Windows 2000 Tips


Windows 2000 gives you the option of personalizing some menus looks.

To fade in and out or scroll Right-click on a blank spot on the Desktop and select Properties from the pop-up menu. Click the Effects tab.

In the Visual Effects section, check the option labeled Use Transition Effects For Menus And Tooltips. Choose Fade Effect or Scroll Effect. Click OK.

Another option that's turned on by default is the "personalized" menu. This just means that Windows 2000 takes notes on how often you use different entries on your Start menu and the Favorites menu in Internet Explorer. You can see all the entries by either keeping the mouse still until the bottom of the menu spills out or by clicking the double arrowheads at the bottom of the menu.

Personalized menus have their advantages but if you don't like them, you can disable this feature by:

1. Right-clicking on a blank spot on the taskbar and select Properties from the pop-up menu.
2. Click the General tab.
3. Remove the check mark from the box next to Use Personalized Menus.
4. Click OK.

To refresh the screen press the F5 key

Need a calculator? Go to Start -> Programs -> Accessories and look for Calculator. If you need a scientific one go to the view menu and click scientific. This will give you the functions for statistics, scientific notation, trigonometry, and different number systems.

For More Information Check These Web Sites:

Windows 98 Annoyances | Absolute Wininfo | Angela Lilleystone's Win 98
Bob Cerelli's Windows Page | Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows

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