Are you always looking for ways to become more productive when printing, finding files or sending email without a lot of hassle? Infinity can help! Here are just 5 ways to become more productive using Windows.
- Printing From Windows Explorer
Want to print a document but you don’t want to take the time and effort to first open Word. You’ll appreciate this little tip.
- Browse your hard drive for the file you want to print.
- Right-click on the icon for it.
- Scroll down and left-click on “Print.”
This will work regardless of whether you’re using Windows 7, Vista, or Windows XP.
- Pin programs to the Start menu
Do you find it convenient to use your Start menu to quickly assess programs? Here’s a tip just for you.
From the Start menu, click All Programs. Look for your favorite program, right-click on the program’s icon and scroll down to Pin to Start menu and use your left mouse button to click. That’s it.
Here’s an alternative way to do it: you can also pin an application by dragging and dropping its icon from All Programs to the Start menu. The program is now “pinned” to your Start menu. It’s just as easy to remove it too; just right-click the program icon on the Start menu and then click Unpin from Start menu or click Remove from this list.
- Use small icons on your Start menu
If you’ve been using your computer for some time, you might find that your Start Menu has gotten cluttered. You can change the size of the icons to a smaller size. Here’s how:
- Right-click the Start button and choose Properties.
- Select the Start Menu tab and click Customize.
Windows 7 and Windows Vista users: Scroll to the bottom of the list, clear the Use large icons check box, and then click OK twice.
Windows XP users: Select Small icons, and then click OK twice.
- Search a Folder
Now where did I save that file? Have you ever wondered that? I have a tip that will speed up the process for you if you know what folder it is in.
Windows 7 and Windows Vista users: Locate the folder where you think the file is located. You’ll notice at the top of your open window that there is a Search box. You can just start typing part or all of the name of the file, or type in a word or phrase that is in that file. You’ll notice as you’re typing that the results will be updated as you go.
Windows XP users: Locate the folder where you think the file’s located, right-click the folder, and then click Search. Again, you can type part or all of the name of the file or even a word or phrase to have results displayed.
- Send an email attachment from anywhere on the desktop
Do you find that you need to send a file that’s on your desktop or your hard drive but don’t want to open Outlook or other email program to send an email to someone quickly? You’ll appreciate this tip.
Locate a file anywhere on your hard drive that you want to email. Now right-click that file’s icon, click Send To and click Mail Recipient. You will receive a new mail message with the file attached and ready to send.
Greenlight is always looking for tips that will be useful to you in your daily use of your computer. We hope you can use these and can begin to use them right away. Call us today if you are looking for a trustworthy Orange County Microsoft Support team to help your business.