bmetelsky's Articles
June 23, 2013 by bmetelsky
Look at my first picture. This is one that shows problems reading the right hand panel of the start menu.

 

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In the second picture, you see the same set up, but it looks perfect, I am thinking because of the darkness of the wallpaper behind it.

 

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I am going crazy trying to fix this. Tried v...
December 2, 2006 by bmetelsky
Has anyone been successful in disabling the splash screen in Outlook 2003? I thought there was a registry tweak but when googling only come up with tips for disabling the splash screen in Outlook Express. Thanks in advance.
September 18, 2006 by bmetelsky
I have installed Windows Live Messenger on VistaRC1. I started playing around with the different customization settings (background, themepacks, etc) and am left with a fairly ugly looking thing. Does anyone know how to revert back so that what I see is the default setup? I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling and have the same problem. Thanks in advance.
September 17, 2006 by bmetelsky
I have installed Windows Live Messenger on VistaRC1. I started playing around with the different customization settings (background, themepacks, etc) and am left with a fairly ugly looking thing. Does anyone know how to revert back so that what I see is the default setup? I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling and have the same problem. Thanks in advance.
December 4, 2005 by bmetelsky
Look at my screenshot of Stardock Central. Notice the left hand pane. The icons just stopped showing here. Has anyone else experienced this? Any fixes? I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Stardock Central. Thanks in advance.

http://bmetelsky.wincustomize.com/photos.aspx?a=1&p=2&view=full
June 19, 2005 by bmetelsky
Does anyone know/have a link to the WinFx effect that puts a glass-like border around all windows? I saw it in an aero forum somewhere, but can't seem to find it now. Thanks in advance.
November 2, 2004 by bmetelsky
Well, I finally did it! After being tied down by the AllTel phone company monopoly in Elyria, Ohio for the past 10 years, I started a plan to rid our household of their service.Where I live, because of the zones that AllTel has set up, almost everything is considered long distance. I have a small family with "less than average" telephone useage (in my estimation) and a telephone bill that has been rarely below $80.00 per month. Unfortunately, in Elyria, there is only AllTel as the local phone co...
June 25, 2002 by bmetelsky
I like to have the weather conditions and forecasts close at hand. My wife likes to use the program that accesses the weather channel but I find it has far too many ads and is just generally unattractive. I just installed the new beta for Desktop Weather and love it. The visual information is pretty basic but is all I need - it lists current weather conditions in my area and gives a forecast for each day of the upcoming week. You can use transparency so that it becomes part of your desktop. It h...