Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Official New Christmas Themes for Windows 7

Christmas (Xmas) and New Year 2011 is just a couple of weeks away, considering whichMicrosoft has added a pair of themes to Windows 7 personalization gallery. The two new and official Windows 7 themes released just in time are available for Free. Download them now to give your desktop a beautiful and enticing new look! All the desktop backgrounds packed are in high-resolution of 1920×1200.

Decorating the Trees theme

Bringing a note of holiday cheer to forest and garden, these festive ornaments brighten trees’ winter robes of snow and ice. Download this free Windows 7 theme to decorate your desktop for the season.
Decking the Halls theme

Fa-la-la-la-la! ‘Tis the season to be jolly, join the chorus, and don your most festive apparel. And don’t forget to decorate your PC with colorful ornaments, gold ribbon, and candles for this joyous time by downloading this free holiday Windows 7 theme for your desktop.

Additional Sources:
§  Desktop Wallpapers: Christmas Edition [Smashing Magazine]

Monday, September 20, 2010

7Confiner: Change Taskbar and Start Menu Application Icons

Are you bored with same default application icons on taskbar and start menu? Usually in Windows 7 we pin many frequently used applications. These applications comes with their own icons which appears the same when pinned to taskbar. If you want to change these icons only for taskbar and start menu without changing the usual windows icons then 7Confiner is a good option that you may look for.

7Confiner is a windows freeware application that allow you to change start menu and taskbar icons. It is an easy to use utility without any tedious user configurations. By default it provides 3 icon packages namedEclipse 2, Token Dark and Token light, these can be easily installed just by selecting and applying them. While selecting the packages you will get detailed information on them with icon preview. You can also backup default icons that can be used in case if something goes wrong.

It also provides options to edit icon packages and add new icon packages. To apply changes on taskbar you must pin the applications first you want to change icons for and then apply the icon package.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Twitter unveiled with new Design & Features

Twitter, one of the most popular and majorly adopted micro-blogging client has now announced a new and re-engineered The New twitter aims to provides an easier, faster, and richer user experience. It brings in-stream Embedded media, infinite scroll, new architecture with Two-Pane Interface, and other amazing features!

What’s New in New Twitter –
§  New design - The site has a cleaner timeline, rich details pane and you no longer have to click “more” to view additional Tweets. You will now find @mentions, retweets, searches, and lists just above your timeline. On the right, you can see the features, including whom you recently followed and who recently followed you, favorites, and Trending Topics.
§  Media – Now, it’s easy to see embedded photos and videos directly on Twitter, they have partnered with DailyBooth, DeviantART, Etsy, Flickr, Justin.TV, Kickstarter, Kiva, Photozou, Plixi, Twitgoo, TwitPic, TwitVid, USTREAM, Vimeo, yfrog, and YouTube.
§  Related content - When you click a Tweet, the details pane shows additional information related to the author or subject. Depending on the Tweet’s content, you may see: replies, other Tweets by that user, a map of where a geotagged Tweet was sent from, and more.
§  Mini profiles - Click a username to see a mini profile without navigating from the page, which provides quick access to account information, bio and recent Tweets.
New Twitter will be rolled out as a preview over the next several weeks. During the preview, you’ll be able to switch back and forth between the old and new interface.
New Twitter Link -