Here's how: - In any Folder or Explorer window, find and select the file you want to print. - Right-click on the file. - Choose Print from the shortcut menu, and Windows prints the file.
Program Manager's File menu offers commands for moving and copying files and programs, but who says you have to use them? If you've already used the mouse to select an item's icon, you may as well stick with the mouse to complete the move or copy. Follow these steps: 1. Press and hold Ctrl or Shift, depending on whether you want to copy or move an item. Ctrl copies that item (an easy way to remember this technique is to remind yourself both copy and Ctrl begin with "C"). Shift moves the item. 2. Click on the item you want to copy or move. 3. Still holding Ctrl or Shift, drag the item into the desired Program Manager group window (or directly on top of that group's icon) and let go. Who needs menu commands?
A MOST AGREEABLE SORT
Suppose you're looking through some files in your Windows Explorer, in any folder window, or in any application's Open dialog box. By default, these windows list your files in alphabetical order, which
is great if you're looking for the file by name. But suppose you're scanning the window based on some other file characteristic, such as the time it was last modified or the type of file it is. No problem. You can sort files in any of these types of Windows with a click or two of your mouse: 1. At the top of your Explorer window, folder window, or Open dialog box, click the Details button (of course, if the button is already pressed, skip this step). Across the top of the file list, you see a series of column head buttons: Name, Size, Type, and Modified. 2. To sort the files by any category in ascending (A-Z or 0-infinity) order, click the appropriate column head button; to sort the files by any category in descending (Z-A, infinity-0) order, click the appropriate column head button again (the buttons toggle between ascending and descending order). If finding the file you're looking for were any easier, you'd probably have to take a pay cut.
GIVE YOURSELF MORE ROOM TO EXPLORE
In the old days, when guys like Columbus or DeSoto set off to explore new worlds, they did so in cramped quarters--ships in which the captain's bed was no larger than a child's crib and into which the rest of the crew was packed like Junior Samples into Brooke Shields' jeans (well, you didn't want to hear the same old "sardines in a can" metaphor again, did you?).
Anyway, when you go Exploring in Windows 95, you're entitled to all the room you want. And one way to maximize your exploring space is to get rid of the status bar at the bottom of the Explorer window: In the Explorer window, choose View + Status Bar. That's it. Sure, it wins you only about one line's worth of space, but don't complain: Just imagine how grateful DeSoto's men would have been for an extra quarter-inch of space between themselves and their beery, sweaty compatriots. (Don't dwell on this for too long.)