

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