Monday, March 07, 2005

Internet Tip 13

Welcome to the next issue of "Internet Tips"! There are three sections to this email: a beginner's tip, an advanced tip, and a useful internet link. Enjoy!

Beginner's Tip: How do I get my Taskbar back?
*Move the mouse to the bottom of the screen until the mouse cursor looks like you're about to resize something.
*Stretch the Taskbar up, so that it is visible.
*To do this with the keyboard, type Ctrl-ESC, Alt-Space, S, and then use the Up Arrow to resize the taskbar.

Advanced Tip: The Annoying Paperclip
I don't have to tell you how annoying that stupid little animated paperclip character is that pops up in Microsoft Office 2000 and Office XP, preventing mouse clicks until it's closed. Clippy (and all the other stupid little characters) are very easy to kill:
*Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control Panel.
*Locate Microsoft Office 2000 or Microsoft Office XP in the list of installed programs, and double-click it (in Windows Me/2000/XP, highlight it and click Change).
*When the setup window appears, click Add or Remove Features.
*For Office 2000, click the plus sign [+] next to Office Tools, and click the box next to Office Assistant; for Office XP, it's in the Office Shared Features category.
*From the menu that appers, choose Not Available.
*Click Update Now when you're done. That's it! None of those annoying characters will ever bother you again!

Useful Internet Link: The tips above came from a handy site called Access the site to find answers and tips to make computing less of a pain.