Thanks to Christian Computing Magazine
, since renamed Ministry Tech 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 TechTV 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 Internet Explorer (IE) icon
and choose Properties for IE's Internet options.
- In Windows 2000, 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.