Adding Shortcuts for System Items to Windows Desktop

Have you ever tried to add a desktop shortcut pointing to “This PC”? Sounds like a reasonable thing to do, doesn’t it? Here’s how you normally create a shortcut and place it on the desktop: Open File Explorer Find the file or folder for which you would like a desktop shortcut Right-click on the file …
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Dragging Folder Shortcuts to the Windows Taskbar

Windows doesn’t readily allow you to drag folder shortcuts to the taskbar – but it can be done It is useful to be able to drag desktop shortcuts onto the taskbar so that they are easily found whether or not the desktop is being displayed. If, however, you have desktop shortcuts that are shortcuts to …
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A small victory – two clicks saved

Isn’t it odd how we can become obsessed with small details when it comes to computers? I have been mildly amused many times over the years by my computer support clients asking me to help with seemingly small problems that amount to nothing more than being forced into making one or two more mouse clicks …
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Messy Desktop – time for a spring clean

I live in a small flat and I know that the ONLY way of managing this is to keep it fairly tidy I’m not obsessive or over-fastidious: it’s just that I know that life is more manageable, and easier in the long run, if I try and keep everything more or less in its place. …
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Windows Character Map

Have you ever wondered how to type special characters that do not appear on the keys of your keyboard? I’m talking of things such as: è é ç These are all pretty standard French characters, but it’s not at all obvious (in Windows, at any rate) how to type them. Likewise, symbols such as © …
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