Vista

Quick Launch in Vista

Dear Computer Lady, I love your newsletter for many years now. thinking that uninstalling quick launch was the answer to my lower right side icon loading; i now realize that i need that handy program. can i get it back somewhere? i use vista home basic w/windows Jacqueline

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Auto Hide Taskbar

Dear Computer Lady, The bar that pops up at the bottom of my screen – the “task bar” I think it’s called – it’s got the “start” button on the far left side. Well, I can’t get the dumb thing to go away. It used to slide down and away, but not anymore! HELP! What […]

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Recently Changed Folder

Dear Computer Lady, I am running vista on my laptop. Every time i save a document in my documents it goes into a folder called Recently Changed. If i delete the contents of this folder i lose my document. Or when i save a document , then go to my documents folder, the document is […]

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Change Folder Name

Dear Computer Lady, Your Letter each week is soooo informative . Thank you for all your help! I have a question, I have XP and when I name a folder and then decide to change it, How do I do that? Thank You, Carol

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Easy Vista Shutdown

Have you noticed that shutting down your computer is not as easy as it used to be now that you are using Windows Vista? When you click on the “Start Orb” and then click on the power button symbol, it puts your computer to sleep instead of turning it off. If you want to really […]

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Default Folder View

Dear Computer Lady, Is there a way to set the Window’s Toolbar VIEW to default to Details instead of Tiles? Keep up the column of great Q & A’s. Dave

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Quickly Shutdown Vista

Dear Computer Lady, One of the things I miss in Windows Vista is the ability to quickly shut down my computer. The Shut Down command is hidden in the new start menu. How can I make it easier to access? Joyce

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Vista Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows Vista Keyboard Shortcuts Here are some simple keyboard shortcuts you can use in Windows Vista. Some of these shortcuts work in previous versions of Windows as well. The “Win” key is between the Ctrl key and Alt key on the bottom row of your keyboard.

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Sort Vista Contacts

Dear Computer Lady, Many thanks for your help for so many of us. You are a national asset. I have recently gotten a new computer with Vista. On my older computer, with Windows XP, I used Outlook Express and my contacts were listed alphabetically by last name. With Vista’s Windows mail my contacts are listed […]

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Restore Favorites

Now that you have your favorites backed up to a data stick, you can restore them to your original computer, or put them on another computer that you might be using at home or work. Here is how you restore your favorites files on a computer.

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