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Entries Tagged as 'Optimizing'

Customizing the Microsoft Office 2007 Favorite Links bar

May 17th, 2013 · No Comments

In Office 2007, when you go to save a file, there was a default list of locations on the left side of the pop-up window. That used to be called the “My Places” bar, it is now labeled “Favorite Links”. If you create many documents and you need to save them in a location that […]

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Tags: Optimizing · Speeding Up

Customize the Office XP (2002) or 2003 “Places” Bar

May 17th, 2013 · No Comments

Even though it is the End-of-life for Office 2003 and Office 2002 / XP has already been reached, I know many of you still use it. If you use Office XP (2002) or 2003 you’ll find it very handy to be able to customize the contents of the “Places” bar to include shortcuts to your […]

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Tags: Optimizing · Software

Windows 7 Action Center

March 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Microsoft decided to add a helpful though not fully robust program called “Action Center” to assist users with computer issues. To get to the Action Center, click on the “Start” button which is the Windows symbol in the lower left of your monitor. In the “Search Programs and Files” box immediately above the Start button […]

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Tags: Optimizing · Speeding Up

Windows 7 Taskbar Icons

October 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Of the many features in Windows 7 is the ability to move around the taskbar icons. Since XP came out you can drag and drop where you want which icon in the taskbar, the same applies to Vista. To move a taskbar icon in Windows 7 simply grab it and drag and drop it to […]

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Tweaking and Optimizing XP, the PDF

July 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I┬áhave taken a large collection of my tips for tweaking and optimizing Windows XP and put them in this PDF just for you. Some tips are “old” and some of the changes suggested were implemented by Microsoft with XP’s Service Pack 3, however I have put them all in one place, just in case. Enjoy […]

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