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How To Speeding Up the Display of Start Menu Items

An easy way to speed up the display of the Start Menu Items is to turn off the menu shadow.

  1. Right click on an open area of the Desktop

  2. Select Properties

  3. Click on the Appearance tab

  4. Click on the Effects button

  5. Uncheck Show shadows under menus

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im missing my short cut to my recent documents


Could you tell me What Operating system you have , if its Windows 7, you can
  1. Open Taskbar and Start Menu Properties by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_818.jpg, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Taskbar and Start Menu.
  2. Click the Start Menu tab. Under Privacy, select the Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar check box, if it isn't already selected.
  3. Click Customize. In the Customize Start Menu dialog box, scroll through the list of options to find the Recent Itemscheck box, select it, click OK, and then click OK again. (To remove Recent Items from the Start menu, clear the Recent Items check box, click OK, and then click OK again.)

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  • To clear the list of items shown in Recent Items, click Start, right-click Recent Items, and then click Clear recent items list.

May 11, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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cannot create folder


Use Windows Explorer to open the folder in which you wish to create the new folder.
The "My Documents" folder is a good choice if you are new to Windows.
2
Look at the left side of the Explorer Window for an area marked "File and Folder Tasks."
Click on the link that says "Make a new folder."

3
Click on "File" on the menu bar to begin creating a new folder in a different way.
Select the "New" menu item and click on the "Folder" submenu item.

4
Move the mouse cursor to a blank area of the folder area and right click to bring up the context menu to begin creating a new folder in a third way.
Select "New" and click on the "Folder" submenu item.

5
Utilize a fourth method to create a folder directly on the desktop.
Right click on a blank area of the desktop.
Select "New" and click on the "Folder" submenu item.

6
Type a name for the new folder in the highlighted area after using any of the methods described in Steps 2 through 4.
Press the "Enter" key or click in a blank area of the folder window to complete the process.
also you might just open your drive right click inside select new folder and name it.

Restore Folder Options in Windows XP
Windows XP has several viewing options that you can modify for folders in Windows Explorer. These include being able to customize whether you activate items by clicking them once or twice, whether Windows displays hidden and protected files and several other options.
If you have played with these options in an attempt to determine how you prefer to use your computer, you may accidentally reach the point where you have changed so many items that you are unsure of how to revert to the original configuration.
For this reason, Windows XP allows you to restore the folder options to their defaults by clicking a button.
Open Windows Explorer.
Two of the fastest ways to do this are by clicking the "Start" button and then clicking "My Computer" and by double clicking the "My Computer" icon on the desktop.
Click the "Tools" drop-down menu and select "Folder Options."

Click the "General" tab, and then click the "Restore Defaults" button if you would like to restore the default settings for the "Common Tasks" bar on the left side of folders, whether new folders open in the same window or a new window and whether items open with a single click or double click.
Click the "View" tab, and then click the "Restore Defaults" button if you would like to restore any advanced view settings to their defaults, such as whether Windows displays hidden and protected files.
Click the "Reset All Folders" button if you would like to restore the default viewing option to all folders, such as the detailed view or list view.
Click "OK" to save your changes.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/812003

Aug 14, 2013 | Western Digital Passport Computers &...

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how to locate "my computer"


To put the MY COMPUTER icon on the desktop, click the START button and right click on COMPUTER. Click the "SHOW ON DESKTOP" item in the menu and your COMPUTER icon will show up on your desktop . . Easy, yes?

Nov 23, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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my computer


Hi,
In Windows XP you can open My Computer from the Start menu. To open My Computer, click on the Start button, then click on "My Computer" link as shown in the attached image.

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To save the "My Computer" icon on the Desktop, right-click on "My Computer" Link in the Start Menu, and click on "Show on the Desktop" link.
Hope this solves your problem. For more help and clarifications, please reply to this post. Thanks

Aug 24, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition for PC

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Windows XP - Where is


Hi Grumpa43,

None, on some install versions of XP, the Settings has been removed. If there is no Settings, just proceed to Control Panel.

Alternately, you can also go to the Display Properties by doing a right click on any clear area of your desktop and left click on the "Properties"

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Feb 17, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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