Windows 2000: tuning the new OS

Creating a shortcut on the desktop (or in any folder, for that matter) has always been fairly simple: right-click a blank space, select New-Shortcut, and then enter the shortcut. In the past, this last step usually meant clicking the Browse button and then browsing through folders till you found the item. Windows 2000 auto-completes paths: type in C: and you'll get a list of everything in the root directory of C:, including all the first-level folders. Type C:\m and you'll get any file in the root directory starting with M, and all such folders (for example, My Documents and My Photos). The more you type, the narrower the list becomes. This auto-complete feature also works under Start-Run but lists only executable programs and folders.

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