69. Locking the
are leaving your computer for a while and do not wish to turn it off, but want
to assure that no-one else can use the computer while you are away, locking the
desktop is the best option.
pressing WINDOWSKEY+L, you password protect your system just as if you had
logged out or restarted the computer. The advantage is that any programs or
processes that were running when you locked the desktop will stay open and
running in the background, ready for you to resume work or play.
70. Using the Windows
Scientific calculator feature
one's been in Windows for a while, but since few people seem to know about it,
it's worth mentioning. The standard Windows calculator can be turned into a
full-functioned scientific calculator with just a simple trip to the options
the scientific calculator, open the calculator application, select the 'view'
menu and choose 'scientific.' Presto.
out of my depth talking about the functions of scientific calcs, I'll leave the
rest for you engineering students and mad scientists to discover.
XP comes with a suite of tools designed to make the Windows environment more
accessible for differently-abled users. These tools include a magnification
utility and an on-screen keyboard, among other things, and are accessed via a
wizard. Any user may find these tools occasionally useful, or at least
interesting to play with, so give them a try. Find them at:
run the wizard, which will help you configure your system with the accessibility
tools. Alternatively, you can run the individual tools from the 'accessibility'
menu under 'programs\accessories.'