Here’s how to change your
Go to your Windows XP’s desktop and right click on an empty space. Select “Properties”.
In the “Display Properties” window that appears, navigate to the “Settings” tab on the right.
Move the slider in the bottom-left corner of the window to change your computer’s screen resolution: left for lower resolution, right for higher resolution. Try moving it to the far right for maximum resolution. Press “Apply” and see if everything works.
box will pop up after your screen
adjusts itself. If everything’s OK,
If your screen looks stretched or has a lot of lag, press “No” or wait 15 seconds to revert to the old settings. Find a resolution that you like.
A Faster Way To Shut Down And Log Off Your Windows XP:
Instead of accessing the shutdown menu via Start->Turn Off Computer, open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
Press “Shut Down” at the top of the Task Manager and choose what you want your Windows XP to do:
- Stand By
- Turn Off
- Log off
- Switch User
The task will be performed in a matter of seconds.
Internet Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts:
Do you want to cut down on your keystrokes in internet explorer when you are entering an address into the address bar such as: http://www.avcomputerrepair.com ??
You can save a lot of keystrokes through the year by trying these....
|Add "http://www." to the beginning and ".com" to the end of text in Address Bar||CTRL+ENTER|
|Add "http://www." to the beginning and the website address suffix you have specified to the end of text in the Address Bar*||CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER|
|Open the website address that is typed in the Address Bar in new tab||ALT+ENTER|
|View list of previously typed addresses||F4|
Defragment your hard drives and speed up your Windows:
The defragment program is built into Windows. Just click on the Start Button/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Disk Defragmenter.
Select which drive you want to defragment, this is usually the (C:) drive.
And then click on the 'Defragment' Button.
And, before you defragment, it is best to close all other programs on your computer.