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.")
- 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:
More shortcuts from our viewers [edited to eliminate redundancy in other pages on the Parson Place web site]:
- 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
- Recycle Bin: Right-click on the Recycle Bin.
- 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
Right-click on the Task bar and click Properties it
will open the Task Bar and Start Menu Properties.