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How to Fully Customize your Desktop
Customizing your desktop is easy and fun to do. You can change everything from the sounds that your computer makes, to the screensaver that shows up during inactivity. But that's not all that you can customize. More ...

Create Your Own Custom Screen Saver with Windows Built-in Slideshow
Modern CRT and LCD displays don't have an image burn-in problem, but people still use screen savers because they're fun - especially when you can use Windows built-in Slideshow screen saver to display your own personal photographs. More ...

Vista - Restore Deleted Recycle Bin
If you accidentally or purposely deleted the Recycle Bin icon from your desktop, or if it disappeared for unknown reasons, you can easily get it back. To restore the Recycle Bin icon to your desktop, follow these steps. More ...

Add a Folder to the Windows 7 Taskbar
In Windows XP and Vista you could put a shortcut to a folder on the Taskbar by dragging the folder to the Quick Launch toolbar. By default, Windows 7 doesn't have a Quick Launch toolbar. However, you can still put a shortcut to a folder on the Taskbar. More ...

Move a Window With Keyboard Arrow Keys
Have you ever tried to move a window to one side of the screen and instead it expands to full screen? Then when you click the upper-right corner restore button to return it to the size you set it to, it returns to the old screen position. More ...

Customize Internet Explorer's Security
Internet Explorer provides many options that you can configure to customize your browsing security. IE divides security into four zones: Internet, Local Intranet, Trusted Sites, and Restricted Sites. You can configure the security for each zone individually. More ...

Create a Shortcut to the Windows 10 Print Queue
If you frequently print documents or graphics on paper and your printer sometimes chokes on a print job or it jams in the middle of printing a multi-page document. Here's how to create a desktop shortcut to the print queue. More ...

Desktop Shortcuts Give Quick Access to Applications and Folders
The standard method to access applications and folders in Windows is through the Start menu. Using the Start menu is slow because you have to open cascading menus to find the entry for the application you want. Desktop shortcuts give you quicker access because you only have to double-click on an icon to launch the application or open the folder. More ...

Synchronize Your Computer's Clock With an Internet Time Server
Your computer keeps it's internal clock updated with a clock circuit and crystal oscillator on its motherboard. Crystal oscillators, although incredibly accurate, do tend to drift over time. For this reason, you may want to occasionally synchronize your computer's clock With an Internet Time Server. More ...

Disable Cutesy Effects to Speed Up Windows XP
You need to decide whether you want to be entertained by Microsoft?s dog and pony show, or if you want to be productive. If you choose the latter, disable all the animations, slides, fades, shadows, and translucent effects that hog system resources. More ...

The Secret to Passing the Microsoft Office Specialist Exams
If you are trying to get ahead in you career today, you will know that the computer skills you have under your belt are what will make the difference between you moving up the ladder or down. When it comes to trying to prove your computer competency in using office applications there is no other certification path that stands out like the Microsoft Office Specialist program. More ...

Windows 10 Keyboard Accessibility Settings
For those of us who don't have the best physical dexterity, Windows 10 provides some keyboard configurations that might help. These settings are Sticky Keys, Toggle Keys, and Filter Keys. More ...