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Beginners Guides: 104 Tech Tips for Windows XP

Beginners Guides: 104 Tech Tips for Windows XP - PCSTATS
Abstract: From quick tips to WindowsXP, right through to cool tweak, toys and experiments, PCSTATS has go you covered with over a hundred new Tech Tips!
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WindowsXP Shortcut Tips 55-57


WindowsXP Shortcut Tips

55. Fun With Shortcuts 1: Shortcuts to Email

Here's something you might not have know you can do with shortcuts. Got one or more people you email all the time? Of course you do. So create a shortcut to send them an email. One click of the shortcut (or even a key combination, see tip 62) and your default mail program will open up a message to that person, pre-addressed and ready to send.

To make an email shortcut right click an empty area of the desktop or folder where you wish to create the shortcut and hit 'new\shortcut.'

Once the shortcut wizard comes up, type 'mailto:(the email address you want to send to)' Click 'next' and give the shortcut a name. From now on, clicking your new shortcut will open up an email to that recipient.

56. Fun with Shortcuts 2: Shortcuts to Web Sites

In much the same fashion as the above tip, you can also create desktop shortcuts to your favourite web sites. To do this right click an empty area of the desktop or folder where you wish to create the shortcut and hit 'new\shortcut.'

Once the shortcut wizard comes up, type the URL (www.pcstats.com) and click 'next' then give your shortcut a name. From now on, opening the shortcut will open your default web browser to the page you specified.

57. Fun with Shortcuts 3: Shortcuts to Windows Control Panels and Utilities

You can also use desktop shortcuts to launch specific Windows utilities and control panels that would otherwise require a fair amount of clicking through the GUI to access.

Here's some good examples:

Simply create a new shortcut then copy and paste the information below into the 'location' box of the shortcut.

To create a shortcut to system settings: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl
To create a shortcut to shared folder list: Rundll32.exe ntlanui.dll,ShareManag
To create a shortcut to display options: rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl

Computer management window: compmgmt.msc
Device manager: devmgmt.msc
Storage manager: diskmgmt.msc
Event viewer: eventvwr.msc
Group policies: gpedit.msc
Services: services.msc

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Contents of Article: PCSTATS
 Pg 1.  Beginners Guides: 104 Tech Tips for Windows XP
 Pg 2.  WindowsXP Interface Tips 1-2
 Pg 3.  WindowsXP Interface Tips 3-6
 Pg 4.  WindowsXP Interface Tips 7-9
 Pg 5.  WindowsXP Interface Tips 10-11
 Pg 6.  WindowsXP Interface Tips 12-14
 Pg 7.  WindowsXP Interface Tips 15-17
 Pg 8.  WindowsXP Interface Tips 18-20
 Pg 9.  Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips 21-23
 Pg 10.  Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips 24-25
 Pg 11.  Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips 26-30
 Pg 12.  Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips 31
 Pg 13.  Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips 32-33
 Pg 14.  Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips 34-36
 Pg 15.  Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips 37-39
 Pg 16.  Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips 40-41
 Pg 17.  Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips 42-46
 Pg 18.  Computer Security Tips 47
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 Pg 20.  Computer Security Tips 48-49
 Pg 21.  Computer Security Tips 50-51
 Pg 22.  Computer Security Tips 52
 Pg 23.  Computer Security Tips 53-54
 Pg 24.  — WindowsXP Shortcut Tips 55-57
 Pg 25.  WindowsXP Shortcut Tips 58-63
 Pg 26.  Disk and Storage Management Tips 64
 Pg 27.  Disk and Storage Management Tips 65-67
 Pg 28.  Cool Tweaks, Toys and Experiments 68-69
 Pg 29.  Cool Tweaks, Toys and Experiments 70-71
 Pg 30.  Cool Tweaks, Toys and Experiments 72-75
 Pg 31.  Cool Tweaks, Toys and Experiments 76-78
 Pg 32.  Cool Tweaks, Toys and Experiments 78 con't
 Pg 33.  Cool Tweaks, Toys and Experiments 79-81
 Pg 34.  Cool Tweaks, Toys and Experiments 82-85
 Pg 35.  Cool Tweaks, Toys and Experiments 86-90
 Pg 36.  Networking and Internet Tips 91-93
 Pg 37.  Networking and Internet Tips 94-97
 Pg 38.  Networking and Internet Tips 98-101
 Pg 39.  Networking and Internet Tips 102-104

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