Articles tagged: Windows XP Tips

Start /min

Tip of the Day: Run a Program Minimized from the Command Prompt

Settings -> System Information

Tip of the Day: System Information in a Keystroke

ipconfig

Tip of the Day: View Your Network IP Configuration

Creating a Webpage Shortcut

Tip of the Day: Make a Shortcut to a Webpage

Taskbar button options

Tip of the Day: Manage Taskbar Icons

Office Repair

Tip of the Day: Remember to Use Application Repair

Taskbar Areas

Tip of the Day: View the Full Taskbar Notification Area

Mouse Selection Techniques

Tip of the Day: Mouse Selection Techniques

Shutdown Windows Dialog

Tip of the Day: Exit Windows Using ALT+F4

Tracert

Tip of the Day: Tracert

Search Results

Tip of the Day: Windows File Explorer Search

Horizontal Scrolling with the Mouse Wheel

Tip of the Day: Horizontal Scroll With the Mouse Wheel

nslookup and ping

Tip of the Day: Resolve IP Addresses in Command Prompt

Home button in Microsoft Edge

Tip of the Day: Change Your Browser’s Home Page

Run: shell:startup

Tip of the Day: Add Your Own Auto-Start Programs

Open with

Tip of the Day: Quickly Change the Default App for a File Type

The TaskKill Command

Tip of the Day: The TaskKill Command

Charmap with a character selected

Tip of the Day: The Character Map

ipconfig /flushdns

Tip of the Day: Flush DNS to Help Diagnose Problems

Control Panel Network Adapters

Tip of the Day: Access Network Adapter Settings Quickly

File Properties displayed in File Explorer

Tip Of The Day: Three Useful Windows File Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts

Pointer Trails Setting

Tip of the Day: Pointer Trails

Combining Two Files in Command Prompt

Tip of the Day: Combining Files Using Command Prompt

Disk Compression Option in Windows

Tip of the Day: Consider Compression if You’re Low on Space

Windows sign-in screen with Microsoft Account picture.

Tip of the Day: Set or Change Your Microsoft Account Picture

View update history in Windows 10

Tip of the Day: View Update History

Net Start showing running services in Windows 10 Home

Tip of the Day: Show Running Services with Net Start

Directory listing of parent directory

Tip of the Day: The Special Meaning of “.”

Moving through a list with the keyboard

Tip of the Day: Move Quickly Through a List with the Keyboard

Comparison of Customized CMD

Tip of the Day: Customize the Command Prompt

If you spend any significant time in the Command Prompt, you may want to customize its appearance to be a little more to your liking.

Keyboard

Tip of the Day: Two Keystrokes I Use Constantly

I use two Windows Key combinations constantly, and I think you’ll find them useful as well.

mklink example

Tip of the Day: mklink: Hard and Symbolic Links in Windows

File system links can make files and folders appear in more than one place. It can be quite useful.

File Open with Thumbnails

Tip of the Day: Icons or Thumbnails?

TREE of C:\Windows

Tip of the Day: The TREE Command

ALT+TAB

Tip of the Day: ALT+TAB

The ALT+TAB tab sequence is under-appreciated. Learn its power and flexibility to switch between running programs.

Command Line Search

Tip of the Day: Searching Via the Command Prompt

Using the Command Prompt can often be quicker and clearer than Windows’ own built-in search function.

Show hidden files, folders, and drives

Tip of the Day: View Hidden Files

Downloading

Tip of the Day: Save the Installation Media

Performance Options

Tip of the Day: Disable Screen Effects for Speed

Restart

Tip of the Day: When In Doubt, Reboot