Computer Help

This page is just some hints and stuff

It is rudimentary and not a finished product

Constructive suggestions are welcome computerhelp 'at' gulfportlittleleague.net

I am using Windows 98SE running on a desktop PC

Most of this will help with other Windows platforms but not much with MAC's

Sorry about the quality of the pictures but you don't need to read all my file names anyway

Last updated 06/19/05


  1. Clean up your desktop --- Create a folder on your desktop, I named mine Bruce's Desktop --- then put everything you can in that folder --- leave the Microsoft stuff (My Computer, Trash Bin, etc.) --- if you want something open your desktop folder and click on the link Here is a picture of my desktop. Use the BACK button to return here.
  2. Make 'Send To' work for you --- when you right click on a file you get a menu that lets you send the file to a number of different programs --- add to that list by putting YOUR program choices in the list --- just add a shortcut to your favorite program to the 'Send To' folder --- for example, I use Adobe PhotoDeluxe for photo editing so I added that shortcut to the folder. Here is a picture of how it looks and here is a picture of the folder (note the pathname to it). Use the BACK button to return here.
  3. Make the 'Start' button work for you --- The 'Start' button, in the lower left hand corner, is just another folder --- you can add shortcuts to it, programs and websites that you use often --- this is faster than searching your computer or going through a long list of favorites --- just don't over-do it, the folder will only display so much, if you wind up scrolling you have lost the quickness you wanted. Here is a picture of how it looks and here is a picture of the folder (note the pathname to it). Use the BACK button to return here.
  4. Even faster shortcuts --- scroll down to the taskbar at the bottom of the screen, cursor over the top edge until the cursor turns to a double headed arrow, left click to grab it and scroll up until the bar becomes a double bar. Now you have a lot of room for shortcuts to all your important stuff, webpages, files, programs, etc. The top row is where you can put all kinks of shortcuts and the bottom row shows what windows you have open. If you create a shortcut to a folder and place it there, when you click on it then it opens that folder in a new window. Right click on any icon and select 'properties' then click on 'change icon' --- programs usually have their own icons but if not then you still have a large selection of icon pictures available. Here is a picture of my desktop. Use the BACK button to return here.
  5. Keyboard shortcuts --- here is a partial list (in no particular order)

Desktop shorcuts to SCANDISK and DEFRAG


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