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Put The Control Panel On Your Start Menu
This is an oldie-but-goodie. It should be a default part of the OS for any 32-bit version of Windows. This easy tip will set up a new cascading shortcut to the Control Panel right on your Start Menu. This is what you do:
- Highlight the entire following line (but not the trailing blank space) and then press Ctrl+C to copy it.
- Right-click the Start button and choose Open.
- Right-click anywhere on the background area in the START MENU folder and choose New/Folder. Highlight the New Folder label, and press Ctrl+V to paste the long name you copied.
- Press Enter.
- Click the Start button to see the new cascading Control Panel.
Check `em out.
- The one for Word 2000 is a little lame, but here goes just the same:
- Create a new document.
- Click Help and then About Microsoft Word.
- Hit CTRL+ALT+SHIFT and click the line that goes across the lower part of the dialog box horizontally, just above the “OK” button.
- Netscape Communicator has a bunch of them:
- Launch Netscape.
- Type any of the following “about” commands in the URL box (Note: It’s case sensitive.):
- about:mozilla and hit Enter.
- about:logo and hit Enter.
- about:license and hit Enter.
- about:document and hit Enter.
- about:cache and hit Enter.
- about:global and hit Enter.
- about:memory-cache and hit Enter.
- about:plugins and hit Enter.
- about:jeff and hit Enter and then go up to the parent directory and check out web pages for a bunch of people that work for Netscape.
- Livescript: or
- And here’s a lame one for IE4 or 5:
- Launch Internet Explorer.
- Type about:mozilla in the URL box and hit Enter.
- For Outlook Express:
- Launch Outlook Express.
- Click the New Message toolbar button to start a new e-mail.
- Click Format then Rich Text (HTML).
- Click on the body of the message.
- Type athena and hit Enter once and close the message. (Click “NO” in the dialog box.)
- Now click the Outlook Express icon just above Inbox, in the left-hand pane.
- Click on a blank space in the big right pane and type “about” and hit Enter.
Outlook Express 5.0 Tweaks
Here are a couple of simple and benign customizations you can apply to OE5.
Kill The OE 5 Splash Screen:
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