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By dpa news     Sep 29, 2007 in Technology
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Washington - There's a quick way to add new addresses to your Outlook or Outlook Express address book. When you're in the Inbox, double-click on a message. The message will be displayed in its own window. Right click on the name of the person in the From field, and select the "Add to Address Book" or the "Add to Outlook Contacts" option. The name and e-mail address will be added.
Washington - In Windows, it's easy to undo a mistake by selecting Undo from the Edit menu of any application. But there's an easier way. Instead of navigating to the Edit menu, simply hold down the Ctrl key and the letter Z on your keyboard. Doing this will undo your last action. To redo an action that you "undid," try pressing Ctrl-Y. This works in some but not all applications.
Washington - The Windows Task Manager can show you at a glance exactly which programs are running on your computer - including hidden programs or those that run at startup. There's a quick way to get to the Task Manager. Simply hold down the Ctrl and Shift keys, and tap the Esc key. Doing so will present you with the Processes tab of the Task Manager. From there, you can select a running application and click the End Process button to shut it down.
Washington - In Windows, you can easily force your screen saver to activate more quickly. Right click your desktop. Select Properties from the pop-up menu. In the resulting dialogue box, click the Screen Saver tab. In the box next to "Wait," click the up or down arrow until the desired number of minutes is displayed. dpa jd pb ds
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