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Misbehaving Window

Have you ever had one of those windows that you cannot get it to Maximize or Minimize? Sometimes Web programmers splash an advertising screen onto your PC with no controls, and will use this technique so that you can't get their junk off your screen.

For some bizarre reason they think this is a good thing.

To get rid of the work of this miscreant, click anywhere in the misbehaving window and hit Alt + Space bar. On the resulting menu, you can choose Close and kill the window.

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Caps Lock Alarm:

Don't you hate it when you accidentally hit the Caps Lock key? Sometimes I have a whole sentence typed in before I realize my mistake! (I know, GASP!)

What if you could set your computer up so it alerts you when your pinky finger wanders off and taps the Caps Lock key? With this tip, I'll show you how to make your computer beep & flash the next time it happens.

The first thing you'll need to do is get the computer to beep when you hit the Caps Lock key. Here's how:

1. Hit the Start button, Settings, Control Panel (XP Users, hit the Start button, Control Panel). Open the Accessibility Options Icon.

2. On the Keyboard tab, hit the "Use Toggle Keys" checkbox.

That's it for the beeping part.

Next, we need to get your screen to flash at you. Here's how:

1. From the Accessibility Options screen, hit the Sound tab and look at the "Use Sound Sentry" checkbox.

2. Next Hit the Settings button and select "Flash active window" from the "Warning for windowed programs" drop downbox.

That's it. Hit OK until you\'re clear of property and settings screens. Open your favorite word processor and hit your Caps Lock key.

Cool huh?

P.S. If you don't have an Accessibility Options icon in your Control Panel, you may not have it installed.

To install, hit your Start button, Settings, Control Panel. Open the Add/Remove programs icon and Hit the Windows Setup tab. You'll be able to add components from there. Keep in mind you'll need your Windows CD!


 

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