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Set your computer clock
setting your computer clock to the date and time
Get rid of temporary files
To get rid of temporary unnecessary files: go to
the Desktop, My Computer, right mouse click on your C: drive,
Properties, Cleanup drive button. Make sure the only the boxes
checked are Temporary Files and Recycle Bin .
UNCHECK (do not check) Downloaded program
To clean up Internet Explorer's cache, Start Menu, Settings, Control
Panel, Internet Options, and Click the Delete Files button in the
area titled "Temporary Internet Files."
Multiple Home pages on IE 7
If on a daily basis you are visiting several
websites, you can set Explorer to open to all these sites at
the same time. The multiple Home Page option can be set up as
1. Open the desired web pages on separate tabs
2. Place the web pages in order of preference (click and drag the
tab of the webpage right or left)
3. Select the Home Page drop down menu > Add this webpage to
your home page tabs
This is your Desktop taskbar
The taskbar keeps track of all the open folders and currently
running programs by listing their names. The taskbar is almost
always visible, no matter how cluttered your Desktop becomes.
When you want to bring a program, file, or folder to the forefront
of the screen, click on its name on the taskbar. If the taskbar does
manage to disappear, press Ctrl+Esc; that usually brings it to the
If you can only see part of the taskbar — it's may be hanging off
the bottom edge of the screen, — point at the edge of your
monitor, when the mouse pointer turns into a two-headed arrow, hold
down your mouse button and move the mouse to drag the taskbar back
If the taskbar looks wide, point at its edge until the mouse pointer
turns into a two-headed arrow and then drag the taskbar's edge
downward until it's the right size.
Customize your QuickLaunch
Have the most frequently used software available for instant access
by adding QuickLaunch to your task bar.
1. Right click on your task bar > Select Properties > place a box in
2. Next remove from the Quicklaunch those
icons you never use by right clicking on the icon and then selecting
delete. Don't worry, you are not removing these software packages,
they will still be accessible in from your start menu.
3. Next add those software packages you use
- First place the icon on your desktop. From
your start menu, select the software, right click and select
send to ... choose desktop
- From the desktop drag the icon to the
quicklaunch pad by clicking and dragging the icon, when you see
the bar, let go
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Avoid Internet attacks:
Windows users should stay current on security updates
Microsoft Web Site- follow the link to your windows
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Users with high-speed service usually can configure their
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Protect against hackers using a fire wall
Don't open e-mail attachments from unknown senders.
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F11 switches Explorer to Full Screen
Mode and F11 switches back to original size window
Win + Home: Minimize all windows except the one that's
Hit it again to restore the windows.
Win + Up Arrow: Maximizes the active window.
Win + (+/-): Enables the magnifier and zooms in/out.
Win + Left/Right Arrow: Moves the window that is active the left
or ride side of the monitor
Win + Space: See through Open Explorer windows to the desktop.
Win + P: Opens Windows' settings so you can adjust display
settings for another monitor or a projector
Win + D: Minimizes all open windows
Windows + E - Opens Windows Explorer
is much quicker than right-clicking the Start button, then
Most Software includes these shortcuts
Ctrl-Right/Left Arrow: Places the cursor
immediately to the left/right of the next word
Ctrl-Shift-Right/Left Arrow: Selects the word immediately to the
right or left of the cursor.
Shift-Home: Selects all text from the cursor's current position
to the beginning of the line.
Shift-End: Selects all text from the cursor's current position
to the end of the line.
Ctrl-C: Copies selected text to the clipboard.
Ctrl-X: Cuts (deletes) selected text and copies it to the
clipboard where you can Ctrl-V.
Ctrl-V: Pastes whatever text has been copied to the clipboard.
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