This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- Copy File, Move File or Create Shortcut
Windows provides us with a number of different ways to copy files from one place to another, move files from drive to drive or folder to folder, and to create shortcuts for quickly opening files and their related programs.
We can right-click on a file, click Copy (or Cut, if we want to move the file), then change to the directory where we want the file to be, right-click and select Paste. If we want a shortcut, the final step would be right-click and select Paste Shortcut.
Or, we can select the file, and do the Copy/Cut and Paste/Paste Shortcut using the menu bar […]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
Microsoft provides a number of powerful administrator tools as part of the WIndows operating system.
By default, these are not really hidden (as in, they will be displayed if you look in the right folders), but you have to know what they are and how to start them.
Most of us are familiar with the Device Manager, which helps us recognize whne Windows doesn’t recognize a device (e.g., a monitor, disk drive, network card, etc.) that we’ve installed. We usually get to this one via the Control Panel […]
Windows 7, like earlier versions of Windows, has power-saving functions built into it and already activated by default.
For example, after a short period of time, the built-in screensaver will kick into operation. Not too long after that, the monitor will go blank to conserve electricity. Similarly, and again by default, Windows will power down the hard drive(s). Finally, Windows will put the computer to sleep. At that point, the computer’s motherboard is still awake. The computer will awaken if you press a keyboard key or move your mouse.
Fortunately, Microsoft also added […]
When you want to make a change to one of the settings in Windows 7, one of the challenges is to find open the Control Panel and then try to find where that setting is controlled.
Fortunately, Microsoft set up a feature that we can use, although they did not make it readily available for users. Why not? Because the easy ability to change settings could result in a mess, especially if a new user started making changes just to see what happened, or if a child were to play with the settings.
For the rest of us, one quick place where all (or almost all) the Control Panel settings can be found and […]
I recently modified my home network to increase the accessibility of my printers. I have two printers. Now, both of them work with my desktop computers, my wireless laptop, our iPhones and my wife’s iPad. Installation and setup was surprisingly easy, too.
One printer is an HP Color Laserjet CP1518ni, which is built to be a network printer with its own IP address (no “Windows File & Printer Sharing” necessary). It hooks to the network via an Ethernet cable. The other printer is an older model […]
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