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More Info From Desktop Icons

Posted By On July 16, 2010 @ 10:31 AM In Desktop Enhancement | No Comments

Burt from Akron asks:
Sometimes when I hover my mouse over desktop shortcuts, additional information will show up. At other times, I can get nothing more to show than what is already on the screen. Is there a way to see the extra information any time I want to?

A:
Of course there is, And it only takes one quick left-click! How easy is that? Look at the shortcut below shown in the yellow box. As is, it only shows that it is something about RealPlayer.

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The icon gives me the clue that it is probably something I saved from WorldStart, but without knowing the quick secret I’m gonna tell you, I would have to click and open it up to remember what it is about and why I even saved it. But that’s way too much trouble and I want to know more without all the work!

In the second shot below, I simply left-clicked my mouse on a blank place on the desktop before hovering it over the shortcut. Now I see that the shortcut is about the basics of using RealPlayer and is indeed — as suspected from the WS icon — from WorldStart Computer Tips. But wait! If I hover a bit longer, I get lots more. Now I can see the WorldStart web site address, the tip sub address, and even the tip number. All from one little click! I call it the OLC Plan (One Left-Click Plan).

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Remember to use the OLC Plan often to save yourself bunches of time — time you can use playing a cool game instead. Right now I am headed out of here to go play my own favorite game, Jewel Quest II.

~Sarah

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