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Thursday, 26 August 2010

Do you have a 4GB USB Flash Drive?

Just plug in a USB flash drive or card and let ReadyBoost borrow it. ReadyBoost is designed to help when your PC's memory is running low. Low memory can make your computer sluggish because Windows, which needs a place to stash data, turns to the hard drive. Flash memory offers a speedier alternative.
ReadyBoost Video

ReadyBoost works with most flash storage devices. In Windows 7, it can handle more flash memory and even multiple devices--up to eight, for a maximum 256 gigabytes (GB) of additional memory.

Friday, 13 August 2010

How to add your favorite folders to My Places in Office 2010

I’m in and out of the same folders a lot and some of them are a few layers deep. Working through that hierarchy is monotonous and inefficient. Using Office 2003’s, I added these frequently used folders to My Places (the bar to the left in many dialog boxes)—it’s a great shortcut. Simply choose Add To My Places from the Tools menu.



When I switched to 2010, I couldn’t find this option! (They moved the Tools menu to the bottom of the dialog box in 2007, but the option was still available.) I was more than a little worried–had they removed it? It took me a few minutes to find it!

Even though that option is missing in 2010, adding a folder to My Places takes even less effort than before. First, locate the folder you want to add to My Places. Then, right-click My Places and choose Add nameoffolder/file.



You can add a file or folder to My Places. Once the position is in My Places, right-click it and choose
Move Up to position the new shortcut higher in the list. When you no longer need the shortcut,
 right-click and choose Remove.

My Places is great for adding temporary and permanent shotcuts because they’re easy to add and remove.