Mouse Tips

Thanks to Christian Computing Magazine, PC World Magazine, and Tech TV for providing many of these tips. The rest, I discovered on my own or got from various friends and acquaintances.

  • Pressing Shift while holding down CTRL and dragging to the desktop or to a folder creates an instant shortcut. (Of course, you can do the same thing by clicking and holding the right mouse button, letting go on the desktop, and choosing "create shortcut.")

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  • Here are a few easy ways to access some control panel applications as copied from Leo's Boot Camp on The Screen Savers on Tech TV:
    • Display: Right-click on the desktop
    • System: Right-click on My Computer
    • Network: Right-click on Network Neighborhood
    • Date & Time: Double-click the time in the System Tray.
    • Recycle Bin: Right-click on the Recycle Bin.

    More shortcuts from our viewers [edited to eliminate redundancy in other pages on the Parson Place web site]:
    • From Jeff in Marshall, IL: Right-click the IE icon and choose Properties for IE's Internet options.
    • In Win2000, right-click My Computer and choose Manage to go to Computer Management.
    • In Windows Explorer, Folder Options in the Tools menu takes you to that control panel option.
    • From Christopher in South Padre Island, Texas and Jarrod: Right-click on the Task bar and click Properties it will open the Task Bar and Start Menu Properties.