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Once a week we round up some of the responses we’ve fired off to How-To Geek readers and share them with everyone. This week we’re looking at how to move the default location for documents in Windows 7, backing up Android, and multi-monitor taskbars in Windows 7.

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A lot of us are lamenting the removal of the Start button and menu in Windows 8 Consumer Preview. However, a hidden context menu, or what is known as the Win+X menu, has been added.

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Last year we shared a video of a pair of floppy drives playing the Imperial March from Star Wars. This composition features eight drives cranking out the theme song to Doctor Who.

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What do you do when you see a sweet LED and fiber optic chandelier but you don’t want to shell out over a grand to buy it? You build it yourself.

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This augmented reality sandbox features realistic sand movement, differentiated tools, and (most impressively) real time topography and water flow. It’s destined to be the coolest children’s museum exhibit ever.

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For those of you of the artistic persuasion, you might be using Photoshop or GIMP to color your scanned drawings. Fortunately, putting the line art in a transparent layer is very easy with this slick technique.

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There’s more to CCleaner than clicking a single button. This popular application for wiping temporary files and clearing private data hides a variety of features, from fine-grained options for tweaking the cleaning process to full drive-wiping tools.

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Ubuntu’s Unity desktop is a change of pace, whether you’re coming from Windows or another Linux distribution with a more traditional interface. Unity has its own way of doing things, including powerful keyboard shortcuts.

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There are ways to run a screen capture utility – or any other program – from the welcome screen. Windows doesn’t make this easy, but it’s possible. The logon screen runs on the Winlogon desktop, an isolated Windows desktop.

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So, you bought yourself a new 2 TB hard drive thinking, “I’ll never use this much space.” Well, think again. It’s amazing how fast photos, videos, music, and other files start to use up any hard drive space we have.

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Whether you are looking for something minimal, functional, or just unique, a gridded or block area background can be the perfect accessory for your desktop. Make your desktop focused and more productive with our Grids and Block Areas Wallpaper collection.

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GNOME Shell has been criticized for lacking many familiar features found in GNOME 2, but you can add them yourself with extensions. If you’ve installed GNOME Shell and didn’t like it, don’t write it off until you try some extensions.

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Earth, Winter, Lake [Wallpaper Abyss]

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Celebrate Star Wars Day with this awesome tutorial that shows you how to draw a cartoon version of R2-D2!

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