Miscellaneous Notes, Hints and Fixes
This page contains minor topics that don't deserve their own page.
We tried to write the instructions so that they would be generic for all operating systems.
e-mail us if you have suggestions or corrections.
Cleaning Up Your Computer
First go to AnswersThatWork.com and
check out the Task List page.
Follow their directions for all the things in your task list.
This has helped me to remove many unnecessary tasks that consume
resources, cause crashes, make ads pop up on your computer
or any combination of these things.
The normal way of seeing your task list is to press control+alt+delete.
If you are running Windows NT, 2000 or XP you'll need to click on
"Task Manager" after control+alt+delete.
If you are running Windows 98 or Me, you can also find your task list
programs with System Information. To get the task list this way:
- Click on Start | Programs | Accessories | System Tools |
- Shift+tab to the System Summary window.
- Press "S" for Software Environment and then use the right arrow key
to open it up. Then press "R" for Running Tasks.
- Press the tab key to go to the window with the running tasks in it.
- Click on the Name column to sort the list in name order.
- If you get confused by all this stuff you can use
File | Export
to save your task list information in a file and then e-mail that
file to someone who can help you.
I also recommend going to their home page, clicking on
Libraries of Answers That Work
then Hottest Tips and then find their Housekeeping document.
Changing File Extension Associations with Programs
Windows Me, XP and 2000
- Run Windows Explorer (WindowsKEY+E) or My Computer
- Select a file that has a certain extension that you want associated
with a certain program.
- Press ALT+ENTER to open up the Properties dialog box.
- You should be placed on the General tab.
Press ALT+C or Tab to the Change button and
- Find and select the program that you want associated with the
filename extension and select it.
- Make sure that
Always use this program when opening this type of file is checked.
It might be unavailable but checked.
- Click on OK.
- Select a file of the type that you want to change.
- Press SHIFT+F10 then E for the Open with..
- Find and select the application that you want associated with the file type.
- Make sure Always use this program to open files of this type is checked.
- Click on OK.
How to Show File Name Extensions
- Press CONTROL+ESCAPE for the Start Menu.
- Press S for Settings.
- Press C for Control Panel.
- Windows NT
- Windows 98
- Press F until you select "Folder Options" and press ENTER.
- Press CONTROL+TAB to move to the View tab.
- Tab once or until you reach the tree view.
- Type the letter H until you get to "Hide file extensions for known file types".
- If this option is on, press the space bar to turn it off.
- Tab to the Apply button and press ENTER.
- Tab to the OK button and press ENTER.
You can download free music from the following sources.
Some MusicXML pieces can be found at
MusicXML Sites for MusicXML Files
. MusicXML files can be read directly into Lime but we are still working on making Lime's MusicXML import
better and more complete.
See File Formats
Literary Braille Reference Sheet
Check out this
(Literary) Braille Reference Sheet if you're light dependent:-)
Taking a Picture of Your Screen
The following link was written for Cakewalk but it can be applied to other programs.
How to take a picture of Cakewalk's track view.
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