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volume 7 number 10 october 2002 TipSheet

Welcome to the October issue of MicroMetric's TipSheet.

This monthly newsletter is targeted at addressing the needs of our customers.

This month we'll continue a Potpourri of Tips.

Tip 436   WINDOWS 2000/XP TAKES CHARGE Category:   WINDOWSXP

It's not very likely that you'll ever need to use the Windows 2000/XP Task Manager to end a non-responding task. Because Windows 2000/XP monitors your programs far more closely than Windows 98, you are more likely to see a message from Windows 2000/XP telling you that a program is not responding and will be shut down. Although this may seem a little drastic, it makes it possible for you to continue working without restarting your computer. In fact, you will seldom need to restart your system simply because a program stopped working.

Tip 437   FINDING WEB SITES Category:   WINDOWSXP

Do you want to find a specific Web site?

In an Internet Explorer window, click in the Address bar, type go, find, search, or ?, type a space, and then type the name of the company or organization whose site you want to find. If the name has a space in it, forget typing the go, find, search, or ?, and just put double quotation marks around the name.

On Yahoo!, typing this information in the Address bar will automatically start a search for the company or organization. You can set which search site is accessed by using TweakUI. You'll find the option in the General tab.

What Internet Explorer won't do is go to a Web site when you just type the Web site's name without the www and the .com, unless you press Ctrl+Enter after you enter the name.

Tip 438   DRAG AND DROP IMAGES Category:   WINDOWSXP

If you are displaying a Web site or HTML document in your Internet Explorer, you can drag an image on the Web page to the title bar or Address bar to display the image by itself. This is not the same as a Web page thumbnail, which is a small version of an image that leads to a larger, more detailed version when you click it.

This doesn't work if you are viewing a page constructed using the Microsoft HTML format (MHTML), which includes graphics in the same file as the text file that makes up the Web page. These files have the .mht extension.

You can also drag links or mail addresses from the displayed page onto the title bar or Address bar as a way to command Internet Explorer to go to the linked page or to open your default e-mail client. Of course, you can also just do this by clicking the links on the Web page.

Tip 439   VIEW YESTERDAY'S SITES-INTERNET EXPLORER HISTORY Category:   WINDOWSXP

In the Internet Explorer History, if you know you visited the same Web site yesterday, click View, By Date, and then click the page that represents yesterday. The folder will expand to show all the sites you visited that day, arranged in alphabetical order. (Domain names do not include the www in a Web address.) Click the link to see a list of all the pages in the site that you visited. Then, simply click the link to the page to return to the site.

Tip 440   TURNING THE SHORTCUT KEYS BACK ON IN WINDOWS XP Category:   WINDOWSXP

Older versions of Windows had underlined letters in their menus. Instead of clicking the mouse on menu items, you could press Alt and the underlined letter to activate that menu item -- a shortcut key, if you will. Although Windows XP leaves them out, here's how to turn them back on: Right-click the Desktop, choose Properties, and click the Appearance tab. Click the Effects button and remove the check mark from the line, Hide Underlined Letters for Keyboard Navigation Until I Press The Alt Key. The underlines all appear, ready for shortcuts.


Copyright 2002, MicroMetric, Inc., All Rights Reserved. Permission to copy in total, with this statement and copyright, is hereby granted.

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