Category Archives: Windows 7

Websense Hosted Web Security Allow Certain YouTube Videos

I recently came across a interesting problem with the Websense hosted security and allowing just certain streaming videos from YouTube to be viewed. What I came across is that with a website it has a embeded YouTube video in the website and the user needed to play it. By default if you have streaming media blocked you wont be able to access anything on the streaming video site YouTube.

  • The setup is they are using the hosted endpoint client installed on the computers.
  • In the Websense online program you will login and create a new Custom Category under the Policies Management.
  • Name the Category accordingly “YouTube Allowed”
  • Add the following sites to the category (please note that these may change by site)
    10. (youtube unique id for video)
  • Note that each YouTube video has a unique id so find that id and apply it accordingly.
  • Once the custom category is completed go to Policies.
  • Select the policy that you are wanting to allow the YouTube videos on.
  • In the web policy that you selected click on the “Web Categories” tab.
  • Under the custom categories select the YouTube category that you created.
  • In the actions section click the “Allow Access” (with the allow access it will ignore any other blocking category.


This is the first revision and will be updated in the future.
I wanted to get others this information to assist them and if you have anything that you want to add be sure to send me a message or comment on this post.

Displaying Windows 7 Build Number

To display your build number at the bottom right of your desktop screen do the following.

1. Open the native Registry Editor by typing regedit in Start menu search area and hitting Enter key.

2. Next, navigate to the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

3. In the right side, look for the entry named PaintDesktopVersion.

4. Double-click on the same entry and change it value to 1 to get the build number on desktop. To remove the build number, make it as 0.

5. Reboot computer once completed.

The Master List of New Windows 7 Shortcuts

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The Master List of New Windows 7 Shortcuts

Windows 7 adds loads of great shortcuts for switching between apps, moving windows around your screen, moving them to another monitor altogether, and much more. Here’s a quick-reference master list of the best new Windows 7 shortcuts.

We’re nuts for keyboard shortcuts here at Lifehacker, and Windows 7 brings a handful of great new ones to add to your muscle memory. It’s also got a few handy mouse-based shortcuts you’d do well to add to your repertoire. So let’s get shortcuttin’.

Window Management Shortcuts

One of the best changes in Windows 7 is the ability to “snap” windows to the side of the screen, maximize them by dragging to the top of the screen, or even move them to another monitor with a shortcut key. Check out the video for a demonstration of how some of the keys work.

The full list of keyboard shortcuts includes:

  • Win+Home: Clear all but the active window.
  • Win+Space: All windows become transparent so you can see through to the desktop.
  • Win+Up arrow: Maximize the active window.
  • Shift+Win+Up arrow: Maximize the active window vertically.
  • Win+Down arrow: Minimize the window/Restore the window if it’s maximized.
  • Win+Left/Right arrows: Dock the window to each side of the monitor.
  • Shift+Win+Left/Right arrows: Move the window to the monitor on the left or right.

You can also interact with windows by dragging them with the mouse:

  • Drag window to the top: Maximize
  • Drag window left/right: Dock the window to fill half of the screen.
  • Shake window back/forth: Minimize everything but the current window.
  • Double-Click Top Window Border (edge): Maximize window vertically.

Taskbar Shortcuts

In Windows 7, using the Windows key along with the numbers 1-9 will let you interact with the applications pinned to the taskbar in those positions – for example, the Windows key + 4 combination would launch Outlook in this example, or Win+Alt+4 can be used to get quick access to the Outlook Jump List from the keyboard.

You can use any of these shortcut combinations to launch the applications in their respective position on the taskbar, or more:

  • Win+number (1-9): Starts the application pinned to the taskbar in that position, or switches to that program.
  • Shift+Win+number (1-9): Starts a new instance of the application pinned to the taskbar in that position.
  • Ctrl+Win+number (1-9): Cycles through open windows for the application pinned to the taskbar is that position.
  • Alt+Win+number (1-9): Opens the Jump List for the application pinned to the taskbar.
  • Win+T: Focus and scroll through items on the taskbar.
  • Win+B: Focuses the System Tray icons

In addition, you can interact with the taskbar using your mouse and a modifier key:

  • Shift+Click on a taskbar button: Open a program or quickly open another instance of a program.
  • Ctrl+Shift+Click on a taskbar button: Open a program as an administrator.
  • Shift+Right-click on a taskbar button: Show the window menu for the program (like XP does).
  • Shift+Right-click on a grouped taskbar button: Show the window menu for the group.
  • Ctrl+Click on a grouped taskbar button: Cycle through the windows of the group.

More Useful Hotkeys You Should Know

The new hotkey goodness didn’t stop with the taskbar and moving windows around—one of the best new hotkeys in Windows 7 is the fact that you can create a new folder with a hotkey. Just open up any Windows Explorer window, hit the Ctrl+Shift+N shortcut key sequence, and you’ll be rewarded with a shiny “New Folder” ready for you to rename.

Here’s a few more interesting hotkeys for you:

  • Ctrl+Shift+N: Creates a new folder in Windows Explorer.
  • Alt+Up: Goes up a folder level in Windows Explorer.
  • Alt+P: Toggles the preview pane in Windows Explorer.
  • Shift+Right-Click on a file: Adds Copy as Path, which copies the path of a file to the clipboard.
  • Shift+Right-Click on a file: Adds extra hidden items to the Send To menu.
  • Shift+Right-Click on a folder: Adds Command Prompt Here, which lets you easily open a command prompt in that folder.
  • Win+P: Adjust presentation settings for your display.
  • Win+(+/-): Zoom in/out.
  • Win+G: Cycle between the Windows Gadgets on your screen.