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Link to guides and resources for creating HTML emails compatible with a wide range of email programs:

Windows 2008 server
Change RDP port (best guide)
http://www.iteezy.com/change-rdp-3389-port-on-windows-2008-server/qc/10098

Classic Windows Alt-Tab

Applies to Windows 7
Source
To change the cluttered, visually noisy Alt+Tab back to icons, change this registry value:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]

and add a DWORD called AltTabSettings at set its value to 1.

ODBC Driver for Windows 7 64 Bit

Windows 7 64 Bit
Use c:\windows\sysWOW64\odbcad32.exe instead of the one in control panel which is for 64 bit drivers


MIME type for Android Packages

Any web server
Extension: .apk
MIME: application/vnd.android.package-archive


Remove favourites from Windows Explorer

Applies to Windows 7
Source
To remove Favorites, change this registry value:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}\ShellFolder]
"Attributes"=dword:a9400100

To restore Favorites to its default setting (i.e., so it shows):
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}\ShellFolder]
"Attributes"=dword:a0900100

To remove Libraries, change this registry value:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\ShellFolder]
"Attributes"=dword:b090010d

To restore Libraries to its default setting (i.e., so it shows):
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\ShellFolder]
"Attributes"=dword:b080010d



Windows Photo Viewer - change the background to black

Applies to Windows 7

Now you should have to values that look like below
BackgroundColor = 0xff000000 (Some long number)
TextColor = 0xffffffff (Some long number)

It is as easy as that you don't have to reboot. Open a Picture using Windows Photo Viewer

If you want to change Windows Live Photo Gallery you do the same thing in this location below
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\Viewer

Credit: Joseph Karman, Calgary, Alberta


Windows Photo Viewer - Fix dull or off-white colours

Applies to Windows 7
On my system a number of applications would display graphics with dull colors, including Windows Photo Viewer and Firefox browser.
Repeat this procedure for each monitor you may have.