Friday, November 16, 2012

How do you power up the touchpad on Windows 7

Touchpad is something that’s valued above everything on a laptop- It is onething that you will not find on a desktop. As you know that touchpads are essential for scrolling through the pages and selecting various options in a window. Every laptop comes with a touchpad built in it. You may also know that you have an option to use an optical mouse by connecting it to the USB port of your laptop. When you connect the optical mouse to the USB port, the touchpad on your laptop will be disabled automatically. Earlier users could enable the touchpad by accessing the “Hardware and Sound” menu from the Control Panel. But with the release of Windows 7 this traditional menu was replaced by the “Ease of Access Center”. This menu holds the lead to the mouse properties in Windows 7. If your laptop is updated with all the latest versions of mouse drivers, go to the the mouse properties and tag along these tips generated by Windows 7 help center to boot up your touchpad.
Power up your Windows 7 laptop and update all the drivers on your laptop by connecting your laptop to the computer manufacturer’s official website. Now“Restart” your machine.
Now go to the "Start" tab placed on the bottom left corner of your Windows 7 desktop and hit on the  "Control Panel" icon that lies along with many other tabs in the startup menu.
Hunt for the tab with the label "Ease of Access" and click on it when you find it to unleash the Ease of Access Center.  In the new window hit on the "Change how your mouse works" tab to make changes.
Roll way down to the foot of the current window and scan around for a tab with the label "Make the mouse easier to use". Now hit on the "Mouse Settings" which lies under the tab "See Also" to unveil the Properties of the mouse.
Now go to the touchpad icon that lies in the middle portions of the window and go for the tab “Device Select and Button Settings".
Now hit the  "Enable" tab which lies beneath the "Touchpad" menu. Last but not the least go for the "Apply" tab to save the new settings and later stab the "OK" to save the changes made as per the recommendation of Windows 7 help and support center.

Regularly update your system for some of the latest software patches from Microsoft.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Unblocking users in Windows Live Messenger

Windows Live Messenger is one of the most used messengers of all time. Windows Live Messenger was previously known as MSN Messenger, before the partnership of Microsoft and MSN. Windows Live Messenger got its publicity due to its user friendly interface and functions. Most of the functions are very good and they offer very secure protection systems. Instant Chat Messenger facility is the most famous service provided by the Windows Live team.
Windows Messenger provides the option of blocking certain users in case of abuse or pestering via messenger service. This helps the users of Windows Live team to avoid certain users. The best thing about the User block system is that the blocked user doesn't get any notifications regarding the block. He sees the other user as offline even when he is online and he won’t be able to send messages.
Instructions by Windows Live help
These instructions by the Windows Live help team will guide the users through the procedure for blocking unwanted users in their Windows Live Messenger. The steps are simple and effective. Once these steps are worked out, unwanted users will not be able to contact the Windows Live user. The steps are as follows:

Load Windows Live Messenger.
Sign into the Windows Live Messenger program.
Right-click the name of the user on the contact list that you wish to unblock.
Select Appear offline to this person, and click OK to confirm.
This unblocks the user.
If the user is not on the contact list, continue to the next step to re-add the contact.
Click the button next to the word Inbox near the top of the window
Click the Contacts drop-down and select Add a Contact.
Type the email address of the user whom you want to add, and then click Next.
Click the check box if you would like to add the user as a favorite, and then click Next.
Windows Live Messenger sends an invitation to the user.
When the user accepts, he will begin appearing on the contact list again.
Click Close.
Unblock the user after the invitation is accepted.
Following the instructions above to complete the process will help you unblock the users who were blocked by the Windows Live User block system.