Archive for May, 2010

Windows Live Wave 4 – New Header

May 21, 2010 Leave a comment

There have been news about the new Windows Live wave 4 around the Internet for the past few months. Today, you will be able to see this new Windows Live Wave 4 header with your Windows Live ID. You can login and view this new header at


WindowsLiveWave4-4 This Hotmail section will be dynamically updated. Unread email will be alerted as they come into your Inbox. Here, you will be able to access your Inbox, Calendar, Contacts, and send an email.
WindowsLiveWave4-3 This is the section that is new where you can access the Web Messenger. You can also search your Messenger contacts directly from the search bar.
WindowsLiveWave4-2 The new Web Messenger also supports tabbed chats which enables you to chat with few person at the same time. This conversation box will appear at the bottom-right of your browser window. Furthermore, you will also be able to insert emoticons into your chat.

Furthermore, you can click on the “minimize” icon to minimize the conversation box into a bar at the bottom of the browser window.

WindowsLiveWave4-5 The Office link will direct you to where you can create new/modify your documents on the web. However, it is not possible to create new documents at the moment.


This photos link will direct you to your photo album online.


For anyone who wants to try out the Windows Live Wave 4 services UI, this is an excellent place for you to try it out.

Source:, My Microsoft Life

Categories: Windows Live

Changing desktop icon size

May 21, 2010 Leave a comment

Desktop_IconSizeI still remember when Windows Vista was released and I took my first look at it, the first thing I notice is that the desktop icon size has gone larger compared to the desktop icon size in Windows XP. Then I got some comments from my friends around saying that they don’t like the desktop icon size to be that size. It would be better if its size remains the same like Windows XP.

In Windows 7, as a successor of Windows Vista, this feature remains. By default, the icon size is set to medium size. However, each user can customize the icon size to their preference easily. Here’s how:

1) Right click on your Desktop

2) Move your mouse over the View and you can select your desired desktop icon size here.

Here, you can also set for:

  • Windows to arrange your icons automatically,
  • align icons to grid so that they look neat,
  • show/hide your desktop icons, and
  • show/hide desktop gadgets

Categories: Windows 7