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Archive for the ‘Desktop Enhancement’ Category



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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