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Windows 7 Folder Background Changer 1.1

Set a custom background image for almost any Explorer folder

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit)
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 15 June 2010
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Developer: Kishan Bagaria
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Windows 7 Folder Background Changer 1.1
Set a custom background image to any Explorer folder

The Windows 7 Folder Background Changer is a simple tool that will quickly set a background image for the Explorer folder that you specify. (And don't be fooled by its name. The program works with both Vista and Windows 7.)

Launch the program as an administrator (right-click the executable, select Run As Administrator). Choose the folder that you'd like to have a background image, first, then click "Change Background Image" and select an appropriate picture (JPG, PNG and GIF formats are supported).

Ideally the background will be a fairly soft image with a similar colour scheme throughout - desert sands, say - which means the text details of any folder contents should still be clearly visible. But if you do have any problems, then the Folder Background Changer also allows you to change the text colour, as well as optionally displaying shadows under the text to improve clarity.

Another mouse click will apply the same background image to every subfolder, too. And while the program worked well for us, if you don't like the results then the Uninstall will remove any tweaks, and return your folder to its original plain Explorer look.

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The Windows 7 Folder Background Changer is a simple and effective tool to add a little personality to your PC

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WhatsApp Messenger 2.18.51

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WhatsApp Messenger is the world's most popular instant messaging app for smartphones.

You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all (depending on whether you'll pay data charges).

It's easy to set up and use. There's no need to create and remember new account names or pins because it works with your phone number, and uses your regular address book to find and connect you with friends who use WhatsApp already.

You can talk one-to-one or in group chats, and because you're always logged in there's no way to miss messages. Even if your phone is turned off, WhatsApp will save your messages and display them as soon as you're back online.

There's plenty more (location sharing, contact exchange, message broadcasting) and the app is free for a year, currently $0.99/ year afterwards.

What's New in Version 2.18.51

• When you receive a link to an Instagram or Facebook video, you can now play it right within WhatsApp. With picture-in-picture, you can also keep watching the video while you navigate to another chat.
• If you're a group admin, you can now remove admin rights from other participants. Select the admin in "Group Info" and tap "Dismiss As Admin."
• Group admins can now choose who can change a group's subject, icon and description by going to "Group Info" and tapping "Group Settings."

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