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Tips & Tweaks
This section provides articles, links to productivity software tips and tweaks, customizations and tune up. If there is a specific topic, it is included in the specific tools section.
You can drag a document's icon into a printer icon in printer folder to print.
You can lock your display when you leave your computer by pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL and clicking Lock Workstation. (NT/2000/XP)
You can resize task bars to have more space if you have many applications running.
When your right click to drag a file, you have more options to choose from.
When you right click a file, you have an Send To option. You can add more programs by create a shortcut in C:\Documents and Settings\(Your Login Name)\SendTo folder.
Turn the NUMLOCK key is on or off when the computer starts. Use Regedit.exe to open HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard. Double click InitialKeyboardIndicators value and enter 0 to turn off NUMLOCK or 2 to turn on NUMLOCK.
Let Windows 2000/XP Start menus to display items in alphabetical order. Use Regedit.exe to open HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder. Delete the MenuOrder key
Double click a title bar to maximize or restore the current window size.
You can copy and paste text between MS-DOS and Windows. Click the icon of the top left icon corner in the MS-DOS window to see a menu, click Edit, and then click Mark. Select the text you want to copy and press ENTER. You can then paste the text into your application.
To select multiple files or folders, hold down CTRL while you click each item.
To select multiple files or folders, hold down SHIFT while you click the first and last item.
To set priority to run an application, in Run command enter Start.exe (program name) /LOW or /NORMAL or /HIGH or /REALTIME or /ABOVENORMAL or /BELOWNORMAL. (2000/XP)
To set priority when an application is running, start Windows Task Manager, select the Processes tab, right click a process and click Set Priority. (2000/XP)
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Last modified: September 03, 2006
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