Change the Default Opening Folder in Windows Explorer
Windows XP Home & Professional

By default, Windows Explorer opens showing the My Documents folder. To change the default setting so that all top–level drives and folders are shown, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, point to Programs, then Accessories, then right–click Windows Explorer, and click Properties.

2.Under Target field, which reads %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe, add to make the line read %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n, /e, /select, C:\

3.Click OK.

Now when you open Windows Explorer you get to choose from all the folders and drives, not just My Documents.

Add New Programs to Your Menu Alphabetically
Windows XP Home or Professional

Many people, including us, find it annoying that new programs and icons add themselves to the end of the start menu. Most of us would like to have them in alphabetical order. To arrange the items by name on your start menu, follow the instructions below:

1. Click Start, click All Programs, and then right-click on any folder or icon.

2. Click Sort by Name.

That's all there is to it. Now your start menu is organized alphabetically - like magic!

Activate a Screensaver Instantly!
Windows XP Home or Professional

Turn on a screensaver without having to wait by adding a shortcut to your desktop:

1. Click the Start button, and then click Search.

2. In the Search Companion window, click All file types.

3. In the file name box, type *.scr

4. In the Look in box, choose Local Hard Drives (C:) or the drive where you have system files stored on your computer.

5. Click Search.

6. You will see a list of screensavers in the results. Pick a screensaver you want. You can preview it by double-clicking it.

7. Right click on the file, choose Send To, and then click Desktop (create shortcut).

8. To activate the screensaver, double-click the icon on your desktop.

How to set all folders to List instead of the default Icon View
Windows XP Home & Professional

1. Open any folder.
2. On the menu bar, select View | List
3. On the menu bar, select Tools | Folder Options | View tab | Apply to All Folders
4. Click on OK to confirm

IE Script Debugger Error Bugging You?
Windows 98/ME/NT/2000 and Windows XP Home and Professional - Internet Explorer 5 and 6

If you go to sites and had an annoying screen pop up asking if you wish to debug the website, you can turn it off. This is not a function of your operating system (Windows XP, 98, ME, etc.) but of Internet Explorer.

It's simple to turn off the debugging feature:

Open Internet Explorer, Click Tools | Internet Options | Advanced
Locate Disable script Debugging and put a check mark in front of it.


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