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Pin Folders to the Taskbar in Win 7

August 24, 2011 Leave a comment

After reading

https://www.pcworld.com/article/238644/reader_feedback_taskbar_tip_gmail_management_antivirus_help.html#tk.nl_sbx_h_cbintro

I realised there was another workaround for this problem.

Why you would want this function in Win 7 is debatable. You can pin the Windows Explorer ‘folder’ to the task bar and a list of recently used folders is displayed when you right click it. Presumably, the folders you use most are the ones you would pin to the taskbar, so there you are.

However, if there is some obscure folder, nested deep in the bowels of your folder architecture that you use often enough to want quick access, but not often enough for it to be in the list of recently used folders mentioned above, there is another workaround to have any folder (sort of) pinned to the taskbar. Open windows explorer (this special ‘folder’ can be pinned to the taskbar by right clicking it on the taskbar and choosing to do so) then you can drag and pin any folder to windows explorer on the taskbar (whether it is open or not) and when you right click windows explorer in the taskbar, atop the list of recent folders is a list of pinned folders that will always show.

No need to unlock the toolbar; no need to reactivate quick launch toolbar. Just another option; readers can try and choose their preference.

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MULTIPLE WINDOW MODE IN POWERPOINT 2007

May 13, 2011 1 comment

Need two windows open in PowerPoint? So did I recently. The only solutions I could find were either two presentations side by side in one window- not very efficient. Or there is a suggestion to open a second instance in another account- http://ask.metafilter.com/47089/How-do-I-turn-off-singlewindow-mode-in-Powerpoint. Very messy if you ask me; and I didn’t wan’t another account running. So I though for a bit and came up with my own workaround. Not a perfect solution. but here it is,

Download the free PowerPoint viewer from here- http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=048dc840-14e1-467d-8dca-19d2a8fd7485&displaylang=en and open the presentation you are working from in the viewer and the presentation you are working on in the full version.

Of course, this has its limitations. You can only edit one of your presentations. I prefer it to the other solutions available. Let me know what you think.