Mapping. Configure Internet Explorer to open Office documents in the appropriate Office program. Configure Internet Explorer to open Office documents in the appropriate Office program When you click an HTML link to a Microsoft Office file (such as a Microsoft Word or Excel document), Internet Explorer may open the file in Internet Explorer, instead of opening the file in the appropriate Office program.
This behavior may occur if Internet Explorer is configured to host documents for Office programs that are installed on the computer. By default, Internet Explorer is configured to host documents for Office programs. To configure Internet Explorer to open Office files in the appropriate Office program instead of in Internet Explorer, use one of the following methods. Open My Computer On the Tools menu (or the View menu), click Folder Options (or click Options). Example: For .CSV files, you can use the above procedure and uncheck Browse in same window option for Microsoft Excel Worksheet. Top 10 Windows XP Tips Of All Time. With Vista at least seven months away, we'll all be using Windows XP for some time to come.
Here's how to make the most of performance, disk space, and all-around usability. Tip 5: Automatically optimize your hard drive. One of the keys to system performance is an optimized hard drive. Typically, you optimize your hard drive using Windows' Defrag utility. But there's a great registry hack that will force Win XP to automatically optimize the location of files when your PC is idle. 1. 2. 3. Tip 4: Set a custom resolution. Notice a trend in the second half of this story? Tip number 4 on our list is another one of our favorite registry hacks. Here's how it works: 1. 2. 3. If you're scared of tweaking your registry on this one, a handy app called PowerStrip ($29.95, available for a free try-before-you-buy download), allows you similar resolution-changing functionality. 4 of 6 More Insights.
Windows Tips: Great Freeware Squeezes More Out of Windows. The best thing about Windows is the amazing programs that developers outside of Microsoft create to make the OS better.
Here's my list--in no particular order--of the ten best Windows freebies of 2005. Shrink Your Files If your Web site needs some speed or your photo collection takes up too much disk space, try Nuetools' StripFile. The program can shrink HTML and common Web image files (GIF, JPEG, and PNG) not by altering the content but by removing nonessential information such as color profiles and comments. Adjust the utility's Settings options to specify the kind of data it should remove. Results vary depending on the type of file being compressed, but the application promises reductions of up to 50 percent.
A+ Picture Manager There are many ways to manage your digital images, but few are as well designed as the Picasa image service from Google. One of my favorite features (and one sorely missing from Windows) is Picasa's group renaming. Lean, Clean File Tool PDFs in a Jiffy ). ). ).