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Nudge graphics in Word

Dragging and dropping a graphics object in Word is easy, but it can be imprecise. Solution: use Word's built-in "nudging" ability. To move in very small increments, just select the object by clicking on it, and then press the cursor keys to "nudge" ...

Make 3D folder icons

Tired of bland manilla folders on your desktop? Colour code your icons with 3DFolders, a freeware collection of icons for any type of folder.

Mac tip: Switching apps

Have you ever wanted to perform some operation on the desktop, only to find that open applications' windows keep getting in the way? Clearing clutter on the Mac is made easy with the application switcher. Here's how . . .

customise shortcut menus in Word

Word's right-click Shortcut menus can save you lots of time by instantly displaying often-used commands for a specific task. Still, many Shortcut menus lack the exact commands you may need.

Stylish reformats

To preview the effects of different styles on an existing Word document, you need Word's Style Gallery.

Pining for a Pinger

Keep getting disconnected by your ISP? Idle Internet connections are often logged off by ISPs to conserve resources. A utility called a Pinger may be what you need to keep your connection alive.

Is there a downside to those Internet trial CDs?

A number of new and prospective PC users have asked for advice in choosing an Internet service provider (ISP). In particular they want to know if there are any pitfalls in using one of the disks that offer a number of hours free. We highlight some go...

OneSeek's ActiveCaption

ActiveCaption will interest Net surfers who use Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer. This free add-on lets users add hot buttons to their browsers, and manage a single set of bookmarks for use in both browsers.

Protect your Active Desktop

If you use Internet Explorer as your browser and have the Active Desktop feature enabled, you may have noticed an unhappy connection: when your browser crashes, the Active Desktop often shuts down and Windows itself may freeze.

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Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

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Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

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Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

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HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

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Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

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