Archive for ‘Windows

Speed up your PC by optimizing the startup programs

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When a Windows computer is running slowly, one of the first things I check is this: How many programs are running at the same time, both visibly and in the background? The more programs are running, the slower they all run. So let’s streamline your computer and run only those programs that are needed. […] Read more »

How to add “Desktop shortcut” back to your “Sendto” menu

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One of the most commonly-used processes on my computer is the ability to create a shortcut icon on the desktop. Just right-click on a a file and choose “Send to” and then “Desktop-create shortcut”. But sometimes that little “create shortcut” item can disappear from your “Send to” menu. Here’s how to get it back. […] Read more »

How to customize your Send To menu

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Last week we talked about how to access the secret expanded Send To menu, and I mentioned that it was possible to also add folders and locations to the Send To menu. You can also delete some of the ones that are there by default if you don’t need them. Some people have asked about […] Read more »

Windows has a secret “Send to” menu

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You’re probably already familiar with the “Send to” menu in Windows. What most people don’t know is that there’s a hidden, expanded “Send to” menu that gives you a lot more options.   The regular Send To menu is certainly no secret. In fact, I use it all the time – most commonly, to […] Read more »

How to copy and paste the contents of a Windows dialogue box

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This is so simple and so useful, I can’t believe it’s not more widely known. It would be really handy for when a client is trying to tell me what an error message says, or what the content is in some other Windows message.   The way this comes up most of the time […] Read more »

How to rename 1000 images in 32 seconds or less

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You just got back from the trip of a lifetime. For some people that would be a cruise to Alaska, for others it might be a guided tour through the Holy Land of Israel, and for some it could be visiting some of the old castles of Ireland. Personally, I would enjoy any of them. […] Read more »