How to Turn Windows 7 Transparent

People who dabble into desktop customization have always wanted to try a transparent desktop at some point of time. Turning your desktop transparent hasn’t been a dream for several years now. Believe it or not, two files is all you need to acquire a completely transparent desktop.

Click here to download files

Steps:

  1. Extract the downloaded files to a folder
  2. Open and install Moo0 Transparent Menu, while you’re installing it you’re free to say no to the improved version
  3. Run Moo0 and BlackGlassEnhanced
  4. Make sure the BGE.ini file is in the same folder where BlackGlassEnhanced is located at.

Open “My Computer” and it should be transparent.

Things you need to know about Moo0 and BGE

  • Moo0 and BGE, when running, are located in the system tray.
  • You can change the transparency percent by going to the system tray and right clicking.
  • You can change your BGE settings from the system tray.
  • If you do not want your desktop transparent, press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC or open Task Manager and kill BlackGlassEnhanced.exe and TransparentMenu.exe
  • You can turn your desktop transparent again by running both the files.
  • BlackGlassEnhanced is a tool that adds shine to your windows themes.
  • Moo0 is an application that turns most of your windows 7 transparent.

 

 

How to Transfer Files between two PCs using LAN/Ethernet Cable?

Sharing large amounts of data with your friends can really be a hassle if you don’t know of efficient and easy ways to do it. One way is you can use an external storage medium such as an external HDD, USB, etc. This way is convenient for most of us, best for the average users, regardless of the fact that it drains 50% of our precious time in the process. Think about it. first you’ve to copy files to the external media and then copy it again from there to another computer. Isn’t that a waste of time clearly? Here’s when you’ve to look for alternatives if you treasure your time. The best way would be the one which would consume the least time, and must be easy to get along with. This is only possible when you directly transfer file to the another Computer, eliminating the need of a third media.

Windows comes along with built-in File Sharing feature that can be used to share data throughout your network. Don’t worry if you don’t have a network, you can use this feature even by easily linking two computers via a LAN cable, or in other words, by networking two Computers.

This tutorial is really easy to follow and will help you in getting started with LAN file transfers in no time.

Things You Will Require

  • Ethernet/LAN cable (technical name: RJ45/8P8C)

    LAN Cable RJ45/8P8C
    LAN Cable RJ45/8P8C

  • Two Computers with Ethernet/LAN ports.

    LAN Port
    LAN Port

How to get things done?

  • Start up both the computers. You know you have to do this.
  • Network two of them with the LAN Cable. I mean to say, insert the jack of one end into one of the Computers, and obviously, the other goes into the second Computer.

    Sharing Options
    Sharing Options
  • You will see that both the Computers will recognize an unknown LAN network. Go to “Network & Sharing Center” and Enable File Sharing.
  • Go to “Network” (or “View Network Connections” on older versions of Windows).

    Network
    Network
  • You’d find the networked PC listed over there. Open it, and enter the Username and Password of the other Computer you’re trying to connect to.

For you to be able to connect to another PC, it is necessary that the User Account on the other PC has a password set.

Now you can view the Shared Folders of that Computer to which you’re connected.

How to share Folders over the network?

  • Right-click on the Folder and open “Properties”, browse over to the “Sharing” tab and click on the “Advanced Sharing” button.

    Folder Properties
    Folder Properties
  • In the “Advanced Sharing” dialogue box, Check the “Share this folder” option. Click “Apply” and then “Ok”. This may take some time  if you have a large number of files in that folder, just be patient.

    Advanced Sharing
    Advanced Sharing

You now know how to share a Folder as well as how to connect two computers to a Network and enable sharing. This is how you can easily drag and drop files between two computers and save yourself from bugging data transfers. Hope you liked this tutorial, if you have any queries, don’t hesitate to drop comments below. Smile

Remark: It’s a good measure to disable sharing of folders once you’re done with your work. I once forgot to do this after returning from a friend’s house and realized that my neighbors at my local network had access to my files, which they shouldn’t.

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Send Messages to Other PCs over LAN on Windows

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