Windows XP Tips

Save a List of Running Processes to a Text File in Windows

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If you want to view a list of processes running on your computer and you are either unable to open Task Manager or you want to be able to print the list, we have a simple procedure that allows you to generate a list of running processes and write it to a text file. The […]

Move the Recycle Bin to the System Tray in Windows

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If you are into minimalism and have very few icons on your desktop in Windows, we found a free utility, called SysTray Recycler, that allows you to move the recycle bin to the system tray so you can remove it from your desktop. Using SysTray Recycler, you can easily empty or open the Recycle Bin, […]

Automatically Unselect the File Extension While Renaming any File in Windows XP

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Do you often rename files in Windows XP, without changing the file extensions? If so, you probably find it very annoying that the entire file name, including the extension, is automatically highlighted when you press F2 with the file selected in Windows Explorer. If you have renamed files in Windows 7, you will have noticed […]

How to Use the Microsoft Scanner and Camera Wizard

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The Microsoft Scanner and Camera Wizard is a useful program that can copy pictures from your scanner or digital camera in Windows XP. This program allows you to create and choose folders for your pictures. It also names all your pictures with a variation on a name you choose. This makes it very easy to […]

How to Use the Windows XP Fax Service

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If you don’t have a fax machine or want to scrap your fax machine, you can still send faxes from your computer if you have Windows XP. The Windows XP Fax service is a program that uses your modem instead of a fax machine to send faxes. To use the Windows XP Fax service, you […]

Open Windows Explorer to a Specific Folder in Windows XP

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By default, when you open Windows Explorer in Windows XP, it displays the My Documents folder with all its subfolders expanded in the left pane, ready to be selected. However, you may want to display a different folder that you access often when you open Windows Explorer, so you don’t have to navigate to it […]

Make the Windows XP Taskbar Look Like the Windows 7 Taskbar

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You may still be using Windows XP and have not been able to move to Windows 7. You may have heard about or tried out the improved Taskbar (or “Superbar”) in Windows 7, and would like to have that functionality in Windows XP. Now you can use a free tool, called ViGlance, that imitates the […]

Resize and Move the Sidebar in Firefox

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The sidebar in Firefox is an area on the left side of the screen that you can use to view items such as bookmarks or history. It is also useful for running web applications. However, there are some limitations of the sidebar. This post discusses two tweaks that allow you to resize and move the […]

Automatically Defragment Your Hard Drive in Windows XP

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Defragmenting your hard drive makes sure that the data on the hard disk is in contiguous order. This provides easier and quicker access to files and programs. Windows 7 and Windows Vista are both set to automatically defragment your hard drive on a weekly basis, by default, or on a schedule you can customize (see […]

Set Firefox Portable as the Default Browser in Windows XP

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When you install Firefox Portable, it does not register itself with Windows, and, therefore, it cannot be set as the default browser. We have previously written about adding Firefox Portable as a default program in Windows 7 and Vista so you can easily use it on your main computer and from a USB flash drive […]