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Resize and restore your desktop icons

Pre-7 Windows, Tips, Windows, Windows 7 // 04/06/2010

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There’s no need to squint to view the icons on your desktop, you can resize them on the fly: Click an empty space on the desktop then hold down the Ctrl key and roll your mouse wheel forward to increase the icon size, backwards to decrease the size. This doesn’t change the size of the […]

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Quickly copy a folder’s contents

Pre-7 Windows, Tips, Windows, Windows 7 // 04/06/2010

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To quickly copy all the files in a folder in Windows 7 or Vista: Open the folder. Right-click the breadcrumb bar and select Copy Address. Minimise the open folder, right-click within another folder or on the desktop and choose Paste from the pop-up menu. A copy of the folder and all its contents will be […]

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Google: The whole shebang

Internet // 03/31/2010

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There are plenty of web search engines, but to most of us Google is web search. The company has so successfully redefined the search market that its name has become synonymous with searching. Although most people use Google, few use it really effectively. Here’s a guide to making the most of Google. Quick searches Basic […]

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Troubleshooting Internet problems

Internet // 03/31/2010

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Troubleshooting communications problems can be a frustrating pastime. There are so many parts to any computer connection it’s often hard to isolate where the problem is located, let alone pin down exactly what’s wrong. The trouble could be with your hardware: modem, router, Ethernet or wireless card, the cables, or interference from other devices. It […]

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