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Modifying a Shortcut Menu: MS Word

In most applications, you're stuck with whatever the software company decides to put on its shortcut menus (the set of commands that appear when you right-click your mouse). For instance, Mr. Gates must have considered hyperlinks very important ... because in Word 2003, you can insert a hyperlink from 26 of the 62 shortcut menus. The shortcut menu that the majority of people use is the Text shortcut menu, which appears when you right-click within the text of a document. Luckily, you are able to rearrange any of the 62 shortcut menus in Word according to what you find to be important. For instance ... (view more)

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'Build A Dvr Out Of An Old Pc', and '99 Useful Run Commands'

Build A Dvr Out Of An Old Pc According to the author," Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) have become a necessary luxury over the last several years. Millions of people rely on these devices to pause and rewind live television, and to keep track of ... broadcast schedules and record programs for them. Many consider them just as essential to their daily lives as their cell phones. Several months ago, I finally became sufficiently jealous of the millions of DVR owners to motivate me to put a DVR in my own living room. But I wanted something more versatile than a normal TiVo, ReplayTV, or Ultimate ... (view more)

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'99 Useful Run Commands', and 'Windows Live Safety Center'

99 Useful Run Commands Do you use the Run feature in Windows XP? For many users, this feature is rarely used. The reason being: nearly all of the Run Commands Correspond to a particular Control Panel Item or a Utility, Tool or Task that can be ... accessed through Windows. The main reason most people don't use the Run feature is because they don't know the Commands. So, to solve that problem, here are 99 Run Commands and what they correspond to. Windows Live Safety Center Windows Live Safety Center is a new, free Microsoft service designed to help ensure ... (view more)

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Copy Multiple Folders but not Contents Onto a New Disk?

Infopackets Reader Cara J. writes: " Dear Dennis, I enjoy your newsletter greatly. I've been saving documentation on a 100 megabyte ZIP disk , which there are multiple folders I've created. I'm running out of space on this particular ZIP disk and ... will have to start using a new one soon. Question: is there a way to copy just the folders (and not the contents) from the first disk to a new one? I'm particular about the way I file my information and would like to use the same method on the new disk. Any help would be appreciated! " My response: This is an odd question, however, it is ... (view more)


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