The following are some simple tips to enhance your computing experience on a Windows XP Home or Professional computer.
Some Useful Internet Explorer 7 Shortcuts
If you have upgraded to Internet Explorer 7 on your Windows XP computer, then you may use the following tricks and shortcuts to enhance your browsing experience.
- If you are working on multiple tab pages, then you can press the Ctrl + Tab key combination to switch between them.
- If you use a wheel mouse, then if you click a link by using the wheel, it will open in a new tab page.
- You may also use a wheel mouse to easily close a tab-just click it with the wheel button.
- If you want to open a new tab page, press the Ctrl + T key combination.
Use Built-in Utility to Resize Images
Here is a simple tip that you can use to resize your images without opening a heavy image editing application.
- Open Windows Explorer, and then browse the folder that contains the group of images that need to be resized.
- Ensure that the Task pane is visible on the left of the Windows Explorer window – if it is not, click the Folder button to display Task pane instead of the Folders pane.
- Select the group of photos you want to resize and then select the E-Mail The Selected Items from the File and Folder Tasks section.
- In the Send Pictures Via E-Mail dialog box, click the Show More Options link.
- Select the option to resize the selected image group as desired by you and then, click OK.
- In the new mail message that displays with resize images as attachments, open the File menu and then select Save Attachments.
- Save all the images to a new folder.
- Close your new email message without saving the changes – however, if you want, you may email the compressed images to share them with your friends and relatives.
Add Create New Folder Shortcut to the Quick Launch toolbar
To speed up the task to create new folders, perform the following steps:
- Open Windows Explorer and navigate to C:Documents and SettingsYourUserNameApplication DataMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick Launch.
- Right-click in the Quick Launch folder, point to New and then select New Folder to add the New Folder icon to Quick Launch.
- Now, when you want to create a new folder, navigate to the location in Windows Explorer and then drag the New Folder icon and drop it in this location.
Note: YourUserNameApplication is the name of your user profile.
Tools to Speed Up Windows XP Performance
Use the following tools on a regular basis to maintain a high-performance error free computer for a long time:
- Add or Remove Programs or a third-party program uninstaller, such as the Perfect Uninstaller to get rid of programs you don’t use.
- Security tools antivirus, such as STOPzilla Antivirus and antispyware, such as Spyware Cease to perform regular full system scans and keep the computer free from malware.
- Registry tools, such as RegServe to maintain a clean, compact and fast registry.
- Disk Cleanup to get rid of unwanted files on the hard disk.
- Disk Defragmenter to maintain a contiguous and optimized hard disk.