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Posts Tagged ‘desktop’



Norman wants to set a photo as his desktop background in Windows 8. We show two ways to make that happen. Continue reading

Three Quick Questions

Monday, November 4th, 2013

We’ve got the answers to three frequently asked computer questions. Continue reading

How To Resize Windows 8 Taskbar

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Hugh wants to re-size the Windows 8 taskbar. We give him the easy steps in this Quick Tip. Continue reading

Why Do My Files Save To The Desktop?

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Elizabeth’s greeting card projects are saving to the Desktop instead of a file. We’ll figure out how to get her cards to save where she wants them to go. Continue reading

Help! My Icons Are Missing!

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Joshua writes: Steve, one of my computers has stopped showing icons. What should be a problem and what should be done. Joshua. Answer: There could be a really simple solution… Continue reading

Wanting to use an external hard drive to store stuff on from various computers? Great idea! Here are some pointers. Continue reading

Recyle Bin Vs. Permanently Delete

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Annie from Willet, NY writes: How do you get items to go directly into the “Recycle Bin” instead of being “permanently deleted?” I accidentally deleted family photos thinking they were going into recycle bin, only to finally read the statement “do you want to go permanent delete?” I tried looking at the recycle bin properties, but there are no options to put in the bin. I have Windows 8 OS. Thanks! Continue reading

My Taskbar Moved – How Do I Get It Back?

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Question: My taskbar has gone from the bottom of the screen and is now in the vertical position on the right-hand side of the screen. The icons are in a block near the bottom and the Windows, Chrome and Firefox icons are at the top. How do I get them back to the original place, please? Continue reading

Reclaim the Recycle Bin!

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Accidentally deleted your recycle bin? Bummer. But here’s a pretty easy way to get it back. Continue reading

How Do I Choose A PC?

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Here is an article detailing some important things to look for when buying a new PC. Take a look! Continue reading

Downloading the Free WorldStart Wallpaper

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Can you please offer a step-by-step on how to download and install your monthly wallpapers?

There are several ways to get there, but this method shows how to get the wallpaper, starting at the WorldStart home page, using Internet Explorer.

First, scroll down and click on WorldStart Wallpaper.

Adjusting the Size of Taskbar Icons

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Nancy asks:

For some reason my icons on the taskbar are larger. I don’t know how they got that way. How can I make them smaller? I use XP Professional SP3.

Nancy, you can set the Quick

Customizing Desktop Icons

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Rosa from Oregon writes:

Is there any way to change an icon to something other than what Windows has? Do you know of any good sites where I could get some?

Hi, Rosa! I, too, like different kinds of icons.

There are sites where you can

Adjusting the Size of the Taskbar

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Jan from Pinellas Park, FL asks:

How do I return my taskbar at the bottom of my screen to its Normal size of about 1/2 inch? For no apparent reason, it has gone to About 1 inch wide. I have tried shutting off the lock taskbar and Moving it down with the arrows that appear when I click my mouse However it just makes it totally disappear

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