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Windows CTRL Key Stuck? Desktop Icons are Huge?

Infopackets Reader Bill T. writes: " Dear Dennis, I'm not sure what happened, but the other day I was using my computer and the icons on my desktop became sticky. I double clicked MS Word to launch it, but it wouldn't do anything. So I tried ... clicking on Foxit Reader, but both MS Word and Foxit Reader were selected and I couldn't open either one. To make things worse, now my desktop icons are gigantic and are taking up most of the space on my screen. I can't seem to figure out how to make the icons go back to the original size they were on the desktop. Any idea why this happened and how I can ... (view more)

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How can I find the Cursor Position on my Screen?

Infopackets Reader 'lewfrazier' writes: " Dear Dennis, Sometimes I when I'm viewing a page on my web browser (or MS Word, for that matter), I can't find the cursor on the screen. Is there a freeware program I can download that will help me locate ... the cursor on my screen? " My Response: That's a great question -- thanks for asking. You can locate your cursor by tapping the CTRL key on your keyboard, but you first need to enable this feature in Windows (no download is required). The 'cursor location' feature works with Windows XP, 7, and 8; here are the ... (view more)

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Arrange Objects with Ease: MS PowerPoint

Need to copy an object quickly and easily using PowerPoint? Instead of using Cut and Paste, try this method instead: Single left-click the object you want to copy (this will select the object). Hold down the CTRL key on the keyboard. Now, hold down ... the left mouse button with the CTRL key and drag the object to the new location. It's simple. It's quick! Now try the above steps again -- but this time, press the Shift key at the same time as the CTRL key; the result will have objects aligned to each other -- particularly useful if you have many objects on the screen that need to be arranged in ... (view more)

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