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volume 1 number 2 september 1996 TipSheet

Welcome to the second issue of MicroMetric's TipSheet. This monthly newsletter is targeted at addressing the needs of our customers. We'll continue this newsletter series with more tips for the Windows 95 Desktop.

Tip 14   Desktop definitions Category:   DESKTOP

Some general definitions:

Tip 15   Desktop/Windows shortcut keys Category:   DESKTOP

Here's a summary of Shortcut keys available to the Desktop and all windows:

Tip 16   Customize a shortcut icon Category:   DESKTOP

To customize a shortcut icon, right-click the desired shortcut, select Properties, Shortcut, Change Icon, then select the desired Icon. If you don't find one to fit your needs, try Browse and look in \Windows\System first.

Tip 17   Change display resolution Category:   DESKTOP

To change your display resolution "on the fly", right-click the desktop, select Properties | Settings, and change from, say VGA to 800 by 600 resolution without rebooting.

Tip 18   Rename a highlighted icon with [F2] Category:   DESKTOP

Press [F2] if you want to rename a highlighted icon. It's the same as clicking an icon with the right mouse button and choosing Rename.

Tip 19   Sorting Recycle Bin details Category:   DESKTOP

The next time you're trying to find something in a sea of Recycle Bin items, stop. Look at them in a different way. Let Windows 95 sort them for you first. Then you can find what you need at the drop of an icon. With the Recycle Bin open, pull down the View menu and choose Details. Hold your cursor over the right or left edge of the window, and when it changes to a double-pointed arrow, drag it to make the window large enough to show all five columns of data. Pick the criterion (one of the five columns) that best identifies what you're looking for, then click the gray area at the top of that column. Presto--instant sort. (Click the column heading again to reverse the sort order.) Scroll down that column until you see the piece of information you know, and there's that item! This Tip also works in Explorer.


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