What is standby mode?When your computer is in the Standby mode, your computer consumes less electricity, but is ready for immediate use. However, if the computer loses electrical power while in the standby mode, any information you have not saved will be lost.
To start a program: Left click the Start button, located in the lower left corner of your screen.
Highlight All Program Programs. The Program menu will appear. Move to the Program menu and highlight the program you want to start. If you see a right pointer next to your selection, a submenu will appear.
Refine your choice by highlighting the appropriate selection on the submenu.
What is Windows Explorer? Windows Explorer is an application that you can use to view the content of your hard drives on your computer and manipulate the folders and files within them. Using Windows Explorer, you can cut, copy, paste, rename, and delete folders and files.
When connecting through a Dialup connection you are asking your computer to dial a phone number to authenticate your Internet account with your provider's security infastructure. Once your computer and account has been authenticated you are free to surf the web, check e-mail, and do whatever else can be done on the Net.
Desktop shortcuts provide a faster way of accessing software applications, games, shortcuts, and documents. There are a variety of reasons why you would want to create a shortcut. You might want an easier way of accessing a software application instead of launching it through the Start menu. You might have several document folders that you would like to see a shortcut to on your desktop. Or you might want to access a feature from the Windows control panel straight from your desktop instead of going through the Control Panel to link to it. Whatever the situation desktop shortcuts are the easiest and fastest way to launch your favorite stuff!
In this tutorial I examine the very easy process of creating desktop shortcuts in both Windows XP and Windows 7.
It is quite simple to create a shortcut in Windows XP Professional.
Figure out which program, application, document, or webpage that you would like to have a shortcut made for. For the purpose of this tutorial, we are going to make a shortcut pointing to a folder on a hard drive called ShortcutTest.
Next, minimize any open programs on your screen so that you can clearly see an empty area on your Windows Windows desktop. Right click an empty area on the desktop and a pop-up menu will appear. Select the item New.
This window will confirm the new shortcut's details.
Left click the Back button to go back to the previous screen to make changes.
Left click the Finish button to confirm the creation of the new shortcut.
To abort the entire operation left click the Cancel button.
Select a title for the shortcut by entering a name in the input box. This final window will confirm that Windows has successfully made a new shortcut. You can type anything you would prefer for the shortcut's name.
Left click the Finish button to confirm the operation.
Your new shortcut will be visible on the desktop!
How To Create A Shortcut In Windows Vista and Windows 7
In Windows 7 the instructions for creating shortcuts is roughly the same so here they are:
Right click an empty area on the desktop and a pop-up menu will appear. Select the item New from the drop-down menu.
The new shortcut window will appear.
For the purpose of this tutorial we will create a shortcut to the program in the C:\WINDOWS directory named notepad.
Your new shortcut will now be visible on the desktop.
Congratulations! You now know how to create a shortcut on your Windows desktop.
In Windows 7 you can send a shortcut to the destkop from any file, folder, or application right within Windows Explorer. Here's how:
Launch Windows Explorer by left clicking Start.
In the Start Search box type Windows Explorer and wait.
In the list of results left click the Windows Explorer link at the top of the menu.
Figure out which program, application, document, or webpage that you would like to have a shortcut made for. For the purpose of this tutorial, we are going to make a shortcut pointing to the documents folder for the current user profile.
Once you figure out which program you want to make a shortcut for right click on the program or document name.
Left click Send To. From the pop-up menu that appears left click Send To Desktop (Create Shortcut) item.
Your new shortcut will be visible on the desktop.
Congratulations! You now know how to send a shortcut to the desktop directly through Windows Explorer.