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Archive for the ‘Desktop Enhancement’ Category



HELP!

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Did you know that just about every program out there has a help file? Did you also know that the ones that don’t usually have online support or message boards for users? Continue reading

Folder Toolbar

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

I found this one by accident. I was dragging a folder to the Recycle Bin but instead I dropped it at the top of the screen. Surprise! A toolbar appeared at the top displaying the contents of the folder. Pretty cool.

I noticed that not all the files were listed, then I saw a double arrow on the right side and clicked it… Continue reading

Password Protect Folders in XP

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Do you share a computer with other users and want some extra security on your folders? There are two ways to password protect a folder built into Windows XP (for other Windows flavors, there are some freeware/shareware programs out there). If you’d like to password protect a flash drive, please read this tip.

If you have a log in

Make folders more interesting with pictures

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Make folders more interesting with pictures

Guess what Windows XP users? You can make folders easier to find and more attractive by putting pictures on them.

In order for this to work, you must have “thumbnail view” selected for the folder that it is in (thus it won’t work on the desktop).

Just right click the folder you want to customize and choose “Properties”.

On the “Customize” tab, go down… Continue reading

Delete Wallpaper

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

I don’t see a way to delete wallpaper. Can I do it, or am I stuck with all of these pictures I’ll never use?

If you notice, when you go to Display Properties/Desktop in XP, or Personalize in Vista or Windows 7, you won’t find a delete button to prune the long list of wallpaper, but that doesn’t mean

Just Shut Down, Will ya??

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Have you ever found yourself wishing that Windows wouldn’t ask you if you really want to shut down after you’ve gone to all the trouble of hitting the Start button, then Shut Down? Sure, if you’re a wild mouse clicker, maybe that extra little confirmation occasionally saves the day, but what if you just want a quick way to turn the thing off?

Well, as luck would have it, I… Continue reading

Add to your “Send To” menu

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Q:
Is there a way to send a file to a place that isn’t listed on my “Send To” menu?

A:
If you want to add a place or eliminate an item on the “Send to” menu that you don’t use it isn’t that hard to do:

1. Right-click your Start Button, Explore.

2. Head to the Windows\Send to\ folder (it’s probably just above the… Continue reading

Adjusting screen resolution

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Q:
Why do I have to scroll from left to right on many of the web sites I visit? Even with my browser maximized on my 17″ monitor, I’m still scrolling! Any Ideas?

A:
This could be the result of a couple problems. The most likely problem is that your screen resolution is set too low. It’s probably at 800×600 and most sites are designed with… Continue reading

Change folder & shortcut icons

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Q:
I downloaded a bunch of icons, but how do I change them for folders or shortcuts on my desktop?

A:
There’s not a whole lot to it.

Just Right Click the folder or shortcut you want to change and choose Properties.

Now choose the Customize tab for a folder and select the Change Icon button.

For a shortcut click the Shortcuts tab then select the Change

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