Computer Tips
lovely • onDid You Know 13 years ago • 3 min read

To get the cent sign or fractions in your document, hold down the ALT key and: type 155 = ¢ type 171 = ¼ type 172 = ½

Q: How do I rename a file? A:There are at least three ways to rename a file. 1. You could click the file name once to highlight, click a second time to make it available to change, then type in the new file name. 2. Right-click the file and choose Rename. This will highlight the file name allowing you to type in a new one.

  1. Hold down the Alt key and double-click the file to open the Properties box. Type the new name in the name box.

There's More To Text Than Just Black & White I'm sure most of you know that you can change font color. However, the way I've seen a lot of people complete this repetitive task is to go to the Format menu, Font choice, Font tab then choose a color from the drop-down list in the middle of the screen. Now, if the font color was changed before the text was typed then the whole process is repeated later on to put the color back to black. If there are other areas to be changed, then it's back to the Format menu, Font choice, etc... I don't know about you, but that's making me tired and frustrated just thinking about it. But, there exists, unknown to far too many people, a faster way. You see, there's this little button that with just one click gives you a font color palette from which to choose.

Simply click the down arrow on the button then click on the color you need. The last color used stays under the A, so if you need to set that color again, it only takes another click on the A. One click, two click, font color done.

Window States Ever have a program that always starts in a "normal" state but you really want it maximized? Well, here's a little trick to help you do just that (and more) with a quick little bit of shortcut editing. Note: although this seems to work on most programs, sometimes you'll run across a program that just won't cooperate. 1. First, right-click the shortcut to the program and select Properties. 2. Under the Shortcut tab, you'll see a drop box labeled Run. In that box, you'll find options to run the program as either Normal (it starts up at it's default size), Minimized (it starts up minimized to the toolbar), or Maximized (it starts up full screen).

Select the start-up state you want and you're all set. I tried this with Internet Explorer to prevent the small browser window problem. It works when clicking the desktop or start menu shortcut, but if you open links in a new window (Shift+click) it will still default to the last window size you used.


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