Windows® XP Tricks
Do you want to improve your productivity by taking the help of Windows® XP tricks?
Working on Windows® XP with tricks can not only help you in improving your productivity but can also make others envy your knowledge. By implying these tricks in your daily working you can enjoy your work and wind up your work earlier than others.
Here we will discuss about some of the most popular Windows® XP tricks that can prove very beneficial in enhancing your performance.
- How to go Full Screen?
- Customizing the Quick Launch Bar
- Arranging windows on Desktop
- Organizing files into Groups
How to go Full Screen?
To enjoy viewing the photos and videos on the full screen of your monitor, you do not need to maximize it. You can view them at the maximum size, minus the header at the top and the taskbar at the bottom, by just clicking the ‘F11’ key at the top of your keyboard. Open any image file in Windows® Explorer, or open a photo or video clip in Windows® Media Player and then click ‘F11’ key. The photo or video enlarges to its maximum size and the title bar and taskbar are hidden. Press ‘Esc’ to restore the window to its normal view.
The customizable Quick Launch Bar
The customizable Quick Launch Bar in Windows® XP gives you convenient shortcuts to your favorite programs, folders, and files. The Quick Launch Bar remains accessible from most windows, so it is always a handy way to open those files and applications that are used by you frequently. If the Quick Launch Bar is not seen on the right of the ‘Start’ button, you should turn it on. To do so right-click on an open area of the taskbar and move your mouse pointer over ‘Toolbars’, and click ‘Quick Launch’. The Quick Launch Bar appears on your taskbar. To pin a program shortcut to the Quick Launch Bar, click the ‘Start’ button, click ‘All Programs’, then click and drag the application you want to add to the Quick Launch Bar. Release the mouse button and the application’s icon appears in the Quick Launch Bar. To add a folder or file shortcut to the Bar, open Windows® Explorer, navigate to the folder, sub-folder, or individual file you want, click and drag the folder or file you want to the Quick Launch Bar. Release the mouse button and the icon for the folder or file appears in the Quick Launch Bar. To remove a shortcut from the Quick Launch Bar, right-click on the icon in the Quick Launch Bar of the application, folder, or file you want to remove and right-click it, click ‘Delete’, and then click ‘Yes’.
In Windows® XP, it is easy to display two or more windows side by side on the desktop and that too of equal sizes. Press and hold the ‘Ctrl’ key and click two or more of the windows buttons on the taskbar that you want to open simultaneously. Release the ‘Ctrl’ key, right-click, and click ‘Tile Vertically’ command.
Windows® offers a variety of options for organizing folders and files according to your preference. This can be done by opening a folder that contains several subfolders and file types. Right-click on any blank space on the contents pane, point to ‘Arrange Icons By’, and then click ‘Show in Groups’. To arrange the contents, right-click again in any empty space on the contents pane, point to ‘Arrange Icons By’, and click ‘Name’, ‘Size’, ‘Type’, or ‘Modified’.