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Increase your Microsoft Windows enjoyment, skill and productivity
with our Windows tips!
Although originally created for Windows 95,
most of these tips are also relevant to Microsoft Windows 98,
Windows 2000, and Windows XP. Most have been updated, and
new tips are being added in fall 2006.
addition to dozens of tips in Windweaver's online
rather than My Computer
when you click
on a shortcut drive icon, program or file icon.
Open any new
document or image from your desktop (and
learn how to associate documents with programs).
Replace Notepad with Notespad and open ten or more
Replace your STARTUP
Create multiple desktops
that different users
can have their own unique Windows setup.
Change the default icons
used by different programs.
Edit the registry,
so that you can see the actual image
of each icon
(.ico) on your computer when you view its file.
Create an emergency bootup
disk, and add additional
files for bootup and entry into Windows.
101: What to do when your
mouse and screen freeze....
(Saving files, closing programs, restarting, shutting down)
Change the program association for a particular file extension
as .jpg so that double clicking on the file icon will
open it in
a program of your choice .
Learn how to use Telnet
to reach remote computers.
Keep your desktop
order - Manage desktop icon
as folder and window) layout with Ezdesk.
Change your virtual
your emptiest drive (if you
more than one!) for added speed and performance.
(Instant Drive Access)
to easily monitor
your hard drive
Have essential programs or files open and minimized
Change your cursors
sizes for better visibility
(or for your own enjoyment).
Learn an easy way to copy or move files .....
Find and install new screensavers.
Troubleshoot your bootup
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