Quick Tips

Create a Shortcut on your Desktop


When you get a new computer, it often has shortcuts to some of the installed programs on the desktop. As you use the computer, you will want to create your own shortcut icons to make the desktop more useful. Here's a quick way to create a shortcut on your computer desktop.

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Copy Anything on the Screen Easily


copystamp.jpgHave you ever wanted to save a picture or something you see on the Internet to keep for use later or to send to someone? Well, Windows Vista and Windows 7 make that simple to do. If you are still using Windows XP, read this tip. It will give you a little incentive to get a new computer with Windows 7 or Windows 8 on it.

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Get Rid of Aggravating Toolbars

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Toolbars are the rows of icons that appear at the top of your computer screen. Toolbars that appear on your web browser window are a little like rabbits. They seem to multiply and sometimes you don't even know where they came from. Well, it may be time for a spring cleanup. Here's how to remove some of those toolbars and gain back your precious screen space.

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Move Back and Forth with the Mouse Wheel

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If you have a mouse with a scroll wheel between the two buttons, you can use it to do some pretty cool tricks. Here is a quick trick that lets you use your mouse wheel to surf the web faster and easier.

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Get to the Start Menu Quickly

vistalogo.jpgThe Start menu has become more important than ever in Windows 7 and Windows Vista, but it is also useful even if you are still using Windows XP. There is an easy way to get to the Start menu. Here it is:

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Shortcut to Your Favorite Web Page

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If you have a favorite webpage, you can put an icon on your desktop. Then clicking on that icon will open your web browser and take you directly to that page whenever you like. It's easy with this tip.

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Check Out the View Menu

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Have you ever squinted at the tiny thumbnail photos that appear when you try to view the contents of a folder? If you have, then this tip is for you!  When you are viewing the contents of any folder on your computer, you can change the way you see the objects by clicking on the View menu.

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