50. Change the picture in the
like to replace the picture identifying each user on the XP welcome screen with
something more personalized, read on.
start\control panel\user accounts. Select the user account you wish to change
and click 'change my picture.'
here, select 'browse for more pictures' and locate the pic you wish to use. XP
will automatically size the picture down to fit, but be aware that the welcome
pics are rather tiny, so use a shot that has good detail to start with or it
will be difficult to see.
51. Add items to the 'Send To'
right click option.
need to enable the viewing of hidden files and folders to use this tip. See tip
XP, like previous versions of the operating system, has a handy 'send to' option
in the menu that appears when you right click an icon in explorer. By default
this contains only a few options, none of which are particularly useful except
for creating shortcuts.
you can easily add your own destinations to the 'send to' menu. Very useful if
you have a folder you use for backing up files, for example, and you want to
periodically move different files and folders to that location for storage.
items to the 'send to' command: In explorer, navigate to 'c:\documents and
settings\(your user name)\send to'
shortcuts to folders or applications placed in this folder will appear in the
'send to' option when you right click an icon. You could use this to send files
to a Zip program, for example. Experiment with it, and I'm sure you'll find a
few ways it can help you on a day-to-day basis.
52. Automatically run programs
when starting Windows XP
are applications or commands that you run every single time you start your
computer (Email comes to mind) you may want to consider setting things up so
that these programs run automatically during the Windows XP startup. This can be
done quite easily in XP by creating shortcuts and shuffling them around.
how: Windows XP has a startup folder located at 'C:\ Documents and Settings\
(your user name)\ Start Menu\ Programs\Startup.' Shortcuts placed into this
folder will be run automatically when Windows XP starts up.
already have shortcuts for the programs you desire to use, copy and paste them
into the startup folder. Otherwise, go to 'start\programs,' select the program
you would like to create a shortcut for, right click it and select 'send to'
then 'desktop.' This will create a shortcut on the desktop that you can then