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ALT + Number = Special Characters

Did you know that you can create special symbols (such as fractions, etc) by pressing the ALT key on your keyboard and entering a number? It's true! Here are the steps: Make certain that the "Num Lock" key is turned on (hint: it's most likely ... located near the numeric keypad of your keyboard). Press and hold the ALT key. While the ALT key is pressed, type in a number. You can refer to this page or try a few numbers using the samples below. Release the Alt key. The character should appear. Here are some of the symbols and fractions you can create: Alt + 171 = ½ Alt + 172 = ¼ Alt + 0174 = ® Alt ...href="/news/979/alt-number-special-characters" class="more-link">view more)

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A Quick Way to Cycle Through Active Windows?

Arlene M. asks: " Dear Dennis, I have Windows XP Pro. Sometimes, [the window I'm working with stays on top of the desktop], and sometimes [it disappears below other windows]. Do you know how I can have my active window show up on top so I don't have ... to [constantly click through other windows to get to it]? " My Response: If a window is active (IE: in use), it will remain on top of all other windows. Once another window is clicked or moved, it becomes the active window. Some programs -- such as WinAMP (used to play .MP3 files) -- have a feature which can make its program window ... (view more)

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