Monday, November 15th, 2004
What is Over-Clocking? Find out here! Continue reading
Adding Shortcuts to the Taskbar
I know, this is kind of a basic tip for you long time Windows users, but we’ve been getting a lot of questions on this lately. So, if you want to add icons to your taskbar – or make the ones you already have on it bigger, read on!
OK, first we’ll talk about getting the icons there in the first place. By… Continue reading
Change Your Search Companion
If you search for a file in XP you’ll notice the little dog at the bottom. Rover is there to help you sniff out files you need. Well, what if you don’t want him sniffing around? Maybe you’re a cat person. Did you know you can change the Search Companion? Here’s how…
Go to Start/Search and click “Change Preferences”. If you don’t want any character, choose… Continue reading
HELP! I lost a file and now I can’t find it!
So, you’ve misplaced a file. It’s easier to find than you think.
Click the Start button and select Find or Search . A screen will open up that allows you to search for files. (If you’re in Windows Vista the Search Box is directly above the Start… Continue reading
Save Color Ink: Print in Grayscale
Printing is expensive, especially when you’re printing out web pages and such because there is so much color ink involved.
Well, if you don’t mind black & white, you should be able to set your printer to print in either a grayscale or B&W mode by default. You can later turn this option off if you decide you need a document printed in color.… Continue reading
Windows is keeping something from you. It’s for your own good that Hidden Files exist, but should you ever need to access them, then this tip is for you!
In Windows XP it’s as simple as opening the folder in question and going to Tools>Folder Options. Once there, click the View tab and select the little dot next to Show Hidden Files. That oughta do… Continue reading
I can hear instrumental music on websites, but on other sites that have sounds I don’t hear anything. Is there some way to fix this?
Most instrumental music on web pages are MIDI files while other sounds like “You’ve got mail!” are usually WAV files. Rather than representing musical sound directly, MIDI files transmit information about how a song should sound that is then processed by… Continue reading
I would like to use different colors to highlight my email, but I seem limited to the 16 colors listed. Is there a way to get more colors?
If you are using Outlook Express in “Rich Text (HTML)” mode, then you can change the font color by clicking the “A” in the message toolbar and choosing one of the sixteen colors listed, BUT… you can easily… Continue reading
Here are a few things you can do to make your recycling experience more enjoyable:
Ever notice how every time you delete something, Windows asks you if you would really like to do it? If you find yourself shouting “YES, I wouldn’t have hit delete if I didn’t want to delete the stupid thing,” then you may want to disable the deletion confirmation.
Sometimes when I install software, I get options for “typical”, “custom”, or “compact” installations. How do I know which one to use?
I don’t know about most of our readers, but I generally make my selection after a series of coin flips. If my lucky penny says “custom”, then who am I to question it?
Ok, Ok. That may not… Continue reading