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How to make Outlook 2003 open to your calendar by default

copied from http://www.helpdesk.ilstu.edu/kb/index.phtml?kbid=1326 By default, when you launch Outlook it opens to your Inbox. You can create a shortcut to Outlook so it opens to your calendar instead.  To force Outlook to open your calendar as your default view, do the following: 1.Right-click on your desktop and select New > Shortcut.2.Provide the location for the… Continue reading How to make Outlook 2003 open to your calendar by default

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screensavers

Avoid screensavers and toolbars that don’t come with Windows from Microsoft. I just had a customer whose Internet Explorer wouldn’t close after they installed “My.Freeze.Com” screensaver. Luckily, it uninstalled properly when using its uninstall program this time. These things just cause problems not worth the pretty pictures you get in return. If this helped you,… Continue reading screensavers

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Windows 7

I installed Windows 7 RC1 (release candidate 1) on a home PC with 1gb RAM and 1ghz processor.  It took FOREVER to install.  I had to let it run overnight.  Maybe they fixed all the problems prior to release, but I doubt it.  They never do, hence the need for Service Packs. Anyway, once it… Continue reading Windows 7

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Special characters in Word Perfect for DOS

It all starts with Ctrl-V, followed by the number combinations shown on the screen that comes up.  For example, the tilde is Ctrl-V + 002, although it doesn’t show up on my screen, but maybe it’ll work on yours. The accent grave is 047, the accent acute is 041 if I’m reading their chart correctly.