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Creating Quick Notes with WordPad Scraps in Windows XP

Some folks use note pads or Post Its to jot down quick notes to themselves and save them on their desk or stick them to their monitor.

Other folks, like the technologically savvy (geeks) use another alternative that doesn’t take them away from their computer. You may want to give this a try; it’s quite easy. The benefit is that creating scraps is just a click and drag session and you do not have to take the time to name and save a file!

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Launch WordPad.
  2. Key in the text to create your note.
  3. Select (highlight) the text.
  4. Drag the selection and drop it on your desktop.
  5. Close WordPad and Click No when prompted to save changes.

Once you have dropped the selection onto your desktop, Windows XP recognizes the selection as an OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) object from WordPad and creates a scrap, complete with a special icon with a default title name of Scrap. You can always rename the scrap so that it is more intuitive for you.

When you want to view your note, just double-click it and WordPad will open it for you!

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Organizing the Programs Menu in Windows XP

We get our nice new computers and then we start adding new programs and applications. After a while, you start to notice that each new program gets added to the bottom of your Programs menu. And before you know it, when you want to open a program or application finding it can be a little problematic. The good news is that you can organize your programs and applications.

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Click Start | All Programs.
  2. Right-click on one item.
  3. A shortcut menu will appear.
  4. Select Sort by Name.

That makes things a bit more organized now, doesn’t it?

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Windows XP

Uncover the Hybernate Function in Windows XP

Many folks have complained to me that they do not have the hibernate option on the Shut Down dialog box in Windows XP. They think that the option is not available in Windows XP, but it is. You just need to know where to find it!

All you have to do is simply hold the the SHIFT key while the Shut Down dialog box is visible and the Stand By option changes to Hibernate.

Another mystery solved!

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Windows XP

Create Quick Notes with Wordpad in Windows XP

Some folks use note pads or Post Its to jot down quick notes to themselves and save them on their desk or stick them to their monitor.

Other folks, like the technologically savvy (geeks) use another alternative that doesn’t take them away from their computer. You may want to give this a try; it’s quite easy. The benefit is that creating scraps is just a click and drag session and you do not have to take the time to name and save a file!

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Launch WordPad.
  2. Key in the text to create your note.
  3. Select (highlight) the text.
  4. Drag the selection and drop it on your desktop.
  5. Close WordPad and Click No when prompted to save changes.

Once you have dropped the selection onto your desktop, Windows XP recognizes the selection as an OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) object from WordPad and creates a scrap, complete with a special icon with the default title name of Scrap. You can always rename the scrap so that it is more intuitive for you.

When you want to view your note, just double-click it and WordPad will open it for you!