Articles in Category: Windows User Interface

Recycle Bin & Restore

I Deleted a File by Mistake, Can I Get It Back?

It is sometimes possible to recover a file deleted by accident. Stop using the disk, check your Recycle Bin, and perhaps pull out an undelete utility.

CCleaner UAC

How do I stay protected using an administrator account?

Administrator accounts have more safety functions in them in recent Windows versions, but you’re right… running as an administrator could be a risk.

Pointer/Cursor

Why does my cursor disappear while typing?

This might be a feature that you can adjust in the Windows Control Panel. If not, we might have to dive a little deeper.

Now that's a clean desktop!

Is It Safe to Store Files on My Desktop?

The desktop is not a place I keep things I use, because it’s always obscured. It’s also a fragile environment to keep important files because it is prone to mis-swipes of the mouse and more.

This file does not have a program associated with it – what does this mean and what do I do?

This file does not have a program associated with it is a common error message when Windows doesn’t know what program is used to open a file. I’ll look at what that means, and step you can take.

External Monitor

My window is too large and wider than my screen. How do I resize it back?

A window that is too big for your screen can be a real problem. Let’s fix that.

Can I Avoid Retyping Error Messages When I Need to Report Them?

Many Windows error messages can often be quickly and easily copied to the clipboard with a single keystroke.