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.
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
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.
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.
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!