Scenario: Young computer user or over-zealous keyboardist complains that the monitor display has suddenly turned upside down or sideways.
Quite a few years ago, I started a website that hosted a collection of handy tips for the Windows XP operating system. The site remained popular for a number of years.
But, of course, Windows XP is now pretty much a part of computing history and keeping the site online was no longer a viable option.
Nevertheless, it seemed a shame to lose forever all of the little tips I’d put together, So, I decided to archive them here on Nibbles and Bytes. For posterity. And, perhaps, for those diehards who still use XP after all these years.
Plus, at least a few of the tips might still apply to later versions of Windows.
A screen shot of the original website:
Powerful tools such as the Registry Editor, the System Configuration Utility and others are extremely useful in experienced hands. However, misusing such tools could potentially wreak havoc with your computer system and cause you no end of problems.
Windows XP allows you to instantly “lock” your computer so that a password is required before the computer can be accessed. This simple security feature can keep others from viewing or using your files or programs while you are away from your computer.
Software often adds a shortcut icon to your Windows desktop during installation. And, of course, you may manually add desktop shortcuts to various files or programs yourself.
Windows XP has several preset templates that you can use for folders. These templates define how files stored in the folder are displayed and what tasks are shown in the left column of the folder.
If your Windows XP computer’s default font size seems a little small for comfortable viewing, you can easily make the font larger.